You can definitely get a great house in your price range here. Walking distance is a personal thing, but the restaurants of Canton and Fells Point aren't that far away, less than a mile. Shopping might be a bit further. Parking in Patterson Park is better than Canton, but there might be some nights where it is a challenge, just being honest. The more residents we get, the tighter it gets. Remember that rowhomes were built before cars, so we just don't have the space on the street for each house to have two cars. Many of the homes in our area do have parking pads in the back though, so you might find one that solves that problem.
We are still a transitional area, so if you are thinking about living here, please come ready to help sweep alleys occasionally, drink beer with your neighbors, and share a dish at a potluck. We are a real community, but you need to know that you get out of it what you put into it. :-) There's no homeowner's association, but we have a very active neighborhood association that works to address crime, sanitation issues, and community spirit. We work hard, but we play hard too.
It's a great place to live!
http://maps.baltimorepolice.org/bpdmaps/police.htm - Crime Stats
Give me a call if you have any questions. 410-303-6197
All the best.