Hunt Valley, Maryland

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Hunt Valley, Maryland
Coordinates: 39°30′12″N 76°42′10″W / 39.50333°N 76.70278°W / 39.50333; -76.70278
CountryUnited States
StateMaryland
CountyBaltimore
ZIP codes21031, 21030
Area code(s)410, 443
 
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Hunt Valley, Maryland
Coordinates: 39°30′12″N 76°42′10″W / 39.50333°N 76.70278°W / 39.50333; -76.70278
CountryUnited States
StateMaryland
CountyBaltimore
ZIP codes21031, 21030
Area code(s)410, 443

Hunt Valley is an affluent unincorporated community in Baltimore County, Maryland, United States. It lies just north of the city of Baltimore, along Highway 145 off Interstate 83. Loch Raven Reservoir. Located at a latitude of 39.5° North and longitude 76.7° West.

Hunt Valley is the home of Systems Alliance, Inc., BreakAway Games, Sinclair Broadcast Group, McCormick & Company, AAI Corporation, Dunbar (Armored Vehicles), TESSCO Technologies, and KCI Technologies, Inc. It was the former home of Noxell Corporation, makers of Noxzema, before Noxell was acquired by Procter & Gamble in the early 1990s. It was also the former home of PHH and Firaxis Games, both of which now reside in Sparks, Maryland which is a few miles to the north of Hunt Valley. MicroProse, a leading video game developer from the 1980s, was originally based in Hunt Valley. The Hunt Valley Inn is the most popular hotel in Maryland for Science fiction conventions. Over the years it has hosted Balticon, Shore Leave, Horrorfind, Monster Mania, Nostalgia Con, FaerieCon, ClipperCon and Farpoint.[citation needed]

Hunt Valley is served by the Cockeysville, Maryland post office, and also is home to a satellite campus of the Community College of Baltimore County.

Many Baltimore County residents declaim that Hunt Valley doesn't actually exist—it is often grumbled that "Hunt Valley" is a fanciful name cooked up by real estate developers during the development of the area in the 1970s and 1980s; that is, "Hunt Valley" is more of a name brand than an actual place.[citation needed]

Notable residents and natives

Public transportation

Hunt Valley is well known in the Baltimore area as a result of its public transportation. It is the northern terminus of the Light Rail line, and is also served by the Route 9 bus. Only one-half of light rail trains operate to the Hunt Valley terminus, with the remainder only running as far as Timonium. The frequency of service is every 15 minutes all day daily and on weekends and holidays. Route 9 operates on an approximately 20 minute interval daily. See http://mta.maryland.gov/services/lightrail/schedule/ and http://mta.maryland.gov/services/bus/schedule/schedule_9_6_09.pdf