7.2 out of 10

Medfield

39.3412398247632 -76.6430666336485
Great for
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Clean & Green
  • Internet Access
  • Schools
  • Lack of Traffic
Not great for
  • Nightlife
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Childcare
  • Eating Out
  •  
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian

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 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • 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 2/5
2yrs+

"iNice mixture of housing"

Medfield is a residential neighborhood located in the north section of Baltimore. I-83, West Cold Spring Lane, Falls Road and West 41st Street generally form the borders of this neighborhood. The homes here include the typical attached single-family “row homes” found throughout Baltimore, as well as single-family detached homes and multifamily apartment buildings.. Most appear to be relatively well maintained.

Medfield Heights Elementary School is located here to serve those families with children in grades 1-6. Dedicated green space can be found in the Medfield Heights Park, which includes a baseball field. Throughout the neighborhood you will find a few shops and restaurants. There are no places to worship in Medfield but one will find places in adjacent neighborhoods. Commuters will like the easy access to I-83. There are numerous bus stops scattered around the neighborhood for those utilizing public transportation.

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.

One of the things that I like about this neighborhood is the mixture of housing types, which is not easy to fin in Baltimore. In addition, the ease of access to I-83 is appealing for those needing to commute
Pros
  • Mixture of housing types
  • Ease of access to I-83
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • 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 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"A Great Place to Live and Learn"

Built primarily during the mid-twentieth century, Medfield is a residential neighborhood located in northern Baltimore. Many of the first residents were middle income families attracted to the area by its larger than average yards and well-built single family homes. However, the majority of the neighborhood consists of row houses with wide front porches where neighbors could sit and visit in the early evening.
While many neighborhoods in America’s urban areas suffered during the white flight to the suburbs during the 1950s, Medfield has remained much as it was when it was built. In fact, the turn of the recent century brought about quite a spate of improvements to both the homes and the infrastructure around the area. These efforts continue today, and attract more and more families to the area. For singles or couples just getting their start in independent housing, there are several apartment complexes.
In addition to the quality of the homes and properties in the area, people are also attracted to Medfield by the high quality schools. Both the elementary school and two nearby high schools are considered among the best in the state. Families also enjoy the several well cared for parks and green spaces where they can gather to play ball, have picnics or just relax with neighbors.
Pros
  • excellent schools
Cons
  • few free standing homes
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students

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