6.3 out of 10

Mondawmin

39.3126533202654 -76.6529543541084
Great for
  • Shopping Options
  • Schools
  • Childcare
  • Eating Out
  • Internet Access
Not great for
  • Nightlife
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Peace & Quiet
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Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian

Reviews

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

"Feels like a college town"

Mondawmin is a neighborhood located in the west region of Baltimore. Gwynns Falls Parkway, Windsor Avenue, West North Avenue, Reisterstown Road and North Fulton Avenue generally form the borders of the neighborhood. The neighborhood is a mix of residential, educational and commercial uses. Homes here are typically the attached single-family row style homes found throughout Baltimore.

There are numerous schools within Mondawmin including Frederick Douglas High School, Coppin Academy, William S Beer School and the Robert Coleman Elementary School. The neighborhood is also the home to Coppin University. There is no dedicated green space, however Druid Hill Park is within walking distance. Public transportation is available within the neighborhood with numerous bus stops as well as the Mondawmin Metro Station. Shopping can be found at the Mondawmin Mall. Although there are not any restaurants within the neighborhood, there are options nearby. Residents wishing to worship will need to venture out of 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.

Overall this is a neighborhood worth checking out. I like the mix of residential, commercial and educational uses. Some may not like the noise from the sports events at Coppin State University and Frederick Douglas High School, but not many neighborhoods have their own sports teams. The traffic can get bad as well on game days.
Pros
  • Shopping Center
  • great educational oppertunities
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Love to Learn"

Famous for its cultural diversity, Mondawmin is a melting pot of professionals just getting their start in the corporate world and retirees who have left their working years behind. It is also rumored to have been named by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow for Mondawmin, a legendary Native American corn god. Though most of the single family homes are row houses, even its architecture screams diversity, with tree lined streets backing up to urban apartment complexes. In fact, a few years ago it was chosen by those who know as one of Baltimore’s six best neighborhoods.
For shopping, residents have a wide variety of choices. For chain stores, they can visit the local Mondawmin Mall, while those looking for something more unique can check out the ever changing urban shopping center. There are also plenty of free standing family owned businesses and restaurants, as well as several churches and other houses of worship.
Educationally speaking, a child can go from kindergarten through a Bachelor’s degree without ever studying outside the community. In fact, there are more than 12 different types of public and private schools in the area. But if they do choose to leave, they can easily catch a Baltimore Metro train to anywhere else in the city.
Pros
  • great educational oppertunities
Cons
  • mixed quality
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students

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