Mt. Washington

Picturesque and historic community right in the middle of Baltimore.

Welcome to Mount Washington

Picturesque and historic community right in the middle of Baltimore
Tucked away in the northwest corner of Baltimore is one of the city’s most historic and unique communities. Predominantly a residential neighborhood, you will find a distinct sense of small-town charm and serenity as you drive past the beautiful new single-family homes, Tudor-style ranches, and Colonial cottages. 
With development beginning after the Civil War, Mount Washington has always been designated as a residential area built to be the ideal suburb for Baltimore. Today, residents enjoy an array of world-class eateries, unique shops, and one-of-a-kind entertainment right in the community.

What to Love

  • Stunning and peaceful scenery
  • Fun and exciting dining scene 
  • Small-town charm in the heart of Baltimore
  • Numerous outdoor recreational activities

People & Lifestyle

Mount Washington’s picturesque scenery and small-town charm have helped make it one of the most desirable communities in Baltimore. Families are particularly attracted to the area due to its sense of safety, sprawling yards, and more affordable larger homes than central Baltimore. The average household income for the community is just over the national average, with many residents working professional white-collar positions in various fields. 
There is a distinct appreciation for outdoor recreational activities seen throughout the community. Parks and green spaces are some of the more popular spots in the community, where families can often be seen enjoying picnics and strolling through the numerous gardens.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Mount Washington has, unarguably, one of the best dining scenes in the area, with numerous highly-rated restaurants throughout the community. The Mt. Washington Tavern is a local favorite serving delicious classic American dishes such as Maryland crab soup, bacon-wrapped meatloaf, and roasted littleneck clams.
The shopping in Mount Washington is also some of the best around, with unique little shops spread throughout the town for residents to wander through and find that perfect something. The Ivy Bookshop has been helping customers discover one-of-a-kind reads for years and offers numerous reading events throughout the year.
Cyclists in the area love visiting Joe’s Bike Shop. This elite biking center has everything customers could ever need to get the most out of their cycling experience in Baltimore. When residents are looking for something a little more laid-back, they can always enjoy an afternoon at the Baltimore Clayworks. With numerous classes and exhibitions, there’s always something fun for guests to enjoy.

Things to Do

While Central Baltimore is just a short drive away, residents have more than enough to do in their spare time right in Mount Washington itself. The historic Mount Washington Village is a great place for residents to enjoy some downtime. Filled with delectable eateries, one-of-a-kind shops, and various services, strolling through this picture-perfect section of town is the ideal afternoon off.
Jones Falls Trail is another popular weekend spot with Mount Washington residents. Trekking through various green areas and historic sites, this trail is an excellent place for biking, hiking, or even a casual stroll. The Mount Washington Arboretum is a fantastic place for anyone looking for a lovely morning or afternoon walk. Showcasing numerous native plants, the arboretum is dedicated to preserving the beautiful local landscape as it should be. 
Of course, when residents are looking for something a little more exciting, they can always wander over to the Pimlico Race Track. Home of the Preakness, this beautiful and historic course first opened its doors in 1870 and has been thrilling guests with some of the best horse racing around ever since.


The numerous families living in Mount Washington are dedicated to ensuring that their children receive a top-quality education. This is evident in the highly-rated schools in the area, including:

Mount Washington Homes

This residential neighborhood, full of small-town charm and its wide variety of homes, makes it the perfect place if you want to be close to Baltimore without paying Baltimore prices. To learn more about available home for sale in Mount Washington or the neighborhood itself, contact local real estate expert William Weeks. Welcome home!

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Overview for Mt. Washington, MD

4,124 people live in Mt. Washington, where the median age is 45 and the average individual income is $67,015. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

45 years

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Schools in Mt. Washington, MD

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The following schools are within or nearby Mt. Washington. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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The Mount Washington School
K - 8th

Demographics and Employment Data for Mt. Washington, MD

Mt. Washington has 1,573 households, with an average household size of 3. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Mt. Washington do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 4,124 people call Mt. Washington home. The population density is 7,237.595 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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48.67 / 51.36%

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Around Mt. Washington, MD

There's plenty to do around Mt. Washington, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Somewhat Bikeable
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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including International Grocery & Halal Meat Inc, Sistahs' Sweets, and Embody Pilates & Wellness.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 3.7 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.03 miles 11 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.91 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.06 miles 20 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.69 miles 13 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.05 miles 11 reviews 5/5 stars
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