Baltimore Neighborhoods You Should Know About

Baltimore Neighborhoods You Should Know About

November 8, 2013 | Best Cities and Neighborhoods, Best Neighborhoods

Looking for Baltimore neighborhoods with cute coffee shops and vintage clothing stores? Interested in finding a Baltimore apartment in a trending area? If you’re heading out to the East Coast, here’s a guide to Baltimore’s most up-and-coming neighborhoods that you don’t want to dismiss:

Hampden

Hampden is a neighborhood that blends new generations with the old, the affluent with starving artists, and small town with downtown. Located close to the heart of the city, this area brings all the unique features you could want for your Baltimore apartment. With tons of second-hand shops selling great furniture, books or clothes, the area is filled with discovery. Local bars and restaurants play host to up-and-coming bands.

One of the most popular activities in Hampden is the Hon Fest. Short for “honey,” Hon Fest is an annual gathering that pays homage to the historic working women of Baltimore. Participants dress in their best 60s wear, donning high beehive hairstyles.

Federal Hill

This historic site saw 4,000 patriots celebrate Maryland’s ratification of the U.S. Constitution back in 1788. Most of the area’s homes were built in the 19th century and have been rehabilitated to be modern dwellings. As a federal historic district, this neighborhood keeps to its roots. Nearby you’ll find the American Visionary Art Museum and the Baltimore Museum of Industry. The neighborhood also has a great view of the harbor and front row seats to view the city’s skyline.

Recently awarded the honor of having one the the five Great American Main Streets by The National Trust Main Streets Center, Federal Hill is one Baltimore neighborhood you don’t want to miss.

Mount Vernon

Composed of artistic ventures, historic homes and a close proximity to downtown, Mount Vernon is a great place to look for your Baltimore apartment. The Walters Art Museum displays works by Raphael, El Greco and Bernini, while the Contemporary Museum hosts modern art collections. After a day of cultural exploration, you can stop into one of the many local shops and restaurants. The last decade has seen Mount Vernon explode with youth, artists and creators.

The Milk and Honey Market carries locally sourced fine food and drink and is quickly becoming a residential favorite. You can also look forward to the annual Baltimore Book Festival where authors come to do readings and signings. There’s always theater performances and entertainment for kids and adults alike. The festival recently added a Comic Book Pavilion where enthusiasts can browse collections and purchase that one volume they’ve been missing.

Canton

This Baltimore neighborhood might just be the place you move to and stay in. With plenty of young urbanites, you’ll have no shortage of nightlife opportunities. From bars and restaurants to morning brunch, you can easily make the transition from new in town to permanent resident. Canton is right on the waterfront where locals go to kayak. If live music is your groove, check out the concerts happening in nearby parks.

Chesapeake Wine Company is located in Canton. Stop in for a meal or a tasting, then take a stroll through the neighborhood.

With so many great neighborhoods to choose from, you’re sure to find the right spot for your Baltimore apartment.

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