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How do you get your hands on a sweet neighborhood in "The Greatest City in America?" You take a look at HomeSnacks' list of the best neighborhoods in Baltimore for 2020. Whether you're looking to buy a home or rent, when you're ready for more, "Balti-More" has you covered. So, grab yourself a basket of Jimmy's famous crab cakes, find a sunny spot next to the Chesapeake Bay, and read on as we tell you how we determined the best neighborhoods in Baltimore.
First, we looked at the latest census data for all 54 Baltimore neighborhoods for median household income levels and median home prices. And while the crime rate in Baltimore is quite a bit above the national average, the neighborhoods that made Baltimore's top ten don't seem to be affected. Matter of fact, after we looked at income and home prices, we ran each one through our SnackAbility algorithm, and all ten high marks for safety. They also scored off the charts in other snack worthy criteria like affordability and amenities.
And since it's all about preference at this point, if you're looking for a little number close to water the Inner Harbor neighborhood has seen a sort of waterfront restoration being named "the model for waterfront redevelopment around the world." And if $250,000 for a home is at the top end of your budget, you're in luck because you can pick one up for around $142,015.6851851852 in Locust Point and Canton.
More importantly, if you want to be part of the "in crowd" that's reaping the benefits of Baltimore's best neighborhoods, you should keep reading because you're about to find out.
In case you didn't know, Baltimore is a pretty big deal. With hundreds of identified districts, Baltimore has been dubbed a "city of neighborhoods." That's because the people here are neighborly, they have unexplainable strong pride for their city, and they are sort of a hardy folk. Heck, notables like Jada Pinkette Smith and Nancy Pelosi are strong women who have been praising Baltimore for you years.
But, this is where it gets serious, folks. Out of 54 Baltimore neighborhoods, Chinquapin Park-Belvedere is the best neighborhood in Charm City.
If you want to see where the rest of Baltimore's best neighborhoods ranked, take a look below.
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The 10 Best Neighborhoods To Live In Baltimore
Riverside Park is a nearly 17-acre public park located in the historic Riverside neighborhood in Baltimore, Maryland.
Cheswolde is residential community in northwest Baltimore, Maryland. It is located along the Western Run. The main roads running through the area are Greenspring Avenue, Cross Country Boulevard, and Taney Road.
Locust Point is a peninsular neighborhood in Baltimore, Maryland. Located in South Baltimore, the neighborhood is entirely surrounded by the Locust Point Industrial Area; the traditional boundaries are Lawrence street to the west and the Patapsco River to the north, south, and east. It once served as a center of Baltimore's Polish-American, Irish-American and Italian-American communities; in more recent years Locust Point has seen gradual gentrification with the rehabilitation of Tide Point and Silo Point. The neighborhood is also noted as being the home of Fort McHenry.
The neighborhood is named for the prominent hill that is easily viewed from the Inner Harbor area, to which the neighborhood forms the physical south boundary. The hillside is a lush green and serves as a community park. The neighborhood occupies the northwestern part of a peninsula that extends along two branches of the Patapsco Riverthe Northwest Branch and the Middle Branch. This peninsula is generally referred to as the South Baltimore Peninsula, and includes the neighborhoods of Federal Hill, Locust Point, Riverside, South Baltimore, and Sharp-Leadenhall. While not physically a part of the peninsula, Otterbein is also included in the collection of neighborhoods which make up greater South Baltimore. Traditionally, Federal Hill was roughly triangular, bordered by Hanover Street to the west; Hughes Street, the harbor, and Key Highway to the north and east; and Cross Street to the south.
Canton is a neighborhood in Baltimore, Maryland, United States. The neighborhood is along Baltimore's outer harbor in the southeastern section of the city, roughly two miles east of Baltimore's downtown district and next to or near the neighborhoods of Patterson Park, Fells Point, Highlandtown, and Greektown.
How We Determined The Best Baltimore, MD Neighborhoods In 2020
In order to rank the best neighborhoods in Baltimore, we had to determine what criteria defines a "best".
- High incomes
- Low unemployment rates
- Low crime
- High home prices
- High population densities (A proxy for things to do)
We then ranked each neighborhood with scores from 1 to 54 in each category, where 1 was the best.
Next, we averaged the rankings for each neighborhood to create a best neighborhood index.
And finally, we crowned the neighborhood with the lowest best neighborhood index the "Best City Neighborhood In Baltimore." We're lookin' at you, Chinquapin Park-Belvedere.
Read on below to learn more about what it's like to live in the best places Baltimore, Maryland has to offer. Or skip to the end to see the list of all the neighborhoods in the city from best to worst.
Putting A Bow On Our Analysis Of The Best Neighborhoods In Baltimore
If you're measuring the neighborhoods in Baltimore where crime is low and everyone wants to live, this is an accurate list.
As we mentioned earlier, the neighborhoods in Baltimore aren't all good. Fairfield Area takes the title of the worst neighborhood to live in Baltimore.
We ranked the neighborhoods from best to worst in the chart below.
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