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Frederick Law Olmsted

Neighborhood Spotlight: Guilford

Neighborhood Spotlight: Guilford

Location: North-central Baltimore City, partially bounded by Charles Village to the south, Loyola/Notre Dame to the north and York Road to the east. Average home listing price: $610,000 in 2013, says Tom Hobbs, president of the Guilford Association. Population: About 3,000, says Lynda Riley, secretary of the Guilford Association. The history: Named in honor of the 1781 Battle of Guilford Courthouse in North Carolina, the 296-acre estate passed from the family of Revolutionary War veteran William McDonald to Baltimore Sun founder Arunah S. Abell and eventually to the Roland Park Co. in 1911. General manager Edward H. Bouton enlisted the landscape design talents of the Olmsted brothers, the...