Gwynn Oak is best known for the amusement park that made it a popular destination for Baltimoreans during the first half of the 20th century. In the 1970's the amusement park was de-installed and the land was allowed to revert to nature. Today, Gwynn Oak Park features mature wildlife and has been redeveloped as a neighborhood recreational and gathering place, complete with picnic areas, trails, and vistas of the striking Gwynn's Falls.
Other attractions in and around Gwynn Oak include the Forest Park Golf Course, a public course operated by the Baltimore Municipal Golf Corporation and considered one of the most challenging in the region.
Shoppers flock to Security Square Mall, which remains one of the largest shopping centers in the Baltimore area. Retail shops including Sears, Old Navy, and the eclectic Seoul Plaza, movie theatres, and restaurants, make Security Square a popular attraction for families living Gwynn Oak, Woodlawn, and other neighborhoods close by.
Schools in Gwynn Oak include Featherbed Lane Elementary, Garrison Middle, and Forest Park High School. These schools are part of the Baltimore County School System, one of the state's best ranked school systems.
With a median home value just under $200,000, Gwynn Oak is the perfect place to explore everything that Baltimore City has to offer, while enjoying the benefits of a Baltimore County address.