50+ Top Neighborhoods

With the market finally on the mend, we went house-hunting to come up with a list of more than 50 of the region’s best neighborhoods, from Annapolis to Roland Park to Havre de Grace, and then tracked down some of the folks buying there.

By Ken Iglehart and Johanna Anderson Favole. Illustration by Lauren Giordano. Research assistance by Barbara Vinsanto, Realtor Trish Thibeault, and O’Conor & Mooney Realtors - April 2013

Best Places To Live 2013: 50+ Top Neighborhoods

With the market finally on the mend, we went house-hunting to come up with a list of more than 50 of the region’s best neighborhoods, from Annapolis to Roland Park to Havre de Grace, and then tracked down some of the folks buying there.

By Ken Iglehart and Johanna Anderson Favole. Illustration by Lauren Giordano. Research assistance by Barbara Vinsanto, Realtor Trish Thibeault, and O’Conor & Mooney Realtors - April 2013

 -Photo by Cory Donovan

Anne Arundel County

Annapolis: Historic, Low crime, Walkability, Waterfront
Severna Park: Top-rated schools, Low crime, Waterfront
Arnold: Top-rated schools
Londontowne: Historic, Low crime, Waterfront
Shady Side: Low crime, Waterfront
Crofton: Good housing values, Walkability, Green space/Parks, Commuter friendly
Davidsonville: Good housing values
Millersville: Good housing values, Low crime, Green space/Parks
Gambrills: Low crime, Walkability

Howard County

Ellicott City: Top-rated schools, Green space/Parks, Low crime
Columbia: Top-rated schools, Green space/Parks, Low crime
Clarksville: Top-rated schools, Green space/Parks, Low crime
Dayton: Top-rated schools, Green space/Parks, Low crime

Harford County

Fallston: Good housing values, Green space/Parks, Low crime
Bel Air: Good housing values, Green space/Parks, Low crime
Havre de Grace: Historic, Waterfront, Green space/Parks, Good housing values
Abingdon: Good housing values, Green space/Parks, Low crime
Jarrettsville: Good housing values, Green space/Parks, Low crime

Carroll County

Westminster: Historic, Low crime, Green space/Parks, Good housing values
Taneytown: Historic, Low crime, Green space/Parks, Good housing values
Uniontown: Historic, Low crime, Green space/Parks, Good housing values

Baltimore County

Hunt Valley: Top-rated schools, Low crime, Green space/Parks
Glencoe/Sparks: Top-rated schools, Low crime, Green space/Parks
Mays Chapel: Top-rated schools, Low crime, Green space/Parks, Commuter friendly
Phoenix: Top-rated schools, Low crime, Green space/Parks
Ruxton: Top-rated schools, Low crime, Green space/Parks, Commuter friendly
Lutherville/Timonium: Top-rated schools, Green space/Parks, Commuter friendly
Stevenson: Top-rated schools, Low crime, Green space/Parks, Commuter friendly
Worthington: Top-rated schools, Low crime, Green space/Parks
Glyndon: Top-rated schools, Low crime, Green space/Parks
Butler: Top-rated schools, Low crime, Green space/Parks
Monkton/Hereford: Top-rated schools, Low crime, Green space/Parks
Jacksonville: Top-rated schools, Low crime, Green space/Parks
Cockeysville: Top-rated schools, Low crime, Commuter friendly
Oella: Top-rated schools, Low crime, Green space/Parks
Owings Mills: Good housing values, Commuter friendly
Quarry Lake/Western Run: Green space/Parks, Commuter friendly
Reisterstown: Historic, Low crime, Good housing values, Green space/Parks
Randallstown: Good housing values
Rodgers Forge: Good housing values, Walkability, Commuter friendly

Baltimore City

Roland Park: Historic, Low crime, Walkability, Commuter friendly
Homeland: Historic, Commuter friendly
Guilford: Historic, Low crime, Green space/Parks, Commuter friendly
Mt. Washington: Historic, Low crime, Green space/Parks, Top-rated schools
Lauraville/Hamilton: Low crime, Good housing values, Commuter friendly
Woodberry: Low crime, Good housing values, Commuter friendly
Ashburton: Historic, Commuter friendly
Butchers Hill: Good housing values, Walkability, Commuter friendly
Canton: Good housing values, Walkability, Waterfront, Commuter friendly
Cedarcroft: Good housing values, Commuter friendly
Federal Hill: Walkability, Waterfront, Commuter friendly
Fells Point: Historic, Walkability, Waterfront, Commuter friendly
Harbor East: Low crime, Walkability, Waterfront, Commuter friendly
Little Italy: Low crime, Walkability, Commuter friendly
Locust Point: Good housing values, Waterfront
Wyndhurst: Low crime, Good housing values, Commuter friendly


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