3.2 out of 10


39.2856938466746 -76.7072025949184
Great for
  • Cost of Living
  • Internet Access
  • Pest Free
  • Public Transport
  • Schools
Not great for
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Childcare
  • Clean & Green
  • Eating Out
  • Gym & Fitness
Who lives here?
  • Singles
  • Families with kids


2/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 1/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 2/5

"Lots of multifamily housing"

Westgate is a neighborhood in the southwest section of the city near Gwynns Falls / Leakin Park. Baltimore National Pike, Edmondson Road, South Rock Glen Road, Frederick Avenue and Westowne Road generally form the borders of this neighborhood. The neighborhood is residential in nature with a mix of single-family detached homes as well as a large number of multi-family apartment buildings, some of which appear to be subsidized.

The biggest draw to the neighborhood is the schools here. Residents with children will enjoy North Bend Elementary and Middle School as well as West Baltimore Middle School. There are a very limited selection of restaurant and shopping options here. Although many parts of the neighborhood are wooded, there is no dedicated green space within Westgate. On a positive note, there are numerous bus stops along the main roads providing access to public transportation.

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.

I am not a big fan of this neighborhood because of the large amount of multi-family housing here, some of which appears to be subsidized. As many know, I really like dedicated green space and parks, so the lack of this amenity is a huge negative for me. That being said, everyone needs a place to live and if you can find a place here within your budget then check it out and make your own decision.
  • Lots of multi-family housing
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids

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