5.6 out of 10

Mid-Govans

39.3589108528542 -76.606221043856
Great for
  • Internet Access
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Clean & Green
  • Neighborly Spirit
Not great for
  • Nightlife
  • Childcare
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Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Singles

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 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • 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 2/5
2yrs+

"Nice mix of homes"

Mid-Govans is a neighborhood located in the north region of Baltimore. Woodbourne Avenue, York Road, East Belvedere Avenue and Midwood Avenue generally form the borders of the neighborhood. The neighborhood is a mix of both residential and commercial uses. Homes here are both attached single-family row style homes, as well as detached single-family homes.

Residents here enjoy Dewees Park, which is the sole dedicated green space area within the neighborhood. Those families with children will find Govans Elementary School here. Shopping is available at Atwater’s Belvedere Square Market and the nearby Belvedere Square Shopping Center. There are numerous restaurants along York Road as well as inside of the Belvedere Square shopping complexes. There is at least one place of worship within the neighborhood as well. Commuters using public transportation will find a number of bus stops. Car commuters may get frustrated with traffic as they drive to the Jones Falls Expressway (I-83).

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.

Overall this is a neighborhood worth checking out. I like the mix of both row houses and detached single-family homes as it gives the neighborhood a unique look.
Pros
  • Nice mix of homes
  • solid, middle class neighborhood
Cons
  • not a lot of nightlife
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Trendy & Stylish
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 2/5
2yrs+

"A Great Past, A Promising Future"

Located in northeast Baltimore, the Mid-Govans of today is a predominantly African American, historic neighborhood that was once on the way to York, Pennsylvania. As such, it boasts many historic sites. For instance, there are three historic homes that date back ot the Victorian Era in the neighborhood. There are also two charming green spaces, DeWees Park and Chinquapin Park. There are additional spaces for sporting events at the DeWees PAL Center. Finally, the Homeland Shopping Center, as well as the Belvedere Square shops provides a wide variety of stores, restaurants and local retail spaces for residents in the area.
Because it is such a solid, middle income neighborhood, Mid-Govans still attracts families with its affordable rental housing and lower than average crime rate. It is also well known for its nearby educational opportunities. In addition to four public elementary and one middle school, Mid-Govans is also the home of the primarily female Notre Dame Baltimore campus and the famous Catholic college, Loyola. While these schools might be out of the economic reach of many students in the neighborhood, generous scholarships coupled with the ability to live and work at home can improve local children’s shots at excellent high education.
Pros
  • solid, middle class neighborhood
Cons
  • not a lot of nightlife
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students

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