4.1 out of 10

Seton Hill

39.2940001624314 -76.624453110799
Great for
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Public Transport
  • Internet Access
  • Pest Free
  • Resale or Rental Value
Not great for
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Nightlife
  • Childcare
  • Clean & Green
  • Eating Out
Who lives here?
  • Singles
  • Professionals
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
  • Families with kids

Reviews

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 3/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Beautiful park, but not sure....."

Seton Hill is a neighborhood in the central region of the city and relatively close to the Inner Harbor. It I defined by West Fayette Street, North Martin Luther King Boulevard, East Eulaw Street, West Franklin Street and North Paca Street. The neighborhood is a mix of both residential and commercial uses. Homes here are typically multifamily structures with a limited number of attached single-family row style homes.

There a number of buildings associated with the University of Maryland, including the School of Medicine located within Seton Hill. Other than that, there are no other schools located here for those families with children. Public transportation is available as there are numerous bus stops located throughout the neighborhood. In addition, the Lexington Market Metro Station is nearby. Dedicated green space can be found at Saint Mary’s Park. Restaurants, shopping options and places of worship exist, but are limited.

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. There is a Police station located within the neighborhood.

I am not sure what it is about Seton Hill, but I think that I am going to give this one a pass.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 1/5
2yrs+

"Holy Ground?"

Seton Hill has the distinction of being the only neighborhood in Baltimore named for a local saint. Mother Elizabeth Anne Seton, founder of one of the country’s first schools for girls, lived and worked in this neighborhood for years before moving to the mountains surrounding Frederick, Maryland. It is characterized by a healthy mix of historic, residential and commercial buildings.
The showpiece of Seton Hill is its beautiful, historic Saint Mary’s Park which attracts people on an almost daily basis to walk along its brick paths under the shade of its centuries old trees. Unfortunately, many of the historic homes surrounding the park have fallen into disrepair and give the area felling of being run down and dangerous.
Residents worked hard to have Seton Hill placed on the National Register of Historic Places around the same time Mother Seton was canonized. However, there has not been as much interest in improving the long stretches of row houses, many of which are among the city’s oldest, as some think there should be. So, if anyone is looking for a place with a lot of potential just waiting to be tapped, Seton Hill might be for you. And who knows: you might even merit some help from a higher power.
Pros
  • elegant, historical homes
Cons
  • disrepair
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students

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