Nine Reasons to Move to Northwest Baltimore
By Rachel Moses and Rachel Elliott
Northwest Baltimore City is an exciting place to live and raise your family. From baby to Bubbe, there are activities and amenities that will enrich your life. Here are nine reasons why you should live in Northwest Baltimore:
1. Safe. The close-knit community of residents, combined with strong Neighborhood Associations and community patrols, work together with law enforcement and each other to ensure the safety of residents. Our neighborhoods report some of the lowest crime rates in the city.
2. Diverse. Northwest Baltimore enjoys being one of the most ethnically, economically, socially and religiously diverse communities in the Baltimore region. Residents of all ages and backgrounds are afforded numerous cultural, social and community engagement opportunities and activities in order to cultivate community synergy.
3. Convenient. When you live in Northwest Baltimore, your travel needs are made easy. Our neighborhoods are close to I-83 and 695 as well as situated between Baltimore Metro stops and the Mt Washington Light Rail station. It only takes 15 minutes to get downtown and 15 minutes to enjoy the great outdoors in the bucolic countryside. Boutique shops in Mt. Washington Village, Cross Keys and Quarry Lake as well as easy access to the Reisterstown Road shopping corridor will keep you looking stylish, no matter what your tastes may be.
4. Housing Options. Whether you choose to rent or own, there are a variety of housing opportunities of which you can take advantage. Northwest Baltimore is home to single family homes, semi-detached homes, townhomes, condos, market-rate rental communities and affordable senior living communities. You really can live your whole life in our neighborhoods.
5. Green. Northwest Baltimore is proud to be the home of the thickest tree canopy in all of Baltimore City. It really feels like suburban living in the city. With the beautiful Western Run greenway, the expansive Northwest Park, the newly rebuilt Luckman Park and the modern playgrounds at the local schoolyards, there are endless outdoor recreation options for you and your family.
6. School Options. With a variety of public and private school options, your children won’t have to travel far to get a great education.
7. Connected Community. Every neighborhood has its own strong community association that brings neighbors together to strengthen and enhance both the physical structure of the neighborhoods as well as foster deeper relationships between neighbors. Older adults thrive in our neighborhoods by enjoying activities at the Edward A. Myerberg Center or by participating in Northwest Neighbors Connecting, a self-sustaining village of interdependent, diverse, caring individuals who give and receive services so that they can age in place.
8. Hub of Jewish Community Life. All of your Jewish community needs will be met in our neighborhoods. Northwest Baltimore is home to more than 30 synagogues of every denomination. The Jewish Community Center (JCC) gives residents and visitors abundant opportunities to enrich their lives through fitness, culture, creative arts and education. The JCC is also the home of the PJ Library and the Macks Center for Jewish Education which boasts its own library for all ages. Jewish Community Services (JCS) serves older adults, teens, people with disabilities and families in need through career and mental health counseling, case management, legal services and much more. Beyond social and community services, Northwest Baltimore offers a variety of restaurants including copious kosher options as well as kosher markets.
9. CHAI: Comprehensive Housing Assistance, Inc. CHAI helps to ensure that the Northwest Baltimore Jewish Community that is the hub of Jewish life will stay stable, thriving and growing for many years to come. As an agency of The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore, CHAI connects the community and enhances community assets through a variety of community organizing activities. CHAI promotes sustainable homeownership through homebuyer education workshops as well as offers special loans and grants to promote homeownership and home upgrades within the Northwest Baltimore neighborhoods. CHAI also helps stabilize the community in numerous other ways…