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Pikesville is a city in Maryland.
The center of Pikesville is accessible by exit 20 off I-695 (Reisterstown Road). Various parts of Pikesville can also be reached by beltway exits 21 (Park Heights Avenue) and 22 (Greenspring Avenue).
From I-83 coming from Baltimore, take exit 12 (Ruxton Road) and head west for several miles; this will bring you into Pikesville.
By public transportation
The Baltimore Metro Subway operates from downtown Baltimore, with stops in Pikesville at Milford Mill and Old Court. From these locations, various bus lines can bring riders into the center Pikesville. Be sure to purchase an all-day pass, since transfers are not available on the MTA system.
Along Reisterstown Road, the nos. 53 and 59 buses run frequently. Bus #53 runs between Old Court Metro Station in Pikesville and Mondawmin Metro Station in Baltimore city. Bus #59 runs between Reisterstown Plaza Metro Station and Owings Mills Mall.
Milford Mill Road crosses Reisterstown Road in Pikesville. On Milford Mill Road, bus #54 runs between Randallstown and then down Park Heights Avenue.
Pikesville can be reached from the Light Rail into Baltimore by getting off at the Mt. Washington stop, then catching bus nos. 58 or 60.
Public transportation is easily accessible in Pikesville, with Maryland Transit Authority (MTA) buses going to and from the area or various stops nearby along several routes. Taxi companies also operate in the area providing private transportation by cab, but are not as easily found in Pikesville as in downtown Baltimore, so calling for service is typically necessary.
Pikesville does not offer a significant amount of attractions. Much of the tourist activity is centered a short drive away downtown, at the Inner Harbor.
Because it is for the most part a suburban area, Pikesville offers few notable attractions for tourists to visit. There are numerous places to shop and dine, all of which are relatively within walking distance from the center of Pikesville or just a short drive away.
There are a number of strip malls, bookstores, clothing boutiques, and shopping centers in Pikesville. A relatively new and upscale shopping center, Quarry Lake at Greenspring , features a Fresh Market, Walgreens, day spa, restaurants, and stores surrounding one of the largest manmade quarry lakes in the state.
For the kosher consumer, Pikesville offers most of the kosher dining establishments in the Baltimore area. These include:
Several bars do business in Pikesville, though a much more varied selection of bars and pubs are located downtown.