5.0 out of 10

Baltimore Highlands

39.2928171498988 -76.5665092679156
Great for
  • Cost of Living
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Parking
  • Public Transport
  • Internet Access
Not great for
  • Shopping Options
  • Childcare
  • Clean & Green
  • Eating Out
  • Gym & Fitness
Who lives here?
  • Singles
  • Students


3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 2/5

"Hanging On"

Located in southeastern Baltimore, Baltimore Highlands is a small neighborhood conveniently located to four bus routes that can take its residents to just about anywhere the city. This is important because the one source of employment in the immediate area, Esskay Meats, close its factory in 1993. This caused the neighborhood to take a bit of an economic hit, although most of the residents who had worked in the plant were able to find employment elsewhere.

While the now empty Esskay Factory still dominates the neighborhood’s landscape, it is actually overshadowed by other, more attractive areas. For instance, the Hebrew Friendship Cemetery consists of acres and acres of peaceful, gently rolling green space. While not exactly suitable for family picnics and soccer games, it none the less provides a sense of tranquility amidst this otherwise hectic part of the city.

While less attractive and peaceful than the cemetery, the Chesapeake Uniform Rental Company provides employment for those residents looking for a workplace within walking distance of their homes. It operates a commercial laundry facility that specializes in cleaning the uniforms they rent. While improvements have certainly been made in how the plant processes items, there are still some concerns about the effect of the chemicals and techniques sued on the environment.
  • employment oppertunities
  • declining area
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Students

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