1.7 out of 10


39.2766800164785 -76.6987709162536
Great for
  • Cost of Living
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Parking
  • Public Transport
  • Medical Facilities
Not great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Eating Out
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Peace & Quiet
Who lives here?
  • Singles
  • Students


1/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 1/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 1/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 2/5
  • 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

"Neither a Beach nor a Field"

Located in southwest Baltimore, Beechfield is easily reached by one of several Baltimore bus routes. However, residents are typically more interested in getting out of the area than in getting in. This is because there is very little in the way of restaurants or other entertainment in this primarily lower middle class neighborhood.
Unfortunately, many in the neighborhood left or threatened to move when Maryland chose Beechfield as the site for the Regional Institute for Children and Adolescents. This psychiatric hospital, run by the state for the care of the most incorrigible of Maryland’s children, intimidates many residents who take something of a “not in my neighborhood” attitude. While the National Cemetary, located of Frederick Avenue, tends to attract quiet, subdued families visiting fallen warriors, the hospital is considered to be a source of conflict that attracts families who have a history of mental illness and drug problems.
To be fair many residents remain unfazed by the hospital. And, realistically, it is way too well monitored and controlled to ever cause any significant danger to those living nearby. Still, old stigmas die hard and can seriously affect property values. Therefore, I would not recommend Beechfield for those looking for a long term real estate investment.
  • inexpenisive
  • poverty
  • crime
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Students

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