For more information about living in Coldspring Newtown, Ruscombe Gardens,
or The Woodlands at Coldspring, contact the community center at 410-664-6341.
The Coldspring Swim and Tennis Club
is located just off I-83 at Cold Spring Lane in the private community of Coldspring.
For membership information, call 410-664-6341.
Olympic size pool
with lap lanes
Two diving boards
Four tennis courts
(no extra fees)
Pool available for
Private and Group
Swimming lessons available
Private locker rooms
Conceived in the 1970s as a "town
within a town," Coldspring Newtown (which includes Ruscombe Gardens Senior Center and
the stylish new homes in The Woodlands at Coldspring) is one of Baltimore's most
innovative planned communities. Residents enjoy manicured lawns; beautiful, mature trees
and shrubs; tot lots; an Olympic size swimming pool; tennis courts; walking paths; and
bird sanctuary--all on pedestrian walkways.
Among the many convenient features are the Olympic size swimming pool with lap lanes and
diving board; the pool cafe; the tennis courts; the baseball field; Ruscombe Gardens
senior center; Ruscombe Mansion Health Center; the Waldorf School of Baltimore,
which offers a tuition discount to Coldspring residents, and close proximity to the
Cylburn Arboretum and Sinai Hospital.
A monthly community newsletter lists upcoming events and community information.
Information is also available from the CCA office at 410-664-6341.
Types of Houses:
Among the most striking features of the original Coldspring community are the "deck
houses" which showcase the architectural styling of Moshe Safdie and Associates. The
main level of a typical Coldspring deck house opens to a brick courtyard complete with
plantings and wood benches at the front and backs to a park-like open space. More than 20
floor plans are available and styles range from two-bedroom "bridge" units
("ranchers in the sky") to three-to-four bedroom town homes with full basements.
Many have wrapping staircases, split foyers, skylights, large windows, and open floor
plans. All units have central air-conditioning and reserved garage parking.
Newly developed in the mid-1990s, The Woodlands at Coldspring offers families a variety of
floor plans in traditionally-styled homes, many of which back to the Cylburn Arboretum.
Like the original Coldspring Newtown community, The Woodlands offers protected green
spaces and walkways.
Ruscombe Gardens offers senior citizens planned activities and health care in a clean,
safe, and friendly environment.
The Coldspring Community Center office strives to keep
current listings of properties for sale or rent within the community. The center can be
contacted during office hours at 410-664-6341. Though many homes are end units and town
homes, Internet listings (at www.realtorads.com)
for Coldspring Newtown can be found by specifying "condominium" as a type of
Originally proposed as a "community in a park" and occupying approximately 370
acres of rolling, wooded land in northwest Baltimore, Coldspring Newtown was planned to
extend from Northern Parkway to Druid Hill Park and from Greenspring Avenue to the Jones
Falls Expressway. It was planned to house 12,400 people in 3,780 units with a full range
of commercial and community services, as well as parkland and water recreation, to meet
most of the everyday needs of the residents. The centrally located town center was to
contain a supermarket and more than a dozen other shops and stores, a teen center, a
senior center, a library, a post office, and other community facilities grouped around a
main plaza south of Cold Spring Lane. An additional 100,000 to 150,000 square feet of
public office space was planned for a plaza north of Cold Spring Lane. The town center
plazas would be connected by a pedestrian bridge.
As it exists today, Coldspring Newtown, Ruscombe Gardens, and The Woodlands comprise
approximately 300 homes and provides recreational facilities and access to the Waldorf
School of Baltimore which enrolls students from preschool through eighth grade.
The new Lower School building at The Waldorf School of Baltimore is adjacent to a vacant
pad site where a new senior center, gymnasium, library, and multi-purpose room will be
built. Although these future facilities are to be owned an operated by the school,
The Waldorf School and the Coldspring Community (which includes The Woodlands at
Coldspring) are building a relationship where the amenities of the neighborhood and the
school will be shared in hopes of fulfilling the promise of a unique and rewarding
Places of Worship:
Coldspring Newtown is close to Mount Washington, Roland Park, and the Cylburn Communities.
The Waldorf School of Baltimore (pre-K through 8)
Coldspring Community Association Office
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