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Get to Know the Community of Overlea, MD

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This article is sponsored by Maryland Injury Guys, the car accident injury attorney of Overlea. Our lawyers want to help visitors get to know the community of Overlea.

History of Overlea

Overlea is an unincorporated community within Baltimore County, Maryland. This census-designated place is located at 39.361107 degrees north latitude and 76.519535 degrees west longitude and includes the neighborhood of Fullerton. Overlea was established in 1858 with the 43-acre tract owned by Margaret Fuller.

Known as "Sophie's Garden Regulated," the tract and original house of Margaret Fuller still stands today at the intersection of Belair Rd. and Taylor Ave. In 1885, the first general store and Post office was established. In 1886, a one-room log house called the Fullerton School was constructed. Later on, it was rebuilt as a frame house.

Much of the development of Overlea was done in 1895 after the Kennard Land Company bought Lange's Farm. The company mapped out the streets according to tree names. These streets include:

  • Spruce
  • Ash
  • Cedar
  • Maple
  • Hickory
  • Chestnut
  • Walnut
  • Willow
  • Beech
  • Poplar
  • Elm
  • Linden

A town hall was built in 1910 on the corner of Overlea Ave. and Belair Rd. It served as a town hall, grocery store and meeting area for the community of Overlea. In 1913, the town hall held the first mass for the St. Michael's Roman Catholic Church. In 1919, a portion of the neighborhood of Overlea was annexed by the City of Baltimore. In 2006, the building of the previous town hall was bought and turned into a Natural History Society of Maryland branch.

Demographics

According to the 2000 census, there was a total population of 12,148 people in Overlea, MD. The CDP had a population density of 3,950.6 people per square mile. The racial makeup of Overlea was 87.74% White, 8.78% African American, 1.79% Asian, 1.39% Hispanic or Latino of any race, 1.14% from two or more races, 0.30% Native American, 0.23% from other races, and 0.02% Pacific Islander.

The community also had 5,152 housing units, 4,951 households and 3,317 families. The average household and family size were 2.45 and 2.99, respectively. Within the CDP, the median income for a household was $48,242 and $57,075 for a family. In 2000, 3.6% of families lived below the poverty line. This was lower than the 5.2% of the population that lived below the line.

Education

Overlea is part of the Baltimore County Public Schools District. It is home to the Elmwood Elementary School, Fullerton Elementary School and Overlea High School. All families living in Overlea, with children in 9th to 12th grade, must attend Overlea High School.

Holt Park and Center for the Arts

Located on Elmont Ave., the Holt Center was donated to Baltimore County in 1976 by Lillian Holt. It is open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m every day of the year. The park features a pond, hiking trails, an outdoor amphitheater, nature cabins and an old Victorian house. Holt Center also offers art and nature programs for visitors of all ages. Registration is required to participate. Some of these programs and events are:

  • Creative Clay Ladybug
  • Cicada Safari
  • May Bonfire
  • Pre-School Nature
  • Volunteer Evening
  • Herb Garden
  • Songs of Spring
  • String Art Flower

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Date Published: May 2, 2021
Aaron Blank is a patient safety advocate who holds the healthcare system responsible when it fails. He keeps businesses accountable if they choose profits over the safety of the community, and he ensures car insurance companies pay their fair share for the harm that reckless drivers cause. Aaron and his proficient legal team bring an approach based on dedication, guidance, and compassion through the difficult process of pursuing serious injury claims. He has dedicated his career to fighting for injury victims to recover losses from medical expenses, lost income, loss of enjoyment of life, or the loss of a loved one.
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