Place:Phoenix, Baltimore (county), Maryland, United States

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NamePhoenix
TypeCommunity
Coordinates39.5°N 76.6°W
Located inBaltimore (county), Maryland, United States
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Phoenix is an affluent unincorporated community located in Baltimore County in the State of Maryland in the United States of America. It is located at latitude 39°30'59" North, longitude 76°36'59" West. The United States Postal Service has assigned Phoenix the ZIP code 21131.

Part of the area is also known as Jacksonville, although Jacksonville was once a separate community to the east.

Housing prices in the area have steadily risen in recent years due to its prime location in one of the county's wealthiest areas, Hunt Valley

Phoenix is a fast-growing area with its own elementary school, Jacksonville Elementary. Property values have shot up in recent years ranking among the highest in the county. Jacksonville Manor Shopping Center has two grocery stores, a McDonald's, two gas stations, a 7-11, a Goodwill Super Store, Rite-Aid, Bank of America, Bagelmeister, Strapasta Trattoria, a liquor store, and a Volunteer Fire Department.

Phoenix provided the setting for many scenes in Baltimore native John Waters' 1972 cult classic film Pink Flamingos; one of the film's stars, Divine, lived there in a trailer, which was deliberately burned down approximately two-thirds of the way into the movie.

Eagle's Nest was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974.

Fashion designer Jhane Barnes was born there.

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