Do you like your neighborhood? Is it friendly, and where everyone knows their neighbors? No matter if you live in the sticks or in an apartment building in downtown Baltimore, you have a little pocket that you can call home. And each neighborhood is different.
Smaller neighborhoods usually have obvious benefits — less crime, a slower pace of life, and a lower cost of living. But not all Baltimore neighborhoods are created equal. Some are better than others. But which ones?
Instead of relying on public opinion and speculation, we wanted to get the facts straight and find out which neighborhoods in Baltimore are the best. If you’re in one of the places we’re about to highlight, odds are you know you’ve got it made.
Here are the best neighborhoods in Baltimore for 2018:
- Riverside (Homes)
- Chinquapin Park-Belvedere (Homes)
- Roland Parl-Homewood-Guilford (Homes)
- Federal Hill (Homes)
- Cheswolde Area (Homes)
- Canton (Homes)
- Locust Point (Homes)
- Franklintown (Homes)
- Greater Mount Washington (Homes)
- Brooklyn-Curtis Bay (Homes)
Read on to see how we determined the places around Baltimore that deserve a little bragging rights or maybe you’re interested in the worst neighborhoods in Baltimore.
If you’re thinking of moving to elsewhere in Maryland check out:
- 10 Best Places To Live In Maryland
- 10 Cheapest Places To Live In Maryland
- 10 Most Dangerous Cities In Maryland
How do you determine the top neighborhoods in Baltimore for 2018?
In order to rank the best neighborhoods in Baltimore, we had to determine what criteria defines a ‘best’.
Using crime, census, and extrapolated BLS data, we arrived at the following set of criteria:
- High incomes
- Low unemployment rates
- Low crime
- High home prices
- High population densities (A proxy for things to do)
We limited the analysis to neighborhoods with over 1,000 people.
We then ranked each neighborhood with scores from 1 to 52 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, Riverside.
Read on below to learn more about what it’s like to live in the best places Baltimore has to offer. Or skip to the end to see the list of all the neighborhoods in the city from best to worst.
Median Income: $99,540
Median Home Value: $251,715
2. Chinquapin Park-Belvedere
Median Income: $89,602
Median Home Value: $306,496
3. Roland Parl-Homewood-Guilford
Median Income: $81,083
Median Home Value: $309,257
4. Federal Hill
Median Income: $83,734
Median Home Value: $290,718
5. Cheswolde Area
Median Income: $54,016
Median Home Value: $233,790
Median Income: $85,646
Median Home Value: $249,175
7. Locust Point
Median Income: $100,948
Median Home Value: $220,125
Median Income: $39,798
Median Home Value: $190,900
9. Greater Mount Washington
Median Income: $70,684
Median Home Value: $235,875
10. Brooklyn-Curtis Bay
Median Income: $42,041
Median Home Value: $84,200
Putting A Bow On Our Analysis Of Baltimore
If you’re measuring the neighborhoods in Baltimore where crime is low and everyone wants to live, this is an accurate list.
If you’re curious, here are the worst places in Baltimore:
- Berea Area
For more reading, check out:
- 10 Safest Places In Maryland
- These Are The 10 Richest Cities In Maryland
- 10 Worst Places To Live In Maryland
Detailed List Of The Best Neighborhoods In Baltimore
|9||Greater Mount Washington||5,353|
|33||Reservoir Hill-Bolton Hill Area||21,947|
|39||Monument Street Area||2,933|
|42||Patterson Park East||11,429|
|46||Old Town Area||7,908|