We envision a community of friendly, caring and respectful neighbors, who work together to uphold and grow the value of our properties as well as enjoy the benefits of family, friend and community relationships.
Our community was first plotted around 1926 but the early records and photos are probably buried in attics and no doubt most are lost. If you have any please share them by bringing them to our next quarterly meeting at the Heritage Community Church, 8146 Quarterfield Rd, Severn, MD 21144. An EIA Board member always posts meeting notice signs at our entrances one week in advance.
As you ride through our community of about 500 families one sees many older homes built on side-by-side lots. However, there are some exceptions. Newer roads such as Poplar Grove and Cork Elm, were just forest only 50 years
As more segments were developed, the term Communities of Elmhurst evolved. Multiple builders and developers convinced the County to approve lots previously rejected due to their inability to pass “perk tests.” This requirement to have septic lines transfer liquid through the soil gradually was overcome. Eventually, nearly every such lot was used. Later developers brought in public water and sewage to the largest areas. But the rest of us were left behind.
The Elmhurst Improvement Association, a corporation with bylaws and insurance, has been the catalyst for everything good about this community from the entrance sign, flagpole and lawn to the streetlights on the roads.
The EIA is a volunteer group serving all residents, but is not a Home Owners Association. You may also have a dormant HOA.
Author: John Robertson, EIA Past President & Board Director
Board of Directors
Elmhurst Improvement Association
P.O. Box 941, Severn, MD 21144
Email us: CommunitiesOfElmhurst@gmail.com
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