3.1 out of 10

Forest Park

39.3242014153622 -76.6778163110959
Great for
  • Cost of Living
  • Parking
  • Public Transport
  • Internet Access
  • Medical Facilities
Not great for
  • Childcare
  • Clean & Green
  • Eating Out
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Nightlife
Who lives here?
  • Singles
  • Students


2/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 1/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • 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

"Take a Chance on Me?"

Once a primarily Jewish community, Forest Park is now an economically diverse but primarily African American community. When driving through the area you are just as likely likely to pass by houses that are abandoned and boarded up as you are to see well maintained upper middle class homes with manicured lawns and expensive cars in the driveways. Fortunaly, you will also notice the community’s extensive green spaces, including three parks and golf course. If you’re very quiet on a still night you might even hear an exotic bird screech from inside the nearby Baltimore Zoo.
In general, certain parts of Forest Hill would make excellent homes for young families with children who are looking for a place to settle down permanently. Certainly golfers will love it because of the nearby course.
However, for those who are will to take a chance, purchasing a property of the edge of the higher end art of the community could prove to be a good investment, since some of the gentrification that is taking place could move in your direction. Just remember that you are taking a risk, and that there is a certain amount of crime and violence associated with lower income areas.
  • low cost housing
  • could be a good investment
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Students

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