Baltimore Makes ‘Hottest Neighborhoods of 2016’ List

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Photo by Kevin B. Moore/via Flickr
Photo by Kevin B. Moore/via Flickr

Real estate website Redfin believes that “charm” is one of the top qualities people are looking for when it comes to trendy places to live in 2016… so it should come as no surprise that a Baltimore neighborhood is on their list of the hottest neighborhoods of the year.

The neighborhood in question? Hampden, duh. The neighborhood was recognized for its food scene and its (relative) affordability. “Hampden is a village in the city, which appeals to buyers who want to live in the city, but like the sense of community of a small town,” says Redfin agent Chris Calabretta. “When I think of the Hampden area, I think of good food, great art and a community of quirky, but extremely welcoming people.”

The hon-ified part of town that was once home to women in beehives and is now better known for its restaurant density is always the neighborhood that makes these national lists. Over the past several years, Hampden has been deemed among the hippest (Forbes) and coolest (Thrillist) neighborhoods in the country. Maybe it’s time to award some superlatives to some other parts of town?



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  1. Yeah! Hamilton and Parkville too! Gentrify us some more! Hamtav has the best burger in Baltimore and don’t even get me started on House of Kabob’s amazing buffet. We’re walkable and friendly in that mix of old-Baltimore blue collar and young-new-family way. Not as many long bearded bespoke pants wearing men riding Pennyfarthings in our neighborhood, like Hampden has though. I can dream though! Bring it, people!

  2. This is just representative of the age old Baltimore bitching about Baltimore. Not “that’s cool, all of Baltimore benefits from good press.” but talking crap/not supporting fill in the blank, and then complaining how lame Baltimore is. Hampden should be a working example of how every neighborhood with an existing main street and available commercial buildings can be the seed of independent businesses, jobs and a robust micro economy. We’ve moved well beyond the HON era hon, and fortunately national and international press recognize us for having done so. Even if you can’t……

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