7.2 out of 10

Cameron Village

39.3568281801534 -76.5991242489634
Great for
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Clean & Green
  • Cost of Living
  • Parking
  • Peace & Quiet
Not great for
  • Eating Out
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Nightlife
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Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian

Reviews

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

"Take a look at this one!"

Cameron Village is a neighborhood located in the north region of Baltimore. Woodbourne Avenue, Northwood Drive, East Belvedere Avenue and Midwood Avenue generally form the borders of the neighborhood, which is a residential neighborhood. Homes here are typically the attached single-family row style homes found throughout Baltimore, as well as numerous detached single-family homes and multifamily apartments.

Chinquapin Middle School is located here for those families with children. Although shopping and restaurants are not available in the neighborhood, residents will find alternatives in the nearby Alameda Shopping Center. One of the things that I really like here is Chinquapin Run Park, which is large park and is shared by several neighborhoods. Residents using public transportation will find numerous bus stops on the main roads, giving them easy access to the rest of the city.

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.

I think that this neighborhood is should be on anyone’s list for places to live in Baltimore. Let me know what you think!
Pros
  • solid, middle class neighborhood
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Yes, You Do Have a Prayer of Living here"

Located on the north side of Baltimore, Cameron Village is a quiet neighborhood with a noisy history. For instance, in 1960 it became the center of a national controversy when Madelyn Murray O’Hair filed a lawsuit against the local junior high school that resulted in prayer being prohibited in all public schools in America, giving rise to a boon in parochial and later home schools.
The school that was the center of this controversy was closed by the public school system in 2010 and reopened as a magnet school the following year. It now attracts some of the best and brightest students in the area to its challenging technological program.
Most residents of this community are middle income, African American families more interested in paying bills than in politics. Many take one of several Baltimore city buses back and forth to work each day. Ironically, some also send their children to local parochial schools that sprang up to fill the faith based hole left by Mrs. O’Hair’s lawsuit.
Overall, Cameron Village is a pleasant place to live and raise a family. The low cost of the local housing makes it an excellent place for anyone just getting started on their own.
Pros
  • solid, middle class neighborhood
Cons
  • controversial history
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian

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