8.0 out of 10

Glen

39.357672100306 -76.6886092089811
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Schools
  • Internet Access
Not great for
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Eating Out
  • Nightlife
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Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian

Reviews

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

"A must see!"

Glen is a neighborhood located in the northwest region of Baltimore. Cross Country Boulevard, Key Avenue, West Northern Parkway, Reisterstown Road, Clarks Lane and west Strathmore Avenue generally form the borders of this neighborhood. Homes here are typically very well maintained detached single-family homes.

Cross Country Elementary School, Yeshivat Rambam and Pimlico Middle School are located here for residents with children. There are a number of places to shop and eat out along Reisterstown Road, but more options are available nearby. The main roads offer a number of bus stops for those wishing to utilize public transportation. Although there is no dedicated green space within the Glen neighborhood, residents will enjoy the adjacent Western Run Park as well as the Ivan Luckman Memorial Park.

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.

This neighborhood is a must see if you are looking for detached single-family homes. I really like it here and would like to live here myself!
Pros
  • Detached single-family homes.
  • Active neighborhood association
  • Charming variety of housing
Cons
  • A good distance from central downtown
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"True to Its Motto"

In contrast to the Gay Street neighborhood, Glen is one of the newer neighborhoods in Baltimore. Development began in the early 1920s and 1930s, the with remaining development in the 1940s and 1950s. One of the largest communities in the Northern Park Heights area of Baltimore, the neighborhood has a charming mixture of housing types. These include Tudor, French Norman, brick ranch-style single family homes as well as garden apartments, condominiums, and townhouses. These along with its canopy of beautiful trees along its quiet streets make it a beautiful place to live.
One of the most unique features of the neighborhood is the long-term coexistence in one community of African-Americans and Orthodox Jews. This has resulted in a striking degree of cultural diversity. The Glen Neighborhood Improvement Association has been responsible for sponsoring numerous cultural and athletic activities as well as improving relations among neighbors and between the neighborhood and Baltimore's political institutions. These include the International Diversity Music Celebration, Winterfest, neighborhood plant exchanges, and flag football games pitting a neighborhood team against a team from the Baltimore Police Department.
All told, Glen is an attractive, active neighborhood that more than lives up to its neighborhood motto: “Glen is a Great Place to Live.”
Pros
  • Active neighborhood association
  • Charming variety of housing
Cons
  • A good distance from central downtown
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
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