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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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Cat's Eye Pub

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Baltimore Farmers Market & Bazaar

Baltimore is the 11th 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 Apartments for Rent

View all Baltimore apartments on a map. The average rent is $1,300 and the average home price is $176,167.

Rental info for Taylor Park in the Baltimore area
from $1,085
2 bed
Walk Score 31
Rental info for The Algonquin in the Baltimore area
from $1,100
1 bed
Walk Score 95
Rental info for Mayflower Apts @ Biddison Lane in the Baltimore area
from $975
Rental info for Chesapeake Commons in the Baltimore area
from $1,295
1 bed
Walk Score 97
Rental info for Zahlco Development in the Baltimore area
from $1,100
1 bed
Walk Score 98
Rental info for Gwynnbrook Townhomes in the Baltimore area
from $835
1 bed
Walk Score 66
Rental info for N M Carroll Manor in the Baltimore area
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1 bed
Walk Score 73
Rental info for Roland Ridge in the Baltimore area
from $905
1 bed
Walk Score 49

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

Baltimore Neighborhoods

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Population

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

Eating & Drinking

There are about 2,127 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in Baltimore.

People in Baltimore can walk to an average of 4 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in 5 minutes.

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Power Plant Live!

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Inner Harbor

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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 65 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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Cat's Eye Pub

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The Point In Fells

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Robert McClintock Studio & Gallery

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Baltimore Farmers Market & Bazaar

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Babe Ruth Birthplace & Museum

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One-Eyed Mike's

Bike Score of Baltimore, MD

Baltimore is Bikeable

Some bike infrastructure.

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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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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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The Point In Fells

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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University of Maryland, Baltimore County

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Charles Village

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Enoch Pratt Free Library

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Rash Field

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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Chesapeake Commons Apartments

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Otterbein's Wheel Park

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on Lexington Market

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