Homes Magazine - Page 52 - Baltimore's Most Underrated Neighborhoods (8)

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Baltimore's Most Underrated Neighborhoods (8)

Baltimore City & Baltimore County

FACT: The Westgate Community Association was founded in 1931; its first president was Judge Herbert Grymes, a former member of the Maryland House of Delegates.

PRICE RANGE: Mid-$100,000s to mid-$200,000s

Westgate, which straddles the Baltimore City-Baltimore County border, has a rich history that’s been carefully documented by its active community association, but its pull is also thoroughly modern.

Its southwestern Baltimore location is convenient to BWI Airport, the Halethorpe train station and downtown Baltimore, making it an ideal spot for households with commuters heading to both Baltimore and Washington. On top of that, the neighborhood offers easy access to Leakin Park and regularly scheduled community events keep residents busy when they’re at home.

Affordability is a factor, too. “Average home price in 2017 was around $180,000, for the same types of homes you’d find in Ellicott City or Catonsville — historic homes, single detached houses. There are cottages, bungalows, American foursquares and Dutch colonials,” said Live Baltimore’s Annie Milli. “There’s a lot of great architecture you can purchase at a great value.”