5.2 out of 10


39.3071089676469 -76.7008876384052
Great for
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Childcare
  • Clean & Green
  • Cost of Living
  • Eating Out
Not great for
  • No ratings yet
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Retirees
  • Trendy & Stylish


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

"Where the Past is Still Present"

Of all the neighborhoods in Baltimore, Franklintown is perhaps the most unique. It well-earned its place on the National Register of Historic Places, with roots going back more than a century and a half. Beginning as a village known as Franklin Mill, constructed by William H. Freeman in 1832, the neighborhood is built around an oval street plan radiating from the central wooden park. It was designed to be a suburban retreat for the growing middle class, and the area still retains its rural characteristics. Historic Franklintown still features several original buildings, including the Franklintown Mill, the Homestead, the Franklin Inn, the original schoolhouse, and the historic Saint Anne’s Cemetery. The neighborhood features numerous examples of mid- to late-19th century homes.
As a national historic district, potential residents need to keep in mind that their ability to make changes to their homes is going to be strictly regulated by regulations governing historic properties. This neighborhood would definitely be best for either a young professional couple with plenty of disposable income and a taste for history, or retirees who want to own a piece of history and want to invest some of their retirement nest egg in something a little more exciting than a 401k.
  • Great historical district
  • Not for everyone
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Retirees
  • Trendy & Stylish

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