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  1. Public Schools
    C-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A
Roland Park is a neighborhood in Baltimore, Maryland with a population of 7,527. Roland Park is one of the best places to live in Maryland. Living in Roland Park offers residents an urban feel and most residents own their homes. In Roland Park there are a lot of bars, restaurants, and parks. Many young professionals and retirees live in Roland Park and residents tend to be liberal.
About Roland Park...
Population
7,527

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$425,049
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,172
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    35%
  • Own
    65%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    0
    283
  • Murder
    13
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    172
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    451
    500
  • Theft
    783
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$109,251
National
$55,322
Children
14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    50%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    26%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    10%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    10%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%
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The lovely thing about Roland Park is one feels as if one is living in the suburbs, yet one is living in the city. Having a blue ribbon public school is a rarity in Baltimore and one is surrounded by excellent private schools and good preschools all within walking distance. There's a strong sense of community, particularly among families with children. A great library, nearly adjacent food shopping, fun restaurants, an an independent pharmacy a stone's throw away are wonderful perks. It has many things going for it. The old growth trees, green space and stately homes make living here a delight, as are the beautiful trails and two streams. We were amazed by how much house we could afford here compared to our former community in another state.
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I love Roland Park. Great schools, beautiful homes, fun pathways, and an amazing location.

However, I am Asian. Chinese to be specific. And this is different. My street, just a few blocks down from Eddies of Roland Park has absolutely no Asians. Never there when I arrived and still none besides myself. It’s not that I dislike that, and it’s not as though I would prefer it. However, I have found that it has shaped me. Roland Park is so filled with Caucasians, I sometimes forget that I am “different". It’s not that I lose sight of who I am and my identity, but I feel so similar, and yet my skin tone and birthplace tell a different story. As the neighborhood has grown, I have sensed somewhat of an addition of different races…an African American family moved down my street just a few years ago. However, they soon left when they felt too dissimilar from the community. I don’t believe this is the fault of anyone in the neighborhood, but perhaps just the neighborhood itself.
Roland Park is a beautiful place in Baltimore city. There are many historic buildings, and many great schools. One problem with having such a historic town is that racism is very prevalent. In the past, there was de jure segregation with sings up saying "no blacks/ no jews." This has made a seamless transition over the years to a very racially segregated community, but now by de facto segregation. Baltimore is one of the cities worst afflicted by red lining and it is very obvious especially in Roland Park. One time, I was walking and saw that a neighbor had even called the police on a black man who was working on one of the surrounding houses because she thought he was breaking and entering. This is the reason I rated Roland Park as 3 for safety. There is not much violence, but for a black person, just being in the neighborhood can sadly be a very dangerous venture.