1.4 out of 10

Sandtown-Winchester

39.3035654814273 -76.6425348401017
Great for
  • Cost of Living
  • Public Transport
  • Parking
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Medical Facilities
Not great for
  • Childcare
  • Clean & Green
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Internet Access
  • Neighborly Spirit
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1/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 1/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 1/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 1/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 1/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 1/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 1/5
  • Childcare 1/5
2yrs+

"You Dont Want to Live Here"

Located in West Baltimore, Sandtown-Winchester is a large neighborhood known to its residents simply as Sandtown. Unfortunately, it is also one of the city’s most dangerous places to live. In fact, children in the community are more likely to have heard of the Bloods and the Crips, notorious gangs, than they have of Washington and Lincoln.
Perhaps the saddest thing about this community is that it spent its first century as an enclave of middle income African American culture. So now, where once Cab Calloway and Billie Holliday played jazz, their neighborhood descendants get high and dodge bullets. Along the streets where Thurgood Marshall once practiced his opening arguments, former drug lord “Little Melvin” later got the youth of the community hooked on his criminal drugs nad violent activities.
In short, there is nothing at all to recommend this community. It is too dangerous for anyone, even students. If you are poor but still want a safe, decent place to live, look elsewhere. You do have other options, and anything is better than living here. Even those who live that now are desperate to get out and would not try to draw in anyone they care about.
Pros
  • some public transportation
Cons
  • everything else

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