Edgecomb, Baltimore

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Edgecomb
neighborhood statistical area
Coordinates: 39°20′34″N 76°39′47″W / 39.342662°N 76.663156°W / 39.342662; -76.663156Coordinates: 39°20′34″N 76°39′47″W / 39.342662°N 76.663156°W / 39.342662; -76.663156
Country United States
State Maryland
City Baltimore
Area[1]
 • Total .16 sq mi (0.4 km2)
 • Land .16 sq mi (0.4 km2)
Population (2009)[1]
 • Total 2,099
 • Density 13,000/sq mi (5,100/km2)
Time zone Eastern (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 21215
Area code 410, 443, and 667

Edgecomb, also known as Parklane, is a neighborhood in the North District of Baltimore, located between the neighborhoods of Cylburn (north) and Greenspring (south). Its boundaries are marked by Dupont Avenue (north), Coldspring Lane (south), Pimlico Road (west) and Greenspring Avenue (east). Central Park Heights, is located on the opposite side of Pimlico Road in the Northwest District. The neighborhood of Coldspring is located to Edgecomb's east, across Greenspring Avenue.[2]

Public services[edit]

Parks and recreation[edit]

  • Edgecombe Park, located within Edgecombe Circle
  • Pall Mall Playground, located between Pimlico Avenue (west) and Pall Mall Road (east)
  • James D. Gross Recreation Center, located at 4600 Lanier Avenue, was originally the Edgecombe Circle Recreation Center when it was built in 1969. The recreation center was renamed in memory of James D. Gross on April 15, 1976.[3]

Public schools[edit]

Edgecombe Circle Elementary School, located at 2835 Virginia Avenue, had 513 students enrolled in Pre-K through 5th grade, with 37 teachers, during 2010.[4]

Public transportation[edit]

Route 1 (MTA Maryland), providing bus service between Sinai Hospital (north) and Fort McHenry (south), stops along Greenspring Avenue, the east boundary of Edgecomb. The route's course to Downtown Baltimore includes a stop at the Mondawmin Metro station.

Route 33 (MTA Maryland), traveling between the Rogers Avenue Metro station (west) and the neighborhood of Moravia (east) in Baltimore County, serves Edgecomb along Cold Spring Lane.

Demographics[edit]

The neighborhood's population, estimated at 2,099 in 2009, was almost exclusively black. Median household income for Edgecomb was $35,091 in 2009, somewhat below the citywide median of $38,772. Residents living below the poverty level were 22.0 percent of Edgewood's population, only slightly better than the city ratio of 22.9 percent.[1]

See also[edit]

List of Baltimore neighborhoods

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Parklane neighborhood in Baltimore, Maryland". City-data.com. Retrieved June 2, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Discover Your Neighborhood". Live Baltimore. Retrieved June 2, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Recreation and Parks / Recreation Centers / James D. Gross". City of Baltimore Department of Recreation and Parks. Retrieved June 2, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Edgecombe Circle Elementary Profile". Neighborhood Link. Retrieved June 2, 2011. 

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