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Old 01-25-2021, 08:20 AM
 
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Pikesville is still very Jewish. Large orthodox community towards the Mount Washington side.

Pikesville covers a broad area. Parts of it, towards the city, is diversifying with a growing African American and Hispanic population, but it's still the core of the Jewish community for the greater Baltimore region. The Pikesville portion flowing into the Greenspring Valley is affluent and very popular for well off Jews.

Many younger Jewish families are settling north of Pikesville in Owings Mills and Reisterstown.
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Old 01-25-2021, 10:12 AM
 
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Pikesville is still very Jewish. Large orthodox community towards the Mount Washington side.

Pikesville covers a broad area. Parts of it, towards the city, is diversifying with a growing African American and Hispanic population, but it's still the core of the Jewish community for the greater Baltimore region. The Pikesville portion flowing into the Greenspring Valley is affluent and very popular for well off Jews.

Many younger Jewish families are settling north of Pikesville in Owings Mills and Reisterstown.
I have seen the construction of quite a few infill townhome developments on upper Park Heights Ave, Ford Ln in what I believe is called Fallstaff in addition to rehabbing of houses in Glen and Cheswolde... So I would have thought the area was still popular with young jewish families.. I would agree they may not be as popular as the suburbs but there still seems to be some growth. If the City can ever decide what to do with the old NW high school .. that site could be quite large development to attract/retain additional families to the area.
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Old 01-25-2021, 11:55 AM
 
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I have seen the construction of quite a few infill townhome developments on upper Park Heights Ave, Ford Ln in what I believe is called Fallstaff in addition to rehabbing of houses in Glen and Cheswolde... So I would have thought the area was still popular with young jewish families.. I would agree they may not be as popular as the suburbs but there still seems to be some growth. If the City can ever decide what to do with the old NW high school .. that site could be quite large development to attract/retain additional families to the area.
The city side of NW Baltimore is always going to be hobbled by the quality of schools. The Orthodox presence in that area relies on private Jewish schools, and they are very evident in Glen and Cheswolde. It really is a different world altogether. There's a number of teardowns in that area, including on the County side just off Pimlico Road in that area of 1960s split levels, replaced with much larger McMansions housing large orthodox families. That area had once been solidly reform/conservative Jews but is trending Orthodox and will likely be solidly Orthodox in due time.

For reform/conservative Jews interested in city living, it's usually Mount Washington and North Baltimore (where most kids are in private schools one way or another).
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Old 01-25-2021, 09:25 PM
 
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What ever. It's an ugly suburb, and the houses....

I hope it has improved in more recent years.

East Joppa Road past Perring Parkway does beat it for ugliness. (Still remember the big K)
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Old 01-25-2021, 09:27 PM
 
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Pikesville is still very Jewish. Large orthodox community towards the Mount Washington side.

Pikesville covers a broad area. Parts of it, towards the city, is diversifying with a growing African American and Hispanic population, but it's still the core of the Jewish community for the greater Baltimore region. The Pikesville portion flowing into the Greenspring Valley is affluent and very popular for well off Jews.

Many younger Jewish families are settling north of Pikesville in Owings Mills and Reisterstown.


The old joke is the fastest way from Africa to Jerusalem is Reisterstown Road. There, I was politically incorrect.

Northern York Road is the great white way. I tried to be fair......
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Old 01-26-2021, 12:28 AM
 
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My wife and I are considering a move to Baltimore. We're coming from Mississippi and seeking to move to a large Northeastern metropolis with a liberal-minded population. I would be working in Towson, while my wife will be working in Columbia. We would both prefer to live in a suburban area rather than in the city itself.
Gilmore St. has nice houses for an affordable price
but the area you're looking for as far as suburban and nice would be Windsor Hills.
"Can you afford the houses there" may be a challenge as far as Windsor.
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Old 01-26-2021, 08:00 AM
 
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Gilmore St. has nice houses for an affordable price
but the area you're looking for as far as suburban and nice would be Windsor Hills.
"Can you afford the houses there" may be a challenge as far as Windsor.
Woodlawn?
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Old 01-26-2021, 08:51 AM
 
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with a 374K budget don't expect much....
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Old 01-26-2021, 09:07 AM
 
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What ever. It's an ugly suburb, and the houses....

I hope it has improved in more recent years.

East Joppa Road past Perring Parkway does beat it for ugliness. (Still remember the big K)
Post office areas in Baltimore are large and can encompass a range of neighborhoods. Parts of Pikesville is certainly unremarkable 1950s-60s suburbia, but other parts are also lovely neighborhoods of winding roads and large houses on wooded lots.

One can say the same about Cockeysville and Lutherville-Timonium.

I do like the Pikesville area because it's also home to large immigrant populations. Africans, Eastern Europeans/Russians, Uzbeks, Asian nations, and Central America. Makes for an interesting mixture of cultures in close proximity. Pikesville has a character you don't find elsewhere in the Baltimore metro region and as I mentioned in a previous post, really makes you feel like you're in a different city altogether. It's neither of Baltimore City or Baltimore County. I was tempted to buy a house somewhere in Pikesville, maybe one of the midcentury modern ranches off Woodvalley Drive, but ended up playing it safe and bought a colonial in dull and boring Towson. But I still enjoy driving out to Pikesville.
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Old 01-26-2021, 01:40 PM
 
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Post office areas in Baltimore are large and can encompass a range of neighborhoods. Parts of Pikesville is certainly unremarkable 1950s-60s suburbia, but other parts are also lovely neighborhoods of winding roads and large houses on wooded lots.

One can say the same about Cockeysville and Lutherville-Timonium.

I do like the Pikesville area because it's also home to large immigrant populations. Africans, Eastern Europeans/Russians, Uzbeks, Asian nations, and Central America. Makes for an interesting mixture of cultures in close proximity. Pikesville has a character you don't find elsewhere in the Baltimore metro region and as I mentioned in a previous post, really makes you feel like you're in a different city altogether. It's neither of Baltimore City or Baltimore County. I was tempted to buy a house somewhere in Pikesville, maybe one of the midcentury modern ranches off Woodvalley Drive, but ended up playing it safe and bought a colonial in dull and boring Towson. But I still enjoy driving out to Pikesville.
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