6.2 out of 10

Abell

39.3256746138194 -76.6107821527062
Great for
  • Cost of Living
  • Internet Access
  • Pest Free
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Neighborly Spirit
Not great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Eating Out
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Nightlife
  • Parks & Recreation
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian

Reviews

3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Nice place to call home"

Abell is a neighborhood in the north region of the city and is defined by East 33rd Street, Guilford Avenue, East 29th Street and Greenmount Avenue. The neighborhood has a mix of older residential homes, as well as numerous commercial and industrial buildings. Homes here are typically detached single- family row homes, which are found in many parts of Baltimore.

Other than the resident’s yards, dedicated green space is somewhat limited here, but the neighborhood does have 32nd Street Park, which will offer children a place to play. Barclay Elementary School is the only school located in the Abell neighborhood. Public transportation is available with numerous bus stops being located on the main streets. Those commuting to work will like the fact that the Jones Falls Expressway (I-83) is nearby. Shopping and restaurant options are mainly concentrated along Greenmount Avenue, but are somewhat limited, so residents will want to venture out for those activities. There are no places of worship within the neighborhood, but there are churches within the adjacent neighborhoods.

Like many neighborhoods in Baltimore and other big cities, crimes against people and property can occur at any time and crime rates can vary from street to street and day to day. As always, check recent crime statistics to make an informed decision on any neighborhood you are considering living in or visiting.

Overall, Abell is a nice place to live, but may not appeal to some due to the mix of commercial uses within the neighborhood. However, I think the neighborhood has a lot to offer.
Pros
  • Nice row homes
  • Close to the expressway
Cons
  • Mix of commercial businesses within the neighborhood
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Students
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Building on History"

Abell, a residential part of the Charles Village region of Baltimore, consists primarily of good size row houses built during the early part of the 20th century. These homes feature large windows that allow lots of natural light. Named for a former owner of the Baltimore Sun, Abell also features a number of single family dwellings that were built toward the end of the Victorian Era.
In addition to residential structures, Abell also features a number of light industrial facilities and small businesses that provide both jobs and goods andno services for members of the community. Many of these originally grew up around the first Oriole Park, which burned in during World War II, and have since been replaced by a local school and warehouse buildings.
Another major landmark in the area is the Huntington Baptist Church. Originally built in 1836 to meet the needs of convalescent soldiers stationed at Fort McHenry, it was replaced by the modern day facility in 1922. Today, the church is a prominent part of the local African American community and a leader in the fight against local crime. Many of the residents of Abell are involved in the church and active in both its worship and its community outreach projects.
Pros
  • strong tradition
Cons
  • few free standing home
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian

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