Gwynns Falls ZIP codes: 21229, 21207, 21216, 21223
Gwynns Falls is a very diverse community. This neighborhood recently won the Clean Community Competition and has positioned itself as one of the most exciting up-and-coming areas in Baltimore. There has been a big push to revive exciting green spaces in the area and establish new community gardens. Walk down the streets and enjoy well-kept yards and friendly neighbors on their porches. Gwynns Falls is home to Frederick Elementary School, of the first schools completed as part of the 21st Century program. The renovated school, complete with a LEED Silver-certified building, includes collaborative learning spaces, adaptive multi-use spaces, a health suite, media center, maker space, science lab and outdoor play and learning areas. It merged Frederick Elementary and Samuel F. B. Morse elementary schools. The neighborhood was established in 1977, named after the stream on the Eastern border. Prior to that it was known as Carroll Station. Gwynns Falls once belonged to the family of Charles Carroll of Carrollton and was later associated with his granddaughter, Emily MacTavish. The neighborhood once had its own Pennsylvania Railroad station. This commuter train stop was known as Carroll Station. There was also a post office of the same name in the neighborhood.
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