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Neighborhoods in Baltimore, Maryland are officially divided into nine geographical regions, named by their direction on the compass: Northern, Northwestern, Northeastern, etc. Edmondson is located in the western section of Baltimore, and Allendale is a neighborhood within Edmondson. The area is located north of Frederick Avenue, and south of the Gwynns Falls Parkway, Leakin and Gwynns Falls Parks. A major thoroughfare, US Hwy 40/Edmondson Avenue, bisects the neighborhood from east to west.
Allendale and its .55 square miles can be described as a family-oriented community with well-maintained and attractive homes – mostly row houses – on tree-lined streets. The neighborhood’s population is 4,190, making it less dense than nearby Baltimore; Allendale has 7,547 people per square mile compared to Baltimore’s 8,058.
One of Allendale’s neighborhood resources is the Senior Cybernet Program operated by Baltimore Housing. Eligible senior citizens receive access to computers, training in various software programs, email and the Internet at no cost.
Another resource is the recreation center. Formerly the site of a small field house, Edgewood Recreation Center became Baltimore’s first recreation center in more than 30 years when the “Grandmothers of Edgewood” – Dolly Jefferson, Estella Willette, Margaret Bracey, Jacquiline Johnson and Gladys Jackson – lobbied legislators for the funds to replace the old field house. In 2005 Edgewood Recreation Center was opened and serves Allendale and adjacent neighborhoods.
High schools in the area are Edmondson and Southwestern.