Monday, April 28, 2008

Bolton Hill

Bolton Hill is one of my favorite neighborhoods in Baltimore. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Located just a mile and a half northwest of the Inner Harbor and right on the edge of the cultural district, it is an ideal location. If I could afford to buy there and afford to send my kids to private school, I'd move there in a heartbeat. I would rarely have to drive anywhere as all the theaters are within walking distance and a good number of restaurants too.

Most of the homes in the neighborhood date back to the mid 19th century. Eighty five percent of the homes are still single family and owner occupied. There are bistros, a flower shop, and decent public transportation. You could easily walk to the Meyerhoff to enjoy a night of the symphony or to the Lyric Theater for a night at the opera. The architecture is lovely, there are stone sills, marble, brownstone, graystone. There are wrought iron gates, fences, and decorative window grills. There are single family homes and elegant, three story row homes. There are some newer built homes that fit right in and even condos. The streets are tree lined, stately and quiet.

Artscape, the nation's largest free public art festival, is hosted by this neighborhood every summer. You will see everything at artscape. There are three stages of live music, there are booths of local photography, pottery, duct tape art, you name it. There is a fashion show. There are belly dancers and break dancers. There is performance art and just plain old people watching. Sometimes it's hard to tell the difference.

The average sale price for a home in Bolton Hill was $423,909 in 2007.

1 comment:

The Diva's Thoughts said...

Bolton Hill is a really cool place. Alot of charm.

I can't wait for Artscape as I always have a good time when I go.