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Old 04-19-2011, 02:32 PM
 
Location: Portland, Maine
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The article was dated July, 2010. More up-to-date references would be helpful for someone currently looking for information.
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Old 04-19-2011, 02:46 PM
 
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I lived in Pigtown for three years and still have a rental property there. There are numerous rehabs in the area that 5 blocks East would be 100-150k more in price. Things were steadily turning before the recession but the area seemed to stagnate once everything crashed. Camden Crossing townhouses are selling for 150k+ less than they were a couple years ago.

If you have your wits about you then it can be a great place to live. It's far less expensive, everything is a cab ride away and the neighbors I had on Washington and Wyeth are great. I think I had an issue parking once in my three years there although I would strongly suggest getting a parking permit during football season.

Unfortunately I purchased in '07 when things were still quite expensive in the city and thus I'll probably be renting my place out for awhile.
Good post. I have some friends with houses there in the exact same situation.

I would suggest looking at the City Paper Murder Inc Crime stats. Most of the murders in Downtown Baltimore are near Pigtown, just something to think about.

There is a reason there are blue lights there.

Good luck.
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Old 04-19-2011, 11:44 PM
 
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Thanks for the articles. I have my answer. And, I"m beginning to doubt my decision to buy in Baltimore. Really. I'm not so sure anymore. I don't want to deal with its problems and be a casualty of a mugging or worse yet, a rape or gun to the head coming home late from my summer job. I really don't know anymore.
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Old 04-20-2011, 05:58 AM
 
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Thanks for the articles. I have my answer. And, I"m beginning to doubt my decision to buy in Baltimore. Really. I'm not so sure anymore. I don't want to deal with its problems and be a casualty of a mugging or worse yet, a rape or gun to the head coming home late from my summer job. I really don't know anymore.
Trust your gut.
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Old 04-20-2011, 08:49 AM
 
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Yeah, not sure I know anybody who was randomly shot and killed here in the city. I have lived in Pigtown with my family for 5 years. We walk everywhere..wife jogs all over..and we hang out with other families in the area. Short walk to downtown and ball games.

It is not perfect. There are improvements I would still like to see.......but I like the direction it is heading. But if you are already scared...most definitely don't come it makes it worse.
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Old 04-20-2011, 09:57 AM
 
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What are the actual boundaries of Pig Town (aka Washington Village)? When I think of the area I think of the area around the new Camden Crossing Town Homes and Washington Blvd down to the Carol Park.. That corridor doesnt seem all that bad.. maybe there is some stuff going on on the side streets that is questionable. North around the B and O RR museum.. there is some sketchy stuff.. maybe that is the section of pig town that people are referring to???
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Old 04-20-2011, 10:21 AM
 
Location: Squirrel Hill
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Yahoo maps is pretty good for looking at neighborhood boundaries. Mind you these boundaries are artificial and may vary some depending on what resource you use.
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Old 04-20-2011, 10:23 AM
 
Location: Portland, Maine
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Good point woodlands. I have never actually been sure where the boundaries lie for Pigtown either. I know Washington Street is part of it. I've actually always enjoyed the annual racing of the pigs.
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Old 04-20-2011, 12:41 PM
 
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The article was dated July, 2010. More up-to-date references would be helpful for someone currently looking for information.
I'm guessing things haven't changed dramatically over 10 months.
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Old 04-20-2011, 02:28 PM
 
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Its really anything south of Pratt down to Carroll Park. Some great parts..some good parts...some crappy parts. There are some good things happening on Wash Blvd too..which is nice. Hopefully the nice wine/beer store Espiratas opens soon, too.
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