Towson is an unincorporated community located in Baltimore County, Maryland. Although unincorporated, the community serves as the county seat and it is one of the largest unincorporated county seats in the nation. A suburb of Baltimore, Towson lies 11 miles north of Maryland's largest city, just inside the Beltway (Interstate I-695). Maryland State Highway 45 also services Towson and Interstate I-83 is situated just to its west. Nearby communities include Hampton (to the north), Parkville (to the east), and Riderwood (to the west). Towson is home to Towson State University.
The community traces its roots to the mid-18th century when two Pennsylvania brothers, William and Thomas Towson, began farming the area. A small village (then called "Towsontown") soon developed, and in 1854 Towson officially became the Baltimore County Seat. A period of construction followed, leaving many structures built in distinctive 19th Century style that are still visible today. The community has grown rapidly since World War II, and now serves as a center for education, medicine, county government, and as of recent years also a retail destination.
Pennsylvania Ave, Towson, Maryland
Allegheny Avenue Lot
The Allegheny Avenue parking lot is located at 21 Allegheny Avenue. The lot is a “Pay and Display” parking lot with 31 available parking spaces. Two multi-space pay stations on the lot accept coins and credit cards for making paymenst. All parking spaces in this lot have a 3 hour time limit and the fee is $2.00 per hour. There are two spaces reserved for Handicap parking. Parking is enforced from 8AM to 6PM, Monday through Saturday.
The Berry Parking Lot is located at 35 W. Allegheny Avenue has 14 metered parking spaces. The lot is located directly next to the Café Troia Restaurant. The single space meters on this lot accept coins and credit cards for making payments. The time limit for the spaces in this lot is 3 hours and the fee is $2.00 per hour. Parking is enforced from 8AM to 6PM, Monday through Saturday.
East Towson Lot (E. Pennsylvania Ave. & Delaware Ave.)
The East Towson Parking Lot is located at 5 East Pennsylvania Avenue. The lot is a “Pay and Display” parking lot with 66 parking spaces. The multi-space meter pay station on this lot accepts coins and credit cards for making payment. Two On-Street multi-space meters located adjacent to the lot on Pennsylvania and Delaware Avenues can also be used for paying for parking on the lot. All parking spaces in this lot have a 3 hour time limit. The fee is $2.00 per hour. Parking is enforced from 8AM to 6PM, Monday through Saturday. There are two spaces reserved for Handicap parking on the East Towson lot. The parking lot also has two EV (electric vehicle) charging station spaces available for public use, for a separate fee.
505 Virginia Avenue, Towson, MD 21286. The garage is located below the Cinemark movie theatre complex.
17 spaces reserved for Handicapped Parking (all on Level 2 by the double elevators)
There are two entrances/exits to this garage. One entrance is located on the east side of the garage off Virginia Avenue. The other entrance is located on the west side of the garage, off Delaware Avenue.
The rate for monthly parking is $93.00. Daily parking is $2.00 for the first hour and $1.00 for each additional hour (or any part thereof), with a daily maximum charge of $10.00.
There is an Early Bird Special of $5.00 per day Monday-Sunday, if the vehicle enters the garage by 9:00 AM and exit by 6:00 PM.
The validated rate for movie patrons is $2.00 for the first 4 hours and $1.00 for every additional hour. The validated rate for restaurant patrons is $2.00 for the first 3 hours and $1.00 for every additional hour. Parking patrons are limited to the use of one validation per visit. The devices used to validate the parking tickets are located within the businesses of the Towson Square development. Once you have parked, TAKE YOUR TICKET WITH YOU TO HAVE YOUR TICKET VALIDATED.
Payment can be made by cash or credit card although only credit card payment is accepted at the exit gate. Cash is only accepted at one of several Pay Stations located throughout the garage and inside the movie theatre.
Towson Business Directory
Towson Business Listing Map
Towson Local Artist Walk of Fame
(This is a virtual walk of fame with no sidewalk markings.)
Local artists apply here