Dulaney Valley Improvement Association
The Dulaney Valley Improvement Association (DVIA) is comprised of several subdivisions including Dulaney Village, Ridgefield, Waterford, Green Ridge Gardens, Dulaney Manor, Green Ridge, Meadowcroft and McMullen Greens. The community association is bounded by Dulaney Valley Road, 695 (the beltway), Seminary Road and York Road.
The DVIA is a voluntary community association which provides community events and a newsletter with happenings and relevant community information. There is a nominal annual fee to cover the costs of the newsletter and events.
Conveniences are within walking distance or a 5-minute drive of the DVIA community. You’ll find restaurants, grocery shopping and shopping. You can access the outdoors by visiting Loch Raven Reservoir or Pine Ridge Golf Course.
Currently, the DVIA neighborhood is zoned for the following Baltimore County public schools: Towson High School, Ridgely Middle School and Hampton Elementary which is located within the boundaries of the community. The elementary school has baseball fields, tennis courts and a playground.
The Ridgefield Neighborhood is located in Lutherville, MD. It is a community developed in the mid-1950s primarily of split-level and rancher style homes. The homes are set on easily maintained lots with an average size of .23 acres. The lots range from .17 to .58 acre lots. The neighborhood has wide streets lined with sidewalks and mature trees.
There is a buffer of trees running behind Tenbury and Ridgefield roads. Long Quarter Branch meanders through the neighborhood behind the homes on Longbrook Road and ultimately feeds into the Loch Raven Reservoir.
Ridgefield is very convenient to Lutherville, Timonium, Towson, Hunt Valley, Sparks plus Baltimore City. With major roads plus 695 and I-83 nearby, you can get to all points quickly. If you are looking for public transportation options, there are buses available on York Road plus the Light Rail that runs north to Hunt Valley and south to BWI Airport.
The Ridgefield neighborhood is part of the Dulaney Village Improvement Association (DVIA).
Loch Raven Reservoir
The Loch Raven Reservoir was created to provide potable water for Baltimore City and Baltimore County – owned by the city and residing in the county. It spans from Towson, MD to Phoenix, MD. It makes for a beautiful backdrop. You can even see the Towson skyline from the reservoir.
The reservoir boasts a large body of water with biking and hiking trails snaking through the woods. You’ll see mountain bikers on the trails. Not a fan of trail riding? Hit the pavement on Saturday and Sunday between 9 AM – 5 PM. Loch Raven Drive between Morgan Mill and Providence roads are closed to through traffic so walkers, runners and bikers can take to the road without traffic.
Avid fishers can be found fishing around the reservoir, the fishing center as well as off the Dulaney Valley Road Bridge. Make sure you get a fishing license before you cast your reel. If you don’t have a fishing license and just want to enjoy the water, rent a kayak or rowboat and explore the reservoir by water. Get in some skeet shooting at the skeet shooting range.
More of a history buff? Take a drive along Loch Raven Drive to see the dam and read the informational plaques about the history of Loch Raven Reservoir. Did you know they submerged the town of Warren to increase the depth of the reservoir?
Golfing in Lutherville – Timonium
Are you looking to play a round of golf in the Lutherville-Timonium area? There are many beautiful courses in the area. Some are private and some are public. Let’s start with the public courses.
Play a round of golf at Pine Ridge Golf Course where you will have beautiful vistas of the Loch Raven Reservoir. It’s easy to be active with such great trails and access to a natural spot. The course is owned and managed by Baltimore City eventhough the course resides in Baltimore County
Take a swing at Fox Hollow Golf Course where you can find peace and quiet at the heart of suburban neighborhoods. It has an expansive driving range with covered and uncovered stalls. Baltimore County manages this course and the driving range.