In General
Bellona Ave
Ridervale Rd
Robin Hood Circle
Robin Hood Ct
 

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In General

Riderwood (and adjoining Ruxton) started out many, many years ago as a railroad stop on the Baltimore and Susquehanna Railroad, then the Northern Central Rwy, and finally the Pennsylvania RR (before the Parkton local was "killed" in the early 60's).  Both communities steadily grew up into the mid 1950's, when most of the empty parcels of land disappeared. 

Few empty lots remain today.  Two lots were created when a property at the corner of Bellona Avenue and Ridervale Road was subdivided, and the two new lots sold in 1996.  Houses were built on them in short order. 

Riderwood retains a rural setting, even tho it is only 15 minutes from downtown Baltimore.  It is centrally located to many convenient shopping, eating, and entertainment experiences in Towson, Lutherville, Timonium, and on up to Cockeysville/Hunt Valley.  Towson is the county seat for Baltimore county, and we're five minutes away.

The green line below shows where Ridervale Rd ends.

In the USGS map below from 1897, you can see there wasn't much of nuttin around 115 years ago!  The blue arrow points to where the "creek" crosses under the railroad tracks at the bottom of the hill at the county property between 1220 Ridervale and 1225 Robin Hood Circle.  I added the red to show the approximate location of our streets...... The dark red is the route of the Beltway, the dark green is I-83 north, and the light green is I-83 south, or the JFX, all locations are approximate..... Todd






Sale Prices......
This will be hard to keep up with,
     but if I have the time and can remember to update the listing with recent sale prices, they will show up here.  It's an incomplete listing.
8203 Bellona Ave, closed for ???, listed 06/17 for ~$550,000 after flipping
      (new sheetrock thruout, wall taken out between kitchen and dining rm, basement trimmed out, new HVAC)
1207 Robin Hood Circle, close 04/22/17 for $395,002, list: $394,500, 3 bedroom, 2 baths
8203 Bellona Ave, closed 02/2017 for $210K, AS IS buy
8213 Robin Hood Ct, sold 10/31/13 for $515,000
1208 Ridervale Rd, sold 10/19/13 for $350,000, 3 bedroom, 1-1/2 baths
8119 Bellona Ave, close 10/2013 for list, list 10/11/13 for $424,900
8328 Bellona Ave, close 09/18/13 for list, listed 08/26/13 for $300,000
8204 Robin Hood Ct, sold 11/2012 for $415,000
1209 Ridervale Rd, sold in 2011 for $525,000 (yes, they took a loss, needed to get out and they were moving to Arizona)
1218 Ridervale Rd, sold in 2009 for $250,000 (was sold at auction for way less than the $300K I offered them)
1209 Ridervale Rd, sold in 2009 for ~$630,000 (an addition had been put on)
1203 Robin Hood Circle, sold for $670,000 after 6 mos on market starting at $750K
1219 Ridervale Rd, sold in 2008 for ~$430,000
1204 Ridervale Rd, close 12/05 for $270,000, list $265,000, 3 bedroom, 2 baths
1208 Ridervale Rd, sold in 2003 for $300,000
1215 Ridervale Rd, sold in 2003 for $313,000
1214 Ridervale Rd, sold in 2002 for $190,000
1206 Ridervale Rd, sold in 1999 for $146,000
1216 Ridervale Rd, sold in 1996 for $155,000
1212 Ridervale Rd, sold in 1995 for $241,300
1220 Ridervale Rd, sold in 1993 for $148,000
1215 Ridervale Rd, sold in 1992 for $153,000
1209 Ridervale Rd, sold in 1991 for $95,000
1210 Ridervale Rd, sold in 1990 for $156,590
1217 Ridervale Rd, sold in 1989 for $170,000
1214 Ridervale Rd, sold in 1989 for $120,000
1211 Ridervale Rd, sold in 1989 for $258,700
1213 Ridervale Rd, sold in 1986 for $100,000
1208 Ridervale Rd, sold in 1985 for $130,000
1216 Ridervale Rd, sold in 1979 for $72,500
1220 Ridervale Rd, sold in 1974 for $45,000
1206 Ridervale Rd, sold in 1974 for $44,000
1218 Ridervale Rd, sold in 1967 for $27,000
1219 Ridervale Rd, sold in 1958 for $23,000 (built in 1954, as was most of them)


BELLONA AVENUE
Here are a few homes located close to Ridervale Road.



8116 Bellona Avenue
This is one of my favorite homes in the neighborhood during the spring.  You can see why!



8118 Bellona Avenue



8119 Bellona Avenue
Listed 11OCT2013 for $424,900.  Contract closed 29OCT2013.
As always, thanks to Mimi Wood for the updates!



8120 Bellona Avenue
Located behind this house, on Ridervale, is one of the few open pieces of land left in Riderwood big enough to put a house on.



8200 Bellona Avenue
Currently on the market for ~$700K.
Ten years ago, this house was sold for $350K.  The buyer had the property re-zoned and split up, and 8202 Bellona Ave and 1199 Riderwood Rd were created from the split.  The owner then sold the house for the same price he bought it. 
After 9 months or so on the market, several price reductions, and a change in realtors, the home finally sold in Sep 2006.



8202 Bellona Avenue
Built ~1999



8328 Bellona Avenue
A little further away than normally listed on this page, but.... listed 26AUG2013 for $300,000.  Contract closed 18SEP2013.
As always, thanks to Mimi Wood for the updates!



This house sits directly across from Ridervale.  Very nice presence in the spring.



This property, to the left of the house above, has an untold number of varieties of daffodils in addition to the azaleas, tulips, and dogwoods.  The fellow that lived here bought the house in 1951, making him the longest continuous resident of the neighborhood until his death in 2010.  I went to school and graduated with his son Larry!


RIDERVALE ROAD
Ridervale Road is located off Bellona Avenue, about a half mile from Charles Street.
Houses on the even (west) side are bordered by the Light Rail line, which started out life as the second railroad in Baltimore back in 1831.

The 19 Addresses on Ridervale Road include:
1199  1200  1201  1202  1204  1206  1208  1209  1210  1211  1212  1213  1214  1215  1216  1217  1218  1219  1220
The lower numbered houses start at Bellona Ave, and 1220 is the last on the left before the street "turns into" Robin Hood Circle.
Why they didn't use a different numbering sequence is beyond me, as the house next to 1220 Ridervale is 1225 Robin Hood Circle, and many times we have received mail for 1220 Robin Hood Circle :-(



1199 Ridervale Road
The 2nd newest house on Ridervale, having been built ~1999.

Map 69 / Grid 4 / Parcel 879
County Assessment as of Jul 1, 2006 = $404,000
Square Feet = 2573 // Lot = 19,994 sq ft // Built 1997
(FYI: 1 acre = 200x200, or 40,000 sq ft..... 20,000 sq ft = 1/2 acre..... 13,333 sq ft = 1/3 acre)



1200 Ridervale Road
One of three homes of this style, the others are 1201 and 1202 Ridervale, although this is the only split level of the three.
Map 69 / Grid 4 / Parcel 738
County Assessment as of Jul 1, 2006 = $290,200
Square Feet = 1364 // Lot = 41,665 sq ft // Built 1962



1201 Ridervale Road
Map 69 / Grid 4 / Parcel 960 / Section / Lot
County Assessment as of Jul 1, 2006 = $361,500
Square Feet = 1994 // Lot = 19035 sq ft // Built 1965
Sold in 1967 for $38K and in 1997 for $235K



1202 Ridervale Road
Was Currently the largest house on Ridervale, rear addition added in 2004.  Outsized in 2009 by 1206 Ridervale.
Map 69 / Grid 4 / Parcel 720
County Assessment as of Jul 1, 2006 = $361,500
Square Feet = 3253 // Lot = 34,281 sq ft // Built 1953
Sold in 1998 for $472K


  2006

2013
1204 Ridervale Road
Purchased in 2005 for $270K.  In dire need of clean-up and rehab.  New roof over the addition in the back done in 2006 (flat roof to stick built pitched roof), and the one over the (now) garage was done in 2010.
Map 60 / Grid 22 / Parcel 654 / Section 2 / Lot 3
County Assessment as of Jul 1, 2006 = $270,000
Square Feet = 2419 // Lot = 19698 sq ft // Built 1954
Sold in 2005 for $270K

One of 17 homes in the neighborhood of this style, built in 1954 time frame. Others are:
1206, 1208, 1209, 1210, 1212, 1214, 1218, and 1220 Ridervale, and
1205,  1209, 1210, 1212, 1213, 1214, 1216, and 1225 Robin Hood Circle.

Of the 17: Nine have carports, five have integral garages, two have garage add-ons, and one has none -
One of the integral garages is a carport close-in (1205 Robin Hood Circle).


 2006

 2013
1206 Ridervale Road
Click here for pictures of this house disappearing and a new home going up!
Map 60 / Grid 22 / Parcel 654 / Section 2 / Lot 4
County Assessment as of Jul 1, 2006 = $223,600
Square Feet = 1703 // Lot = 18,319 sq ft // Built 1953 - Torn down in 2006
Sold in 1974 for $44K and in 1999 for $146K



1208 Ridervale Road
Sold in 1985 for $130K, and in 2003 for $300K.
On the market again in 2013, October the 19th for $350,000....  3 bedroom, 1-1/2 baths, separated garage, new windows and doors, painted, landscaped.....

Map 60 / Grid 22 / Parcel 654 / Section 2 / Lot 5
County Assessment as of Jul 1, 2006 = $277,400
Square Feet = 2096 // Lot = 20022 sq ft or 0.46 acres (ooooops, listing (the 0.46) and county records don't agree) // Built 1955



1209 Ridervale Road
Addition and second garage added ~1999.
Map 60 / Grid 22 / Parcel 654
County Assessment as of Jul 1, 2006 = $311,000
Square Feet = 2006 // Lot = 12150 sq ft // Built 1956
Sold in 1991 for $95K, sold ~2009 for ~$630K, sold again in 2011 for $525K



1210 Ridervale Road
Map 60 / Grid 22 / Parcel 654 / Section 2 / Lot 6
County Assessment as of Jul 1, 2006 = $221,200
Square Feet = 1389 // Lot = 19,350 sq ft // Built 1954
Sold in 1990 for $156,590



1211 Ridervale Road
One of two homes with no driveway on Ridervale, they're in the back.
Map 60 / Grid 22 / Parcel 654 / Section 2 / Lot 17
County Assessment as of Jul 1, 2006 = $258,700
Square Feet = 1508 // Lot = 13,450 sq ft // Built 1955
Sold in 1989 for $258.7K


There are five homes like this on Riderwood, all next to each other 1211-1219, odd side only.
Of the five, three have the porch on the left, 1211, 1213, and 1217.
There is one more on the Circle, at 1215... with a right hand porch.


  2006
1212 Ridervale Road
Little "cupola" added in 2010.
Map 60 / Grid 22 / Parcel 654 / Section 2 / Lot 7
County Assessment as of Jul 1, 2006 = $241,300
Square Feet = 1804 // Lot = 18,360 sq ft // Built 1954
Sold in 1995 for $241,300



1213 Ridervale Road
The second home on Ridervale with no driveway off the street.

Map 60 / Grid 22 / Parcel 654 / Section 2 / Lot 16
County Assessment as of Jul 1, 2006 = $251,300
Square Feet = 1508 // Lot = 14,400 sq ft // Built 1954
Sold in 1986 for $100K



1214 Ridervale Road
Map 60 / Grid 22 / Parcel 654 / Section 2 / Lot 8
County Assessment as of Jul 1, 2006 = $218,300
Square Feet = 1406 // Lot = 17,280 sq ft // Built 1954
Sold in 1989 for $120K and in 2002 for 190K



1215 Ridervale Road
Map 60 / Grid 22 / Parcel 654 / Section 2 / Lot 15
County Assessment as of Jul 1, 2006 = $273,000
Square Feet = 1196 // Lot = 14,400 sq ft // Built 1954
Sold in 1992 for $153K and in 2003 for 313K



1216 Ridervale Road
Map 60 / Grid 22 / Parcel 654 / Section 2 / Lot 9
County Assessment as of Jul 1, 2006 = $258,500
Square Feet = 1834 // Lot = 18,190 sq ft // Built 1954
Sold in 1979 for $72.5K and in 1996 for 155K



1217 Ridervale Road
Map 60 / Grid 22 / Parcel 654 / Section 2 / Lot 14
County Assessment as of Jul 1, 2006 = $306,700
Square Feet = 1508 // Lot = 12,638 sq ft // Built 1965
Sold in 1989 for $170K


  2006

2013
1218 Ridervale Road
Only two homes in neighborhood had an in-ground pool, this wasis one of them.  New windows in 2000.

Sold at auction in 2009 for 250K, way less than the $300K I had offered the Cunninghams in 2005 before buying 1204 Ridervale, but they thought the house was worth way more than it was..... they didn't take into consideration that nothing had been updated in the house since it was built - NOTHING, and both of them smoked 4 packs a day!  The house was subsequently remodeled inside and out, and the pool was deemed "unrepairable" and filled in... big mistake dudes!
Map 60 / Grid 22 / Parcel 654 / Section 2 / Lot 10
County Assessment as of Jul 1, 2006 = $238,300
Square Feet = 1194 // Lot = 17,889 sq ft // Built 1954
Sold in 1967 for $27K


  2006

 2013
1219 Ridervale Road
The folks living here have been here since buying the house in 1958, making them the long time resident of the street.  Wanna know how much they paid for the house back then?  $23K  For the time, that was a lot of money.  They sold the house in 2008 when they decided to move into assisted living.  It sold for something like $430K.  New siding in 2012.

Map 60 / Grid 22 / Parcel 654 / Section 2 / Lot 13
County Assessment as of Jul 1, 2006 = $269,00
Square Feet = 1822 // Lot = 13,740 sq ft // Built 1954
Sold in 1958 for $23K



1220 Ridervale Road
Sold in 1993 for $148K.  20x35 addition added in 2001.  One of the larger lots at almost an acre.  It's the last house on Ridervale.
County access property borders the house to the right.
Map 60 / Grid 22 / Parcel 654 / Section 2 / Lot 11
County Assessment as of Jul 1, 2006 = $299,200
Square Feet = 1878 // Lot = 27,600 sq ft // Built 1956
Sold in 1974 for $45K and in 1993 for 148K.... wahoo!

 


   ROBIN HOOD CIRCLE

The 17 Addresses on Robin Hood Circle include:
1201  1203  1205  1207  1208  1209  1210  1211  1212  1213  1214  1215  1216  1217  1219  1223  1225



1201 Robin Hood Circle



1203 Robin Hood Circle
Sold in 2006 for ~670K after 8 months on the market - started at $750K.



1205 Robin Hood Circle
Rear addition and second floor added ~2001. 
It used to look like the rest of the 17 homes such as 1204, 1208 and 1220 Ridervale Rd.



1207 Robin Hood Circle
One of three homes with a bay window.
One of four (1208, 1217, 1219 are the others) in this split level style, only one with an integral garage.



1208 Robin Hood Circle
Driveway and parking is in the rear of the house.  House went on the market in Sep 2006.



1209 Robin Hood Circle



1210 Robin Hood Circle


  
1211 Robin Hood Circle
This gets the award for the most hidden house in the neighborhood.



1212 Robin Hood Circle



1213 Robin Hood Circle



1214 Robin Hood Circle



1215 Robin Hood Circle



1216 Robin Hood Circle



1217 Robin Hood Circle
One of three homes with a bay window.



1219 Robin Hood Circle



1223 Robin Hood Circle



1225 Robin Hood Circle
Because of how the numbering went, and this is the last house on Robin Hood Circle, it is on the same side of the road as the even numbered Ridervale homes.  To the left of this house is the county access property, and then 1220 Ridervale.  Similar Cape-Cod style to 1203 Robin Hood Circle, except two dormers instead of three.
 


    ROBIN HOOD COURT 

The 12 addresses on the court include:
8202   8203   8204   8205   8206   8207   8208   8209   8210   8211   8212   8213

Thanks to Mimi Wood for painting the above pole!



8202 Robin Hood Court
This is the only house on the court with no sister, and one of four with a garage.



8203 Robin Hood Court
Nine of the 12 homes on the court are of this split level style, some have dormers, some don't.
Seven of the nine have the small section to the right.
Only this one includes the garage as part of the house, 8211 and 8212 have an add on garage - the rest only have a driveway.


 
8204 Robin Hood Court
Sold in November 2012 for $415K



8205 Robin Hood Court



8206 Robin Hood Court



8207 Robin Hood Court



8208 Robin Hood Court



8209 Robin Hood Court



8210 Robin Hood Court



8211 Robin Hood Court
One of three homes with a bay window.  Has a garage.



8212 Robin Hood Court


  
8213 Robin Hood Court

This is where Mimi used to live with her family. 
They sold the house in October 2013, Halloween to be exact, for $515,000.  It listed on 9SEP2013, and had a contract on it by the 15th.


Thank you for touring my neighborhood!


NEW 05/10/2006
Last Modified 01-Jul-2017