Armistead Gardens ZIP codes: 21205
Armistead Gardens is comprised of 169 acres in the SouthEast region of the city. Situated east of Erdman Avenue and north of Polaski Highway, its northeastern border is the southernmost tip of Herring Run Park. Armistead Gardens’ unique architectural style is rooted in its history. Built in the 1930s, as housing for World War II defense workers, many of its single and two-story homes are connected—though unlike traditional row houses. While houses in Armistead Gardens can often be found for “sale,” true sales cannot occur in the community. With shared utilities, Armistead Gardens exists as a nonprofit cooperative. Residents wishing to “purchase” in Armistead Gardens buy a share of the cooperative, entitling them to a lease on their unit and giving them voting rights on the neighborhood governing board. Neighborhood attractions and amenities include a 9-hole disc golf course, community basketball court and baseball fields, Northeast Baptist Church (God’s Church in the Woods), New Life Assembly Church, Carrol F. Cook Recreation Center, Bohemian National Cemetery (built in 1884 and on the National Register of Historic Places), and offices of the Grand Lodge Czech-Slovak Protective Society of Baltimore. Armistead Gardens Elementary/Middle School consistently receives high ratings from parents. It is common to find second- and third-generation Armistead Gardens residents living and raising their children in the community.
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