7.2 out of 10

Little Italy

39.2865831059488 -76.6008826827539
Great for
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Clean & Green
  • Eating Out
  • Public Transport
  • Resale or Rental Value
Not great for
  • Medical Facilities
  • Nightlife
  • Shopping Options
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Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Retirees

Reviews

4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • 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 2/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Great places to eat!"

Little Italy is one of my favorite neighborhoods in Baltimore. Located near the Inner Harbor, it is defined by South President Street, Eastern Avenue, South Eden Street, Gough Street, South Central Avenue and East Pratt Street. The neighborhood is a mix of both residential and commercial uses, including some really great restaurants. Homes here are typically attached single-family row style homes.

In addition to great restaurants the neighborhood has a number of school including the Weghen School, Saint Leos School, as well as the Baltimore International College Culinary Arts Center. Although there is an Office Depot within Little Italy, shopping is somewhat limited. Dedicated green space can be found at the Saint Leo’s Bocce Park. Public transportation is available with numerous bus stops found throughout the neighborhood. Those wishing to worship will find Saint Leo Roman Catholic Church within the neighborhood.

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.

I really like the neighborhood, especially the restaurants. I am sure that many will really like to live her. I know I would!
Pros
  • Restaurants
  • Restaurants
  • Restaurants
  • strong tradition
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Trendy & Stylish
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"A Little More Than Just Little Italy"

Located near Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, Little Italy is, not surprisingly, the home of multiple generations of Italian immigrant. In fact, most relatives are so committed to this cozy and traditional neighborhood that it is very hard to purchase a home in the area. Perhaps it’s because of the resident’s similar ethnicity, or because so many have long term commitments to each other, there is very little crime in this community.
Another thing that makes Little Italy so attractive is its convenient proximity to public transportation. The Baltimore Subway is nearby and will take anyone to any part of the city.
The subway also brings people in from other parts of the city for Little Italy’s annual summer film festival, where they show movies outdoors for all the community to see.
Little Italy lifetime citizens have much to be proud of. Their neighborhood has contributed numerous professional people who have made Baltimore and other places better. In fact, Democratic leader Nanci Pelosi grew up here, as well as Al Giardello, the fictional detective on TV’s Homicide: Life on the Street. Finally, popular American novelist Nora Roberts set one of her most famous books, Blue Smoke, in Little Italy.
Pros
  • strong tradition
Cons
  • difficult to get into
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Gay & Lesbian

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