3.3 out of 10

Cherry Hill

39.2514555905604 -76.6265193215933
Great for
  • Cost of Living
  • Parking
  • Public Transport
  • Childcare
  • Internet Access
Not great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Nightlife
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Shopping Options
  • Safe & Sound
Who lives here?
  • Singles
  • Students
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Reviews

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

"Not a Bowl of Cheeries"

Cherry Hill, popular with many because of its small town feel, is located in southern Baltimore near the Patapsco River. One the country’s earliest segregated planned communities, it was built after World War II for retuning African American soldiers and their families. Unfortunately, the neighborhood has not always lived up to the hopes and dreams those veterans brought home with them. For one thing, much of the original architecture was somewhat shoddy and difficult to maintain. Overtime, the homes in the community have become more and more run down.
Also, the civil unrest of the 1960s took its toll, leaving many older residents afraid to o out at night. Young, successful adult children tended to move out of the area once the segregation was outlawed and they were allowed to move into formerly restricted neighborhoods. Many of those who remained have watched this once prosperous neighborhood continue decline. Today residents are concerned about rising crime and gang violence, as well as an increasing sense of hopelessness brought on by the poor economy.
While I would not recommend Cherry Hill to young family looking for a permanent home, it could be very attractive to a student or single person looking for an inexpensive place to get his start.
Pros
  • community spirit
Cons
  • shoddy housing
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Students

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