Phoenix, MD is located in Northeastern Baltimore County. Part of the area is also known as Jacksonville, although Jacksonville was once a separate community to the east.
Phoenix has an elementary school. The community's Manor Shopping Center includes a Safeway grocery store, a McDonald's, a 7-Eleven, Rite-Aid, Bank of America, Bagelmeister, Strapasta Trattoria, and a liquor store. Phoenix is also served by a Kleins Shoprite grocery store. The town also has two gas stations, an airport (PMD), and a Volunteer Fire Department.
Phoenix provided the setting for scenes in Baltimore native John Waters' 1972 cult classic film Pink Flamingos. Historic home Eagle's Nest was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974.