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Baltimore - Charles Village

Most of the threads I have seen of Baltimore have been of the Inner Harbor, the harbor neighborhoods (Fed Hill, Canton, Fells, and etc), or urban blight. I've decided show a different area of the city. Most of the pictures are around the neighborhood of Charles Village with a few of Remington and the southern tip of Hampden.

I bought a Victorian row home in Charles Village about 5 years ago, after moving from Washington DC. I absolutely love the neighborhood and have witnessed so much positive change in the area during this short period of time. Charles Village is just north of Downtown and Mt. Vernon, so it is not as old as many of the federal style row home neighborhoods near Baltimore's harbor. Most of the homes were built from the late 1860's to the 1910's. I hope you enjoy!







The orginial farm house settlement before the area was developed in the late 1800's








































The Baltimore Museum of Art






















































The original post office for the area





























The rest are of Charles Village's western neighbors; Hampden and Remington. I will hopefully create a thread of the full neighborhoods, but here is a glimpse of what they have to offer. The closer you get to the river the houses and neighborhood start to change.









Part of Wyman Park/Creek


















The back alley of some of the farm house style homes








Getting close to the Jones Falls River and just one of the many renovated mills.


















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Baltimore, where at any given moment you can feel like you're in the south, northeast, or rust belt.
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Beautiful pictures!
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Beautiful neighborhood as your pics prove. Thanks for your tour and look forward to more Hampden and Remington. The city isn't all abandoned rows. That Post Office building is a gem.
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Nice pictures! Charles Village has a lot of housing stock that you would find throughout the Mid-Atlantic. for instance, your second picture looks like a street scene from Wilmington. Then the ninth picture looks like a block in Philadelphia. That's followed by several pictures that look like street scenes in Washington DC. A few pictures also look like the Eastern Shore as well.
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Great photos. I take it Charles Village is a pretty desirable neighborhood?
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Very nice!
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Great thread. Thanks for sharing.
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Great thread but it also needs the heart of Charles Village (Johns Hopkins U., while attending which one year I lived in a row house at 34th and Guilford).
































Taken by me on a dreary day that started out almost too foggy to shoot.

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Great photos. I take it Charles Village is a pretty desirable neighborhood?
It is but it is fairly urban, with row houses etc. For those who prefer detached single family homes (mostly fairly large), there are the adjacent neighborhoods of Roland Park and Guilford.

If you warched the TV series "The Wire", the white mayor lived in one of those two (can't remember which).

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Beautiful neighborhood as your pics prove. Thanks for your tour and look forward to more Hampden and Remington. The city isn't all abandoned rows. That Post Office building is a gem.
It should be said that the Johns Hopkins campus has Charles Village on one side and Hampden on the other. Two years after I lived in Charles Village while attending, I lived further out and walked through Hampden to catch a bus home.


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well done - this is just great!
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What a sensual hood, somehow missed that last time I was there, will for sure check it out next time.
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Thanks guys!

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Great photos. I take it Charles Village is a pretty desirable neighborhood?
Yes, but it is not nearly as in popular as Federal Hill, Canton, Fells Point, Brewers Hill, Upper Fells, Harbor East, Locus Point, or the other harbor neighborhoods. I do not know if this is true in other east coast cities, but the larger homes in Baltimore are not as in demand as the smaller ex-working class homes.

On average the homes in the harbor about half the size of the homes north of downtown. Homes near the harbor range from the 800-1,500 sq foot (with obvious exceptions) where in Bolton Hill, Reservoir Hill, or Charles Village they could range from 2,700 - 5,000 sq foot. Many new young professionals do not have the resources or will to update and maintain a 3,500 sq foot 150 year old home.
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Charles Village really is an underrated American neighborhood. Thanks for showcasing it.
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Some very nice row houses there!
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Baltimore, where at any given moment you can feel like you're in the south, northeast, or rust belt.
So true and one of the many things I love about it.

Great pics, thanks for sharing!
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Essentially Charles Village serves as Baltimore's "Uptown".

Mt. Vernon & Station North primarily serve as Baltimore's "Midtown"
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Nice tour!
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