Let's face it, if you're house hunting in Maryland, Baltimore is a great place to begin. Charm City is filled to the brim with a unique selection of neighborhoods. Each--more than 300 overall--has its own distinct vibe and personality. How do you choose the best neighborhood for you? Our local Homesale Realty team has done some of the legwork for you by creating this list of six great Baltimore neighborhoods in which to live.
Guilford is that prominent Baltimore neighborhood where many people strive to live as they become upwardly mobile. The streets are lined with majestic trees, and green spaces created by the Olmstead firm in the early 1900s still exist. The area is registered as a historic district and features the renowned Sherwood Gardens. Guilford offers quick commutes to Johns Hopkins, the College of Notre Dame, Loyola College, and array of excellent public and private schools. The community prides itself on its close connections and supporting families, and residents have ample opportunity to bond with neighbors at community social events. Guilford's homes range from charming cottages to grand estates.
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Homeland is a planned neighborhood in northern Baltimore with over 1,000 homes. The neighborhood has received plenty of critical acclaim over its many years of existence, and it appeals to those looking for a beautiful, tranquil aesthetic in the middle of a city. Homes span from modest houses to sweeping mansions, and the neighborhood has wonderful manmade lakes that have become a central element. Homeland was designed in the 1920s, making it one of the first planned communities in the nation. Its location is near Notre Dame and other top attractions and jobs in the city. With its own architectural review committee, Homeland has consistently maintained its allure.
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Baltimore's Fells Point neighborhood borders the more widely known Canton. Another waterfront community, Fells Point possesses stunning historical architecture and energetic growth. There are over 120 restaurants, pubs, and shops, and housing is mostly comprised of eclectic townhomes and condos. With the Canton Waterfront Park and Patterson Park nearby, there are great walking spaces as well. Fells Point is a haven for young professionals who want to live, work and play all in one place.
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Roland Park is another one of Baltimore's prestigious planned communities. Stocked with top-notch private schools and some of Baltimore's best public schools, Roland Park draws upscale families to its hilly, forested streets. The neighborhood is well-located for people who like to work and play among Baltimore's hot spots, but it also possesses its own central village and is beautifully bordered by other chic neighborhoods. Considered North America's first planned suburb, it remains one of Baltimore's most sought after areas.
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Federal Hill is a water view neighborhood. Situated above the Inner Harbor, it is a popular and bustling place. In addition to being a historic district, Federal Hill has been the recipient of several urban renewal efforts. The makeover has been successful, and now it's a tight-knit community of singles, couples, and empty-nesters that enjoy close access to Downtown Baltimore and a lively parade of restaurants, shops, and bars.
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Ruxton is a luxurious, secluded community located on the outskirts of the city. The residents have a strong focus on family and community. It's surprisingly rural, yet offers a charming village center, the impressive L'Hirondelle Club, and an improvement association. Although some families have resided in Ruxton for generations, the area also attracts young high-level professionals.
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Baltimore is abundant with great schools, cultural scenes, attractions, nature, and more. Whether you're a "hipster" or "homebody," our team of local Baltimore REALTORS® at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Homesale Reaty will find the perfect home in Baltimore.