Baltimore

153 reviews
  1. City in Maryland
B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    C
  2. Crime & Safety
    C-
  3. Real Estate
    C
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    C-
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$155,000
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$944
National
$904
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    53%
  • Own
    47%

Baltimore Rankings

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  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools
  • Colleges

    Crime & Safety

    Crime & Safety
    C-
    Based on violent and property crime rates.
    Violent Crimes
    • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
    National
    • Assault
      676
      264
    • Murder
      34
      5
    • Rape
      39
      37
    • Robbery
      590
      135
    Property Crimes
    • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
    National
    • Burglary
      1,111
      575
    • Theft
      2,888
      2,114
    • Motor Vehicle Theft
      719
      257

    Residents

    Diversity
    A
    Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
    Median Household Income
    $41,819
    National
    $53,046
    Children
    18%
    Education Levels
    National
    • Master's degree or higher
      13%
      11%
    • Bachelor's degree
      15%
      18%
    • Some college or associate's degree
      24%
      29%
    • High school diploma or equivalent
      30%
      28%
    • Less than high school diploma
      19%
      14%

    Reviews

    153 reviews
    • Excellent
      19
    • Very Good
      46
    • Average
      63
    • Poor
      15
    • Terrible
      10
    Baltimore City is a great place for young professionals to reside in. I moved here a couple years after graduation and love it! There are a few small neighborhoods within the city that just make it feel more homey to me. This is the first time I have lived in a bigger city, and it feels like just the right size. It's not too big, like New York or Washington D.C., but it's not as small as my previous "home" in Augusta, Georgia. There are tons of restaurants, concerts, and festivals happening every weekend in the city. Baltimore has everything I need close by. I often walk to the grocery store, gym, and soccer fields that are all within 15 minutes of my house. As with any city, walking around at night alone is not recommended. I always recommend having a walking buddy! There are quite a few large companies around the city and the county, making commutes more manageable. Overall, Baltimore has been great to me for the last year, I can't wait to see what the next year has in store!
    • Current Resident
    • 15 days ago
    I was a student on the Johns Hopkins medical campus from 2011 - 2013. As a single, young, white female, I had a blast! There were buses and cabs to take you to the fun spots like Fells Point, the Inner Harbor, and historic Mt. Vernon where you could find delicious restaurants and lively bars. The neighborhoods of Baltimore each offered their own quirks and vibes- it is not too hard to develop a sense of community in this mid-sized city. Baltimore has the best doctors in the world at Hopkins; a thriving arts community at Peabody, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and local galleries; as well as the Orioles and the Ravens. There's something for everybody! The weather is temperate along mid-atlantic standards- nothing too cold like what you'd get in NYC and the hurricanes die down by the time they make their way up the coast. Plus, I hear it's pretty affordable but I guess that depends on where you are moving from. I would move back in a heartbeat!
    • Former Resident
    • 2 months ago
    Baltimore is the best. The people are down to earth and love hosting the people (tourists) who come to visit their home. If one doesn't get to meet or galavant with the locals, the Inner Harbor is the place to go.
    For foodies and non-foodies Baltimore offers the Market Place on Light Street. It is full of concession-stand vendors selling everything from Baltimore's famous crab cakes to Japanese Trinidadian curry goat.
    If you don't travel for food Baltimore is a place of culture and history. There is the wax museum, Science Center, Baltimore School of Arts (Tupac Shakur and Jada Pinkett-Smith), Walter's Art Gallery, Federal Hill (Civil War battleground)- all within walking distance of one another.
    Even if there weren't so many interesting places romantic is the idea of visiting the hometown of so many historical American figures: Edgar Allen Poe, Doc Holliday, Carmelo Anthony and,of course, the greatest Olympian ever, Michael Phelps are/were from Baltimore.
    • Former Resident
    • 2 months ago