March 24th, 2014 Categories: Crofton Real Estate
Walden – Featured Crofton Community
More than 900 homes are located north of Rt. 424 in the Crofton community of Walden, including townhouses, multi-unit condos, and detached homes built around the community centerpiece of Walden Golf Course, clubhouse, tennis and pool facilities. Most of these homes were built during the 1990’s.
The earliest Walden homes – approximately one hundred 3-level townhouses and seventy-two garden-style condos – appeared on the south side of Johns Hopkins Road between 1990-1992.
The exterior appearance of these early Walden townhouses was somewhat stark and boring, with little or no brick on the facade, but their interior layouts were spacious and more than made up for the exterior. Some of them featured a garage and some even backed to the golf course. The Tiers of Walden condos ranged from 710-1280 square feet, appealing to buyers who wanted an apartment-size dwelling with the benefits of home ownership and, as a bonus, their own garage. Fourteen attractive detached homes, featuring basements and garages, were built on Walden Drive during this same period.
Other Walden neighborhoods popped up along Reidel Road over the next eight years, between Johns Hopkins Road and Crofton Meadows, adding more than seven hundred households to Crofton. The homes included 3-level townhouses, many with garages, zero lot-line villas that introduced another new concept to Crofton, and traditional detached homes.
Demand for Walden homes in Crofton has never wavered since the day they were built, as many buyers are attracted by their relative “newness” – about 30 years younger than most homes inside the Crofton triangle. Yet residents enjoy the same convenience to D.C., Baltimore, and Annapolis, excellent Crofton schools, participation in Crofton community organizations, and the same shopping, dining, and recreational venues. As the community celebrates 50 years since the first home was built in Crofton, we celebrate the neighborhoods in Walden built in the 1990’s.
Check out current listings of Walden homes for sale by clicking on the icon below. This list updates automatically, so it will be current whether you read this post today or years later. When you see a home (or two or three) that catches your eye, contact Team Woda at [email protected] or call me at Long & Foster (410) 451-6245 to see the home and community up close and in person.