Birches is a residential subdivision of detached, single family homes built primarily during the 1960s. Median age is ca. 1967. Median interior living space is approximately 1,900 sq. ft. Median lot size is slightly more than 1/4 acre. Typical homes have 3 to 4 bedrooms, 1-1/2 to 2-1/2 baths, full basements, and 1-car attached garages.
Access to the Birches neighborhood is from Fries Mill Road onto White Birch Road; from Ganttown Road onto Westminster Boulevard.