1.6 out of 10

Edmondson Village

39.2969246483057 -76.680808428566
Great for
  • Cost of Living
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Parking
  • Public Transport
  • Internet Access
Not great for
  • Childcare
  • Clean & Green
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Nightlife
  • Peace & Quiet
Who lives here?
  • Singles
  • Students


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

"Sad Past, Sad Present"

Edmondson is not so much a neighborhood itself as a collection of several communities in western Baltimore. These include West Mulberry, Allendale, Rognel Heights, Edmondson Village and Uplands. Depending on which specific part of the area you live in, you can expect to find middle to lower income housing. Because of its size, Edmundson is home to not one but two public high schools.

Unfortunately, a turning point in Edmondson’s history occurred during the early 1960s as desegregation laws changed much of the community’s landscape. During this time, unscrupulous realtor would play on fears among whites that blacks buying houses in their neighborhoods would hurt property values. They encouraged long time home owners to sell their property to them for under market value. They in turn would then resell the homes for a profit to those who understood that there was no real threat.
It is a tragic coincidence that many of the realtor threats were reinforced in Edmondson when it became the site of some of the worst riot in America following the 1968 assassination of Martin Luther King. By 1970, white flight and the damage done by the looters had taken their toll.
What was once a vibrant, solidly middle class neighborhood became a lower income community that was just barely hanging on. Edmundson continues its fight for recovery to this day.
  • local schools
  • poverty
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Students
nicholasc4 Your review is somewhat accurate. However, I find it a little bit on the harsh side.
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