Feb 05 2008
So I received an email from a reader who was concerned because her daughter is considering relocating to Baltimore.? Her daughter is looking into working at Hopkins Hospital (I assume main campus).
“Everyone in my state warns that it’s not safe to live in Baltimore.”? We’ll they’re right. Haven’t you see The Wire – it’s only the best show on television for the last 5 years.? In this city you’re either a corner boy, stoop boy, junkie, or police.? Okay – it’s not actually that bad.? Actually most of the city is pretty safe.? I explained just like any other city, Baltimore has its good and bad spots.? But in Baltimore those areas tend to intersect more than in some other cities.? Take Federal Hill for example.? One of the “nicest” and most expensive neighborhoods in Baltimore sits only a few block from public housing.? And South Fed. Hill (at least that’s what realtors call it) continues to have its share of robberies and other issues.
She was also concerned about safety in the immediate area around the hospital and getting to and from public parking.? I have only driven by the hospital a couple times, but I assume it’s safe enough with security patrols etc.? Hopefully someone else here can provide some more insightful info.
Her other question – “What area would be best for a 25 year old female commuting to John Hopkins to live?”? My response; Canton or Locust Point.? Canton because it probably has the highest concentration of 20-somethings, plenty of nightlife, is safe, and is pretty close to Hopkins.? Locust Point because I’m biased and because it is probably the safest neighborhood in the city.? But it really depends on what your looking for.? Any other recommendations?
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