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Living in Baltimore

Baltimore, a modern harbor city with American Revolution roots, is a success story in revitalization. The former steel town now has high tech and medicine, including the world renowned Johns Hopkins Hospital. Extensive transit connects the city to the airport and Washington DC.

Baltimore’s Inner Harbor is where many of the tourist attractions are; Little Italy is one of the country’s largest Italian enclaves. Each neighborhood has character and local pride. Long term residents share their communities with new to town creatives, making the city an interesting and diverse place to live.

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Walk Score of Baltimore, MD

Baltimore is Somewhat Walkable

Some errands can be accomplished on foot.

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Howard P. Rawlings Conservatory & Botanic Gardens

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Upper Fells Point

Baltimore is the 10th most walkable large city in the US with 620,961 residents.

Baltimore has good public transportation.

Find apartments in Baltimore's most walkable neighborhoods: Mount Vernon, Downtown and Mid-Town Belvedere.

Baltimore Apartments for Rent

View all Baltimore apartments on a map. The average rent is $1,300 and the average home price is $168,440.

Rental info for Oxford House Apartments in the Baltimore area
from $660
Studio
Walk Score 60
Rental info for The Redwood in the Baltimore area
from $1,452
1 bed
Walk Score 93
Rental info for Goodnow Hill in the Baltimore area
from $596
Studio
Walk Score 51
Rental info for Atrium, The in the Baltimore area
from $1,124
Studio
Walk Score 96
Rental info for Stafford Apartments in the Baltimore area
from $1,019
Studio
Walk Score 98
Rental info for The Broadview in the Baltimore area
from $840
Studio
Walk Score 72
Rental info for Bartol Court Apartments in the Baltimore area
from $800
1 bed
Walk Score 27
Rental info for Roland Ridge in the Baltimore area
from $865
1 bed
Walk Score 52

To view Baltimore homes for sale sorted by Walk Score, visit Trulia.com.

Baltimore Neighborhoods

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Population

1 Mount Vernon 97 86 - 4,845
2 Downtown 96 89 - 4,502
3 Mid-Town Belvedere 95 82 - 3,742
4 Little Italy 94 79 - 717
5 Seton Hill 94 86 - 1,327
6 Federal Hill 94 71 - 2,492
7 Fells Point 94 62 - 3,973
8 Upper Fells Point 92 61 - 3,647
9 Inner Harbor 91 74 - 1,687
10 Hollins Market 91 75 - 1,814
11 Jonestown 91 82 - 1,552
12 Abell 91 58 - 986
13 Perkins Homes 90 73 - 1,109
14 Washington Hill 90 71 - 2,203
15 Highlandtown 90 60 - 2,546
16 Oakenshawe 90 57 - 987
17 Penn-Fallsway 90 82 - 5,490
18 Charles North 89 75 - 1,151
19 Sharp-Leadenhall 89 73 - 826
20 Otterbein 89 80 - 1,836
21 Union Square 89 64 - 1,168
22 Ridgely Delight 88 84 - 749
23 Charles Village 88 61 - 9,390
24 Poppleton 88 77 - 2,996
25 Harwood 88 63 - 1,515
26 Dunbar-Broadway 88 77 - 1,165
27 Butcher's Hill 87 63 - 1,934
28 Middle East 87 71 - 2,697
29 Riverside 87 61 - 5,571
30 Barclay 87 70 - 1,997
31 Patterson Place 87 65 - 1,124
32 Washington Village 87 68 - 5,044
33 SBIC 87 62 - 3,221
34 Pleasant View Gardens 86 81 - 651
35 Penn North 86 70 - 1,803
36 Milton - Montford 86 67 - 1,323
37 McElderry Park 86 65 - 4,224
38 Druid Heights 86 69 - 1,557
39 Canton 86 56 - 11,527
40 Brewers Hill 86 59 - 1,417
41 Baltimore Highlands 85 60 - 2,584
42 Patterson Park 85 60 - 959
43 Madison Park 85 76 - 2,518
44 Booth-Boyd 84 62 - 730
45 Old Town 84 79 - 2,469
46 Greenmount West 84 77 - 1,308
47 New Southwest / Mount Clare 84 57 - 2,124
48 Remington 84 61 - 2,490
49 Heritage Crossing 84 82 - 1,282
50 Johnston Square 83 78 - 2,457
51 Upton 83 76 - 5,490
52 Better Waverly 83 58 - 2,985
53 Baltimore-Linwood 83 62 - 5,473
54 Franklin Square 83 65 - 2,922
55 Carrollton Ridge 83 57 - 3,510
56 Gay Street 82 75 - 1,881
57 Bolton Hill 82 75 - 4,921
58 Mondawin 81 71 - 3,692
59 Johns Hopkins Homewood 81 55 - 856
60 Sandtown-Winchester 81 68 - 8,342
61 Easterwood 81 68 - 1,535
62 Waverly 81 56 - 2,679
63 Arlington 81 62 - 2,587
64 East Baltimore Midway 80 65 - 3,089
65 Madison - Eastend 80 63 - 2,485
66 Langston Hughes 80 62 - 994
67 Ellwood Park/Monument 80 61 - 3,491
68 Hampden 80 51 - 6,957
69 Parkview / Woodbrook 79 73 - 1,764
70 Darley Park 79 59 - 997
71 Wyman Park 78 47 - 1,136
72 Oliver 77 68 - 4,006
73 Penrose/Fayette Street Outreach 77 62 - 3,444
74 Shipley Hill 77 60 - 2,136
75 Pimlico Good Neighbors 76 55 - 1,250
76 Coppin Heights / Ash-Co-East 76 66 - 2,726
77 South Clifton Park 75 59 - 897
78 Harlem Park 75 69 - 3,894
79 Broadway East 74 61 - 4,596
80 Biddle Street 74 62 - 1,371
81 Chinquapin Park-Belvedere 74 53 - 1,944
82 Hoes Heights 73 56 - 918
83 Reservoir Hill 73 69 - 5,775
84 Rosemont Homeowners/Tenants 73 60 - 1,279
85 Central Park Heights 73 60 - 5,970
86 Woodmere 73 64 - 2,231
87 Mid-Govans 71 52 - 2,224
88 Mill Hill 70 52 - 1,881
89 North Harford Road 70 35 - 2,795
90 Midtown-Edmondson 70 63 - 1,851
91 Evergreen Lawn 70 60 - 1,039
92 Woodbourne-McCabe 70 52 - 872
93 Panway / Braddish Avenue 70 69 - 1,077
94 Joseph Lee 70 59 - 1,756
95 Lucille Park 69 63 - 716
96 Towanda-Grantley 69 63 - 1,331
97 Lake Evesham 69 53 - 548
98 Coldstream Homestead Montebello 68 56 - 7,015
99 Fallstaff 68 54 - 4,157
100 Belaire/Edison 68 51 - 15,549
101 Northwest Community Action 68 61 - 1,866
102 Tuscany-Canterbury 68 51 - 3,008
103 Locust Point 68 37 - 1,853
104 Lake Walker 68 36 - 2,045
105 Winston-Govans 68 52 - 1,417
106 Reisterstown Station 68 59 - 2,064
107 Cedarcroft 68 40 - 747
108 Clifton Park 68 55 - 689
109 Walbrook 67 65 - 2,480
110 Roland Park 67 50 - 5,197
111 Radnor-Winston 67 50 - 757
112 Greektown 66 60 - 3,164
113 Woodbourne Heights 66 52 - 1,713
114 Mosher 66 59 - 1,719
115 Burleith-Leighton 66 72 - 617
116 Berea 66 58 - 3,740
117 Locust Point Industrial Area 65 44 - 1,014
118 Bridgeview / Greenlawn 65 62 - 2,056
119 Four by Four 64 55 - 1,429
120 Brooklyn 64 43 - 9,640
121 Keswick 64 51 - 615
122 Liberty Square 63 72 - 696
123 Rognel Heights 63 49 - 1,650
124 Glen 63 54 - 8,192
125 Franklintown Road 63 57 - 1,803
126 Lakeland 63 51 - 4,554
127 Hillen 63 47 - 2,260
128 Cameron Village 63 52 - 1,248
129 Guilford 63 54 - 2,952
130 Canton Industrial Area 62 54 - 539
131 Ednor Gardens-Lakeside 62 53 - 5,397
132 Original Northwood 61 50 - 1,482
133 Ramblewood 60 53 - 1,679
134 Dolfield 60 62 - 2,028
135 Winchester 60 58 - 1,397
136 Fairfield Area 60 41 - 601
137 Callaway-Garrison 60 60 - 1,793
138 Central Forest Park 60 51 - 1,303
139 Forest Park 59 53 - 1,539
140 Glen Oaks 59 50 - 3,138
141 Graceland Park 59 48 - 1,985
142 Saint Josephs 59 53 - 1,852
143 Richnor Springs 59 52 - 629
144 Stonewood-Pentwood-Winston 59 46 - 1,260
145 Mount Holly 59 56 - 1,092
146 Kernewood 58 50 - 550
147 Waltherson 58 48 - 5,993
148 Westfield 58 45 - 3,205
149 Harford-Echodale / Perring Parkway 58 46 - 8,390
150 Rosemont 58 58 - 2,968
151 Greenspring 58 60 - 3,164
152 Beverly Hills 57 46 - 687
153 Woodring 57 41 - 2,380
154 West Arlington 57 62 - 2,005
155 Homeland 57 50 - 3,226
156 Garwyn Oaks 57 54 - 1,121
157 Carrol-South Hilton 57 54 - 1,636
158 O'Donnell Heights 57 44 - 929
159 Dorchester 57 56 - 1,723
160 Concerned Citizens of Forest Park 57 51 - 1,030
161 Levindale 57 51 - 1,244
162 Hanlon-Longwood 57 62 - 2,480
163 Medfield 57 59 - 2,609
164 Christopher 56 51 - 1,130
165 Gwynns Falls 56 48 - 1,158
166 Frankford 55 49 - 17,967
167 Glenham-Belford 55 47 - 6,131
168 New Northwood 54 50 - 4,775
169 Loch Raven 54 50 - 5,994
170 Wilson Heights 54 48 - 777
171 Parklane 54 61 - 2,051
172 Cylburn 53 57 - 2,228
173 Curtis Bay 53 36 - 3,709
174 Irvington 53 47 - 4,671
175 Claremont-Freedom 53 50 - 775
176 Wyndhurst 52 45 - 763
177 Druid Hill Park 52 67 - 511
178 Lauraville 52 45 - 4,079
179 Howard Park 52 49 - 6,240
180 Cedmont 52 46 - 2,596
181 Pen Lucy 52 54 - 2,957
182 Moravia-Walther 51 48 - 1,023
183 Edmondson Village 51 51 - 5,876
184 Wilson Park 51 52 - 1,362
185 Parkside 51 51 - 2,395
186 Allendale 51 53 - 3,986
187 Ashburton 51 61 - 2,705
188 East Arlington 50 63 - 2,053
189 Loyola / Notre Dame 50 48 - 3,102
190 Arcadia 50 47 - 1,254
191 Morrell Park 50 46 - 4,796
192 Broening Manor 50 42 - 1,542
193 Morgan State University 49 45 - 1,735
194 Park Circle 49 61 - 3,076
195 Kenilworth Park 49 52 - 1,333
196 Rosemont East 49 43 - 1,878
197 Overlea 48 42 - 881
198 Idlewood 48 40 - 2,666
199 Cherry Hill 47 58 - 8,199
200 West Hills 47 49 - 2,141
201 Cross Country 46 42 - 4,717
202 Saint Agnes 46 45 - 595
203 Cedonia 45 44 - 3,125
204 Saint Helena 45 41 - 501
205 Bellona-Gittings 44 41 - 622
206 Hunting Ridge 43 49 - 1,219
207 Gwynns Falls / Leakin Park 43 51 - 691
208 Woodberry 43 60 - 1,640
209 Lower Herring Run Park 43 50 - 559
210 Pulaski Industrial Area 42 55 - 1,026
211 Medford 41 44 - 1,258
212 Violetville 41 42 - 2,563
213 Tremont 40 48 - 785
214 Grove Park 40 55 - 1,930
215 Perring Loch 40 47 - 2,716
216 Cross Keys 39 53 - 879
217 Oaklee 39 42 - 564
218 Mount Winans 38 54 - 712
219 Westport 37 58 - 1,609
220 Uplands 37 50 - 760
221 Mayfield 36 53 - 775
222 Windsor Hills 36 49 - 1,619
223 Westgate 36 47 - 2,718
224 Armistead Gardens 36 46 - 3,279
225 Ten Hills 36 49 - 1,443
226 Cheswolde 35 32 - 7,138
227 Coldspring 32 58 - 1,200
228 Yale-Heights 31 44 - 2,347
229 West Forest Park 30 46 - 2,414
230 North Roland Park / Poplar Hill 29 42 - 1,200
231 Beechfield 26 43 - 3,658
232 Mount Washington 26 45 - 3,817
233 Franklintown 22 42 - 1,327
234 Wakefield 17 39 - 1,717

Eating & Drinking

There are about 1,964 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in Baltimore.

People in Baltimore can walk to an average of 3 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in 5 minutes.

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Cat's Eye Pub

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Power Plant Live!

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thumbnail for Howard P. Rawlings Conservatory & Botanic GardensA great place to visit if you like plants. The conservatory is in Druid Hill Park and is on the Jones Falls Trail.

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on Howard P. Rawlings Conservatory & Botanic Gardens

Transit Score of Baltimore, MD

Baltimore has Good Transit

Many nearby public transportation options. Find Baltimore apartments for rent near public transit.

Public Transit Routes

Baltimore has good public transportation and about 64 bus, 2 rail, 1 subway and 1 light rail lines.

Transit Time

The map above shows how far you can travel in 30 minutes from Baltimore on public transit.

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Baltimore has about 63 car shares from RelayRides, Zipcar and Hertz On Demand.

Neighborhood Guides

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Belvedere Square Shopping Center

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Cat's Eye Pub

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The Point In Fells

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Baltimore Farmers Market & Bazaar

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Babe Ruth Birthplace & Museum

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One-Eyed Mike's

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Crime in Baltimore

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Each year in Baltimore, 27 violent crimes and 52 property crimes occur per 1,000 people.

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What's It Like to Live in Baltimore?

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Belvedere Square Shopping Center

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Baltimore Farmers Market & Bazaar

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Penn Station

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City Hall

Overview

At about 45 minutes by rail from Washington DC, Baltimore has become an attractive choice for those working in the nation’s capitol. It’s not just a DC suburb, Baltimore is very much its own city. Baltimore played an important role in the American Revolution – the harbor town has been an important trade hub since the 1700s. That makes it a city with rich character – it was once home to writer Edgar Allen Poe and singer Billie Holiday. The urban renewal of the late 70s brought new attractions – stadiums, museums, and office buildings to the Inner Harbor; it’s now home to financial services company T. Rowe Price and hardware giant Black and Decker.

Located on the Chesapeake Bay, the city has a four season climate, with some snow in the winters – more inland – and those East coast muggy summers. There are lots of historic buildings, work by famous architects from colonial to post modern make up the varied skyline, and there are thousands of row houses. Oriole Park in Camden Yard, home to the Baltimore Orioles, is highly praised for its aesthetics. There are nearly 5000 acres of parks and green space in Baltimore, including the historic Fort McHenry, where American forces defended Baltimore Harbor from the British navy.

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University of Baltimore Business Center

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Assembly Building at Clipper Mill

Getting Around

Baltimore to DC commuters take the MARC (Maryland Area Regional Commuter) train between the two cities. The Acela Express also runs down to DC – and north to Philadelphia. A number of bus lines that make the run including Greyhound, MTA (Maryland Transit Authority), and Megabus.

The MTA operates light rail that serves BWI Marshall Airport. A subway line runs between Johns Hopkins Hospital and Owings Mills. It intersects with the light rail at Charles Center so you can get to Penn Station or Camden Yards for the MARC. Express bus lines serve some of the more heavily traveled commuter routes, and standard bus service operates throughout the city. The Baltimore Water Taxi runs three connector lines (they permit bikes on board) and a fleet that serves most of the harbor tourist attractions.

Baltimore hasn’t made the leap to making biking an essential part of the transportation strategy, the city has only a tiny pilot program on the University of Maryland campus and the surface streets can be challenging to all but hard core cyclists. This year, the city is introducing their Downtown Bike Network, part of the city’s plan to encourage cycling. There are bike lanes and recommended bike routes, and a commitment to grow cycling as a safe and viable means of getting around, but there’s some work to do.

ZipCar operates the car sharing service in Baltimore for those days when you can’t get by without wheels. AltCar did a promising test run of an all electric fleet in Baltimore.

thumbnail for Upper Fells PointTypical small Baltimore Street. A lot of houses in Upper Fells Point have actually improved over years.

Melvin Smalls
on Upper Fells Point

Neighborhoods

Baltimore’s Inner Harbor is home to many of the city’s attractions, big hotels, and Harborplace, the waterfront shopping center. It’s touristy, but that makes for a neighborhood that’s connected and has lots of services. Because this neighborhood was the center of revitalization efforts, a lot of what’s here is new construction – mixed use buildings with retail and restaurants at street level and condos or offices up above. Most of the housing here is in high rise condo complexes, a lot of them have spectacular views towards the water.

The University of Maryland is downtown and it’s easily accessed by Metro to Charles Center. There are some attractive loft style apartments in rebuilt warehouses and classic brick buildings with hardwood floors and gorgeous architectural detailing like arcade windows and elegant public spaces. There are plenty of newer condos, too, with amenities like stainless steel appliances in the kitchen, and on site gyms. Downtown has an active neighborhood association that’s focused on making the heart of the city a better place to live.

Federal Hill, on the East side of the Inner Harbor, has lots of those famous Baltimore row houses, some remodeled warehouse lofts, and some older apartment buildings. The Cross Street Market in Federal Hill is an indoor market that offers a mix of produce, deli, and take-out food. It’s a great 'hood for nightlife with many restaurants, bars, and smaller clubs with live music. Young families who want city living chose Federal Hill for it’s central location, cool housing options, and proximity to their employers – it’s a walk to work neighborhood for those who work downtown.

North of downtown, Mount Vernon is another popular choice for families looking for in-city living. There are larger apartments with up to four bedrooms here. Long a fashionable and somewhat pricey neighborhood, it’s got lots of beautiful historic buildings and meticulously planned parks. There are swanky cafes, cultural institutions, and plenty of street life. There are new, modern developments here, some with swimming pools and gyms, but there are also historic row houses with hardwood floors, pocket doors, and colonial detailing.

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Lexington Market

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The Point In Fells

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Charles Village

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Enoch Pratt Free Library

Charles Village, close to the Johns Hopkins campus, has more single family homes – many of them are two and three story row houses. It offers the diversity that university neighborhoods attract. An active neighborhood association is advocating to bring street car service to Charles Village, connecting it to downtown. Charles Avenue around 25th is a restaurant corridor and there are lots of nice coffee houses here too.

On the opposite side of Johns Hopkins and close to Wyman Park, there’s Hampden. A former mill district, now it’s retro-hipster chic with independent coffee houses, bars, and restaurants.

Hamden’s got a reputation for being quirky; there are lots of one of a kind shops that express the neighborhood’s unique personality. It’s also a very walkable place to live, restaurants line 36th Street and major bus lines cross the neighborhood.

Baltimore – or “Charm City” as it likes to call itself – has dozens of unique neighborhoods that offer walkable living. And with its focus on improving transit and street life, a move to Baltimore can get you in early on something good.

With 48% of Baltimore residents renting, you’ll find no shortage of apartments for rent, from cheap studios to colonial townhomes and classic row houses. Use Walk Score to search for one bedroom condos or two bedroom apartments close to the MTA – try Hamden for lofts and studios with easy access to light rail.

Federal Hill has some nice renovated row houses; in Guilford, you’ll find luxury single family homes with gardens. Charles Village offers diversity, high rise secured apartment buildings, luxury condos, and renovated row houses.

thumbnail for Belvedere Square Shopping CenterAn artisanal market that has gone through many transformations to get to its current state. Everything from Atwaters deli, to Ceriello's Italian market to the Grand Cru this place has some really great specialty shops. And during te warmer months they sponsor an out door concert series which gets crowded so get there early.

John Maranto
on Belvedere Square Shopping Center

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Rash Field

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Chesapeake Commons Apartments

thumbnail for Lexington MarketIconic Lexington Market, a must see in Downtown. Stop by for fresh produce, seafood, and prepared food. Not only is this a great place to grab a bite but a must see historical site

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