7.3 out of 10

Bellona-Gittings

39.3692279977004 -76.6215473877458
Great for
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Pest Free
  • Resale or Rental Value
  • Safe & Sound
  • Clean & Green
Not great for
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Nightlife
  • Childcare
  • Eating Out
  • Shopping Options
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists

Reviews

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

"History on Parade"

Located in both Baltimore City and Baltimore County, Bellona-Gittings is an elegant tribute to Baltimore’s historic past. Architecture lovers can stroll down its streets during the spring and early fall and bask in the beauty of every style home from Federal Revival to 1950s Ranch. These homes tell a story of Baltimore during the 100 years following the Civil War, as better and better transportation allowed citizens to move further from the center of town.

The first wave of this move toward suburbanization began when street cars were built in the city during the Civil War. It continued through the advent of the first automobiles and reached its height of design and comfortable living during the post-war baby boom of the 1950s.

Today the neighborhood carries the well-respected designation of Bellona-Gittings Historic District. While its architectural interest keeps home prices steady, this is not a neighborhood for those wanting to do a lot of renovating. Many and convoluted rules govern what can and cannot be done to the homes within the district. So, if you love and respect the past, this could be the place for you. If you are more inclined to “do your own thing,” look elsewhere.
Pros
  • historic homes
Cons
  • renovation limits
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian

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