3.2 out of 10


39.2971509825656 -76.662513152047
Great for
  • Cost of Living
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Parking
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Internet Access
Not great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Eating Out
  • Nightlife
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Childcare
Who lives here?
  • Singles
  • Students


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

"Take a look"

Mosher is a neighborhood located in the west region of Baltimore. Riggs Avenue, Braddish Avenue, Edmondson Avenue and Poplar Grove Street generally form the borders of this residential neighborhood. Homes here are typically attached single- family “row homes” although there are a number of multifamily buildings here as well. One of the nice things about the homes here is that the lots typically have a large number of mature trees.

Lafayette Elementary School, the Empowerment Academy and the Father Charles Hall Middle Scholl are found here. Dedicated green space is available in the Helen Mackall Park. Residents will find several neighborhood grocery stores and number of places to eat. Many residents will want to look at other areas for more extensive shopping and restaurant opportunities. Those wishing to worship will find several religious facilities. Public transportation can be found along Poplar Grove Street where numerous bus stops are located.

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.

This neighborhood is worth taking a look at if you are interested in this part of town.
  • Trees
Recommended for
  • Singles
2/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 1/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 1/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 2/5

"Not a the Best Place to Live"

Located in west Baltimore, Mosher is a large community that has seen better days. While primarily African American, it was once a largely European enclaves, as can still be seen by much of its architecture. For instance, the imposing brick building that was once the Hebrew Orphan Asylum still dominates that landscape. In fact, this building represents that changes that have taken place in the neighborhood over the past 150 years. IT was built in 1876 by Jewish immigrants who wanted to provide for the needy children in the community. Then, in the 1950 it became a Lutheran Hospital, as a more gentile population took over the community. Today, it is the home of Coppin State University, a traditionally black college, and caters to the almost entirely low-income African American population that lives in the area.
Unfortunately, not all the houses and buildings in Mosher have made the transformation as easily. There are many once proud homes that are run down or have been damaged by racial unrest. There are also far too many boarded up and unsafe buildings in the area that play home to drug dealers and prostitutes. While it would be nice to see Mosher restored to its former glory, there is little in the works right now to indicate that will happen.
  • one great building
  • boarded up homes
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Students

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