7.3 out of 10

Yale Heights

39.2771056926781 -76.692057344402
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Internet Access
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Parks & Recreation
Not great for
  • Nightlife
  • Parking
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Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students

Reviews

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

"Return to Nature"

Yale Heights is a neighborhood that has seen a lot of attention in the past few years, primarily because of the efforts to restore the green scape of the area. Located in southwest Baltimore, most of the neighborhood was constructed in 1955 and are two-bedroom brick townhouses. There is a lot of civic pride in the area, centered on the very active Yale Heights Community Improvement Corporation. The Corporation meets monthly and spearheads efforts to maintain the friendly and close-knit sense of community that has marked the neighborhood from the beginning.
Perhaps no other area of Baltimore has labored to bring some of the natural environment back into the city. Maiden Choice Run flows through the neighborhood, and in 2008 was selected for a $1.4 million restoration project to improve the water quality of streams and rivers flowing into the Chesapeake. The project included planting hundreds of trees and thousands of native plants along the stream near Beechfield Elementary School. The inviting natural environment and the parkland along Yale Avenue make the neighborhood ideal for young families with children. This upper-middle class, predominately African-American neighborhood is also in close proximity to Mt. St. Joseph High School, a parochial school in the Catholic Archdiocese of Baltimore.
Pros
  • parks, schools
Cons
  • in transition
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
  • Country Lovers

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