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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
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A
Washington Village/Pigtown is a neighborhood in Baltimore, Maryland with a population of 5,264. Living in Washington Village/Pigtown offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Washington Village/Pigtown there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Washington Village/Pigtown and residents tend to be liberal.
About Washington Village/Pigtown...
Population
5,264

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$158,976
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,376
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    54%
  • Own
    46%
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Washington Village/Pigtown Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of neighborhoods based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
D-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    992
    283
  • Murder
    56
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    1,515
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    2,058
    500
  • Theft
    3,068
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$39,746
National
$55,322
Children
16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    13%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    22%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    26%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    19%
    13%
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Pigtown has a lot going for it! Commute wise you are close to Downtown, the Beltway, I-95, and Marc Camden line. A new bike share program is now in place on Washington Blvd and makes it even more accessible to hop over to neighborhoods like Federal Hill, Mt. Vernon, and Harbor East. Within the last year, Pigtown has welcomed two great new bars Pigtown Ale House, Old Major, &new Brewery. Businesses are moving in fast and are staying, new restaurants like Breaking Bread and Culinary Architecture- there are more plans for new restaurants on Washington Blvd. Within a 20-25 minute walk, you could be doing laps in Carroll Park, biking the Gwynn's Fall trail or partaking in Free Yoga on the Inner Harbor. I have had no issues staying active in this neighborhood. we lucked out and our block is amazing! There are blocks in Pigtown that still suffer from the drug trade, but there group of residents determined to make this less prevalent.
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Living in Pigtown has been an overall enjoyable experience and a great value from some of the other neighborhoods in town. Pigtown is generally safe, but some blocks can be uncomfortable with building vacancies. Washington Blvd. is safe and decently lit at night. Nothing is as convenient as Pigtown commuting. Getting in and out to downtown or south is extremely easy and mess free. Parking is also nearly always available. A downside of Pigtown today is the lack of nightlife. It is a short uber away from any of the hotspots in town but there are few places to walk to. The opening of a brewery and a recent bar opening will help. Business are moving in faster than they are moving out so I can only see upside in this category.Being close to Carroll Park and Carroll Park Golf Course is a plus on the weekends. The neighborhood also has a strong civic group that pushes community activities. I have been in Pigtown for 1.5 yrs saving tons of $ and plan to stay for its inevitable renewal.
I absolutely love it here! Its a cute little community filled with many cultures and ages. We are close to a major beltway. There are amazing small businesses and restaurants around. It's definitely a wonderful place to grow up😊