5.5 out of 10

Overlea

39.3619514996289 -76.5345198581238
Great for
  • Cost of Living
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Internet Access
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Neighborly Spirit
Not great for
  • Nightlife
  • Childcare
  • Eating Out
  • Shopping Options
  •  
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian

Reviews

3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 2/5
2yrs+

"Nice, Solid Neighborhood"

Overlea is a solidly middle class neighborhood in Baltimore. Located on three square miles of land, it boasts more than 12,000 residents, making it one of the area’s more crowded neighborhoods.
Most of the more than 3,000 families in Overlea live in one of several middle income style apartment or condominium buildings. However, they are more likely to be DINKS (double income no kids) than families with children. This is because, while Overlea has little crime or problems with violence, it also does not have many single family homes with large lots, such as families with children a likely to look for.
That is not to say that there are no kids in Overlea. In fact, there are more than 2000 kids in the area. However, most are younger, first children of families still working for the dream home or the children of one income or single parent homes. Those in high school attend Overlea High, a large high school with extensive extracurricular activities.
There is very little poverty in Overlea, which also makes it popular with retirees. Nearly one quarter of its population is over 55. Typically, these are people who have lived there for years and chosen to remain, rather than choosing it as a place to retire to.
Pros
  • little crime
Cons
  • not great housing
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students

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