9.0 out of 10

Otterbein

39.281190647159 -76.615995138915
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Eating Out
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Internet Access
  • Nightlife
Not great for
  • Cost of Living
  • Lack of Traffic
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Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters

Reviews

5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"In a Word: WOW!"

Located near the Inner Harbor in Baltimore, Otterbein is a small community with a big pocketbook. In fact, it has the proud distinction of being one of the wealthiest neighborhoods in Baltimore. Though its charming old row houses are located close together and have only what used to be called handkerchief sized lawns, they regularly fetch high real estate prices from those wanting to live within walking distance of the history and glamor that makes up the Inner Harbor.
A typical home in Otterbein is an antebellum, row house. Depending on which part of the neighborhood it is in, it may be a large mansion, a Victorian Era home that has been turned into one or two high end apartments or a small, two or three story row house. What is particularly interesting is the Otterbein was, even from its earliest times, pretty culturally eclectic. While standing on a singly street corner on any given day, you might see a grand lady drive by in a carriage, hear an newly immigrated Irishman trying to learn English or wave to a black freedman newly arrived from the south. This is still the situation today. Though most of Otterbein’s residents are wealthy, they come from all sorts of religious, cultural and racial backgrounds.
Pros
  • very desirable location
  • beautiful homes
Cons
  • cost of living
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Trendy & Stylish

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