2.3 out of 10


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Great for
  • Cost of Living
  • Internet Access
  • Medical Facilities
  • Parking
  • Public Transport
Not great for
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Resale or Rental Value
  • Safe & Sound
  • Clean & Green
  • Eating Out
Who lives here?
  • Singles
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Students


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

"Not for everyone"

The Brooklyn neighborhood is located in the south region of the city, is a tough place to live and is not for everyone. The boundaries of the neighborhood are defined by Frankfurst Avenue, Interstate 895, W. Meadow Road, Ruth Street, Duane Avenue, 6th Avenue, W. By Avenue, E. Patapsco Avenue and Shell Road. The homes located in the neighborhood are a mix of single-family homes as well as attached row style homes in average to poor repair. There is a commercial industrial section of the neighborhood as well as a large rail yard. Interstate 895 also passes thru the neighborhood.

Residents have numerous restaurants in the neighborhood, primarily located along E. Patapsco Avenue. Shopping options are somewhat limited, although there is a Rite-Aid Pharmacy within Brooklyn. Bay Brook Elementary School and Benjamin Franklin High School are located here for those families with children. Residents will find Enoch Pratt Library. Green space is available for residents in Garrett Park, where Brooklyn O’Malley Pal Center can be found. Several churches are also located throughout the neighborhood. Public transportation is available with numerous bus stops located in the neighborhood. Despite some re-development in the neighborhood, Brooklyn will not appeal to many. Potential residents may be put off by the large industrial component as well as I-895 passing through the neighborhood.

Despite a large Police, presence, crimes against people and property are common in Brooklyn. As always, check recent crime statistics to make an informed decision on any neighborhood you are considering living in or visiting. I think I am going to give this neighborhood a pass.
  • new waterfront development
  • Industrial areas
  • Train Tracks
  • I-895
  • everything else
Recommended for
  • Singles
1/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 1/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 1/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 1/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 1/5
  • Childcare 2/5

"A Small Light in a Dark Place"

Don’t look to Brooklyn for a quiet, residential neighborhood. Located at the south end of Baltimore’s Harbor Tunnel, this neighborhood consists primarily of industrial factories built to be near the harbor’s shipping center. So, while there are a few federal government buildings in the neighborhood, you are more likely to see men loading rail cars or oil tankers than carrying brief cases. Likewise, this is not a place you want to live if you enjoy pushing your baby in a stroller down tree lined streets each evening.

Not surprisingly, what little housing there is pretty shoddy and tends to attract low income residents who cannot afford anything better. As is usually the case, this type of desperation and poverty has bred a pattern of crime and violence that make residents very wary of being out on the streets at night. Though there has been talk of trying to improve the area, gang violence has made it difficult to attract investors.

One of the few bright spots in the areas is the Masonville Cove Environmental Education Center begun in 2008 to provide a place for Brooklyn residents to visit and enjoy the waterfront they live so near. It features bikes paths, classrooms and a restore riverside habitat that will enable both young and old alike to learn more about their natural environment.
  • new waterfront development
  • everything else
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Students

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