4.9 out of 10


39.3382183204345 -76.680886043482
Great for
  • Public Transport
  • Cost of Living
  • Internet Access
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Parking
Not great for
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Nightlife
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Shopping Options
  • Childcare
Who lives here?
  • Singles
  • Families with kids


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

"The good and not so good"

Dolfield is a neighborhood that is located in the northwest section of the city. West Cold Springs Lane, Garrison Boulevard and Wabash Avenue, generally form the borders of this neighborhood. Homes located in the neighborhood are a mixture of both attached and detached single-family homes as a number of multifamily apartment buildings.

One of the big draws of Dolfield to families with children will be the schools. Residents of the neighborhood will find both Callaway Elementary School and George WF McMechen Senior High School located here. The Baltimore Junior Academy is located nearby as well. In addition to the schools, residents have excellent access to mass transportation with the West Coldspring Metro Station being located here as well as numerous bus stops throughout the neighborhood. Shopping and restaurants are limited in the neighborhood as is dedicated green space. There are a number of commercial businesses in the neighborhood, especially along Wabash Avenue.

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.

Overall the neighborhood is ok. I do not like the lack of green space and the number and types of businesses here. If I were considering living here I would definitely be sure to check on the noise levels within the neighborhood from the nearby Metro trains as well as from the automotive repair businesses along Wabash Avenue.
  • Schools
  • Mixture of residential uses
  • Lack of green space
  • Commercial uses
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids

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