December 12, 2016 - Neighborhood Tour
On the final Friday of every month, Live Baltimore heads out of the office and into one of Baltimore’s 277 neighborhoods.Each month, we love what we find! November was no different.
Convenience and comfort! Bayview brims with both—making it the perfect venue for our November Final Friday walking tour. Nestled between Eastern Avenue, Johns Hopkins Bayview Hospital, and the Joseph Lee Playfields, this Southeast neighborhood offers the access of city life coupled with a calm, welcoming feeling of community.
We began our visit by speaking with our generous host, Molly McKee-Seabrook, and her friendly neighbors about the perks of life in Bayview. (You may recognize Molly as the star (along with her dog, Ginger) of a recent Live Baltimore ad campaign.) The surprisingly quiet, easy-to-navigate neighborhood (where the street names are alphabetical) had many benefits to discuss.
A diverse, family-friendly neighborhood, Bayview boasts an adjacent park and easy commutes to I-95, I-895, and Johns Hopkins Bayview Hospital. The hospital’s Bayview Campus contributes to the attractive, relaxing atmosphere of Bayview and makes for an easy walk to work for the many Hopkins employees who call it home.
We explored noticeably wide, tree-lined streets as we viewed pleasant rowhouses graced with welcoming front porches and even rooftop decks. Along the way, we stopped at neighborhood staple, JC Romero’s Neighborhood Café.
The café is a long-time gathering spot for residents that stocks essential items, packs charming bookshelves, and offers a wonderful lunch! Completing our tour, we saw lovely decorated homes and heard of block parties and neighborhood pride throughout the year.
With median home prices of $90,000, Bayview is a lovely, affordable option for a relaxing but connected life in our city.