The Neighborhood and Its History

Southland Hills 

Looking for a friendly and fun neighborhood with great amenities nearby? Southland Hills is a residential neighborhood located in the heart of Towson, Maryland, within walking distance of the downtown business district of Towson, the Towson YMCA, and Towson University.  Our public schools are all national Blue Ribbon award winners.

The geographical boundaries of the neighborhood are defined by Old Bosley Avenue to the east, West Chesapeake Avenue to the north and west, and Dixie Drive to the south.


The Southland Hills community is located on land originally owned by Doctor Grafton Bosley.  His home is still standing as part of the Presbyterian Home complex.  Doctor Bosley relocated to towson in 1848 to form a medical partnership with his uncle, Doctor Josiah marsh and later inherited his estate.  Upon Dr. Bosley’s death, his property passed through his trustees to Emily Offutt, who then conveyed it to Baltimore attorney J. Elmer Weisheit and his wife Ingreet on May 20, 1922.  (Baltimore County Deeds WPC 555:252).

J. Elmer Weisheit conveyed the property to the Southland Hills Company on April 15, 1925.  (BC Deeds WPC 612:77).  The Southland Hills Company filed the initial plat for “Southland Hills” on the same day (BC Plats WPC 7:187).  A revised plat was filed on August 9, 1926 (BC Plats WPC 8:56).

Houses were offered for sale using plans made by the Roland Park Company’s engineer (Sun, April 24, 1024).  A community covenant from an early deed detailed the requirements of the Southland Hills Company for design approval, setbacks, and building mterils that were to be used for the new homes.


For more history about Southland Hills and West Towson, please click on “A Brief History of West Towson” by David Loizeaux.

A Brief History of West Towson

Scroll down this page to see advertisements from the 1920’s about the “new community of Southland Hills”: