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?