Nancy Hafford, executive director of the Towson Chamber of… (Photo courtesy Baltimore…)
Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz today formally congratulated Towson for being named to CNN Money Magazine's list of best places to live for the rich and single.
At a ceremony held at the Towson Farmers' market, Nancy Hafford, executive director of the Towson Chamber of Commerce, accepted a citation — and a flower — from Kamenetz.
Other officials, including 5th District County Councilman David Marks, and 3rd District Councilman Todd Huff — himself a former chamber president — also took part in the presentation.
Last month, Towson was named 14th by the magazine, which cited a significant population of university and college professors in the town, a singles' population of 35.4 percent, and a median income of $102,302.
The chamber's weekly Feet on the Street block parties, which bring music, food and scores of visitors each week between May and late September, were specifically cited by the magazine among the town's attributes.
The magazine stated:
"On Friday nights, academics loosen their bow ties and swing by Towson's Feet on the Street block parties featuring local bands.
"After the party winds down, crowds saunter down Allegheny Avenue, the town's main downtown strip, to local eateries and bars."
Newport Beach, CA ranked first, with a median household income of $144,917 and 30 percent single residents.
Beagles on the Street on July 1 …
The next Feet on the Street celebration is scheduled for Friday, July 1, 6-9:30 p.m., Allegheny Avenue between York Road and Washington Avenue. Music will be by the group Regal Beagles — a yacht club band. Give a listen HERE. Food will be provided by local restaurants, ice cream, snow cones, beer, wine and kids' activities. Go to http://www.towsonchamber.com for other events.