8.1 out of 10

Union Square

39.286667237787 -76.6410909757823
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Eating Out
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Internet Access
  • Neighborly Spirit
Not great for
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Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters

Reviews

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

"Love it here!"

Union Square is a neighborhood that is located in the southwest section of the city. South Fulton Avenue, West Baltimore Street, South Cary Street and West Pratt Street generally form the borders of this outstanding neighborhood. A majority of the homes here are attached single family “row home” styled homes and appear to be well maintained. There are a number of commercial properties here as well.

Union Square Park is the sole dedicated green space for the residents to enjoy. Families with school age children will find the Steuart Hill Academic Academy here, as well as the Steuart Hill Recreation Center. One of the things that I find appealing is the number of neighborhood stores and places to grab a bite to eat. You are not going to find your chain stores or restaurants in Union Square; they are all small businesses with roots in the neighborhood. Mass transit is available with numerous bus stops strategically located along the main roads. Residents looking for places of worship will find the New Southwest Baptist Church here with other places nearby as well.

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.

If you are interested in living in this part of the city, definitely look at Union Square. In my mind it should be high up on anyone’s list.
Pros
  • cool, funky vibe
  • lots to do
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Trendy & Stylish
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 4/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Great Then, Fabulous Now"

Union Square is one of those great communities that people imagine themselves living in when they leave Kansas for the “Big City.” Built around the historic park by the same name, its elegant three story row houses date back to the Victorian Era and continue to attract upper middle income families to their elegant, Italianate features. But what many new residents don’t know is that famous American author H. L. Mencken already beat them to it and lived in Union Square his entire life.
While Mencken’s highbrow vibe still attracts many artists and galleries ot the neighborhood, there’s plenty for the less artistic types to do, too. For instance, one can easily stroll over to Camden Yard or Raven’s Stadium to see a ball game, or down to the Inner Harbor for a great meal or some fun shopping. You can even play a round of golf or take the MARC train into Washington DC for some sightseeing.
Of course, if you’re looking for something to do with the kids, you’ll find plenty going on in Union Square. Depending on the season, you might be able to see an outdoor movie, hunt some Easter Eggs or carve a Jack O Lantern. There are also two great public schools, the Southwest Baltimore Charter School and Stuart Hill Academy.
Pros
  • cool, funky vibe
  • lots to do
Cons
  • somewhat crowded in places
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish

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