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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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  • A bounty of bacalao in Baltimore

    A bounty of bacalao in Baltimore
    In a rowhouse kitchen near Patterson Park, a small pennant-shaped Cuban flag hangs from a cabinet above a pot of garlic and onions warming in wine, vinegar and water. Smudged and worn, the fringed banner used to hang from the rearview mirror in the...
  • Baltimore doles out tax errors in businesses' favor

    Baltimore doles out tax errors in businesses' favor
    Remember that card in Monopoly, "Bank error in your favor, collect $200?" With the top-hatted rich guy jumping in surprise and glee as the teller hands him the bills? In Baltimore, it's more like, "Tax assessment error in your favor, keep the $1.5...
  • Jeep pulled from Inner Harbor in Canton

    Jeep pulled from Inner Harbor in Canton
    About an hour before the sun broke over Canton Waterfront Park on Wednesday, Ricky Bradley noticed something strange as he took in the cool summer morning: a silver car heading down a wide brick walkway, straight for the water's edge. Just feet from...
  • Study finds majority of teens delay pursuit of driver's licenses

    Study finds majority of teens delay pursuit of driver's licenses
    What once was teenage rite of passage — getting a driver's license — is being postponed as younger people choose to take public transportation, can't afford a car or simply decide they don't need one. In Maryland and across the country, 16-...
  • Hunting for horta

    Hunting for horta
    "We lived in Greece when I was little, and my grandmother was boiling this green stuff. It had a very strong smell and did not look appealing ..." -- Irene Filippou Arvanitis You might call the lovely Irene Arvanitis a bag lady. Wherever the...
  • Louis F. Caralle Sr., railroader

    Louis F. Caralle Sr., railroader
    Louis F. Caralle Sr., a retired railroad man and decorated Korean War veteran, died Sunday of cancer at his Edgemere home. He was 80. The son of fruit vendors, Louis F. Caralle was born in Baltimore and raised in Highlandtown. He was a vocational school...
  • Like/Dislike with Nicholas Sjostrom, musician

    Like/Dislike with Nicholas Sjostrom, musician
    Nicholas Sjostrom, a Baltimore music producer, is stepping outside the studio and in front of a microphone. Sjostrom, a Chicago native who lives in Hampden, grew up playing music and studied sound engineering in college. The 34-year-old songwriter and...
  • Baltimore horror filmmaker Chris LaMartina's 5 big influences

    Baltimore horror filmmaker Chris LaMartina's 5 big influences
    Halloween night. 1987. Paranormal researcher Frank Stewart and his team try to prove an abandoned home is haunted. A local network camera crew is along for the ride, taping the EVP recordings and call-in seance. After the broadcast, Stewart and his...
  • Crabs and spaghetti in Crabtown

    Crabs and spaghetti in Crabtown
    My parents grew up about a mile-and-a-half and a cultural universe away from one another in Depression-era southeast Baltimore. Dad was a paperboy in a largely Italian and German section of Highlandtown long ago called "the Hill" and now known as...
  • Cooking with beer gains popularity

    Cooking with beer gains popularity
    The idea that beer has just as much right as wine to be on a fancy dinner table is not a novelty. And during the annual Baltimore Beer Week celebration, which begins Friday, it's a matter of principle. The beer dinner, a multicourse meal built around...
  • Santoni's and the bottle tax

     Santoni's and the bottle tax
    I am no economist but I fail to see why the bottle tax has been so disastrous to Santoni's Supermarket in Highlandtown while apparently sparing other city markets ("Santoni's closing Highlandtown store," Oct. 13). (Make no mistake: My mobile friends...
  • City's bottle tax a big burden for small retailers, grocery experts say

    City's bottle tax a big burden for small retailers, grocery experts say
    An independent grocer's profit margin is so slim that Baltimore's bottled-beverage tax may be to blame for the pending demise of Santoni's Supermarket, industry experts said Monday. "It was, in my opinion, a prime factor" said Jeff Metzger, publisher of...