Who would’ve imagined that one of the most dangerous cities in the world could be found on US soil? Due to recent events, the police has issued a few warnings, letting people know what neighborhoods to stay away from, in case they have to travel to this part of the country. And because we think people should stay safe, we’ve compiled a list with some of the shadiest places where you could actually get hurt in this beautiful city.
Baltimore’s neighborhood can conjure up too many stereotypes to count them. This place has hipster areas, preppy streets, colleges where college kids thrive, and of course, dangerous ghettos.
And while the city itself consistently ranks as one of the best places to raise a family, this neighborhood is not all rainbows and sunshine, as it has a high crime rate, especially when compared with richer areas. Although it is a well-known fact that some neighborhoods aren’t as fabulous as others, this one stands out in the worst way, so avoid it if possible.
Monument Street Area
Experts have examined 54 of Baltimore’s most notable neighborhoods to find out the scariest places to live. And Monument Street Area didn’t quite measure up to Baltimore’s respectable reputation. Interestingly, experts also realized that perception is far worse than the actual rate of crime.
However, they suggested taking a taxi and not the bus while you are in this particular place. Also, avoid standing for too long in one place or looking suspicious. Police officers also think it might be a good idea to use credit cards instead of cash while visiting Baltimore. Oh, and try not to get into any fight!
This neighborhood has it all: high unemployment, low median income, a high population density, and drugs. No wonder it is perceived to be one of the worst places to buy a house in this city. It is thought to be the neighborhood with the ‘Worst Score’ rank when compared with other parts of Baltimore.
You should not intentionally set out to see the neighborhoods where the riots occurred a while ago, especially if you don’t want to find yourself in a patently lousy part of the city over the course of a weekend trip. This area also has frequent blackouts, so it might not be a bad idea to take a LED flashlight to help you find the right way in the dark.
Baltimore, once a bare piece of land, is the biggest city in Maryland and one of the largest in the US. Although there are now plenty of fun things to see and do in the city, you should be aware there are also warnings to heed, and dangers to quickly avoid to stay safe. And visiting Dundalk Cityside at night is one of them.
Realistically, you can’t really expect all the neighborhoods to be friendly and fantastic, but this area is the complete opposite of what you would expect a US neighborhood to be, so do not travel there all by yourself.
During the day, the area is safe, especially in the popular tourist areas. If you really want to explore it, it is best to stick to the destinations around the harbor. Experts say the inner harbor is the best place to walk around and thoroughly explore while solo traveling.
At night, the main thing to keep in mind is not to use any outside ATMs, unless it is an emergency and they are well lit. Likewise, stay in highly populated areas, like a mall, unless you know there’s a policeman nearby. Don’t forget that crimes are committed in the downtown area at night time, including muggings and drug use.