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News around the neighborhood
Overlea Community President’s Message (Fall 2023)
Greetings to all the vibrant members of our wonderful community! As the President of the Overlea Community Association, I am delighted to share with you exciting updates and cool events happening in our beloved neighborhood.
Honoring An Overlea Pioneer
For many years, the OCA has been seeking an historical marker to honor an original land owner in Overlea. Margaret Fuller was a widow who moved to Baltimore from Ohio with her six children in 1858.
The Overlea Community Association is excited about a few grant opportunities available to our neighborhood. The first grant is the Community Revitalization Area Grant, awarded through Baltimore County to neighborhoods designated as a community revitalization district.
Belair Road (Fall 2023)
Overlea Community Association president, Melissa Davis, has been meeting monthly with representatives from State Highway and Baltimore County, along with our state Senator Kathy Klausmeier.
Holt Park and Center for the Arts (Fall 2023)
Autumn is a special time at Holt Park and Center for the Arts. Join us for annual events, celebrations, art classes, and nature programs!
Community Improvement Updates
The OCA is aware of several abandoned properties within our neighborhood, including the building destroyed by fire at 7201 Belair Road. We continue to stay in contact with both code enforcement and building inspections in Baltimore County to ensure this building is being monitored and will be moving forward for demolition.
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The OCA is very grateful to all of our sponsors. We could not do it without their support. Here are just a few of our top supporters:
The History of Overlea
The community of Overlea, which means “over the meadows,” started in the late 1800’s. Numerous parcels of high-lying farmland were eventually subdivided into homesites. The Belair Road carline, which originally ended at Kenwood Avenue, made this area very attractive to potential buyers that wanted a country setting with access to city amenities.Learn More