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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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  • Mayor defends bottle tax, suspends grocery program after Santoni's closing announcement

    Mayor defends bottle tax, suspends grocery program after Santoni's closing announcement
    Facing criticism from a struggling local business, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake defended the city's bottle tax Tuesday as essential to rebuilding Baltimore's schools. But the mayor acknowledged she would have to suspend a program that delivers fresh...
  • Recipe Finder: Pillowy cheese dumplings

    Kathy Stumer from Tuscarora, Pa., was looking for a recipe that her husband's grandmother used to make and called cheese dough. She described it as pillow-like dough squares filled with cottage cheese and topped with breadcrumbs and sour cream. Linda...
  • Girl, 16, dies after throat cut in Northwest Baltimore

    Girl, 16, dies after throat cut in Northwest Baltimore
    It had been just two hours since Damond Williams Sr. heard from his 16-year-old daughter, and he knew something was wrong. The girl was a homebody, a standout student. She was rarely out after dark. Diamond Williams' family launched a search of their...
  • Harbor Point and 'fair development'

    The City Council's approval of tax increment financing for the Harbor Point development on Monday night is yet another example of our city's failing development trends — funneling public resources toward private developments while our communities...
  • In Baltimore's booming neighborhoods, growth comes with power outages

    In Baltimore's booming neighborhoods, growth comes with power outages
    When Michelle and Matthew Gorra moved to Upper Fells Point four years ago, they saw it not only as an investment in Baltimore's revival but in their own future. Michelle Gorra, a 36-year-old pediatrician, thought hard about that future last week as...
  • Organic honey business owner charged after drug, gun raids

    Organic honey business owner charged after drug, gun raids
    Really Raw Honey is known for its straight-from-the-hive product, a creamy white treat sold online and in hundreds of stores like Whole Foods. But the buzz about the Highlandtown-based company this week involved handguns, rifles, ammunition and cocaine...
  • 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...