7.2 out of 10

Oakenshawe

39.3304675717942 -76.6120977368198
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Eating Out
  • Internet Access
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Parks & Recreation
Not great for
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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 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • 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 3/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"I want to live here!"

Oakenshawe is a great neighborhood located in the north region of Baltimore. Greenmount Avenue, East 33rd Street, Guilford Avenue, East University Parkway, Greenway, Chancery Road and Southway generally form the borders of this neighborhood. Homes here are a mix of very nice attached and detached single-family as well as a number of multi-family homes. All are generally well maintained. There is a commercial area within the neighborhood as well.

There are a large number of restaurants along Greenmount Avenue for residents to enjoy. Shopping options are somewhat limited so residents will want to venture into adjacent areas for shopping. Although there are no dedicated green space areas, most of the properties are heavily wooded giving the neighborhood a park like feel. Residents with children will not find any neighborhood schools, which could be a deal breaker if considering moving here. Public transportation is available along Gtreenmount Avenue with numerous bus stops being located there.

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 definitely worth taking a look if a neighborhood school is not a requirement. I really like it here and would love to live here myself.
Pros
  • Trees
  • everthing is so close by
Cons
  • everything is so close by
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Nice, Very Nice"

One neighbor was asked about her life in Oakenshawe. This is what she said, “My neighbors and the tree-lined streets. Why did I choose to live here? Location, location, location. Plus the beautiful, well-built rowhouses.”
Indeed, Oakenshawe does have all the charm of a historic neighborhood without the crime and violence that have invaded so many other parts of Baltimore. Built during the decades surrounding the turn of the previous century, Oakenshawe has the kind of large, old trees and quiet, narrow streets that newer neighborhoods dream of.
However, there is a lot more to do in this community than just sleep and eat. For instance, you can take a leisurely stroll from your home to a local restaurant for dinner, followed by a little shopping at a local boutique. Or, if you don’t drive but still want to get to another part of town, there is always the regular public transportation system. It will take you other parts of the city, and return you safely home later in the evening. The streets here are so safe that you need not be afraid to return home, even if it is later than your originally planned.
Pros
  • everthing is so close by
Cons
  • everything is so close by
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish

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