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Pikesville

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Pikesville is a city in Maryland.

Get in

By car

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.

Get around

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.

See

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.

Do

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.

Buy

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 [1], features a Fresh Market, Walgreens, day spa, restaurants, and stores surrounding one of the largest manmade quarry lakes in the state.

Eat

Kosher

For the kosher consumer, Pikesville offers most of the kosher dining establishments in the Baltimore area. These include:

Dairy

  • Cocoaccinos, 2831 Smith Ave., +1 410-653-3888, [2].
  • Goldberg's New York Bagels, 1500 Reisterstown Rd. #211, +1 410-415-7001, [3].
  • Mama Leah's Pizza, 1500 Reisterstown Rd. #222, +1 410-653-7600, [4].
  • Milk & Honey Bistro, 1777 Reisterstown Rd. #120, +1 410-486-4344.
  • Tov Pizza, 6313 Reisterstown Rd., +1 410-358-5238, [5].

Meat

  • Accents Grill, 2839 Smith Ave., +1 410-602-2224, [6].
  • David Chu's China Bistro, 7105 Reisterstown Rd., +1 410-602-5008.
  • Kosher Bite, 6309 Reisterstown Rd., +1 410-358-6349, [7].
  • Knish Shoppe, 508 Reisterstown Rd., +1 410-484-5850, [8].
  • Umami Bistro, 1500 Reisterstown Rd. #215 , +1 410-484-7787, [9].
  • Royal Restaurant, 7002 Reisterstown Rd., +1 410-484-3544, [10].
  • Subway, 706 Reisterstown Rd., +1 410-653-5782, [11]. (NOTE: As of December 13, 2011, this Subway establishment is no longer certified kosher.)


Two certified kosher Dunkin' Donuts locations operate in Pikesville as well. The largest kosher supermarket in the United States, Seven Mile Market (201 Reisterstown Rd., +1 410-653-2000, [12]), is also located in Pikesville.

Drink

Several bars do business in Pikesville, though a much more varied selection of bars and pubs are located downtown.

Sleep

  • Ramada Baltimore West, 1721 Reisterstown Rd., +1 410-486-5600, [13]. The hotel is next door to a Target store, bowling alley, and is conveniently located near the beltway for easy access.
  • Hilton Pikesville, 1726 Reisterstown Rd., +1 410-653-1100, [14]. The Hilton Pikesville is a larger, more modern hotel than some in the vicinity, and also offers easy beltway access.
  • Howard Johnson, 407 Reisterstown Rd. (I-695 Exit 20), +1 410-484-1800, [15].

Get out

  • The Baltimore Inner Harbor is a 25-minute drive (traffic permitting) from Pikesville, offering the majority of tourist attractions in the city.
  • Washington, D.C. is about a 1-hour drive from Pikesville
  • Philadelphia is a bit more than 2 hours' drive.
  • Ocean City, a popular summer destination for Marylanders and tourists, is about a 3-hour drive from Pikesville, depending on traffic conditions which can congest the Bay Bridge (especially on weekends and during the holidays).
  • New York City is about 3½ hours away by car.




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