Dundalk is considered an “Inner-Ring” suburb of Baltimore, Maryland and boasts a population of over 63,000. Dundalk’s rich history can be traced back to the early 20th century when it grew rapidly from farm land into a community including over 60 homes, two stores, a post office, and a telephone exchange. The town was started by Henry McShane, an Irish immigrant who built an iron foundry in the area in 1854. It was named in honor of McShane’s hometown of Dundalk, Ireland. Today, Dundalk is one of the largest communities in Maryland, encompassing over 24,000 single family homes and more than 6,700 multifamily units, as reported by Pierce Eislen.
Conveniently situated just east of Baltimore and I-95, inside the Baltimore Beltway, Dundalk affords commuters easy access to Philadelphia to the north and Washington, D.C. to the south via major thoroughfares I-695, I-95, and I-895. Residents of Dundalk enjoy a wide range of shopping and dining amenities at the Merritt Park Shopping Center and Eastpoint Mall, which feature over 140 stores and restaurants anchored by Sears, JC Penney, and Burlington Coat Factory. In addition, Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) is located less than 15 miles south of Dundalk, allowing residents access to regional and international destinations, further bolstering the attractiveness of the submarket.
In 2013, Dundalk received national attention when Amazon unveiled plans to build a state-of-the-art warehouse and distribution center serving the east coast.