5.2 out of 10


39.2805570740921 -76.6851486127103
Great for
  • Childcare
  • Clean & Green
  • Cost of Living
  • Eating Out
  • Gym & Fitness
Not great for
  • No ratings yet
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids


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 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

"Not a bad place to live"

A neighborhood in southeast Baltimore, Irvington is located between Yale Heights to the west and Gwynn Falls to the east. With most of its homes built before 1950, it is one of the older neighborhoods in Baltimore with houses going back at least a century. The neighborhood has two significant landmarks--the Irvington Theater and St. Joseph Monastery. Irvington Theater opened in 1925, its marquee sign being a prominent community landmark. Remodeled as a cinema in 1967, by 1971 it became an unwelcome feature to the neighborhood as it had transitioned to screening adult films. It closed in 1971, only to be reopened in September of that year as a church. St. Joseph's Monastery, build in 1886, houses the Passionist Order and is one of Baltimore's most striking architectural features. Thanks to the presence of the monastery, the area is served by several parochial schools of the Catholic Archdiocese of Baltimore, including Mount St. Joseph College, a Catholic High School for Boys.

An upper middle-class, predominately African-American community, Irvington should be attractive to professionals looking for convenience to the business districts and young families looking for reasonable housing prices in an area that still has some attractive green spaces.
  • Convenience to downtown
  • Close proximity to Interstates
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids

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