Nestled into the Chesapeake Bay, Baltimore is called the “Charm City” for a reason. Sure, it’s known for blocks of row houses, tree-lined streets, crab cakes, the famous Inner Harbor and football, but residents can attest to the city's true charm lies in its friendly people.
If you’re looking to join the more than 600,000 residents living in Baltimore, we’re here to help you find the perfect neighborhood to call home.
We combed through Google data using generic keyword searches and combined those results with the most searched Baltimore neighborhoods on ApartmentGuide.com to determine top five most popular neighborhoods with renters.
Here is a quick overview of each neighborhood, and what you’d expect to pay for rent in each area.
This central business district has recently made its name based on an explosion of luxury high rises now sprinkled in between the city’s oldest architecture. It’s home to the Baltimore Arena and Hippodrome Theatre, where you will often see professionals take in some music or a theatre production. Close to Oriole Park at Camden Yards and the Ravens’ M&T Bank Stadium, Downtown is also a haven for sports lovers looking to take in a game or hang out a bar nearby.
Mount Vernon’s name is a nod to the country’s first president. It’s also considered to be Baltimore’s cultural center, as it’s home to the Peabody Library and Maryland Historical Society, where the original copy of “The Star-Spangled Banner” resides. This quaint neighborhood is also filled with museums and art galleries alongside coffee shops, restaurants and bars.
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Centered around the nightlife of O’Donnell Square, Canton is an ideal waterfront neighborhood for young professionals. However, excellent schools and two public parks also make it an attractive place for families. The area’s architecture features painted screen-to-window shrines and traditional Baltimore brick row houses that add to the higher-than-average rental prices.
Inner Harbor is the sightseeing hub of the city. Located on the edge of Downtown, this neighborhood is home to the National Aquarium, the city’s tallest building and many shops and restaurants. If that’s not enough, Federal Hill and the fast-growing Harbor East surround the neighborhood, making it one of the city’s most walkable areas. McKeldin Plaza at the center of the Inner Harbor is a frequent gathering spot for Baltimoreans. But being close to everything will cost about double the city’s average rental prices.
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Fell’s Point is a quintessential Baltimore neighborhood. Hip taverns and seafood restaurants serving Chesapeake Bay crab line cobblestone streets. You can also find small art galleries, boutiques and restaurants situated next to row houses and historical sites: Edgar Allan Poe died outside one of its waterfront saloons and Mary Young Pickersgill sewed the namesake flag of “The Star-Spangled Banner” here. Those looking to live in the neighborhood should opt for a place with parking, and expect to pay higher-than-average prices.
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