7.3 out of 10

University of Maryland

39.2883896158265 -76.6249884195573
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Eating Out
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Internet Access
  • Medical Facilities
Not great for
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Parking
  • Peace & Quiet
Who lives here?
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish


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

"Youll Love to Learn It"

While the main campus of the University of Maryland is located about 30 miles away in College Park, Maryland, the Baltimore campus is quite large and popular in its own right. Known as the University of Maryland at Baltimore, or UMB for short, the neighborhood surrounding the campus is obviously dominated by a student population. As a result, most of the living spaces consist of newer but inexpensive housing designed to appeal to students looking for an affordable place to live near campus.
There are several advantages to living near a college campus. First, there are always a wide variety of social and cultural events going on, most of which are free. Also, because of the compact nature of the housing and campus buildings, you can easily get along without a car. This is made even easier by the extensive public transportation system that carries residents from several places in the area to most any other part of the city.
Crime on any college campus is always a little higher than in the suburbs. However, it typically takes the form of alcohol related mischief and petty theft rather than violent or drug related offences. The UMB does offer officer escorts for lone walker who are going to their vehicles after dark, so there is a higher than average protection against becoming a victim.
  • plenty to do
  • student influenced noise
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish

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