Average high temperature in July (hottest month): 88 degrees
Average low temperature in January (coldest month): 23 degrees
Commute time to downtown Baltimore: Approximately 35 to 40 minutes
Places of worship: Majestic Fellowship Church, Northwest Baptist Church, Reisterstown Baptist Church, Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Temple Emanuel Synagogue and Trinity Lutheran Church
Reisterstown Shopping Center includes the StarLight Diner, Mars supermarket and Hollywood video. (Photo by Tony Lohr, Special to baltimoresun.com)
Where to shop: , , and Main Street. is nearby.
Best store for bargain shoe hunters: has more than 45,000 pairs of shoes for men, women and children.
Best store to replace that broken teacup: has been in business since 1910.
Best store to buy cheap kids' stuff: is junky and certainly not much to look at, but the bargains on hand-me-downs are worth checking out. The shop offers a huge selection on clothes for babies and tykes, not to mention toys, strollers and a lot more.
Top ski shop: is your one-stop shop for ski apparel, equipment and gear. People come from far and wide for their ski poles, gloves and goggles before hitting the slopes.
Best place for a geek connection: where those with Incubus T-shirts, goatees and horn-rimmed glasses go to buy everything from "Batman" and "Spider-Man" comics to "Simpsons" and "Speed Racer" action figures.
Best place for bookworms: The features the Reisterstown Historical Room, which includes a collection of local history.
Best home for the arts: The hosts at least three young adult productions annually. It also hosts various theater, writing and visual art groups for middle and high schoolers.
The Mid-Atlantic Golf Center, formerly Tom Mitchell's, has three miniature golf courses, a nine-hole executive course and a covered driving range. (Photo by Tony Lohr, Special to baltimoresun.com)
Best art gallery: features nothing but Maryland artists. The proprietors also offer "scrapbook montages." The Gallery's Effects Studio takes personal photographs and resizes, reshapes, retouches and rearranges them in creative montages without harming the original snapshots.
Take a hike: Try the walking and bike trails around .
Fore! is great for golf nuts. Formerly known as Tom Mitchell's, this is also one of the most welcoming places for families and young couples on a first or second date. It boasts three miniature golf courses and a golf driving range.
Smell this: sells a wide range of citrus, rosemary and oatmeal salt bath products along with scented candles and artwork from local artists.
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