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Overview of Towson

It's easy to mistake Towson for a typical college town, but people of all ages look for Towson apartments for rent to settle in this welcoming community. The city comes equipped with quaint tree-lined streets, live music venues and charming residential neighborhoods, which makes it a great place to grow up or go to school. Towson University has made its home here, and helps fuel the local landscape with the energetic, innovative qualities of the academic community. However, students aren't the only people you'll find here: According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Towson has a permanent resident population of more than 55,000 people.

Living in Towson

Towson was established in 1750 as a stop on the Maryland and Pennsylvania, but it did not gain prominence until the university was founded in 1915. Today, parts of the city still have a historic charm that can be seen in the beautiful old buildings, certain Towson apartments for rent and attractions like the Hampton National Historic Site and Georgian mansion. There are many neighborhoods here, including Anneslie, Greenbriar, Southland Hills, Wiltondale and West Towson, which all come together to provide residents with a unique yet comprehensive city landscape. When you need to do some shopping while living in Towson apartments, the Towson Town Center mall is a convenient stop. With more than 200 retail stores, it's easy to find anything you're looking for.

Towson Apartments and Cost of Living

If you're thinking of making a new home in a Towson apartment for rent, you will be able to enjoy your scenic Maryland surroundings without paying high living expenses. According to City-Data, Towson's cost of living index is 108, which is only slightly higher than the national average. In this suburban community, you will find it very easy to buy groceries, enroll your kids in quality schools and access shopping districts and other public resources. According to AreaVibes, for these reasons, Towson is an "Extremely Livable" city with a livability score of 77. Residents living in Towson apartments generally pay $3.65 for a gallon of gasoline, $2.65 for a gallon of milk and $2.30 for a dozen eggs.

Apartments in Towson Work and Study

One of the largest and most well-known businesses in Towson is toolmaking giant Black and Decker. According to The Washington Post, more than 27,000 people work for the company, making it both the largest employer in town as well as one of the most profitable in the state. For those interested in the educational field, Towson University also provides many jobs for local residents in teaching, administrative and a variety of support positions.

Towson University is the pride of this town, and with more than 17,500 undergraduate students, it's easy to see why. As a public school in the University System of Maryland, Towson provides students with access to more than 200 on-campus organizations, including fraternities and sororities, intramural sports leagues and clubs. Other local higher education institutions include The Community College of Baltimore County and a plethora of schools located just five miles away in Baltimore. This makes apartments in Towson ideal for students.