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About Waverly

Formerly a small village on the outskirts of Baltimore, Waverly is now a charming and historic neighborhood with easy access to Downtown, Towson, and the Capital Beltway. This part of Baltimore came into being in the 1840s when it was known as Huntingdon and was built around a shoemaker's business, blacksmith shop, and three small houses made out of stone. In 1866, more land was acquired and the town subsequently built a firehouse, town hall, and post office. The post office changed the town's name to Waverly and it's been part of Baltimore's history ever since.

Quick Facts

Current Prices: $60,000 to $279,900

Closed Prices: $30,100 to $325,000

Median Sale Price: $200,000

Average $ per sq ft: $139

Association Fee Ranges: $0/mo, $0

Type: Attached Home (Condo, Townhouse, Loft, etc.), Single-Family Home

Age: 1874 to 1960

Sq. Ft.: 1874 to 1960 Sq. Ft.

Bedrooms: 0 to 5 Bedrooms

Bathrooms: 0 to 4 Bathrooms

Lot Size: 0 - 5+ acres

Getting Around Waverly

Around Waverly

There's plenty of fried chicken, Asian, and Jamaican carry-outs in Waverly.  Of course, there's the ever popular pizza, subs, and wings, too. The restaurants in Waverly, just like the neighborhood itself, tends to be casual and accessible. For sit-down restaurants -- and for more elegance - residents head to the Inner Harbor or Downtown area.

Like a big portion of Baltimore, most of the housing opportunities in Waverly are single-family homes and townhouses. A majority of the owner-occupied homes have six rooms and three bedrooms. The northern section of the neighborhood extends to Johns Hopkins University's Homewood campus. Generally, no matter where you decide to reside in Waverly, you'll enjoy a quiet, residential experience.

After attending one of the places of worship in the neighborhood, spend the afternoon browsing through The Book Thing in Waverly. This is a different kind of a bookstore, whose stated goal is to get books into the hands of those who need them. All the books are free. Wrap up the weekend with a stroll through Mullan Park.

Start off the night with a meal along Greenmount Avenue before venturing to campus to catch a performance. Although there are a few dive bars in Waverly, residents generally head to Downtown, Inner Harbor, or one of the surrounding neighborhoods for a night out.

On the main street in Waverly, you will see many well-kept homes, the brick townhouses representative of Baltimore architecture, and tree-lined streets. In summer, you can see Wavescape, a festival for artists in the area. There's also a year-round farmers market that is the pride of the neighborhood. The addition of a Giant supermarket and an ACE Hardware have added to the convenience of living of the neighborhood. And yes, expect to see John Hopkins University's Homewood Campus -- and their students -- at the edge of Waverly.

Locals Love

  • Year-round farmers' market
  • Tree-lined streets
  • Friendly residents

Locals Don't Love

  • Rent prices
  • Parking
  • Demolition of Memorial Stadium closed many local businesses

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