Canton is a neighborhood located in the southeastern section of Baltimore along the outer harbor, approximately two miles east of downtown. It features 91 square blocks of row houses with many unique shapes and styles, including some that were constructed in the early 20th century. The central point of the community is O'Donnell Square, which contains a park, art gallery, businesses, shops and restaurants. Canton Baltimore dates back to the late 19th century when the land was developed and sold for industrial use on the waterfront. Over the years, industry gradually moved out while new marinas and housing moved into the area. Some of the older industrial buildings have been converted into waterfront condominiums and apartments.
We're not going to lie, rent for apartments in Canton Baltimore can be quite steep. One bedroom apartments start out at about $1175 rent per month, however from there it is possible to rent Canton Baltimore apartments and lofts that cost up to $5500 rent per month. The determining factor for price really lies in the amenities. If you want a top floor layout with new, modern appliances and concierge service, you're going to pay top dollar. If you want a living space that comes with typical amenities like covered parking, a clubhouse, fitness center, and a washer and dryer within each unit, you'll pay less.
Residents of the community enjoy having easy access to many local activities, shops and restaurants. Most of Canton is within walking distance of Patterson Park, a public park with biking and jogging paths, a boat lake, marble fountain and the Pagoda, an observation tower that provides great views of Baltimore. The park also contains several sports fields, tennis courts, two playgrounds, a swimming pool open in summer, and an ice skating rink that is open in winter. Residents have plenty of shopping opportunities at The Shops at Canton Crossing, a large outdoor complex with a DSW, Five Below, Harris Tweeter, Michaels, Old Navy and Target. The complex also contains several restaurants, such as Atwater's Cafe, Jimmy John's, Mission BBQ, Red Robin and Samos.
There are many pet friendly complexes that allow cats and dogs in Canton Baltimore. Pet owners will find all the food and supplies they need at the local Dogma For Pets store, which also offers grooming services. The neighborhood contains a convenient dog park so that pet owners can allow their dogs to get some exercise, and Patterson Park has a dog park as well.
Residents of Canton Baltimore enjoy an easy commute to downtown Baltimore just a couple of miles away. In addition, the neighborhood is only about one mile from Interstate 895 which provides connections to the surrounding suburbs. Baltimore's public transit provider, the Maryland Transit Administration (MTA), provides bus service on Route 7 from the neighborhood to the Mondawmin Metro Station, with stops in Penn-North, Upton, Lexington Market, University Hospital, Inner Harbor, Butchers Hill and Patterson Park.
The community is in the Baltimore City Public School district, and the local public schools are the Highlandtown Elementary/Middle School and the Friendship Academy of Math, Science and Technology for grades 6 to 12. The community also contains the Hampstead Hill Academy charter school and the private St. Casimir Catholic School.