Neighborhoods in Baltimore Maryland

Speaking as someone who relocated to Baltimore, Maryland, this ‘Charm City’ is a great place to live and own a home. Known for its distinctive style of row homes that line most city streets, living in Baltimore has a uniqueness all its own.

Situated right on the Chesapeake Bay, Baltimore is at the heart of everything. There are many choices for weekend destinations or day trip activities: Forty-five minutes from the nations capital, Washington, DC; two-three hours from the beach, Ocean City, Maryland and forty minutes from the mountains, Deep Creek, Maryland.

But you really don’t have to leave Baltimore to enjoy some fun, locals-style. Looking for some sports? Baltimore is home to Major League Baseball team, The Orioles and National Football League Super Bowl Champions, The Ravens. Looking for a slice of culture? Check out the Broadway series at the newly renovated Hippodrome Theater that features national touring Broadway companies as well as other cultural shows and events. Live music more your thing? Besides bars like, The Horse you Rode in on Saloon in the Fell’s Point or Sonar in the downtown area, you could check out The Recher Theater, which showcases bot big name bands and local acts.

Baltimore has a variety of neighborhoods inside city limits, while most of the suburbs are in the outlying areas around the city.

Canton is an up and coming, hip neighborhood geared towards young professionals. The perks of owning a home or living in the neighborhood of Canton are clean streets, tons of waterfront access, including two marinas, a public boat launch and the Canton waterfront park. Also this is a walkable community with shops, restaurants and homes all within a short distance. Pricey but not as pricey as living in the Inner Harbor area. Mostly condos, lofts, apartments and row homes are available, not very many stand-alone houses on larger lots.

Hampden, with its proximity to downtown yet small townish feel, is one of Baltimore’s most popular neighborhoods. Historic,rambling houses and rowhomes line the streets of this unique neighborhood. Funky shops, eclectic restaurants and special events, like HonFest, bring the community together. This unique area is home to singles and young families with homes purchased for moderate to cheap home prices.

The neighborhood of Overlea is located on the Northeast end of Baltimore. More of a working class neighborhood, the housing prices here are the most affordable yet in close range of all the amenities of downtown. This neighborhood features charming houses, friendly neighbors and quiet side streets. Most of the homes are full of character and fairly unique with large yards and garages in the rear.

These are some of the top choices of neighborhoods to live in within Baltimore city limits. Each of these communities offers different amenities and pros with varying prices for finding the best choices to meet all your needs. Outside Baltimore city limits there are a variety more of neighborhoods to choose from including: Towson (college-student majority living with apartments and condos for young professionals), Glen Burnie (very suburban with affordable family-living) and Perry Hall (moderately priced single family and duplex homes in a fantastic school district).

Baltimore is a great city to live in. With so many great destinations close as well as local activities to take part in, there is no stopping a relocation here. The neighborhoods offer a variety of choices for living needs with affordable to moderate pricing. And each neighborhood has a list of pros for singles, new families and those home buyers looking to upgrade. This ‘Charm City’ is high on charm and has so much to offer a home owner. .