Baltimore, MD (Towson U / Towsontown Blvd)




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About Baltimore, MD (Towson U / Towsontown Blvd)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Towson U / Towsontown Blvd real estate is primarily composed of apartments and renters, so no median house value data are available. The average rental price in Towson U / Towsontown Blvd is currently $1,255, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 61.8% of Maryland neighborhoods.

Towson U / Towsontown Blvd is an urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Baltimore, Maryland.

Towson U / Towsontown Blvd 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 small apartment buildings. Most of the residential real estate is renter occupied. Many of the residences in the Towson U / Towsontown Blvd neighborhood are established but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999. A number of residences were also built between 1940 and 1969.

Home and apartment vacancy rates are 9.9% in Towson U / Towsontown Blvd. NeighborhoodScout analysis shows that this rate is lower than 46.1% of the neighborhoods in the nation, approximately near the middle range for vacancies.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people get around.

Notable & Unique: People

The Towson U / Towsontown Blvd neighborhood stands out for having an average per capita income lower than 100.0% of the neighborhoods in the United States. Also of note is NeighborhoodScout's research finding that the Towson U / Towsontown Blvd neighborhood has some of the lowest rates of children living in poverty of any neighborhood in the United States. In a nation where approximately 1 in 4 children are living in poverty, the Towson U / Towsontown Blvd community truly stands out from the rest in this regard.

In addition, an extraordinary 93.6% of the residents of the Towson U / Towsontown Blvd neighborhood are currently enrolled in college. This is such a large part of life in this neighborhood that the neighborhood changes a great deal with the change of semesters and is far quieter during the summer when many students are away.

Also, one of the really interesting characteristics about the Towson U / Towsontown Blvd neighborhood is that, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research, it is an excellent choice in which to reside for college students. Due to its popularity among college students who already choose to live here, its walkability, and its above average safety from crime, the neighborhood is ideal for prospective or already-enrolled college students. Between semesters and during school breaks, you'll notice that the excitement here fluctuates with the college seasons. Despite the excitement however, parents of college-age children can rest easy knowing that this neighborhood has an above average safety rating. For each of these reasons, the neighborhood is rated among the top 3.2% of college-friendly places to live in the state of Maryland.

Notable & Unique: Real Estate

99.7% of the real estate in the Towson U / Towsontown Blvd neighborhood is occupied by renters, which is nearly the highest rate of renter occupancy of any neighborhood in America.

In addition, one of the really unique and interesting things about the look and setting of the Towson U / Towsontown Blvd neighborhood is that it is almost entirely dominated by large apartment buildings, such as apartment complexes or high-rise apartments. 76.6% of the residential real estate here is classified as such. This puts this neighborhood on the map as having a higher proportion of large apartment buildings than 96.8% of all neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation

More people in Towson U / Towsontown Blvd choose to walk to work each day (41.2%) than almost any neighborhood in America. If you are attracted to the idea of being able to walk to work, this neighborhood could be a good choice.

Also, in the Towson U / Towsontown Blvd neighborhood, many people's commute means walking from the bedroom to the home office. NeighborhoodScout's analysis found that 14.7% of residents worked from home. This may not seem like a large number, but Scout's research shows that this is a higher percentage of people working from home than 98.2% of the neighborhoods in America. Often people who work from home are engaged in the creative or technological economy, such as is found in areas around Boston, and in Silicon Valley. Other times, people may be engaged in other businesses like trading stocks from home, or running a small beauty salon.

Notable & Unique: Occupations

There are more people living in the Towson U / Towsontown Blvd neighborhood employed as sales and service workers (53.3%) than almost any neighborhood in the country. From fast-food service workers to major sales accounts, sales and service workers make up the largest proportion of our national employment picture. But despite that size and importance nationally, this neighborhood still stands out as unique due to the dominance of people living here who work in such occupations.

Notable & Unique: Length of Commute

Regardless of the means by which residents commute, this neighborhood has a length of commute that is notable. Residents of the Towson U / Towsontown Blvd neighborhood have the pleasure of having one of the shortest commutes to work of any neighborhood in America. 60.2% of the residents have a commute time from home to work (one way) of less than fifteen minutes. This is a higher proportion of residents enjoying a short trip to work than NeighborhoodScout found in 95.4% of U.S. neighborhoods. Less time commuting means more time for other things in life.


The Neighbors

The Neighbors: Income

There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.

The neighbors in the Towson U / Towsontown Blvd 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 100.0% of U.S. neighborhoods. In addition, 0.0% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 100.0% of America'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 Towson U / Towsontown Blvd neighborhood, 46.7% 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 executive, management, and professional occupations, with 23.2% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (20.7%), and 9.5% in manufacturing and laborer 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 Towson U / Towsontown Blvd neighborhood in Baltimore, MD, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Irish (8.7%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (7.0%), and residents who report Italian roots (6.6%), and some of the residents are also of Asian ancestry (4.5%), along with some English ancestry residents (3.0%), among others.

The Neighbors: Languages

The most common language spoken in the Towson U / Towsontown Blvd neighborhood is English, spoken by 93.6% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (2.2%).

Getting to Work

How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in Towson U / Towsontown Blvd neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (60.2% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (49.9%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also hop out the door and walk to work to get to work (41.2%) . 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

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

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Neighborhood Crime Data

67 Vital Statistics. 1 Condition Alert found.

Neighborhood Crime Data

 
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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Towson U / Towsontown Blvd 0.101011101001110
Baltimore 0.101011101001110
Maryland 4.57
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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

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Towson U / Towsontown Blvd 0.101011101001110
Baltimore 0.101011101001110
Maryland 23.15
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Crimes Per Square Mile

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Towson U / Towsontown Blvd 0.101011101001110
Baltimore 0.101011101001110
Maryland 57

Neighborhood Public School Data

65 Vital Statistics. 2 Condition Alerts found.

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School Quality

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District Quality Compared to Maryland

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Better than of MD school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

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Better than of US school districts.

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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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