water15 wrote:I'm really not liking the neighborhood at all. I'm about a 3 min walk from the school, im really surprised the school is even located in such a shoddy area. What is wrong with Lexington Market? I'm guessing by the looks of it, it should be consistent with the rest of the area. I'm really not liking the area at all. Very very ghetto and looks very dangerous. Are there any decent places to go in downtown? are there any people in baltimore that are well off??
there are nice places in downtown (Mt Vernon, Canton, Fells Point, Federal Hill). there are well off people in the city (see Roland Park, and the neighborhood north of Charles Village, I forget what it's called). It's Baltimore. You can go from crappy neighborhoods to neighborhoods with million dollar mansions and back again in a few blocks.
edited because you edited yours: the nearest shopping mall that I know of is Mondawmin. It is sort of sketch, but I do go to the Target there. If you have no car, you can take the subway out to the last stop in Owings Mills, there is a mall there, though it is dying (many malls are. they want to rebuild it into an outdoor mall). I usually go to Towson Mall. Mt Vernon has many shops along the streets (it's a nice walking neighborhood).