5.2 out of 10

Lakeland

39.2564364808818 -76.6479388812615
Great for
  • Childcare
  • Clean & Green
  • Cost of Living
  • Eating Out
  • Gym & Fitness
Not great for
  • No ratings yet
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Trendy & Stylish

Reviews

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
2yrs+

"An old place for a new century"

A neighborhood in south Baltimore, the Lakeland neighborhood is on some of the oldest land in Baltimore City. Settled by 1675, the area was purchased by Charles Carroll of Carrollton and consolidated into his Georgia Plantation in 1732; in 1733, portions were deeded to the Baltimore Iron Works Company. From this time through the 19th century, a small community of brick homes sprang up, first named Minersville and later named Lakeland.
Today, Lakeland still has much of the charm it earned through the 19th and 20th century. It is one of the few truly integrated neighborhoods, almost evenly divided between whites and African-Americans. With median income above that of the city as a whole, Lakeland is one of the more prosperous areas of Baltimore. Housing is more expensive than in much of Baltimore, with housing prices and rents being above the city-wide medians. While attractive because of its relatively low crime and good schools, for those on a budget (especially singles and young families) may want to look at other areas of Baltimore first. The neighborhood is convenient to the main highways of MD-295, I-695 and I-95. It is also on Baltimore's main bus routes, so getting into downtown is not difficult. For those who want to commute to jobs outside the city area, the MARC line is nearby.
Pros
  • Low crime
Cons
  • Housing costs higher than city median
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Trendy & Stylish

Best Neighborhoods to Live In

Best Cities to Live In

Tell everyone what you love about your neighborhood!

Leave a Review

Have a question?

How are schools? Is the area safe? What about public transit options?" Why not ask our community of locals!

Ask Now

Selling or Renting Your Home?

Maximize the selling price of your home by sharing what you love about your suburb to increase its appeal...

Leave a Review

Corporate Relocation Manager?

Enable your employees to share local knowledge in a private, trusted environment with those relocating... while building community.

Learn More