Best Up-and-Coming Neighborhood: Mondawmin

Mondawmin got a whole lot of bad press during the uprising, but it’s press that’s believable only if you don’t check out the neighborhood. Mondawmin is one of the most diverse neighborhoods in the city in terms of social class. It boasts a mall with a grocery store, a high-achieving elementary school, Frederick Douglass High School, which graduated such luminaries as Thurgood Marshall, and it even has a four-year university to call its own in Coppin State. It features the second-largest transit hub in the city, and its wide streets showcase really beautiful architecture. It hosts active churches and community associations and abuts Druid Hill Park with its zoo, conservatory, disc golf course, summer farmers market, and wealth of green space. Mondawmin offers everything we say we want in urban living: a diverse population, walkability, educational resources, and shared community spaces. We hope the good stories of this neighborhood make it through the post-uprising rattle, because Mondawmin is a great place to work, live, and visit.

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