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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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  • Students' art makes history at Hampton Mansion in Towson

    Students' art makes history at Hampton Mansion in Towson
    Hampton Mansion in Towson often has works of fine art hanging from its walls, much of it historical in nature. But the exhibit on display Sept. 15-16 reflected views of both the past and present, created by contemporary artists from local elementary,...
  • Patterson Park residents rally against plan to replace green space with parking spaces

    Patterson Park residents rally against plan to replace green space with parking spaces
    Neighbors around Patterson Park are making an uproar over a plan that could add a paved road and nearly 100 parking spaces inside the park — changes city health and parks officials call "improvements" that may be needed to accommodate a new senior...
  • John A. Jarosinski, businessman

    John A. Jarosinski, businessman
    John A. Jarosinski, a Baltimore businessman who was an active member of several veterans organizations, died Thursday of cancer and a stroke at Stella Maris Hospice. He was 88. The White Marsh resident had earlier lived in Govans for 30 years. Born in...
  • Mayor says councilman 'poisoned well' of debate on Patterson parking plan

    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake on Wednesday said Councilman James Kraft has unnecessarily riled up the community around Patterson Park over a preliminary proposal to build nearly 100 parking spaces in the park to accommodate a new senior center....
  • Consumers could be charged more for using credit cards

    Consumers could be charged more for using credit cards
    One of the largest business expenses for Santoni's Supermarket in Highlandtown is interchange fees — what the grocer pays a bank to process customer's credit card transactions. Even so, Santoni's has no plans to charge shoppers more for paying with...
  • Table Talk: Art to Dine For lineup announced

    The Creative Alliance has released the lineup for Art to Dine For, its annual series of fall dinner parties benefiting the Highlandtown-based arts organization The schedule includes some 30 dinners, brunches, cocktail parties and get-togethers, taking...
  • Meteorologists eyeing chance for severe storms Friday

    Meteorologists eyeing chance for severe storms Friday
    Storms packing strong winds swept through parts of Baltimore and across the mid-Atlantic Sunday evening, and meteorologists are eyeing another chance for dangerous weather coming to the region Friday. The National Weather Service's Storm Prediction...
  • Refugees find comfort in an alley garden in Highlandtown

    Refugees find comfort in an alley garden in Highlandtown
    As a boy, Abdi Hassen helped his father nurture and harvest maize, wheat and tropical fruits — until the early 1990s, when his father vanished. "He was disappeared because of his political opinion. I don't know if he is alive or not now," said...
  • Baltimore expands virtual supermarket program

    Baltimore expands virtual supermarket program
    Baltimore is expanding a program where people in areas with limited access to healthy foods can order groceries on the Internet and pick up their purchase at a designated place in their neighborhood. The two-year-old Virtual Supermarket Program which...
  • Margaret B. Tyler, customer service rep

    Margaret B. Tyler, customer service rep
    Margaret B. Tyler, a former Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. customer service representative, died Aug. 5 from complications of dementia at Cadia Rehabilitation in Millsboro, Del. She was 96. The former Margaret Beulah Knochel was born in Baltimore and...
  • Feed the Scene gives punk rockers a meal and a bed

    Feed the Scene gives punk rockers a meal and a bed
    Most weeks for the past year, Rachel Taft has headed to the Canton Safeway or Middle River Costco to pick up several pounds of steak or tofu for dinner. Unlike most bulk shoppers, Taft wasn't cooking for several children — she was feeding a loose-...
  • Woman killed in Baltimore early Saturday, two other people shot

    Woman killed in Baltimore early Saturday, two other people shot
    A woman was shot in the head and killed in a Highlandtown home shortly before 3:30 a.m. Saturday, police said, making her the 16th fatal victim of gunfire in a wave of shootings that began last Friday. Police said they believe the shooting stemmed from a...