9.1 out of 10

Violetville

39.266024764057 -76.6735077926386
Great for
  • Internet Access
  • Parking
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Public Transport
  • Childcare
Not great for
  • Nightlife
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Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Families with kids
  • Gay & Lesbian

Reviews

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

"a Hidden Gem"

From rambling, 19th century farmhouses to tidy 20th century row homes, Violteville has most any type of single family home you might be looking for. Perhaps more than any other neighborhood in Baltimore, it has maintained much of the same community spirit and look that it had in the 1950s. It is not surprising, then, that Violtetville was voted the “Best Neighborhood in Baltimore” in 2005 and years later still referred to as a “hidden gem.”
Much of the credit for the community’s continued success goes to its determined and committed community association. Founded during the suburban heyday of the late 1950s, they have worked tirelessly to see to it that all is good in Violetville is maintined and any negative influences are held at bay. They began by establishing Violetville Park, devoted then and now to maintaining the neighborhood’s Little League teams and promoting their competitions. When the weather is too cold for baseball, the association turns its attention to the annual outdoor Christmas lights completion which makes Violetville one of the loveliest neighborhoods in Baltimore throughout the holiday season.
In sum, if I were a young family looking for a place to live in Baltimore, I would focus my search on Violetville. It seems to have everything you could want, and little that you wouldn’t like to have for both you and your children.
Pros
  • great all around neighborhood
Cons
  • might not be afforable for everyone
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Trendy & Stylish

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