Overlea was originally known as "Lange's Farm" before it was renamed. Overlea literally translates to "over the meadows."
Overlea is a tight-knit community in Baltimore, Maryland with more than 12,000 residents. Overlea was originally a rural farmland until real estate businesses developed in the area after the land was recognized as a promising residential space. It was first named as Lange's Farm before the area was called Overlea. As Overlea continued to thrive and grow, it continued to attract new businesses and residents alike. Who knows; your new apartment could be just waiting to be discovered here in Overlea!
Moving to Overlea
You need to prepare a few things when moving to Overlea, especially if you're looking to rent. Make sure you have a copy of your ID, bank statement, proof of employment, letters of reference, rental history and a blank check (or cash if you prefer) for the deposit, which is usually at least one month's rent. As for types of housing, you'll find mostly detached homes and townhouses but there is a decent percentage of apartments available so don't worry if you're looking for an apartment in Overlea.
Overlea is accessible via an airport or three Amtrak stations (Baltimore station, Bwi Airport Rail Station and Aberdeen Station) within 30 miles of Overlea, Maryland. Residents usually drive to work while a few prefer to carpool as most have at least one to two vehicles. Very few take the bus or walk when going to work. Average time spent on commuting (one-way) within Overlea is less than 30 minutes. It is a good idea to first consider preferred mode of transportation and travel time to work before deciding where exactly in Overlea would you wish to buy or rent a new home.
Among occupied houses in Overlea, around 25 percent are renter occupied while majority of the residents own their homes. Most households in Overlea have lived in their houses for at least five years. Most of the houses in Overlea, including apartments for rent, have at least six bedrooms. You need not worry if your prefer apartments with fewer rooms or more, we will help you find the perfect apartment suited for your needs!
It's important to consider the time of year and weather when you decide to pack all your things and move to Overlea. Temperatures can get as low as 29 in the winter months and as hot as 89 in the summer months of June, July and August. March and April offer a milder temperature and so does November. If you're wise, you'll be sure to make note of all this information to make your move easier.
Neighborhoods in Overlea
Hamilton: An urban neighborhood northeast of Baltimore which has experienced increased commercial development since 2000. You can begin by searching for apartments along or near Hamilton Avenue and Harford Road.
Fullerton: Usually considered part of Nottingham, it is actually a part of Overlea. If you consider moving to Fullerton community, it will be easy to find places to rent as there are condos for rent all over the place. Plus, there are several parks around Fullerton where you may get to enjoy a refreshing morning stroll at Belmar Park or Fullerton Park or enjoy a relaxing afternoon walk at the Linover Park or Lillian Holt Park and Center for the Arts.
Belair Edison: This neighborhood is just above Sinclair Lane, along Harford and Belair Roads. There are several local shops and amenities within the neighborhood including at least two health centers (one on Belair road and another along Erdman Avenue) and at least 10 groceries / convenience stores along Belair Road alone. Most of the restaurants are also along Belair Road like Rama Pizza, Manna Caf, Kodi's, New York Fried Chicken and China Chongs, just to name a few!
Northwood: Other communities in and around Overlea with condos for rent and city apartments include Upper Northwood and Lower Northwood. If you are particularly looking for three-bedroom apartments, they are quite common in the Monument Street Area so you will not have problems looking for one.
Pulaski / Orangeville: Although quite a bit farther from the city center, Pulaski and Orangeville also offer a lot of housing options to choose from. Apartments in Orangeville may be a bit more expensive than houses from previously mentioned neighborhoods so you may have to adjust your housing expenses accordingly if you wish to reside there.
Things to Do in Overlea
The area is known for famous restaurants along Harford road like Clementine, Big Bad Wolf's House of Barbeque (the little yellow brick house), the Hamilton Tavern and the authentic Mexican Restaurant of Los Amigos. Other popular eateries near town include Skipjacks Crab House, Venus Pizza, Midori's Japanese & Chinese and Fun Wok. Chain restaurants include Carrabba's and Subway. If you are into arts, there are also a handful of galleries in Hamilton including the Hamilton Arts Collective.
Visit the Charles Street Friday Market to unwind, shop, meet local artists and listen to good music every Friday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the evening or enjoy a relaxing Sunday by dropping by at Baltimore Farmers Market every Sunday to enjoy the freshest local produce and meet more artists!
Spend your day off by visiting the nearest museums and attractions including the American Visionary Art Museum, The Walters Art Museum and the Baltimore Museum of Art or watch a performance of the Baltimore Opera Company or Baltimore Symphony Orchestra.
If you are into outdoor recreation, you may want to go to Double Rock Park known for its outdoor trails and children's playground, or to Burdick Park which has a tennis court, baseball diamond and playground equipment. Other parks in the city include Fullerton Park and Belmar Park.
Once settled, you may want to consider joining the Overlea Community Association on 6908 Belair Road and be updated about what is going on around Overlea!