With eight beautifully landscaped and wooded acres and panoramic hilltop views from the highest point in Baltimore County, North Oaks is the ideal setting for a senior independent living community. Located in the lovely community of Pikesville, we’re just a short hop from the thoroughbred horse farms of Greenspring Valley, only 20 minutes from downtown Baltimore and just an hour from Washington, D.C. Our retirement community gives you easy access to stylish shopping, world-class dining, multiple nationally ranked golf courses, exceptional cultural and historical venues and all the entertainment you’d expect from one of America’s great metropolitan areas. North Oaks is close to several synagogues and churches, as well as two outstanding hospitals–Sinai Hospital and Northwest Hospital, both part of the LifeBridge Health system. Johns Hopkins Hospital is also within easy reach.
At North Oaks, you’ll enjoy a complete calendar of cultural, recreational and social opportunities, from concerts and lectures to special events and excursions, all providing you the chance to experience everything our area has to offer while having fun and making new friends.
Shopping and Dining
You’ll find a wide range of fine and casual dining spots and plenty of great shopping opportunities both in Pikesville and nearby Baltimore. North Oaks residents love the local Wegmans and Giant for groceries and more. The towns of Pikesville and Owings Mills both offer farmers markets filled with fresh, local produce and treats.
The Baltimore area boasts one of the most vibrant arts and cultural scenes in the country with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Baltimore Concert Opera, Everyman Theatre and a variety of venues — including the Hippodrome and the Modell Performing Arts Center at the Lyric — that host live theater, dance, ballet, comedy, and concerts. The Walters Art Museum exhibits an internationally renowned collection of world art from pre-dynastic Egypt to the 20th century, including Greek sculptures, medieval ivories, Old Masters and European and American 19th-century masterpieces. Of course, all of the incredible cultural and historical venues of Washington, D.C. are only an hour away as well.
North Oaks’ residents love the Irvine Nature Center, a leading environmental education center featuring 210 acres of forests, wetlands, and meadows to explore. Just to the north of Pikesville lies the heart of Maryland’s horse country in beautiful, scenic Greenspring Valley. Baltimore County is also home to a variety of parks and lakes that offer fishing, canoeing, and walking and biking trails.
A favorite venue of many North Oaks residents is the Rosenbloom Owings Mills Jewish Community Center featuring both an indoor and outdoor pool, as well as many fitness and wellness, lifelong learning and arts programs designed specifically for seniors. This location of “The J” also includes the Gordon Center for Performing Arts, a state-of-the-art entertainment facility showcasing local, national and international touring artists in music, dance, comedy, lectures, family shows, and films. The Baltimore metro area is home to dozens of top-flight golf courses, including four in the immediate Pikesville and Owings Mills area. Horse racing fans can play the ponies at renowned Pimlico, home of the Preakness, and, of course, Baltimore is a major league town with the MLB Baltimore Orioles and the two-time Super Bowl-winning NFL Baltimore Ravens.
Health and Fitness
As a compliment to the state-of-the-art fitness center and programs we provide on-site at North Oaks, LifeBridge Health and Fitness is conveniently located just five minutes from our community. LifeBridge is the perfect place for residents with special needs or medical considerations and includes an aquatics center with two heated saltwater pools available for therapeutic swimming programs.