6.9 out of 10

Jonestown

39.2908278087917 -76.6034500670729
Great for
  • Eating Out
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Nightlife
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Public Transport
Not great for
  • Childcare
  • Pest Free
  • Safe & Sound
  • Schools
  •  
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students

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 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 3/5
2yrs+

"Location, Location...."

Next to inner harbor and Little Italy - very walkable. Very good public transportation, adequate street side parking.
Pros
  • Amazing location.
  • Mixed income neighborhood
  • Up and coming area
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
2/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 2/5
2yrs+

"Going backwards to move forward"

Jonestown is an area of Baltimore that demonstrates what can happen when a city fails to preserve its historical areas. The neighborhood is in a section of Southeast Baltimore originally laid out in 1732. It is bounded by Little Italy, Oldtown, Washington Hall, and Downtown Baltimore and is only a few blocks away from the Inner Harbor. Featuring a mixture of industrial, commercial, and residential buildings, Jonestown has shifted form being an Eastern European and Jewish neighborhood in the 19th century to a predominately African-American community by the mid 20th century. In a misplaced attempt at urban renewal, the original row houses and townhomes in the area were torn down and replaced by public housing projects. By the early 21st century, however, these run-down projects were themselves being torn down and replaced by modern rowhouses resembling suburban townhomes. As one of the oldest areas of Baltimore, Jonestown features 8 City Landmarks, including the Flag House.

Over time, the area continues to show signs of renewal, particularly because of its close proximity to Inner Harbor. While currently a lower-income African-American community, the area should attract those with higher incomes as housing opportunities improve. Those who want to try a revitalizing neighborhood close to shopping, nightlife, and work may want to try this area.
Pros
  • A neighborhood in transition
Cons
  • Still transitioning
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Trendy & Stylish

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