6.5 out of 10

Stonewood-Pentwood-Winston

39.3482249801854 -76.5896032338298
Great for
  • Internet Access
  • Medical Facilities
  • Childcare
  • Cost of Living
  • Neighborly Spirit
Not great for
  • Eating Out
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Pest Free
  • Safe & Sound
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students

Reviews

4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
Aug 08, 2015

"Born and Raised in Northwood"

It use to be very quiet until Good Samaritan Hospital built their emergency room. The deer can be spotted at the edge of the woods & the neighbors always speak. Due to the community being so close to Morgan State, 2 hour permit parking is allowed & residents must get a parking pass via the City government. The number 3, 33, & 36 bus stops are in walking distance and so are the public schools. Nice size row homes and some houses have a parking pad in the back yard. The downside is that all of the good supermarkets and department stores have left the area.
Pros
  • Affordable & Spacious Homes are for sale
  • Friendly citizens
  • Near bus stops & schools
Cons
  • No good supermarkets nor local department stores
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Trendy & Stylish
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 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • 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+

"Not a Good Place to Live"

Stonewood-Pentwood-Winston, a small neighborhood with a big name, is located on the outskirts of Morgan State University in Baltimore. Like most communities near college campuses, it has had some trouble balancing the needs and wants of the nearby student population with those of the residents. For one thing, neighbors have had to institute a parking permit system to make sure that they are able to park in front of their own houses.
Unfortunately, this largely African-American community has fallen on some financially hard times. There are way too many abandoned homes in the community, as well as the types of crime and violence that that sort of problem attracts. At this time, almost half the homes in this once nice community are standing empty.
On the other hand, Stonewood-Pentwood-Winston can be a cheap place to live for more serious students who do not wish to become too entangled in campus life. This includes low income upperclassmen and older students who may be married and have families of their own. However, no one would come here looking for a permanent home to raise a family, or as a place to retire. There are just too much poverty and crime right now for me to recommend it to anyone, other than desperate students.
Pros
  • cheap housing
Cons
  • crime and violence
Recommended for
  • Students

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