Baltimore Sun

Nitty Gritty for Westminster

Boundaries: Difficult to discern, but generaly to the west is Bell Road and Meadow Branch Road, to the north is Kriders Church Road, to the east is Baltimore Boulevard. However, The Industrial Park north of town is outside of those boundaries, as are the Cranberry Mall Area and the area around Emglar Business Park.

Real Estate Prices: Townhome built in the last 10 years -- between $100,000 and $120,000; single family home with three bedrooms and one-and-a-half to two baths -- between $130,000 and $140,000

Zip Code: 21157

Population: 17,000

Higher Educaiton: Western Maryland College, Carroll County Community College

Places of Worship: Calvary Baptist Church, Church of the Open Door, Emmanuel (Baust) United Church of Christ, New Life Foursquare, St. John Roman Catholic, St. Paul's United Church of Christ, Westminster Seventh Day Adventist, Westminster United Methodist

Hospitals: Carroll County General Hospital


Festivals: September -- Fallfest
Third weekend of September -- Maryland Wine Festival
June -- Flower and Jazz Festival/Greatest Mom Day
June -- Art in the Park
August -- Prayer in the Park
July -- Annual American Music and Arts Festival

Parks: Belle Grove Square, King, Uniontown Road Athletic Field, Westminster City Playground, Westminster Municipal Jaycees, Bishop Garth, Dutterer Family, Skate Park

Organizations: Carroll County Arts Council

Accomodations: The Westminster Inn, The Winchester Country Inn, The Boston Inn, Best Western, Days Inn