8.9 out of 10

Waverly

39.3320847495464 -76.6060522668211
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Safe & Sound
  • Internet Access
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Neighborly Spirit
Not great for
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Schools
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Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists

Reviews

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

"Unwaveringly Beautiful"

Waverly is a charming, middle class neighborhood in a historic section of Baltimore. With easy access to downtown, the two sub-divisions that make up Waverly are popular with both young families and established professionals. In fact, the area is so popular that it was immortalized by Baltimore poet, Lizette Reese, in Waverly: A Victorian Village. In her book about the area she told a charming story of the community during the end of the Victorian Era. Copies of this book are available for sale in local bookstores and in the well-appointed Waverly library.

In addition to multiple row houses and homes, the Victorian Era also saw the construction in Waverly of the nation’s first trolley.

In addition to single family homes, Waverly is also the home of Memorial Place, a housing complex for senior citizens. Built on what was once the site of Memorial Stadium, Memorial Place features comfortable and affordable housing for middle income senior adults.

Obviously Waverly is a diverse community that would appeal to almost any type of resident. However, the one caveat I would mention is that buyers should take care if they are purchasing one of the older homes in hopes of renovating it. Several of the Victorian Era structures have been singled out by the Center for History and Architectural Preservation, who governs what changes can be made to both their interiors and exteriors.
Pros
  • fabulous homes
Cons
  • limitations due to historic nature
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian

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