Once considered to be rural suburbs because much of the homes had small plo ts of grass in their front yards, Charles Village is now a bustling neighborhood within Baltimore City. Formerly known as Peabody Heights, Charles Village’s strong local business climate, abundance of well-known cultural and educational resources, and wide variety of housing options makes this a destination neighborhood. Moreover, as a designated special assessment district, the Charles Village Community Benefits District provides extra sanitation and security services to support to neighborhood residents, visitors, and businesses alike.
When most people think of Charles Village, they almost always think of it as the home of the Johns Hopkins University’s Homewood Campus (Been in this location since 1915). And why not? Many of the university’s staff and students live in the neighborhood, particularly in the areas immediately adjacent to the campus. However, Charles village is also considered one of Baltimore’s cultural centers as it is home to the Baltimore Museum of Art (which is also home to Gertrude’s restaurant), the Homewood House Museum, and The Baltimore Historical Society.
When walking through the tree-lined streets you will see many different styles of homes for sale in Charles Village – from Victorian and Brownstone row homes, to apartment buildings and condominiums. One of the most unique features of the neighborhood is the roughly 100 Victorian homes that are affectionately known as the “Painted Ladies”. These homes were painted in uncommon colors as a result of a contest that started in 1998.
Charles village has a lot to offer visitors and residents alike. There are many opportunities to take advantage of local fare at one of the many neighborhood bars, coffee shops, restaurants, and book stores. And on the weekends there is the 32nd Street Farmer’s Market, also known as the Waverly Farmer’s Market. Not many Baltimore City neighborhoods have a grocery store right in their midst. But with the Eddie’s Market right on Saint Paul Street, Charles Village residents are a few steps away from quickly completing their grocery shopping or picking up one of their gourmet prepared foods.
And if you want to talk about convenience Charles Village’s is located just minutes north of Baltimore’s downtown area and other popular Baltimore City destination neighborhoods such as Canton, Federal Hill, Fell’s Point, Harbor East, and Mount Vernon,. And with its access to public transportation and proximity to I83 and to Baltimore’s Pennsylvania Station Charles Village residents can quickly get to their destination.
Charles Village residents take pride in their neighborhood and this is evidenced an active community association which is dedicated to serving the needs of the community. As an all volunteer organization, association members diligently work to create partnerships among the neighbors and business as well as enhance the quality of life its residents.
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