4.3 out of 10


39.3639725056145 -76.7079198499979
Great for
  • Cost of Living
  • Pest Free
  • Public Transport
  • Internet Access
  • Neighborly Spirit
Not great for
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Nightlife
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Childcare
  • Clean & Green
Who lives here?
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • LGBT+
  • Students


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

"No parks and lots of multifamily housing"

Fallstaff is a neighborhood located in the northwest region of Baltimore. Park Heights Avenue, Clarks Lane, Reisterstown Road and 7 Mile Lane generally form the borders of the neighborhood. The neighborhood is a mix of both residential and commercial uses. Homes here are both attached single-family row style homes, as well as multifamily apartments, some of which appears to be public.

Northwestern High School, Shoshana S Cardin Jewish High School and the Upton School are located here for those residents with children. Park lovers will want to look at other neighborhoods, as residents do not have any dedicated green space. Shopping and restaurants are somewhat limited although the Brookhill Shopping Center is within the neighborhood. Those wanting places to worship will find options here as well.

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.

The only negative that I can see with this neighborhood is the large amount of multifamily housing found within Fallstaff. It may be worth checking out.
  • Lots of multifamily housing
  • No park
Recommended for
  • Singles
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5

"Coming and Going"

Fallstaff is a uniquely diverse community. Once known as an Orthodox Jewish enclave, it’s now also home to many African American and Hispanic immigrants. Located in northwestern Baltimore, it caters primarily to middle income families looking for a safe, secure place to raise their children. Most of the children in the area attend the local public elementary and high schools.
Some of the community still retains its historic charm, featuring brick row houses and wooden bungalows. However, there are also a wide variety of homes available in the neighborhood, including duplexes, apartments and condominiums. It is considered by most people to be a quiet, low crime district. However, the community was rocked by a triple child murder in 2004. This led to something of a wide spread panic until it was determined that they had been killed by two adult relatives.
One thing that recommends Fallstaff too many residents is its excellent access to public transportation. Baltimore City buses regularly run through the area, connecting people with employment opportunities downtown, as well as the light rail system that can take them into further reaches of the area. Those who own cars will find that the many side streets, while somewhat confusing, can allow one ot quickly get in, out and across the area for work and recreation.
  • public transaportation
  • not well maintained
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • LGBT+
  • Students

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