Franklin Square, Baltimore, MD
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Franklin Square Neighborhood Guide Baltimore, MD


Franklin Square is a historic neighborhood in Baltimore, Maryland known for its historic row houses dating back to the 19th century. Nestled between West Baltimore Street and West Fayette Street, the neighborhood offers easy access to the city's main thoroughfares and public transit lines. Two noteworthy landmarks in the area are the B&O Railroad Museum and the Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum, both within a comfortable walking distance from Franklin Square.

What You Will Love about Franklin Square, Baltimore, Maryland

  • Franklin Square's convenient location offers an easy commute to downtown Baltimore.
  • This neighborhood features historic charm with its rows of well-preserved 19th-century houses.
  • The beautiful Franklin Square Park provides a peaceful green space for residents to enjoy.

What’s Nearby

Franklin Square is just a short trip away from downtown Baltimore and the exciting Inner Harbor. For history enthusiasts, the neighborhood is near the Edgar Allan Poe House and the B&O Railroad Museum. For some outdoor entertainment, Carroll Park, one of the city's oldest parks, is also nearby.

The Rental Market

In Franklin Square, the average rent for a one-bedroom apartment over the last year was $1,000. The rental prices have a range of $1,000 to $1,195, with a standard deviation of $87.21 indicating reasonable consistency in the rental costs in this area.

Rental Price Stability

The rental rates in Franklin Square have shown relative stability, with a standard deviation of just $87.21. This suggests a predictable and relatively steady rental market within the past 12 months.


Life in Franklin Square balances quiet, residential serenity with vibrant city living. The close proximity to downtown Baltimore offers residents easy access to shopping, dining, and entertainment, while the neighborhood itself maintains a peaceful, historic charm. Franklin Square provides plenty of opportunities for leisurely walks, relaxing in the park, and immersing oneself in the rich history of Baltimore.

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Explore the Neighborhood

There are 56 restaurants, 20 grocery stores, and 5 parks within a mile of the Franklin Square neighborhood.

    Hollins Market

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Farmers Market, Fruit and Vegetable Store, Grocery Store

    0.4 miles

    26 S Arlington Ave

    Mt. Clare Junction

    Retail, Shopping Mall

    0.4 miles

    1261 W Pratt St


    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Grocery Store

    0.6 miles

    1205 W Pratt St

    Barcelona Nut Co.

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Butcher, Candy Store, Grocery Store

    0.6 miles

    502 S Mount St

    Kim's Grocery

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Grocery Store

    0.6 miles

    400 S Payson St

    Brown Grocery & Carry Out

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Grocery Store

    0.7 miles

    1049 N Mount St

Franklin Square Apartments and Rentals

150 Rental properties in Franklin Square, Baltimore, MD.

  • The Sail Cloth Factory property


    The Sail Cloth Factory

    Studio–3 Beds • 1–2 Baths

    500–1050 Sqft

    8 Units Available

  • 733 W Pratt property


    733 W Pratt

    Studio • 1 Bath

    345–462 Sqft

    10+ Units Available

  • 834 N Stricker St property


    834 N Stricker St

    4 Beds • 1 Bath

    1 Unit Available

  • 780 Washington Blvd #2R property


    780 Washington Blvd #2R

    1 Bed • 1 Bath

    800 Sqft

    1 Unit Available

  • 625 McCollough Cir property


    625 McCollough Cir

    3 Beds • 2 Baths

    2160 Sqft

    1 Unit Available

  • 804 Hollins St #2 property


    804 Hollins St #2

    3 Beds • 2 Baths

    1899 Sqft

    1 Unit Available

Cost of Living

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Franklin Square Demographics

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Franklin Square Reviews

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  • Area Has Kids Play Outside


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  • Near Grocery Stores


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  • Nearby Parks


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  • Near Schools


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  • Busy Streets


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Franklin Square Transportation

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Very Walkable

Walk Score®
The Walk Score© measures walkability on a scale of 0-100 based on walking routes to destinations such as dining and drinking, groceries, and shopping.


Bike Score®

Good Transit

6 bus stops, 2 train stops, 3 other stops

Charm City Circulator Orange Route - Hollins Market

Bus Stop

Arlington Ave

West Baltimore MARC Station

Train Stop

400 North Smallwood Street Baltimore

Charm City Circulator Orange Route - B&O RR Museum

Bus Stop

Pratt Street


Franklin Square Schools

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