8.7 out of 10

Inner Harbor

Ranked 1st best neighborhood in Baltimore
39.2833981914384 -76.6016850763211
Great for
  • Eating Out
  • Nightlife
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Shopping Options
  • Gym & Fitness
Not great for
  • Cost of Living
  • Resale or Rental Value
  • Schools
  •  
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Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists

Reviews

5/5 rating details
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
Nov 10, 2016

"The Charm'tastic Mile of Baltimore "Love That 1.3""

The Charm'tastic Mile of Baltimore located in the heart of downtown. The 1.3 mile corridor that runs from MLK Jr. Blvd. & Pratt Street to Harbor East. The Inner Harbor is growing and becoming a hot spot to live for educated and urban city lovers. The National Aquarium is one the most visited destination venues in the State of Maryland. The Inner Harbor views and scene are a favorite for tourists and residents.

There are some elite hotels on or near the Inner Harbor the Four Seasons, Hilton Baltimore, Marriott Inner Harbor, Marriott Waterfront, Renaissance Harborplace, Hyatt Regency & Royal Sonesta Harbor Court. The Inner Harbor/Charmtastic Mile has some of the best restaurants for Steakhouses, Seafood and American cuisine.
Pros
  • Great Location
  • Amazing Hotel Rooms
  • Upscale Restaurants
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Tourists
  • Hipsters
5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"The face of Baltimore"

The Inner Harbor neighborhood, which is located in the central region of the city, is the most popular neighborhood in the city. The neighborhood sees approximately 15,000,000 visitors yearly. The boundaries of the neighborhood are formed by the harbor itself as well as S. Eden Street, Eastern Avenue, S. President Street, E. Lombard Street, W. Lombard Street, Baltimore-Washington Parkway, W. Conway Street and Key Highway. Homes here tend to be row style homes as well as multifamily homes including apartments and high-end condominiums. There are a number of commercial office buildings, as well as over 20 hotels. The Baltimore Convention Center is also located here.

The neighborhood has countless restaurants in the area directly adjacent to the harbor as well as in Little Italy. Food ranges from burgers at Five Guys to seafood at McCormick & Schmicks. The great thing about living or visiting the Inner Harbor is the numerous things to do and see such as the National Aquarium, U.S.S. Constellation, and Camden Yards, which is the home of Baltimore’s professional baseball team. Although there is no a lot of dedicated green space, residents will enjoy the numerous walkways around the harbor where they can review lots of ships of various types and sizes. Public transportation is excellent with a MARC bus Station as well as numerous bus stations. Shopping is excellent with dozens of shops located here as well as Whole Foods Market. Schools and churches are not found in the Inner Harbor.

As with many neighborhoods in the city, crime can vary from street to street and day to day. There is a large Police presence in the neighborhood, but crimes against people and property does occur. As always, check recent crime statistics to make an informed decision on any neighborhood you are considering living in or visiting.
Pros
  • Everything is right there
Cons
  • Not family friendly
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"The Heart of Charm City"

Without a doubt, the Inner Harbor neighborhood of Baltimore is by far the best area of the city. It is the real heartbeat of the city, with annual city-wide events taking place with the Inner Harbor as it's backdrop. These include the recent Grand Prix of Baltimore and the Virgin Music Festival. Also in the area are the city's major tourist attractions, such as the National Aquarium at Baltimore, Camden Yards (home of the Baltimore Orioles), M&T Bank Stadiym (home of the Baltimore Ravens), and the Baltimore Maritime Museum featuring the USS Constellation. Also in the neighborhood are numerous office complexes, hotels, retail shops, restaurants, bars, nightclubs, and other establishments meant to attract both residents and tourists.

While the Inner Harbor is known primarily as a shopping and entertainment destination, it is also a place to consider if one wants to live in the heart of Baltimore. The area has luxury condominiums with prices high above the city median housing price, and there are plans over the next several years to increase the amount of residential space through mixed-use development. Because of the location in the heart of the city, Inner Harbor would not be a good choice for families. Young single professionals and couples would find the area ideal .
Pros
  • Everything is right there
Cons
  • Not family friendly
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Tourists
  • Hipsters
  • Trendy & Stylish

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Best Streets in Inner Harbor

1

Pier 5

4.5/5
"Pier 5 - The Charm'tastic Mile"
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"Major Stretch of The Charm'tastic Mile of Baltimore"
39.2866941635011 -76.6086979133372
3

Market Pl

4/5
"I love market place! "
39.2877283018234 -76.606923812209

Unranked Streets in Inner Harbor

Commerce St

2.5/5
"Busy street in exciting area"
39.2878978138985 -76.6101180828568
"A great walking street for tourists"
39.2863017618071 -76.6197196880154

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