8.9 out of 10

Bolton Hill

39.3077558815075 -76.6249600551712
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Safe & Sound
  • Internet Access
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Parks & Recreation
Not great for
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Eating Out
  • Shopping Options
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Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Singles

Reviews

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

"Lots of parks...I love parks!"

Bolton Hill is a neighborhood located in the central region of Baltimore. West North Avenue, the Jones Falls Expressway, North Howard Street, Dolphin Street and Eutaw Place generally form the borders of the neighborhood., which is a residential neighborhood with great parks.. Homes here are typically the attached single-family row style homes found throughout Baltimore, as well as numerous multifamily apartments and condominiums.

One of the great things about Bolton Hill is the amount of dedicated green space. Parks here include Maple Leaf Park, Arnold Sumpter Park, Douglas R. Morrison Park, Park Avenue Park, Fitzgerald Park, Place Median Park and Contee Parago Traffic Island parks. Schools include Mount Royal Elementary Middle School, Baltimore School of the Bible and Midtown Academy. The Maryland Institute of Art is also located here. Shopping opportunities are available in the neighborhood as are numerous restaurants. The Bolton Swim and Tennis facilities are also located here as well. In addition residents will find numerous bus stops along the major roads.

Like many neighborhoods in large 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.

Definitely look at this neighborhood! I really like the wide range of options as well as the parks.
Pros
  • Parks
  • beautiful homes
  • cultural diversity
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Histoic Elegance"

Though within walking distance of the popular and somewhat glitzy tourist destination, the Inner Harbor, Bolton Hill is a small, quiet tribute to Baltimore’s past. Many of the homes that line its shady streets were built around the time of the Civil War and have been lovingly restored to much of their former glory. While you might be picturing large, antebellum mansions, remember that even then Baltimore was an urban area. While there are definitely some large mansions, there are also plenty of townhouses. Tall and slim, these homes often reach three or four stories tall.

Part of Bolton Hill’s charm lies in its large green spaces, including several historic parks with their elegant water features and ornate fountains still maintained. These are but larger versions of the private, wall in gardens attached to many of the older homes.

While most of the row houses and mansions in Bolton Hill remain intact, many have been divided into several small apartments that are popular with single professionals and students for the University of Maryland’s Baltimore campus.

However, not all homes in this small community are old. There are several modern style townhouse complexes scatter throughout the area. This diversity of housing has, in turn, attracted a diverse population of people from many different walks of life, races and religions.
Pros
  • cultural diversity
  • beautiful homes
Cons
  • older homes
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish

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