Baltimore Investment Properties




In a world of low interest rates and inflated asset values, high cap rate investment properties make for an attractive asset. Where better to look than overlooked markets. In this article we'll take a look at Baltimore investment properties.


OfferMarket is headquartered in Baltimore City. We own rental properties here and we believe any buy and hold investor should seriously consider building a portfolio in this market.


Baltimore overview


The federal government has created a public and private sector ecosystem that spans from Washington DC to Baltimore. Known as the "DC-Baltimore Corridor", this recession resistant economic driver will benefit long term real estate investors in Baltimore.


Baltimore City Data


  • Population of Baltimore City: 619,493 (2011)
  • Owner-occupied housing: 47.3%
  • Median household income: $48,840

Desirable neighborhoods:


  • Federal Hill
  • Locust Point
  • Fells Point
  • Upper Fells Point
  • Canton
  • Mount Vernon
  • Charles Village
  • Hampden
  • Mt Washington

Up-and-coming neighborhoods:


  • Washington Village (Pigtown)
  • Greektown
  • Highlandtown
  • Brewers Hill

Low cost, Section 8 rental neighborhoods:

  • Dundalk
  • Park Circle
  • Central Park Heights
  • Pimlico
  • Tremont
  • Beechfield

Largest employers:


  • Johns Hopkins University: 25,000
  • Johns Hopkins Hospital & Health System: 19,340
  • University of Maryland Medical System: 9,830
  • University System of Maryland: 9,111
  • MedStar Health: 6,027
  • LifeBridge Health: 5,316
  • Mercy Health Services: 4,028
  • St. Agnes HealthCare: 3,267
  • Exelon: 2,952

Baltimore County Data


  • Population of Baltimore County: 827,370 (2019)
  • Owner-occupied housing: 65.7%
  • Median household income: $74,127

Desirable neighborhoods:


  • Owings Mills
  • Pikesville
  • Parkville
  • Lutherville-Timonium
  • Towson
  • Catonsville

Largest employers in Baltimore County:


  • Social Security Administration: 15,415
  • T. Rowe Price: 3,764
  • Community College of Baltimore County: 4,184
  • Greater Baltimore Medical Center: 3,742
  • MedStar Franklin Square Hospital: 3,900
  • University of Maryland, Baltimore County: 2,217
  • Towson University: 3,433
  • McCormick and Company: 2,455
  • Becton Dickinson: 1,900
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield: 2,220

Baltimore City is commuter friendly


Distance from downtown Baltimore City:


  • Washington, DC: 45 min - 1 h 10 min (38.2 miles)
  • Columbia, MD: 20 - 30 min (19.6 miles)
  • Towson, MD: 20 - 30 min (15.2 miles)

Surrounding counties to consider


  • Anne Arundel County
  • Howard County
  • Carroll County
  • Harford County

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