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Living in Federal Hill, Baltimore, MD

Named for the hilly, waterfront area on which it resides, the Federal Hill neighborhood is nestled just south of bustling central Baltimore. It was established during the Colonial period and is home to a rich, varied history and culture. Federal Hill is also a popular entertainment location, with shopping and dining areas in proximity to the residential areas, which makes living in Federal Hill an attractive choice for those who seek all the urban amenities in a more compact, accessible area.

Monument in Federal Hill, Baltimore, MD

Federal Hill Attractions and Amenities

One of the trendiest features of Federal Hill, MD is the Cross Street Market, a historic retail area filled with unique shops, vendors and cafes. Close to much of the Federal Hill real estate, it provides a superb gathering place where residents can get their groceries or just browse and relax. Federal Hill Park is another popular landmark, with its wide green areas and the fantastic views of the harbor and the Baltimore skyline.

City view in Federal Hill, Baltimore, MD

Housing Options

Homes for sale in Federal Hill are mostly single-family row homes, built mainly during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The neighborhood has kept its historical feel, but many of the buildings have been renovated and restored to keep them in top-notch condition, both functionally and aesthetically. Federal Hill, Maryland does offer a scattering of modern apartments with more of the urban feel, and some homes have even been divided into apartments.

Federal Hill is home for many professionals, and residents love the area for its strong community ties and solidarity, proximity to local shops, and easy access to downtown Baltimore and its nightlife. Families often enjoy the lovely parks and green spaces.

Residential street in Federal Hill, Baltimore, MD

Fun Facts

Federal Hill, Maryland, is located less than a mile south of downtown Baltimore, just off the Patapsco inner harbor. The actual hill for which the area is named was once home to a watchtower that signaled incoming ships in the 1800s and the park located on this site now commemorates its history. The area is also home to more than half a dozen historic churches of varying denominations, as well as fascinating educational spots, like the American Visionary Art Museum and Maryland Science Center.


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  • Residents love live music and festivals that Federal Hill Main Street organizes every year, including the Spring Block party, the Jazz & Blues Festival and the Street Beat Festival.
  • During the day, residents get their shopping done at Cross Street Market, where they can stock up on meats, produce, seafood and more. At night, inexpensive beer and fresh food turn the market into part of Baltimore’s bar scene.
  • Federal Hill Park not only offers abundant green space and areas for relaxation, but also a spectacular view of the Inner Harbor and Baltimore skyline.


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