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- Crime & SafetyC
- Good for FamiliesB-
- Cost of LivingB
- Health & FitnessC+
- Outdoor ActivitiesA-
Glenham-Belhar is a neighborhood in Baltimore, Maryland with a population of 6,177. Glenham-Belhar is in Baltimore City County. Living in Glenham-Belhar offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Glenham-Belhar there are a lot of bars and parks. Many young professionals live in Glenham-Belhar and residents tend to be liberal.
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Moved to the neighborhood last year, closer to Harford Road. Love the sense of community and history of the area. It’s difficult to find such affordable single family homes with yards in Baltimore. Lots of locally owned businesses nearby— bars, restaurants, and all types of other small businesses. It’s become a pretty easily walkable area. Bus route goes straight downtown and there is an express bus for commuters.
Glenham-Belhar has an active community association and other groups like Hamilton-Lauraville Main Street and HARBEL provide volunteer opportunities to get to know your neighbors and work to help the community. There are many local events. For example, there are several music venues and local concert series, great First Friday events with free food, drink, and music, a Tuesday Market in the summer months with fresh produce, food trucks, kids activities, and entertainment, an annual Hamilton Street Festival, an annual Soapbox Racer Derby for kids, an active parents group (HL Sprouts), etc. While there is a core of people who have lived here all their lives, there are also plenty of new residents moving into the area (many families, artists, retirees, and working professionals). Many people have pets and there are parks in the area (like Herring Run) where you can walk your dog (on a leash of course). There's a great local pet supplies shop in Hamilton (Mutt Mart) that sells everything you might need--they also have a summer concert series, monthly fundraisers for various animal rescue groups, and a lot of social activities.
The Glenham-Belhar neighborhood is located in NE Baltimore City and is part of the Hamilton-Lauraville community. This is one of the few communities in the city that has a really great mix of different types of people (various incomes, races, ages, etc.) There's a core base of retirees, many young families are moving into the area (attracted by the historic homes with large yards at a great price), and there are many professional and creative people who live in the neighborhood (think university professors, scientific researchers, entrepreneurs, professional artists, and the like). There are several great public and charter schools in the neighborhood. You get many of the perceived benefits of the suburbs (large yards and big houses) only at a much lower price with the convenience of being able to walk to great restaurants, markets, and some small shops. Like most city neighborhoods, you have to be sure to lock your car and your home--but crime is almost entirely limited to property crime (things being stolen from cars parked on the street, etc.) We've lived here for more than two years and haven't had any issues with crime or safety for us (or on our street, which ends in one of the area charter schools and gets a fair amount of foot traffic from high school kids--kids are usually cited as the primary source of the petty crimes).