U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Maryland > Baltimore
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
 
Old 04-23-2011, 11:07 PM
 
7 posts, read 13,413 times
Reputation: 13

Advertisements

My fiancee and I are JHU graduates who have been living in Remington and Charles Village for quite a few years now. Having finally established ourselves with jobs (both of which are fairly close), we are looking to put a little space between ourselves and campus. We're also fairly tired of rowhouses. A very nice looking house has come up for rent in the Idlewylde community, which I think is the north edge of the Idlewood neighborhood but I'm not really sure. This is a map of the area I'm talking about:
http://goo.gl/maps/3S6o

Anyway, can anyone tell me more about the neighborhood and surrounding areas? I have to imagine it's a lot nicer than Remington...
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 04-25-2011, 01:43 PM
 
Location: Bodymore, Murderland
558 posts, read 1,136,816 times
Reputation: 324
I live a couple blocks north of there in Glenmont. Idlewylde is outside the city line. Idlewood is inside the line within the city limits.

There is a huge difference in the two neighborhoods though.

Idlewylde has single family tudor style homes and the like. Even though it's not technically part of Towson, the demographics are basically identical, being about 70% upper-middle class white and roughly 30% upper-middle class black. Socially it is part of the affluent Stoneleigh community and I believe the school district also reflects this as it's in the Towson school district.

Idlewood, on the other hand is mostly row-houses and 95% working-class black. The crime is significantly higher in Idlewood than in Idlewylde.

The the two neighborhoods are quite isolated from each other because to go from one neighborhood to the other, you actually have to leave the current neighborhood and exit onto either the Alameda or Loch Raven as there are no interconnecting streets. Funny how that works.

While Idlewood isn't exactly the ghetto or anything, smash & grab type crime and muggings are quite common there, where it is almost non-existent on the other side of the border. The fact that a county police car can often be seen parked right on the border along Loch Raven or the Alameda may have something to do with that.

Last edited by ToneGrail; 04-25-2011 at 02:05 PM..
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-25-2011, 02:39 PM
 
2,885 posts, read 3,396,437 times
Reputation: 4046
Hi, ToneGrail. I am forgetting things now. So would Walker Avenue be Idlewood, and Register be Idlewylde? My parents bought a brand-new row house in Idlewood in the early 1950's because the city schools (Leith Walk, to be specific) were much better than the county schools. That was a long time ago, and a lot seems to have changed since then!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-29-2011, 07:49 AM
 
Location: Bodymore, Murderland
558 posts, read 1,136,816 times
Reputation: 324
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hamish Forbes View Post
Hi, ToneGrail. I am forgetting things now. So would Walker Avenue be Idlewood, and Register be Idlewylde? My parents bought a brand-new row house in Idlewood in the early 1950's because the city schools (Leith Walk, to be specific) were much better than the county schools. That was a long time ago, and a lot seems to have changed since then!
That is correct. Register is Idlewylde. Walker is in Idlewood, but a short stretch of it veers north into Idlewylde west of the Alameda. However, once you go west of the Alameda, you're in Lake Walker, which is much nicer and safer (with a demographic composition comparable to Lake Evsham and Cedarcroft) than Idlewood.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-29-2011, 08:35 AM
 
2,885 posts, read 3,396,437 times
Reputation: 4046
Quote:
Originally Posted by ToneGrail View Post
That is correct. Register is Idlewylde. Walker is in Idlewood, but a short stretch of it veers north into Idlewylde west of the Alameda. However, once you go west of the Alameda, you're in Lake Walker, which is much nicer and safer (with a demographic composition comparable to Lake Evsham and Cedarcroft) than Idlewood.
Thanks for your response. I lived in Idlewood for maybe 16 years (a long time ago), but didn't ever really know the correct names of the various neighborhoods.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-29-2011, 09:21 AM
 
Location: Bodymore, Murderland
558 posts, read 1,136,816 times
Reputation: 324
Quote:
Originally Posted by ToneGrail View Post
That is correct. Register is Idlewylde. Walker is in Idlewood, but a short stretch of it veers north into Stoneleigh west of the Alameda. However, once you go west of the Alameda, you're in Lake Walker, which is much nicer and safer (with a demographic composition comparable to Lake Evsham and Cedarcroft) than Idlewood.
Sorry I bolded my correction.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-08-2011, 02:55 PM
 
7 posts, read 13,413 times
Reputation: 13
Thanks for clearing up that confusion. We've signed for our house now, fingers crossed for a nice year!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Options
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2016 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Maryland > Baltimore
Similar Threads
View detailed profiles of:
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2018, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top