BALTIMORE COUNTY, Md. (WJZ) — New bragging rights for 19 Baltimore County communities. Baltimore Magazine’s April edition listed its picks for Baltimore County’s best neighborhoods.

And as Pat Warren reports the county honored them Saturday.

Rodgers Forge is one of Baltimore County’s oldest neighborhoods and known for its at-home feeling.

“We step outside our door about 8:30 in the morning. A lot of us walk to school together,” said Bethany Lippy.

Quarry Lake, one of the newest communities, attracts lots of visitors.

“It’s a serene place, somewhere I can unwind between jobs or after I finish working and just decompress,” said Dale Smith.

Both Quarry Lake and Rodgers Forge are included in the 20 communities listed as Baltimore Magazine’s best Baltimore County neighborhoods.

They were rated on quality of life matters, including housing, schools shopping, safety, walkability, green space, recreation, easy commutes and historical relevance.

Each community named was honored by the county Saturday.

“Baltimore County is a collection of great neighborhoods, and this is really the best of the best for this year,” said Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz.

“There’s always some little old lady from Diddlyville that calls you and says you left me out, and I’m sure there’s a couple of good neighborhoods we left out,” said Ken Inglehart, Baltimore Magazine.

And for those who didn’t get picked, there’s always next year.

Baltimore Magazine is the oldest city magazine in the country.


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