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65 Walk Score of Baltimore, MD

Baltimore is Somewhat Walkable

Some errands can be accomplished on foot.

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Cat's Eye Pub

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Baltimore Farmers' Market

Baltimore is the 14th most walkable large city in the US with 620,961 residents.

Baltimore has good public transportation and is somewhat bikeable.

Find apartments in Baltimore's most walkable neighborhoods: Downtown, Mount Vernon and University of MD at Baltimore.

Baltimore Neighborhoods

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Population

1 Downtown 98 91 79 6,138
2 Mount Vernon 98 88 85 3,156
3 University of MD at Baltimore 97 91 74 635
4 Fells Point 96 67 85 5,289
5 Federal Hill - Montgomery 96 75 80 1,997
6 Mid-Town Belvedere 96 83 87 3,841
7 Little Italy 96 80 83 1,305
8 Sharp Leadenhall 96 76 88 1,337
9 Upper Fells Point 95 66 77 4,350
10 Abell 95 58 80 1,001
11 Charles North 94 75 89 1,413
12 Otterbein 93 86 87 1,349
13 Charles Village 93 61 84 6,164
14 Brewer's Hill 93 59 81 2,637
15 Hudson - Highlandtown 93 59 74 1,513
16 SBIC - West Federal Hill 92 60 74 3,981
17 Oakenshawe 91 56 78 3,524
18 Dunbar 91 73 67 857
19 Hollins Park 91 75 74 2,092
20 Jonestown 90 84 81 1,379
21 Riverside 90 59 65 6,294
22 Barclay 90 70 78 2,180
23 Washington Hill 90 78 71 513
24 Seton Hill 90 88 77 985
25 Ridgely's Delight 89 86 84 1,007
26 Canton 89 57 82 11,327
27 Remington 89 62 84 2,527
28 Butchers Hill 89 67 70 1,483
29 Hampden 89 56 71 7,244
30 Better Waverly 89 60 68 2,238
31 Harwood 88 63 77 1,490
32 Patterson Place 88 66 67 804
33 Baltimore Highlands 87 57 69 2,723
34 Washington Village 87 70 76 5,236
35 Middle East 87 72 68 2,351
36 Union Square 87 66 61 841
37 Lexington Terrace 87 82 70 589
38 McElderry Park 87 67 61 2,284
39 Greenmount West 87 78 84 1,466
40 Penn - Fallsway 86 84 84 6,323
41 Wyman Park 86 51 66 2,461
42 Johns-Hopkins - Homewood 86 55 79 935
43 Patterson Park 85 60 76 6,637
44 Poppleton 85 77 72 2,360
45 Hoes Heights 84 58 65 1,071
46 Douglas Homes 84 80 66 1,188
47 Booth-Boyd 83 65 49 827
48 Milton - Montford 83 68 65 1,068
49 Pratt Monroe 83 61 64 3,556
50 Bentalou - Smallwood 83 55 59 2,147
51 Druid Heights 82 71 59 1,402
52 West Pratt 82 65 54 729
53 Waverly 82 56 59 2,772
54 Madison Park 82 77 67 2,320
55 Joseph Lee 81 55 54 1,984
56 McCulloh Homes 80 83 75 1,756
57 East Baltimore Midway 80 65 57 3,039
58 Elwood Park 80 59 60 4,892
59 Sandtown-Winchester 80 70 54 8,607
60 Mid-Govans 79 50 50 2,014
61 Pleasant View Gardens 79 84 84 759
62 Upton 78 76 61 3,689
63 Bolton Hill 78 78 75 5,221
64 Johnson Square 78 78 74 1,850
65 Woodbrook 77 72 72 1,913
66 Madison - Eastend 76 62 58 2,806
67 Mondawmin 76 70 55 3,469
68 Oliver 76 70 62 4,127
69 Penn North 76 71 68 1,856
70 Arlington 75 62 58 2,610
71 Broadway East 75 62 58 5,161
72 Woodbourne - McCabe 75 49 59 1,340
73 Franklin Square 75 67 58 2,592
74 Lake Evesham 74 48 54 548
75 Pimlico 74 55 60 1,110
76 Fifteenth Street 74 58 57 2,466
77 Shipley Hill 74 61 58 2,094
78 Lexington 74 66 52 2,930
79 Chinquapin Park - Belvedere 74 50 41 1,998
80 Gay Street 74 77 72 2,517
81 Oldtown 74 81 74 2,272
82 South Clifton Park 73 57 53 766
83 Darley Park 73 60 48 1,171
84 Langston Hughes 72 63 57 1,270
85 Heritage Crossing 72 83 72 922
86 Easterwood 72 69 55 1,505
87 Fallstaff 71 48 54 4,482
88 Harlem Park 71 72 58 3,392
89 Mill Hill 70 48 69 1,919
90 Evergreen Lawn 70 65 52 1,130
91 Midtown Edmondson 70 68 57 1,877
92 Winston - Govans 70 49 55 967
93 Keswick 70 52 69 1,102
94 Greektown 69 57 50 999
95 Cedarcroft 69 47 57 589
96 Risterstown Station 69 55 53 1,972
97 Biddle Street 69 61 57 1,283
98 Woodmere 69 66 54 2,077
99 4X4 68 56 47 1,653
100 Tuscany - Cantebury 68 53 69 3,971
101 Liberty Square 68 73 64 767
102 Western District 67 64 54 1,770
103 Radnor - Winston 67 46 57 923
104 Cameron Village 67 52 45 1,353
105 Lucille Park 66 63 55 907
106 Medfield 66 62 58 2,740
107 Burleith - Leighton 66 71 49 734
108 Locust Point 66 36 56 2,835
109 Waltherson 65 47 48 6,238
110 Central Park Heights 65 58 56 5,726
111 Rognel Heights 64 49 51 1,625
112 Lake Walker 64 48 34 1,898
113 Roland Park 64 51 55 2,269
114 Belair - Edison 64 50 61 14,001
115 Lakeland 63 53 43 4,488
116 Woodbourne Heights 63 54 46 1,948
117 Reservoir Hill 63 69 73 6,121
118 Coppin Heights 63 65 50 2,800
119 Towanda Park 62 62 47 839
120 Wyndhurst 62 45 53 717
121 Panway - Braddish 62 66 48 1,111
122 Richnor Springs 62 49 50 1,066
123 Callaway - Garrison 62 61 54 3,524
124 Guilford 62 53 59 2,203
125 Bridgeview-Greenlawn 62 64 50 2,008
126 Harford - Echodale - Perring Parkway 61 52 41 8,510
127 Walbrook 61 58 46 2,474
128 North Harford Road 61 41 42 5,232
129 Westfield 60 45 48 2,574
130 Cedmont 60 42 42 2,558
131 Christopher 60 51 45 1,128
132 Brooklyn 60 45 46 7,732
133 Berea 59 57 52 3,922
134 Overlea 59 41 34 666
135 Central Forest Park 59 47 50 1,296
136 Mosher 58 61 50 2,033
137 Homeland 58 47 54 3,187
138 Ramblewood 58 50 39 1,706
139 Lauraville 58 44 44 3,997
140 Graceland Park 57 44 50 2,172
141 Glen Oaks 57 50 41 2,913
142 Morrell Park 56 43 51 4,724
143 Glen 56 52 47 8,620
144 Dorchester 56 54 49 1,657
145 Northwest Community 56 55 43 1,942
146 Glenham - Bedford 56 45 44 6,165
147 East Arlington 55 61 46 4,414
148 Saint Agnes 55 43 49 669
149 Woodring 55 41 44 2,621
150 Coldstream - Homestead - Montebello 54 59 52 6,480
151 Ashburton 54 58 52 1,112
152 Keniworth Park 54 53 49 1,575
153 Moravia - Walther 54 47 48 952
154 Frankford 54 48 44 18,056
155 Beverly Hills 54 45 55 752
156 Hanlon Longwood 54 60 53 1,155
157 Forest Park 54 52 59 1,563
158 Stonewood - Penwood - Winston 53 52 63 1,988
159 West Arlington 53 63 55 2,065
160 New Northwood 53 54 56 3,504
161 Rosemont 53 52 55 3,089
162 Winchester 52 57 47 1,157
163 Hunting Ridge 52 49 49 1,137
164 Howard Park 52 46 50 5,632
165 Franklintown Road 52 57 63 1,667
166 Wilson Heights 52 47 46 866
167 Wilson Park 51 51 46 759
168 Ednor Gardens - Lakeside 51 57 48 5,757
169 Claremont - Freedom 51 47 45 780
170 Levindale 51 49 45 1,248
171 Herring Run Park 50 49 61 1,410
172 O'Donnell Heights 50 44 56 1,225
173 Garwyn Oaks 50 53 54 2,268
174 Chinquapin Run Park 50 54 42 1,087
175 Violetville 49 40 43 2,713
176 Broening 49 42 54 1,700
177 Gwynns Falls 49 46 63 1,167
178 Idlewood 49 46 28 2,681
179 Edmondson 49 51 42 6,231
180 Hillen 49 53 56 1,233
181 Mid-Charles 48 44 43 4,099
182 West Mulbery 48 52 46 1,541
183 Loch Raven 48 49 38 6,592
184 Pen Lucy 48 54 43 3,079
185 Parkside 48 49 63 3,023
186 West Hills 48 47 44 1,969
187 Mount Holly 48 51 44 1,169
188 Original Northwood 47 54 46 2,148
189 Arcadia 47 46 57 1,113
190 Woodberry 47 62 54 1,433
191 Morgan State University 47 50 56 1,726
192 Medford 46 46 53 854
193 Cross Keys 46 51 36 878
194 Cherry Hill 45 59 49 8,291
195 Greenspring 45 60 41 3,385
196 Uplands 45 52 39 629
197 Irvington 44 47 44 4,266
198 Curtis Bay 44 40 39 3,963
199 Grove Park 44 55 38 1,928
200 Cross Country 43 41 37 4,599
201 Park Circle 42 59 42 3,272
202 Gwynns Falls Park 42 50 46 529
203 Perring Loch 42 49 35 2,121
204 Cylburn 41 54 46 2,349
205 Bellona - Gittings 41 44 55 543
206 Edgecomb 40 61 42 2,062
207 Saint Joseph's 40 52 50 2,418
208 Mount Pleasant Park 40 51 30 565
209 Moores Run Park 40 47 42 760
210 Ten Hills 40 52 31 1,047
211 Allendale 39 54 50 2,023
212 Mayfield - Montebello 39 54 55 1,818
213 New North Roland Park - Poplar Hill 39 50 35 1,397
214 Armistead Gardens 39 42 38 3,137
215 Tremont 38 49 31 946
216 Westgate 38 51 35 2,361
217 Westport 38 59 48 1,044
218 Carroll South 37 53 48 1,225
219 Westport Homes 37 56 42 562
220 Yale Heights 35 41 35 2,448
221 Cedonia 34 42 37 3,648
222 West Forest Park 34 43 32 3,548
223 Mount Winans 33 53 37 751
224 Franklintown 31 40 48 993
225 Beechfield 30 44 28 3,566
226 Windsor Hills 28 45 32 1,533
227 Cheswolde 26 33 29 7,294
228 Mt. Washington 24 48 23 3,787
229 Hillsdale Park 24 39 28 1,278
230 Cold Spring 22 58 40 989
231 Wakefield 22 34 40 1,780
232 Leakin Park 19 40 41 522

Average Home Features

According to HomeAdvisor Data, these characteristics make up the average home in Baltimore

Average square footage 2100
Homeowners have 3.3 bedrooms
Homeowners have 2.4 bathrooms
Age of home 43 years
Average time living in home 12 years

Check out HomeAdvisor’s Baltimore Home Happiness Survey.

Eating & Drinking

There are about 1,782 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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The Point In Fells

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Inner Harbor

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on Howard P. Rawlings Conservatory & Botanic Gardens

57 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 59 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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Cat's Eye Pub

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The Point In Fells

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Robert McClintock Gallery

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Baltimore Farmers' Market

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Babe Ruth Birthplace & Museum

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One-Eyed Mike's

56 Bike Score of Baltimore, MD

Baltimore is Bikeable

Some bike infrastructure.

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What's It Like to Live in Baltimore?

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Penn Station

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City Hall

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University of Baltimore Business Center

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Assembly Building at Clipper Mill

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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Lexington Market

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University of Maryland, Baltimore County

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.

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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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Charles Village

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Enoch Pratt Free Library

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Rash Field

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Chesapeake Commons Apartments

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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Otterbein's Wheel Park

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Mount Vernon Place United Methodist Church

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

Katie O'Connor-Jenkins
on Lexington Market

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