5.2 out of 10

Westport

39.2634277742609 -76.6344078545481
Great for
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Internet Access
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Public Transport
  • Clean & Green
Not great for
  • Childcare
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Parking
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Pest Free
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Gay & Lesbian
  •  
  •  

Reviews

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

"Hope for the Future"

Located in southern Baltimore, Westport is yet another example of once prosperous, middle class neighborhoods that fell victim to the triple threat of urban sprawl, racial tension and economic woes. When it was built during the 1920s housing boom, immigrants and blue collar workers were lined up to buy the new and modernly equipped row houses. However, by the time the children raised in Westport had reach adulthood, they were anxious to move away from the crowded urban setting in favor of the big lots and trees offered in the suburbs.
With so many people selling their homes, values dropped and some homes stood empty, waiting for someone who wanted to move closer to the city rather than away from it. Then the racial tensions of the 1960s drove out most of the rest of the residents and left the once happy neighborhood in desperate straits.
However, things are looking up. Westport has been tapped to receive a large influx of money from the federal government as part of a major armed services reorganization. There are plans underway for high end apartment buildings and new waterfront businesses. So, if you’re willing to take and chance and looking for somewhere to invest, Westport might just be a good location for your new home.
Pros
  • influx of new captiol
Cons
  • current difficulties
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Gay & Lesbian

Best Neighborhoods to Live In

Best Cities to Live In

Tell everyone what you love about your neighborhood!

Leave a Review

Have a question?

How are schools? Is the area safe? What about public transit options?" Why not ask our community of locals!

Ask Now

Selling or Renting Your Home?

Maximize the selling price of your home by sharing what you love about your suburb to increase its appeal...

Leave a Review

Corporate Relocation Manager?

Enable your employees to share local knowledge in a private, trusted environment with those relocating... while building community.

Learn More