Baltimore Voted One of the Worst Places For Apartment Renters

As it turns out, apartment renters in Charm City aren’t so charmed after all.

A new survey of more than 45,000 renters across the country found that those living in Baltimore are among the least satisfied in America. The survey, conducted by Apartment List, asked renters to rate their overall satisfaction with their current city, and rate the city on 11 additional factors such as job opportunities, safety, and pet-friendliness.

Among the country’s top 50 cities, Baltimore was ranked 41st, between Las Vegas (40th) and Albuquerque (42nd). Renters in Baltimore gave the city a C on average, but when it comes to younger inhabitants they are even more unsatisfied. Millennial renters gave Baltimore an F overall.

When it comes to individual factors, renters gave F’s for safety and crime, and state and local taxes. One bright spot? Renters gave public transportation in Baltimore a B-.

Here is how apartment dwellers in Baltimore rated the city:

  • Overall grade: C
  • Jobs and career opportunities: C+
  • Safety and crime: F
  • Commute time: C
  • Weather: D
  • State and local taxes: F
  • Quality of schools: D
  • Affordability: C+
  • Public transit: B-
  • Social life: C+
  • Recreational activities: C
  • Pet-friendliness: C+

According to Apartment List, the median monthly rent for a one-bedroom apartment in Baltimore is $960.

You can explore full nationwide results of the survey on the website.

Al Harris