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Baltimore Neighborhoods – Some of the Highest Rated

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Baltimore, Maryland, USA downtown cityscape at dusk.

Federal Hill

Federal Hill, is a beautiful historic neighborhood, overlooking the South Baltimore harbor that ranks high in the best places to live in the city (3rd). Federal Hill itself forms a community park and outer edge of the neighborhood.  The historic Federal Hill takes its name from the celebrated ending of the parade after the Constitution of the United States was signed and monuments still mark the hill and the park and tell the story of its many places in our nation’s history.

Amenities of the Federal Hill neighborhood are:
A historic Cross Street Market built in the 19th century currently serves as a social and commercial hub of the area with restaurants, and pop-up shops in a fun atmosphere.
The neighborhood is also donned with various taverns and bars and serves as a popular location for music lovers; Federal Hill also hosts multiple street fairs each year.
Shakespeare on the Hill summer performances
American Visionary Art Museum
Maryland Science Center
The Baltimore city Light Rail runs through this neighborhood, making transportation a snap.

With a population of this neighborhood about the size of a country town at 7,800, it’s no wonder it pulls in an A+ rating. This city also falls in 6th for millennials in Baltimore, making it hip, tech-savvy, and up-and-coming if this is something you are looking.

This neighborhood is one of the few in which its dwellers have left reviews. The Baltimore community calling this neighborhood home cites friendly people, good businesses, convenience, and a hot bar scene as just some of the reasons they love living here.
A+ for Nightlife
B+ for Housing
A- for Raising a Family
B+ for Diversity

Check out Bay Property Management’s hottest rentals in this neighborhood.

Locust Point

Another solid A rated neighborhood, good for Families and Nightlife is Locust Point. Locust Point has a beautiful downtown and river views. With a population of just over 3,000 and a median income of over  $119,000, this neighborhood will feel urban but be sitting right on the bay also a little nautical. This neighborhood ranks #2 on Baltimore’s best places to purchase a home and we can understand why with 70% of people in this neighborhood owning their own home and the value of a home hovering right around $280,000.

One of our favorite Amenities is the strong sense of community – but the neighborhood wouldn’t be complete without the famous Fort McHenry ( birthplace of our National Anthem), the home of the popular workout gear – Under Armour, or the former Proctor & Gamble Soap Factory. Locust Point also served as a port of entry for Baltimore’s Polish-American, Irish-American, and Italian-American immigrants.  The neighborhood is described as vibrant and industrial and hosts some of the cities oldest row houses as well as its newest high-tech offices.

It is also at the heart of the Charm City Circulator Banner-making connecting to another party of the city easy. It is a neighborhood anyone would want to be a part. A graduate  school student left a 5-star review on this neighborhood stating that it is “one of the safest neighborhoods” in Baltimore, with most crimes focused around burglary or theft, “parking is easy, people are friendly, and it is within walking  distance of grocery stores, restaurants, bars, and gyms.”

A+ for Nightlife
A-  for Housing
A- for Raising a Family
B- for Diversity

Mount Vernon

\While Mt. Vernon may not have made the list of best places to live in the city of Baltimore,  they do hit #3 on best neighborhoods for millennials in Baltimore, so we thought this up-and-coming neighborhood deserved a shoutout.  After all, it does include the entire UM Medical Center Midtown campus, the Washington Monument and the neighborhood itself has been deemed a National Historic Landmark District as it was once home to the city’s wealthiest and most fashionable families.

The population in this neighborhood now surpasses the 7,500 marks, and nearly all occupants in this historic neighborhood are renters – likely because many of them are university students as the area plays host to the following University Institutions and cultural centers:
The Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University
Walters Art Museum
University of Baltimore
Maryland Historical Society
Contemporary Museum
Maryland Institute College of Art
Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall
Baltimore School for the Arts
Lyric Opera House
Center Stage
Enoch Pratt Free Library
Spotlighters Theater
Eubie Blake National Jazz Institute

Mt Vernon is also known as the gay area of Baltimore and caters to that specific population with gay bars, businesses and health care centers. So if this is something you are not comfortable with, you may want to keep that in mind.

The median home value in Mt. Vernon is $249, 108 and while the majority of crimes are theft, there are almost 4,000 a year – which number is oddly high when compared with the number of people living in the neighborhood. While most people give the area top rankings, the few lower rankings the community has are due to the age of the buildings and the maintenance required for upkeep.

The residents also cite the variety of food and professional opportunities as there is a diverse population that allows for a greater spread of authentic ideas.

A+ for Nightlife
D+ for Housing
B- for Raising a Family
A for Diversity

Bay Property Management Group offers a large selection of rental properties throughout Baltimore. Check out our current listing in the neighborhoods above as well as throughout the Baltimore city and county, as well as surrounding Maryland counties, DC and Philadelphia.