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Highlandtown

Highlandtown
Highlandtown, arguably the very quintessence of Baltimore, was once a small town outside the city limits. The look and feel of the area still reflects these beginnings. Much like the surrounding areas of Canton and Fells Point, Highlandtown feels like a small town trapped in a big city. The brick rowhouses with their marble stoops are typical of the architecture seen in Baltimore City. The corner bars, no matter how much they look like dives, are always populated by locals. Although Highlandtown had been seen as "going downhill," the area is now resurgent -- many young couples are buying and fixing up homes, and many businesses (both small and big) are moving in along the main drag on Easter... Show more »
Highlandtown, arguably the very quintessence of Baltimore, was once a small town outside the city limits. The look and feel of the area still reflects these beginnings. Much like the surrounding areas of Canton and Fells Point, Highlandtown feels like a small town trapped in a big city. The brick rowhouses with their marble stoops are typical of the architecture seen in Baltimore City. The corner bars, no matter how much they look like dives, are always populated by locals. Although Highlandtown had been seen as "going downhill," the area is now resurgent -- many young couples are buying and fixing up homes, and many businesses (both small and big) are moving in along the main drag on Eastern Avenue. « Show less

Top Highlandtown Articles

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  • March of Dimes volunteer gunned down in Southwest Baltimore

    March of Dimes volunteer gunned down in Southwest Baltimore
    Retired after 30 years working as a roofer, Allan Foster enjoyed working part time at his church and helping organize the March of Dimes' annual Great Chesapeake Bay Swim. Most evenings, the 56-year-old and his wife walked to a neighborhood store to play...
  • Police identify Highlandtown woman killed in home

    Police identify Highlandtown woman killed in home
    Baltimore police Saturday identified a woman found dead in a Highlandtown row house Friday as 51-year-old Kimberly Leto. Police did not provide additional details, but a neighbor who did not want to be identified said investigators told her they...
  • Police arrest two teenagers in killing of Highlandtown woman

    Police arrest two teenagers in killing of Highlandtown woman
    Baltimore Police arrested two teenagers Sunday in the beating death of a 51-year-old Highlandtown woman who was found dead inside her home Friday. Commissioner Anthony W. Batts held a news conference at police headquarters to announce the arrests of...
  • Woman's death in burglary leaves Southeast Baltimore reeling

    Woman's death in burglary leaves Southeast Baltimore reeling
    For the second time in her life, Grace Leto will have to bury a child. In 1983, she said, her 18-year-old daughter was killed in a car accident in Baltimore. On Friday, another daughter, Kimberly Leto, 51, was stabbed to death after she happened upon...
  • Second teen denied bail in killing

    Second teen denied bail in killing
    The teen homicide suspect stood with his head hung low Tuesday as his attorney pleaded unsuccessfully for a judge to take his youth and learning disabilities into consideration and grant him bail. Allen Pinkney, wearing the distinctive black-and-white T-...
  • Girl, 12, robbed at gunpoint on way to school in Southeast Baltimore

    Girl, 12, robbed at gunpoint on way to school in Southeast Baltimore
    A 12-year-old girl was robbed at gunpoint while walking to her Southeast Baltimore school last week, police confirmed after the school's principal sent parents a letter about the incident. The girl, a student at Patterson Park Public Charter School in...
  • Batts needs a media pro [Commentary]

    Batts needs a media pro [Commentary]
    Before I retired as a sergeant from the Baltimore Police Department in 1996 after 23 years of service, I had worked in a variety of staff positions. Given my background, I probably know more than the average Baltimorean about how difficult a job being the...
  • Mayor proposes year-round curfew centers

    Mayor proposes year-round curfew centers
    Baltimore will open several year-round, 24-hour centers to enforce the city's curfew for children and teens and connect troubled youths to services under a plan Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake unveiled Monday in her State of the City address. Youth...
  • Southeast on edge over crime as neighbors call for measured debate

    Southeast on edge over crime as neighbors call for measured debate
    The topic of crime has become so contentious in Southeast Baltimore that Sarah Fox removed herself from her community's Facebook page because she couldn't take the arguing. Fox feels safe in her home along Patterson Park, but her neighbors have been...
  • Hippodrome names new head with history of community involvement

    Hippodrome names new head with history of community involvement
    The Hippodrome Theatre at the France-Merrick Performing Arts Center, a key venue in the blossoming Bromo Tower Arts and Entertainment District, is getting a new president with a history of sparking the redevelopment of an arts community. Ron Legler,...
  • Police investigate Highlandtown bank robbery

    A morning bank robbery and the ensuing search for suspects in the area shut down a stretch of Pratt Street on Friday.  Police said that two men robbed at gunpoint the Hopkins Federal Savings Bank at the corner of East Pratt and South Eaton streets at...
  • OrchKids lifts children up musically and academically

    OrchKids lifts children up musically and academically
    The sound of 150 children playing instruments — the violin, the trumpet, the oboe, the harp — spills out of every classroom, remarkably transforming an elementary school in a raggedy neighborhood of West Baltimore into a music conservatory....