4.9 out of 10


39.3698151887868 -76.5883140977081
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Cost of Living
  • Internet Access
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Parking
Not great for
  • Childcare
  • Eating Out
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Medical Facilities
  • Nightlife
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees


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

"Worth a look"

Idlewood is a neighborhood that is located in the northeast section of the city. East Northern Parkway, Loch Raven Boulevard, Limit Avenue and The Alameda generally form the borders of this neighborhood. As you would expect, a vast majority of the homes here are attached single-family “row homes” found throughout Baltimore. There are a number of multifamily apartment buildings scattered about Idlewood.

Mercy High School is the only school located in the neighborhood. Although there is at least one church in the neighborhood, there is no shopping, restaurants or dedicated green space. The Trinity Adult Day Care facility is located here and may be for some residents. There are a number of public bus stops along Loch Raven Boulevard for those wishing to utilize mass transit.

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.

Although the neighborhood lacks many of the amenities that many desire, this is still a neighborhood worth looking into. Do not let the lack of shopping, restaurants or green space prevent you from looking at a home here.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees

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