New to Baltimore or planning on moving here soon? Downsizing and looking for a smaller urban location, or ready to move from the city to the county? MLS searches can be overwhelming, especially if you don't know exactly where you want to go. We've broken it down into neighborhoods that we know, with descriptions of each to make it easier. Think you might like one of these neighborhoods? Enter it into your search criteria.

Downtown Baltimore

From the small village feel of Dickeyville on the west side of town, to the eclectic area of Hamden, and the new urban chic Harbor East, Baltimore is a city of unique neighborhoods. Whether you are looking for an historic row home in Federal Hill or Fell’s Point, a chrome and glass high rise condo on Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, or a turn of the century mansion in Mt. Vernon, you can be sure to find the home that fits you in this diverse city.

Guilford

Designated a National Register Historic District, Guilford was planned by the Olmsted firm and developed by the Roland Park Company in the early 1900’s. It has stunningly beautiful architecture, community parks, streets lined with mature trees, the world-famous Sherwood Gardens.

There are about 800 single-family homes in Guilford that range from cottages to stately mansions. It’s prime location, a short commute to downtown Baltimore, is minutes from the Johns Hopkins Homewood campus, Loyola College, the College of Notre Dame. With an array of excellent neighborhood restaurants, the Baltimore Museum of Art and the City’s finest public and private schools close by, Guilford families enjoy a quality of life and unique environment rarely found.

Roland Park

Roland Park is the first planned “suburban” community in North America and has been a treasured Baltimore City neighborhood since the late 1800’s.

Developed between 1890 and 1920 as an upper-class streetcar suburb, the early phases of the neighborhood were designed by Edward Bouton and Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr.

Roland Park is home to several private schools: Friends School of Baltimore, Gilman School, Roland Park Country School, the Bryn Mawr School, and Boys’ Latin School of Maryland. Nestled among these private schools is the Roland Park Elementary/Middle School, part of the Baltimore City Public School System. The K-8 school has earned the Blue Ribbon for Academic Excellence from the state department of education.

Roland Park Shopping Center, which opened in 1907, as a single building strip of stores, located at the corner of Upland Road and Roland Avenue, has been credited by Guinness World Records as the world’s first shopping. Now home to several businesses, including Eddie’s Supermarket, the Children’s bookstore and Starbuck’s, it is a hub of activity for the community. Across the street is a newly renovated branch of the Enoch Pratt Free Library.

Travel a few blocks further south on Roland Avenue, past the Petit Louis Bistro, and head east on Coldspring Lane. There you will find Miss Shirley’s, The Evergreen Café, and Roland Park Bagel Company.

Ruxton

In 1794 Revolutionary War patriot and US Congressman, Colonel Nicholas Ruxton Moore, purchased a large portion of the land in Baltimore County, MD, that is now Ruxton,. What started out as country retreats for the privileged families of Baltimore City, has retained much of the charm of its former years and has blossomed into a lively neighborhood full of families.

Located just inside of 695 and North of the Baltimore City/County line, it is bordered by Falls Road, Joppa Road, and Charles Street. The neighborhood is easily accessible from both 83 and 695.

Homes range in price from several hundred thousand dollars to the multimillions and within the confines of the neighborhood, one can find churches, preschools, and a selection of shops, including Graul’s Market. Within a few short miles are some of Baltimore County’s top private, public, and parochial schools. A park, a lake, and a country club round out the amenities that this charming neighborhood boasts.

Homeland

Homeland is located in the northern part of Baltimore City bounded (generally) by Homeland Avenue on the south, Charles Street on the West, Melrose Avenue on the north and Bellona Avenue and York Road on the east. There is also a “west parcel” which consists of houses north of the Cathedral of Mary our Queen and south of Northern Pkwy.

A variety of building style gives the neighborhood its special aesthetic appeal. The planners of Homeland took advantage of the local topography, designing homes to fit sympathetically into it. With the skill of the Olmsted Brothers, designers of New York’s Central Park, the neighborhood was laid out to create the common areas and special features such as the six decorative lakes located in the center of the neighborhood.

The community hosts many special events throughout the year, including a pizza party at the lakes, community picnic, and Halloween Parade. Christmas Eve at the Lakes has been a holiday tradition since 1929. Residents gather to sing carols with the children’s choir at the lakes and luminarias are lit throughout the neighborhood so all the streets of Homeland are bathed in flickering candlelight.

Rodgers Forge

Rodgers Forge takes its name from the blacksmith shop of George Rodgers, built in 1800, that was once located on the southwest corner of York Road and Stevenson Lane. In 1934, builder James Keelty, Sr. began work on the Rodgers Forge neighborhood, and constructed over 600 red brick row-home until World War II stopped development. After the war, work resumed under the direction of Keelty’s two son’s James Keelty Jr. and Joseph Keelty. 1,777 homes were completed by 1956. Today, about 7,000 people live in Rodgers Forge.

Just south of Towson University, the neighborhood consists primarily of red brick row-houses, but also includes apartments, condominiums and single-family homes. Despite inconsistencies in the housing market, Rodgers Forge has always had the reputation of retaining their resale value. Rodgers Forge Elementary and Dumbarton Middle school, both located within the community, are Blue Ribbon Schools, and are the center of much activity for children and adults. The Towson Rec Council uses the school fields for lacrosse, baseball and soccer, and the community picnic is held in “the grove” behind the elementary school. On a nice day at any time of the year, the Tot Lot playground, with its swings, slides and play gym is a hive of activity for babies, toddlers and the preschool crowd.

Greenspring Valley

Greenspring Valley is bordered by Reisterstown Road to the West, across St. Thomas, Caves Road and Broadway to the North, Falls Road to the East and Old Court Road to the South.

Within those boundaries is a long history of prominent Maryland families, rolling countryside; sprawling farms; historical buildings, churches and estates; charming shops; wonderful restaurants; country clubs, a private college and several prestigious private schools.

The lush green fields that fill the Greenspring Valley create a gorgeous backdrop for the homes in the area and can make one feel like they are hours from the city. The reality is that the city is just a short car ride down Interstate 83.

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