"Only time will tell"
It would not been an exageration to call Greenspring a neighborhood in transition. Located in the North District of Baltimore, the area is located between the neighborhoods of Woodberry and Central Park Heights. It is bounded by West Cold Spring Lane (north), Greenspring Avenue (east), and Springhill Avenue (south). A predominantly lower-middles-class African-American neighborhood, recently Greenspring has shown something of a revitalization. The centerpeice of the new Greenspring neighborhood is the Quarry Lake at Greenspring development. Quarry Lake features luxurious condominiums and single-family homes in a unique lakeside community. Quarry Lake is a mixed use community, in that in addition to the residences there is a variety of retail and office space. The Shops at Quarry Lake is the town center of the community, featuring a range of small retail and restaurants, including a Walgreens and a Starbucks. The area also has a lot of greenspace, with native trees and wildlife, clean air and spring-fed streams. Quarry Lake is designed to attract a much different type of resident than has been typical for Greenspring in the past. Only time will tell if Quarry Lake changes the character of the surrounding neighborhood, or if it becomes a luxury gated enclave in a not-so-desireable area of Baltimore.