Baltimore, MD (Druid Hill Ave / Laurens St)




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About Baltimore, MD (Druid Hill Ave / Laurens St)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Druid Hill Ave / Laurens St median real estate price is $160,136, which is less expensive than 82.6% of Maryland neighborhoods and 82.6% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

The average rental price in Druid Hill Ave / Laurens St is currently $663, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 96.2% of Maryland neighborhoods.

Druid Hill Ave / Laurens St is a densely urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Baltimore, Maryland.

Druid Hill Ave / Laurens St real estate is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedroom) to medium sized (three or four bedroom) apartment complexes/high-rise apartments and townhomes. Most of the residential real estate is renter occupied. Many of the residences in the Druid Hill Ave / Laurens St neighborhood are relatively historic, built no later than 1939, and in some cases, quite a bit earlier. A number of residences were also built between 1970 and 1999.

Vacant apartments or homes are a major fact of life in Druid Hill Ave / Laurens St. The current real estate vacancy rate here is 37.4%. This is higher than the rate of vacancies in 96.7% of all U.S. neighborhoods. In addition, most vacant housing here is vacant year round. This can sometimes be the case in neighborhoods dominated by new construction that is not yet occupied. But often neighborhoods with vacancy rates this high are places that can be plagued by a protracted vacancy problem. If you live here, you may find that a number of buildings in your neighborhood are actually empty.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

Many things matter about a neighborhood, but the first thing most people notice is the way a neighborhood looks and its particular character. For example, one might notice whether the buildings all date from a certain time period or whether shop signs are in multiple languages. This particular neighborhood in Baltimore, the Druid Hill Ave / Laurens St neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

Notable & Unique: People

Single parenting is hard. But you don't have to tell the Druid Hill Ave / Laurens St neighborhood about it; they already know. 44.0% of this neighborhood's households are run by single mothers, which is a higher concentration than NeighborhoodScout found in 100.0% of American neighborhoods. Further NeighborhoodScout research showed strong statistical correlations among high rates of children living in single parent households, and neighborhood crime, particularly violent crime, neighborhood poverty, and, importantly, the percentage of low weight births and rates of infant mortality.

In addition, the Druid Hill Ave / Laurens St neighborhood stands out for having an average per capita income lower than 98.6% of the neighborhoods in the United States. The Druid Hill Ave / Laurens St neighborhood also has a greater percentage of children living in poverty (75.6%) than found in 98.8% of all U.S. neighborhoods. Children living in poverty is one of the challenges facing America, and the world, and in this neighborhood in particular, the problem can be considered acute.

Notable & Unique: Real Estate

Being a walkable neighborhood can help increase property values for the simple reason that people enjoy it and value it. To put it plainly, despite our love affair with the automobile, American's enjoy taking to the streets, sidewalks, paths, and courtyards of a place to get a coffee, relax, and take in the sights and sounds. And, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive and first quantitative walkable score index, the Druid Hill Ave / Laurens St neighborhood is one of the most walkable neighborhoods in America.

In addition, renter-occupied real estate is dominant in the Druid Hill Ave / Laurens St neighborhood. The percentage of rental real estate here, according to exclusive NeighborhoodScout analysis, is 92.9%, which is higher than 97.8% of the neighborhoods in America. If you were to buy and live in the property you bought here, you would be almost alone in doing so. Vacant homes and apartments are a significant characteristic of this neighborhood. In fact, with 37.4% of the residential real estate vacant, the Druid Hill Ave / Laurens St neighborhood claims the distinction of having a higher vacancy rate than 96.7% of the neighborhoods in America. This can either be because much of the property is seasonally occupied, like in many vacation areas, or that much of the real estate is more permanently abandoned.

Furthermore, if you love row houses and attached homes, you will probably really like the Druid Hill Ave / Laurens St neighborhood. The ambiance, the charm, of row houses is something special. And in sheer abundance of row houses, this neighborhood truly stands out. The real estate here has a higher proportion of row houses and attached homes than nearly any neighborhood in America. In fact, 35.8% of the residential real estate here is classified as row houses and attached homes.

Also of note, do you watch 'This Old House' on Public Television? Do you love the idea of fixing up a Colonial or Victorian era home, complete with the charm of yesteryear? Do you like to stroll or drive streets lined with gracious older residences? If you found yourself nodding yes to any of these questions, you are going to be interested in this unique neighborhood. The Druid Hill Ave / Laurens St neighborhood stands out on a national scale for the sheer concentration of historic residences it contains: 73.4% of the residential real estate here was built from 1939 or earlier, some much earlier. This is a greater concentration of historic homes than 98.5% of the neighborhoods in the United States.

Notable & Unique: Car Ownership

Most American households own a car or other vehicle. Many own two cars or perhaps three. In the United States, it is useful to have an automobile not only for commuting, but also for shopping and getting to other services one needs. But NeighborhoodScout's analysis revealed that households in the Druid Hill Ave / Laurens St neighborhood have a highly unusual car ownership. 36.0% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in 97.5% of U.S. neighborhoods.

Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation

If you like to ride the train to work, this neighborhood may be for you. NeighborhoodScout's research revealed that 23.4% of the Druid Hill Ave / Laurens St neighborhood's commuters ride the train to and from work each day, which is more than we found in 96.9% of America's neighborhoods.


The Neighbors

The Neighbors: Income

How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.

The neighbors in the Druid Hill Ave / Laurens St neighborhood in Baltimore are low income, making it among the lowest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 98.6% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 75.6% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 98.8% of U.S. neighborhoods.

The Neighbors: Occupations

A neighborhood is far different if it is dominated by enlisted military personnel rather than people who earn their living by farming. It is also different if most of the neighbors are clerical support or managers. What is wonderful is the sheer diversity of neighborhoods, allowing you to find the type that fits your lifestyle and aspirations.

In the Druid Hill Ave / Laurens St neighborhood, 35.8% of the working population is employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is manufacturing and laborer occupations, with 27.6% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in executive, management, and professional occupations (23.3%), and 13.3% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents, our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior – comes from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same city can have drastically different cultures.

In the Druid Hill Ave / Laurens St neighborhood in Baltimore, MD, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Sub-Saharan African (24.3%). There are also a number of people of African ancestry (10.5%), and residents who report Jamaican roots (7.3%), and some of the residents are also of German ancestry (1.4%).

The Neighbors: Languages

The most common language spoken in the Druid Hill Ave / Laurens St neighborhood is English, spoken by 97.8% of households.

Getting to Work

Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in Druid Hill Ave / Laurens St neighborhood spend between 30 and 45 minutes commuting one-way to work (35.3% of working residents), which is at or a bit above the average length of a commute across all U.S. neighborhoods.

Here most residents (46.1%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also take the train to get to work (23.4%) and 12.1% of residents also ride the bus for their daily commute. In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.

Neighborhood Real Estate Data

44 Vital Statistics. 8 Condition Alerts found.

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Neighborhood Crime Data

67 Vital Statistics. 7 Condition Alerts found.

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Baltimore 0.101011101001110
Maryland 4.57
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Druid Hill Ave / Laurens St 0.101011101001110
Baltimore 0.101011101001110
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Baltimore 0.101011101001110
Maryland 57

Neighborhood Public School Data

65 Vital Statistics. 16 Condition Alerts found.

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Public School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind)

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Proficiency in Reading and Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Reading 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

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