Why Buy into Clipper Mill/Hampden?
With its small town charm and hip atmosphere, Clipper Mill/Hampden is a great area to live, work and play and is one of Baltimore's most attractive neighborhoods.
The Clipper Mill/Hampden neighborhood is an affordable choice when considering where to buy in Baltimore due to its median listing price of $252,180 and close proximity to downtown Baltimore and surrounding affluent neighborhoods of Roland Park, Guilford, and Homeland.
Developed in the 1800's, this neighborhood originally housed workers of local mills in the area. For many years the Hampden strip known as “The Avenue,” 36th Street between Chestnut Avenue and Falls Road, suffered from vacant spaces and deteriorating storefronts. However, the neighborhood experienced a revitalization in the early 1990’s and through recent redevelopment efforts and the will of its residents and local entrepreneurs, the neighborhood has transformed into an eclectic mix of old meets new and puts the “charm” in Charm City.
Things to Do
Clipper Mill/Hampden is home to many shops and restaurants. Neighborhood staple Golden West Cafe, known for its kitschy decor reflective of the Hampden neighborhood, features a reasonably priced menu that caters to both meat lovers and vegans alike. Relative newcomers like Basque-inspired La Cuchara and Cosima’s Sicilian cuisine may stretch your wallet, but they’ll leave your palate tantalized and satisfied.
There’s lots to do in Clipper Mill/Hampden. For the outdoor enthusiast, the neighborhood is near historic Druid Hill Park and is located on the Jones Falls Trails, an 11-mile stretch from the Inner Harbor to the Cylburn Arboretum known for its scenic bike routes and paved paths for long walks or runs. Annual events such as the Miracle on 34th Street and the quirky HONfest are always local favorites.
The neighborhood is close to Interstate 83 and the Woodberry light rail stop, which makes getting around, whether for work or play, easy.