Whether you’re moving to Baltimore for a job, to be closer to family or any other reason, finding the right place to call home is crucial. Where your apartment is located is as important as the size and number of rooms, so you are likely going to do some online research before settling on a location. Here are a number of things to consider when deciding on the right neighborhood for you.
Access to Major Roads and Transportation
Whether you commute to work and want quick access to freeways or would rather live closer to your child’s schools, location is another important consideration. If you have very young children, you may want a more secluded apartment home, with less traffic. In addition, consider whether a potential home has access to Light Rail, MARC Train, BWI Airport Shuttle, Local MTA Bus and the Metro Subway.
Convenience to major roads and freeways can make a commute easier and help you get errands done faster, but it typically means your neighborhood has increased traffic, as well as noise from traffic. If you don’t have a car or your car breaks down, you may need to use public transportation.
Schools and Services
The quality of education your child receives starts with where they go to school, which is typically decided by where you live. As a renter, you don’t need to worry about paying property taxes, but you will need to know which school district your child will be in. There are several school districts in the Baltimore area and you can check them out on the U.S. Department of Education website, which gathers a wealth of information that is easily accessible. Being close to schools often means you’ll have more options when it comes to preschool and daycare facilities too.
Being able to walk to the store, school or doctor is something many people value. Along with being good for the environment, foregoing driving whenever possible is good for your health. It also helps you instill exercise habits in any children you may have. If you are young and single, you may want a home in the heart of the city, with quick access to restaurants, nightclubs and other entertainment venues. Young families may place a higher value on being near schools, while older couples may enjoy being close to family and friends.
Parks and Playgrounds
Whether or not you have children, a nearby park holds attractions for people of all ages. A playground is typically available in most larger parks, and if not, you can always pack along some lawn games. Larger areas likely also have trails for walking and bicycling, as well as a range of other attractions, such as gardens, sculpture, music venues and events. There is something calming about spending time at the park and you may find it a favorite hangout, especially if you take along a picnic lunch.
Things to Avoid
Along with amenities that you do want, give some consideration to factors that can be frustrating to live with, such as railroad tracks. While it doesn’t bother some people, others may be irritated by the loudness or frequency of a train whistle. If you spot tracks in a neighborhood, check the railroad schedules to determine how often and when times trains run. In addition to trains, consider whether your potential home is near nightclubs, factories or farmland with the potential of having hazardous or annoying smells, sounds or sights.
Why Wildwood Gardens is a Great Choice
Wildwood Gardens Apartments, on the northwest side of Baltimore, is an excellent choice for enjoying a fabulous quality of life. There are no trains or nightclubs nearby to ruin a good night’s sleep. Along with spacious apartments and top amenities, Wildwood Gardens is near Gwynn Falls Park. More than 1,000 acres in size, it’s one of the biggest parks in the city and offers hiking and bike trails, sports fields and courts, a nature center, playground and more. It is convenient to schools, shopping and several bus routes. While near Highway 40, the apartment complex is buffered from the noise and traffic of the highway. It’s time to take a closer look at what Wildwood Gardens in Baltimore has to offer. Contact us today 410-566-7017 to arrange a tour of our beautiful apartment complex.