3.4 out of 10

Garwyn Oaks

39.3179581059769 -76.6794958954404
Great for
  • Cost of Living
  • Internet Access
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Parking
  • Public Transport
Not great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Nightlife
  • Pest Free
  • Resale or Rental Value
Who lives here?
  • Singles
  • Students


2/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 1/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • 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 2/5

"We All Have to Start Somewhere"

Located in northwestern Baltimore, Garwyn Oaks is a primarily African American community made up of over 300 wood frame detached and row houses built at the turn of the last century. Most of the population is lower middle income blue collar workers, professionals and retirees who have lived in the community for years.
While there are not a lot of public transportation options available in the area, there is one bus stop the runs to downtown Baltimore. However, most of the families own some sort of motorized transportation and drive to and from work.
While there are no schools within the literal boundaries of the neighborhood, most of the neighborhood children attend one of the local public schools located nearby. Because of most residents limited incomes, there are only a few who attend private or parochial schools. After school and work, some families enjoy playing at William McGill Park, a pleasant green space popular among residents.
While Garwyn Oaks is not likely to attract wealthy investors looking for homes to “flip,” it can be appealing to lower income families looking for a fresh and affordable start. In fact, the Garwyn Oaks Northwest Housing Resource Center was established especially to help such families find new homes and new lives.
  • solid, middle class neighborhood
  • little public transportation
  • poor schools
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Students

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