Like any city, Baltimore has pockets of "good areas" and "not-so-good areas." LiveBaltimore
has a pretty good listing of the various neighborhoods.
Many grad students and postdocs live around Charles Village near Homewood Campus, in The Broadview, Hopkins House, Uni One, The Marylander, and townhouses in that area. In Fells Point, Canton, or the Inner Harbor, most folks live in townhomes or high-rise apartments/condos. Current renters can also sometimes get a referral discount.
The neighborhoods highlighted below are the neighborhoods most frequented by fellows and students at JHMI. Please note that many more neighborhoods exist in Baltimore, however, we have tried to highlight ones with free or inexpensive transportation between campuses. You'll find a bit of info about each neighborhood, along with the experience of your peers who live/lived within those locations.
The area around Homewood campus, where many undergrads and grad students live.
- 929 N. Wolfe Street - New graduate student apartments that will replace Reed Hall in the summer of 2012
- Reed Hall - This dormitory closed to permanent students in the summer of 2012.
The area to the south of Homewood and to the west of JHMI; the shuttle stops here on its way between the campuses.
The area to the south of JHMI, located pretty close to the water and home to many quirky bars and restaurants.
The area to the southeast of JHMI, with a Safeway grocery store, a square with many Irish bars and cute restaurants, where many of the med students rent townhomes.
Neighborhood Southeast of JHMI. Still walkable to the JHMI campus, but will probably get more room for your money than in Fells or Canton. The summer finds concerts, movies, and sports leagues in the park.
The area to the south of JHMI, with Whole Foods, the Landmark Theatre, gourmet restaurants, and the touristy spots.
The area to the southwest of JHMI, with many dancing/dive bars; it's close to 295 and 95, so people who work outside of Baltimore have easy access to the roads.
The area to the northwest of Homewood, accessible by only car, but usually cheaper and roomier.
The area to the northeast of Baltimore, with the IKEA and various suburbs-oriented stores.
A suburb that's between Baltimore and DC, for students/professors whose partners or roommates need to work in either or both cities.
Neighborhood Transportation, Restaurants, Resources
And here's a summary comparing a few different neighborhoods around Bmore...
| Transportation to JHMI
||JHPDA members' personal experience of living there
||Fells Point - JHMI
|Koopers Tavern (Bar food)
Bonapartes (French Bakery)
Sticky Rice (sushi, vegan options)
Nanami Cafe (sushi)
Pitango Gelato (dessert)
Maggie Moo's (ice cream)
H&S Bakery Outlet
||Charm City Circulator - Green Line
||Taco Fiesta (Mexican)
Chiu's Sushi (sushi)
James Joyce (Irish)
Cinghiale (gourmet Italian)
Roy's (Hawaiian fusion)
|Baltimore City Community College
Baltimore National Aquarium
|The Brewers Art (try the Resurrection!)
|Enoch Pratt Free Library @ Cathedral
Walters Art Museum
| Mt Vernon
|b A Bolton Hill Bistro
One World Cafe (vegan/veg)
|Y of Central MD (33rd St.)
M.S. Eisenhower Library
Baltimore Museum of Art
The Book Thing of Baltimore
| Charles Village and Homewood campus surrounds
|Waverly (Better Waverly and Waverly/Ednor Gardens)
||Shuttle that stops at JHU at Eastern
Rocket to Venus
| Hampden Community Center
Joe Squared Pizza
|Baltimore Streetcar Museum
||Baltimore bus system (#11 from Mt. Vernon to Canton Market)
Coldstone's (ice cream)
Korean War Veteran's Memorial
Du Burns Indoor Soccer Arena
JHCP Canton Crossing
| Mt. Washington
|| Living in Mt. Washington