The neighborhood of Hampden is located on the north side of Baltimore City. An interesting feature of Hamden is that it is shaped more or less like a triangle. In the early 20th century, Hampden was predominantly home to the flour and cotton mill workers who moved here from Kentucky, West Virginia and Western Pennsylvania.
Artists began moving to the community of Hamden in the 1990s, which lifted the Hamden image. These artists opened boutiques and restaurants in the famous commercial market know as The Avenue, which boosted the local economy and the prices of homes.
Hampden’s proximity to downtown Baltimore and Johns Hopkins University makes it a very desirable place to live. Residents have easy access to modern facilities and amenities while living in this small-town-feeling neighborhood of Hampden. Hampden residents are known for celebrating the famous HonFest with great zeal. Young and old, tourists and residents, gather to commemorate the language and people of Baltimore City.
Hampden offers outstanding real estate opportunities. Most Hamden houses are two-story row-houses that retain their vintage charm.
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