The Community of Broadview (Latitude: 39-29'35'' N, Longitude: 076-18'20'' W) is located off Laurel Bush Road, just
south of the intersection of St. Mary’s Church Road and Laurel Bush Road. Regal Drive is the only
thoroughfare to enter and exit the community. There are currently 237 single family homes in Broadview that was developed in 3 phases.
In 1983, Ryland Homes® began developing a large tract of land, which very likely was a parcel from the original
“Constant Friendship” owned by
Colonel Thomas White (1704
1779), the largest colonial landowner in Harford County. At the time, Broadview consisted of a handful of homes which later came to be known as Section 1. Ryland first developed property along Amy and Parliament Drives forming Section 2. Sections 1 and 2 later formed a social community association that
planned children’s holiday parties and yard sales with a $5 per year dues.
Some years later, Ryland Homes
developed Section 3. They extended Regal and Parliament Drives and added a few additional roads to develop and complete the new section. Section 3 has developed the Broadview III Homeowners' Association which is a separate entity from the Broadview Community Association - a voluntary social group for the entire Broadview community (sections I, II and III). The entire Broadview Community mourned the death of Barry Winston Wood; a Senior Flight Officer for the Baltimore City Police Department. He was killed November 4, 1998 when the helicopter he was piloting crashed during the chase of a stolen vehicle. His widow, Martha, donated the community sign at the entrance in his memory. Martha still resides in Broadview. Children from Broadview, at one time, attended Ring Factory Elementary School, then Emmorton Elementary School after its construction. They moved on to Bel Air Middle School then Bel Air High School. With redistricting, currently
Broadview’s children attend Homestead –
Wakefield Elementary School and then Patterson Mill Middle/High School. Broadview is a family oriented community.
(Source: Diana M. Copenhaver, some changes made.) **************************************************
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