Federal Hill. A neighborhood known for its picturesque views of the Inner Harbor seen from its namesake hilltop, which is surrounded by row homes, locally-owned shops and restaurants.
While Federal Hill is picturesque, the most charming part of this historic neighborhood is its people. Single professionals, young families, and empty nesters have moved into the neighborhood to live alongside families who are descendants of the early industrial workers.
Federal Hill is a neighborhood primarily of brick, late 19th Century homes. Many (but not all) have been rehabbed into modern residences in the past 15-20 years. The majority of the people who live in Federal Hill own their homes, which makes this a competitive rental market. Renters can expect to pay $1400 for a one bedroom and $1600 or a two bedroom.
And renters find it well worth it, because on top of the charm, there's location.
Federal Hill is located conveniently to Interstate 95, Interstate 395, the Baltimore-Washington Parkway, and Charles and Light Streets, which provide the major north-south surface route through Baltimore. The western portions of the neighborhood are within walking distance of the Hamburg Street and Camden Yards stops on the Baltimore Light Rail. The Charm City Circulator is a free bus system that services central Baltimore and consists of four separate routes. Two of the routes, the Purple Route which runs from Penn Station to Federal Hill, and the Banner Route which runs from the Inner Harbor to Fort McHenry, service Federal Hill.
Here are four Federal Hill spots as listed as “do not miss” by our team in Baltimore:
Cross Street Market: Opening in phases beginning May 2019, Cross Street Market is home to 22 independently owned and operated businesses, including Gangster Vegan, Ono Poke and The Sweet Shoppe.
Little Havana: Serving Cuban-inspired cuisine on the South Baltimore waterfront for over 20 years. Come by for a meal and one of their award-winning mojitos.
American Visionary Art Museum: The fun museum specializes in the preservation and display of outsider art, also known as "intuitive art," "raw art," or "art brut.” Fun tidbit: It has been designated by Congress as America's national museum for self-taught art!
Mother's Federal Hill Grill: Proud to offer an extensive menu where 95% of the food is made from scratch. We specialize in phat crab cakes, juicy steaks, and fresh fish. Don’t forget to finish your meal with a few scoops of Pop Pop’s Ice Cream, made in-house with love!
Interested in finding a place to live in this historic neighborhood? Check out what’s currently available for rent in Federal Hill.