West Baltimore

Population: 52,160Median home value: $78,008 59 Ranks better than 17% of areas
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A+ West Baltimore Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
B West Baltimore Cost of Living Cost of living is 25% lower than Maryland
West Baltimore
9010% less expensive than the US average
100same as the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
West Baltimore cost of living
F West Baltimore Crime Total crime is 346% higher than Maryland
Total crime
12,132342% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 9342% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
7%Year over year crime is up
West Baltimore crime
F West Baltimore Employment Household income is 62% lower than Maryland
Median household income
$28,58948% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$17,06643% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
10%114% higher than the US average
West Baltimore employment
B- West Baltimore Housing Home value is 73% lower than Maryland
Median home value
$78,00858% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$83112% lower than the US average
Home ownership
31%51% lower than the US average
West Baltimore real estate or West Baltimore rentals
F West Baltimore Schools HS graduation rate is 25% lower than Maryland
High school grad. rates
65%22% lower than the US average
School test scores
12%75% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
n/aequal to the US average
Baltimore K-12 schools or Baltimore colleges

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Compare Baltimore, MD Livability To Other Cities

Best Neighborhoods In & Around Baltimore, MD

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Cheswolde Area, Baltimore775.612,433
Roland Parl-Homewood-Guilford, Baltimore733.816,535
Inner Harbor, Baltimore681.62,535
Riverside, Baltimore662.59,001
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Lower Northwood, Baltimore664.713,686
Franklintown, Baltimore652.81,503
Pulaski, Baltimore655.8475
Cedonia, Baltimore645.919,443

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I have lived in West Baltimore for more than twenty years and have seen much of the transformation from good to bad to worse. The revitalization efforts have been wildly successful in most pockets of the community and the area has sprung back to vitality with more to offer than ever before. I relocated to West Baltimore from the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area to attend graduate school and underwent a bit of a culture shock.

West Baltimore loosely covers the area and neighborhoods surrounding the University of Maryland, as far west as Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd and as far south as the inner harbor. The area is rich in local and national historical significance but does not showcase these events and museums the way some pretentious cities tend to present themselves. The Great Blacks in Wax Museum is one of the most interesting places to visit but stands just at a corner of a normal neighborhood without much fanfare or advertising. The Walters Art Gallery, multiple performing arts centers and annual events like Artscape are national and even global tourist attractions. Nightlife in West Baltimore is limited to a few small nightclubs, sushi bars, local taverns, and a hookah lounge. A great community vibe, but not celebrity status like nearby Washington, DC.

There are a few great restaurants in West Baltimore and several options for business travelers to enjoy lunch or dinner on the go. The best cheese steaks will come from The Silver Moon carryout which serves the University community. Aside from the popular chain restaurants sprinkled about the harbor area, there is a plethora of storefront restaurants featuring some of the best soul food and ethnic cuisines anywhere in the country. Jamaican beef patties, Greek lamb gyros, and Trinidadian jerk chicken are just some of the authentic dishes that abound through this unique neighborhood.

Shopping, dining, and various entertainment options are plentiful. The business center includes federal government buildings, law offices, upscale boutiques with limited hours and designer clothing. Just a few blocks away, starving students can pick up complete outfits on the cheap from the many thrift stores and consignment shops. Whether people want to spend $200 or $20 on a dinner for two, the right restaurant exists in West Baltimore. One word of caution: although Baltimore is known for the famous Blue Crabs, the best crab restaurants are not necessarily found in West Baltimore.
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Source: The West Baltimore, Baltimore, MD data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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