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  1. Public Schools
    C-
  2. Crime & Safety
    D+
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A-
Baltimore is a city in Maryland with a population of 621,000. Living in Baltimore offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Baltimore there are a lot of bars, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Baltimore.
About Baltimore...
Population
621,000

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$153,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$974
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    53%
  • Own
    47%
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Baltimore Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
D+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    950
    283
  • Murder
    56
    6
  • Rape
    62
    41
  • Robbery
    959
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,311
    500
  • Theft
    2,774
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    843
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$44,262
National
$55,322
Children
18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    14%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    16%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    30%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    17%
    13%

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Baltimore Reviews

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It is a great and a not-so-great neighbourhood. It is almost fascinating to see how from each block to block, the safety/vibe of the neighbourhood changes. There are some amazing places that I love, such as, Fells Point & Inner Harbor with great restaurants and places to walk around. However, the thing is I love roaming around the streets aimlessly - this is not possible in Baltimore as you never know when you will walk into a bad neighbourhood. Even so, there are many events in Baltimore (especially in the summer) with diverse neighbourhoods and great seafood!
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For the visitors, Baltimore offers many sightseeing attractions like the Inner Harbor and various art museums. For the residents, there are different neighborhoods, each with its vibe, culture, and amenities. Check them out to see which neighborhood(s) you would really enjoy!
Baltimore has a lot of really fun things to do, if you can afford to do them. There are obviously the bar/nightclub scenes in each neighborhood. I personally enjoy the aquarium, science center, museum of industry and the American Visionary Arts Museum. All of which cost money to get into! But, most of these places have reasonable membership programs if you're a repeat offender like me!

I've lived in both Upper Fells Point and Federal Hill. Both are areas I felt safe in, but that's not to say there weren't any incidents. The cost of living is a little pricey, but it's easy to manage if you have roommates. The biggest issue I had is parking!