Hip neighborhoods in Baltimore
Young professionals looking to live in neighborhoods with personality and amenities that meet their needs in Baltimore are in luck. A number of local communities cater to the unique crowds that call them home. Check out the MLS listings in Baltimore to find your dream home in the Chesapeake Bay area.
The median price for a single family home was $113,146 as of June 10, 2012, according to ALTOSResearch. This is up from May 1, 2012, when the median price was approximately $110,000. To further break down the cost and affordability of a property, you can determine how much the house costs per square foot. Next, compare that to the median price paid for the same space in Baltimore, which was about $100 as of June 10, 2012.
Affordable housing options are available in Baltimore in several communities. Here are three hip neighborhoods in Baltimore you may want to check out:
1. Canton. The waterfront community is a cozy, yet upscale neighborhood that features a beautiful blend of new and old architecture. Many of the area row houses are filled with young professionals and empty nesters, which creates a vibrant and active atmosphere. As you walk the streets of Canton, be prepared to exclaim over the colorful array of screen paintings filling residents' and businesses’ doorways. A Baltimore grocer began this artistic feature in 1913 when he adorned the window screens of his shop with a painting depicting produce and meat, according to the Canton Community Association.
2. Bolton Hill. Filled with beautiful row houses set along tree-lined streets, this neighborhood is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Just 1.5 miles from the Inner Harbor and 2 miles from Camden Yards and M&T Bank Stadium, it is a grand neighborhood for those who work in the downtown area. Public transportation is easily accessible, as well as a plethora of nearby amenities such as shops, restaurants, bars and diverse religious institutions.
3. Hampden. Young families and singles are quickly buying up property in this community. Located in the center of Baltimore, the colorful row houses lining the streets are warm and inviting. Despite its placement, the neighborhood appeals to those that are looking for a small town feel without losing the amenities of a city. Funky and eclectic shops are featured on a few different streets to serve locals.