Pathology Residency Programs

Map of Baltimore Neighborhoods

Housing

Hear from our residents about Baltimore's neighborhoods:

Fells Point +

"Fells Point is a really nice place to live. It is safe and close to the hospital (~5-10 minute drive). There are several buildings which provide parking (Crescent, Eden, Marketplace others). There's plenty to do around the neighborhood (lots of restaurants and bars) and you are right on the water. Safeway (grocery store) is a short drive away and there is a Whole Foods in the adjoining neighborhood of Harbor East, about a 5-10 minute walk."

Apartments in Fells Point

  1. The Crescent
  2. The Eden
  3. Marketplace at Fell's Point
  4. Union Warf
Upper Fells Point +

"The Upper Fells Point area is mostly row houses and borders Patterson Park. The neighborhood is serviced by a free Hopkins shuttle from 6 am-midnight, which can be a plus for commuting. It has a more 'neighborhood' feel than Fells Point proper, and you'll find a larger mix of ages among the residents, more families with kids, etc. The proximity to the park is great if you have dogs. You are positioned between Canton, Fells Point proper, and Butchers Hill, which means that you can easily walk to all those neighborhoods and enjoy the best parts of all of them."

Federal Hill +

"This neighborhood has a similar feel to Fells Point, with lots of brick townhomes, restaurants, and bars. It's also right on the harbor and has several nice parks. Federal Hill is a fun, diverse neighborhood (mix of singles and families, young and old, townies and transplants, etc)...worth checking out."

Canton +

"Canton is a neighborhood located along the water and just a couple of miles from the Hopkins East Baltimore campus and from the Bayview campus. It's primarily composed of cute brick rowhomes, if you're interested in buying or renting. There are several apartment complexes too. It's a safe and friendly neighborhood, with a mixture of singles as well as families with kids and dogs. A grocery store (Safeway) and a number of restaurants and pubs are within walking distance, and Friday and Saturday nights can bring out the crowds when the weather is nice. "Canton Crossing" is a new shopping center towards the end of Canton, close to I-95, that has several restaurants, a grocery store, clothing stores, and a Target. "Canton Square" is a well-known central area with bars and restaurants and the site of many festivals and post-sporting event celebrations."

Apartments in Canton

  1. The Domain
  2. Tindeco
  3. Hanover Brewers Hill
  4. The Gunther
Harbor East +

"Harbor East has high-rise type apartments in a "chic" brand new neighborhood. There's a Whole Foods, movie theatre, shopping and several restaurants within a few blocks. Most buildings have covered parking, and there's a circulator that picks up and drops off at The Johns Hopkins Hospital."

Little Italy/Ablemarle Square +

"Little Italy is a very cute, nice place to live. Walking distance to the Inner Harbor and Harbor East within 5 blocks. Whole Foods is on the south border of Little Italy. Just north of Little Italy are mixed-income townhouses built in 2004 as part of the Albemarle Square development."

Patterson Park/Butchers Hill/Close to hospital +

"Several residents live in this area, and some even walk to work. Patterson Park is a relatively safe neighborhood with an interesting mix of people. You can walk to restaurants, bars, and shops in Canton, Fells Point, and Harbor East. It mostly consists of nicely rehabbed rowhouses and apartments. Like Upper Fells Point, the neighborhood is serviced by a free Hopkins shuttle from 6am-midnight. You're within walking distance of Fells Point and Canton for shopping, great restaurants and the waterfront. Patterson Park is nearby, great for dogs (dog park!) and kids, and there are many events and festivals that occur nearby."

Apartments in Patterson Park

  1. Jefferson Square at Washington Hill
Downtown/Charles Center +

"The subway, free for residents, is 4 minutes' walk from Charles Center, then two stops to the hospital- a total of 15-20 minutes from a downtown apartment to the hospital. Charles Center is a 10 minute walk (or less!) to Baltimore's Inner Harbor."

Apartments in Charles Center

  1. 39 W Lexington
  2. Park Charles
  3. Charles Towers
Hampden +

"Hampden is located just Northwest of downtown Baltimore and is a fun, quirky neighborhood. Located near an historic mill, the neighborhood consists mostly of rowhomes, many of which have small yards, with a few apartment buildings intermixed. Hampden residents are a mix of young couples, families and singles. This is a safe neighborhood and people are very friendly. It's known for the many great options for eating and drinking, ranging from local bars to high end restaurants, as well as several unique, independently owned shops. There is easy access to Druid Hill Park and other smaller parks, as well as the Johns Hopkins Homewood campus. The neighborhood itself is very walkable and there is a Giant grocery store nearby; however, the most convenient way to access the hospital is by car. Other nearby transportation options are the Light Rail (the "Woodberry" stop) and the shuttle that runs from the Homewood campus to the hospital."

Charles Village +

"This neighborhood is near the Hopkins undergrad campus, so it's greener, with larger yards, bigger trees, and more space. Still, since you're right by the undergrad campus, there are restaurants, grocery stores, year-round farmer's market etc, within walking distance. The free shuttle to the hospital goes through Charles Village, so that's a plus."

Mount Washington +

"Mt. Washington is a tree-filled neighborhood on the north end of Baltimore with a mix of single family homes, duplexes, and apartment complexes. The houses available to rent or buy range widely in size, but are generally well-priced and include cute smallish homes that have more surrounding land than what's available in other city neighborhoods (with deer and foxes regularly wandering through). Mt. Washington has a quaint central business district with several excellent restaurants and a Whole Foods, and its public elementary school is one of the best in Baltimore City. It is about 8 miles north of downtown Baltimore, has a Light Rail stop (which will get you to downtown Baltimore or BWI airport), and is close to I-83 (interstate to downtown Baltimore). The drive to the hospital in the mornings takes about 15-20 min."

Mount Vernon +

"Mount Vernon is just north of downtown with lots of restaurants and bars. Mount Vernon has an urban feel, with a mix of high rise apartment buildings and old townhouses. It's very close to the hospital, so the driving commute is easy, and there's a free shuttle bus to the hospital as well. There are several museums and theatres, as well as festivals and outdoor concerts throughout the year. Mt Vernon is right in the center of town, close to the harbor and several other very nice neighborhoods."

Roland Park +

"Roland Park is an upscale neighborhood with lots of trees, peace and quiet, and never any doubt about safety. Quick access to I-83 and ample parking. Cost is about the same as living in town, but you get more for your money. Nearby large college town and suburbs with nice malls, restaurants, theaters, etc. You need a car to get around."

Apartments in Roland Park

  1. Elkridge Estates
Rodgers Forge +

Rodgers Forge is a neighborhood just south of Towson township in Baltimore County. The neighborhood has great parks (Tot Lot) and excellent schools (Rodgers Forge Elementary and Dumbarton Middle School). It is within walking distance or a short drive to many amenities. Notable places in the area are the Belvedere Market and the Towson YMCA. The Y offers a Hopkins discount and reasonable family rates (~$74/mo for a family), which includes a pool with kids' play area and free childcare while working out. Commute to the hospital is 20-30 minutes by car."

Homeland/Belvedere Square +

"This area, bordered by Charles St and York Rd near the Towson line, has mostly older houses with yards and many are affordable for residents or available to rent. Nearby is the historic Senator Theater, Belvedere square market with many fantastic restaurants, Loyola University and several private schools. Easy (20 minute) commute via I-83 or back roads. Just north of the Towson line are the Rodgers Forge and Stoneleigh neighborhoods, which both have access to excellent public schools."

Towson +

"This area is recommended for those with young families. It is safe and relatively close to Hopkins. Towson has some of the best area public schools, private schools, and daycare centers. The area has a large shopping mall, a ton of restaurants, a movie theater, a library, etc. It offers all the best of "suburbia". Homes are expensive in the area compared to other sites around Baltimore, but apartments are reasonably priced."

Apartments in Towson

  1. Versailles
Other suburban areas outside of Baltimore +

There are other suburban communities surrounding Baltimore city which may be great options for those who prefer not to live in the city, have a family, or who have significant others working in DC (Catonsville, Ellicott City, Elkridge, Columbia) or Baltimore suburbs (Pikesville, Owings Mills (accessible by metro), Timonium, Hanover, and White Marsh).