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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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  • Dream home: Creative use of space

    Dream home: Creative use of space
    Among all the lovely, quirky, industrial, upscale, up-and-coming and historic Baltimore neighborhoods, Danielle LeClair chose Highlandtown for the nearby park — and the parking. A Massachusetts native and nurse practitioner in geriatric...
  • GoDaddy founder gives $1 million to University of Baltimore for new professorship

    GoDaddy founder gives $1 million to University of Baltimore for new professorship
    The University of Baltimore will create a professorship in digital communication using a $1 million gift from alumnus and GoDaddy.com founder Bob Parsons. GoDaddy is best known for its racy Super Bowl commercials, though the company's primary business is...
  • Nacho Mama's taps one of the first kegs of Natty Boh in 15 years

    Nacho Mama's taps one of the first kegs of Natty Boh in 15 years
    From the Midnight Sun blog: On Thursday afternoon the cramped Canton bar Nacho Mama’s was log-jammed. Inside the bar, which is decorated like a shrine to National Bohemian, there were more people than Mr. Boh logos on the walls. The waitresses had a...
  • Margaret L. Fusco, day care provider

    Margaret L. Fusco, day care provider
    Margaret Lorraine Fusco, a homemaker who had worked in department stores and run a day care center, died Oct. 10 of Alzheimer's disease complications at Citizens Care and Rehabilitation Center in Havre de Grace. The former White Marsh resident was 69....
  • Two-alarm fire breaks out in Highlandtown

    Firefighters were battling a two-alarm blaze that broke out Friday night in a Highlandtown residence. By the time that the Baltimore City Fire Department was notified at about 9:25 p.m., flames had engulfed a three-story residence at 419 S. Robinson St.,...
  • Defunct Big Huge Games goes on the auction block

    Defunct Big Huge Games goes on the auction block
    Hundreds of computers, monitors, office furniture and digital design tools were auctioned Tuesday in Timonium to raise money for creditors of defunct Big Huge Games and its Rhode Island parent company, 38 Studios LLC. Traces of a one-time creative...
  • Dream Act: Some see hope, others a drain on state resources

    Dream Act: Some see hope, others a drain on state resources
    First of three articles about state ballot issues On some level, Oscar Moreno knew growing up that his family did not have permission to live in the United States. But it wasn't until now, as the 17-year-old Baltimore Polytechnic Institute senior...
  • City schools overcharged on water bills

    City schools overcharged on water bills
    City public works officials say they are adjusting water bills for Baltimore public schools after several were overbilled this year by thousands of dollars — including one school whose bill rose nearly $200,000. The school system, meanwhile, has...
  • Police see pattern to recent Canton robberies

    Baltimore police say they are making progress after identifying a recent pattern of robberies in the Canton area.  In the past few days, there have been at least three robberies there, including a woman who had a gun placed to her head while unloading...
  • Transformation seen in Brewers Hill

    Transformation seen in Brewers Hill
    There's a transformation taking place this fall that is obvious from the former National Brewery in Brewers Hill. On a terrace just below the iconic Mr. Boh sign, I observed a construction army at work along Conkling and Dean streets. Over the summer,...
  • Support grows for innovation hub in Baltimore

    A survey by the Innovation Alliance found that a vast majority of participants in Baltimore's technology community are interested in a "hub" — akin to similar spaces in New York City and San Diego — that could be used for meetings, conferences...
  • Milton A. Kruse, foreman

    Milton A. Kruse, foreman
    Milton A. Kruse, a retired foreman and decorated World War II veteran, died Sunday of heart failure at Stella Maris Hospice in Timonium. He was 93. Born in Baltimore and raised in Highlandtown, Mr. Kruse attended city public schools. During World War...