Posted on March 23, 2021

Painted LadiesIf you've ever wondered why they call Baltimore "Charm City," look no further than Charles Village! The "Painted Ladies," blocks of rowhomes with bright, unique colors, are one of the quintessential images of Baltimore. But Charles Village is also home to Johns Hopkins University's Homewood Campus, historic homes and apartments, spectacular museums, world-class dining, and more. 

Getting Around

Charles Village is an ideal location. There is easy access to I-83, which will take you north to the Beltway or south to the Inner Harbor and downtown Baltimore. You can also access the Charm City Circulator--a free (yes, free!) bus that will take you to many different areas of the city. You also have easy access to the city busses and it's just a short walk to Penn Station, a major hub for busses and trains, including Amtrak and the MARC train, which will take you right to Washington DC! 

Where to Eat and Drink

No matter what kind of food you're looking for, you won't have to go far. This is by no means an all-inclusive list--luckily, Charles Village is a great neighborhood to explore on foot or by bicycle, so you're bound to find a new favorite eventually. Please check the websites for information on their accommodations during COVID. 

  • One World Cafe - expansive vegetarian and vegan menu spanning different cuisines 
  • Paper Moon Diner - Iconic restaurant with fun eclectic decor and great food
  • Paul Chen's Hong Kong - Chinese take-out, delivery, and eat-in
  • Sweet 27 - A very diverse menu, including a gluten-free bakery!
  • R House - A new open-concept food court with several different vendors and dining options
  • Gertrude's - Located inside the Baltimore Museum of Art, this is a great spot for any occasion
  • Charles Village Pub - A classic neighborhood bar. Friendly and cozy, a quick favorite
  • Peabody Heights Brewery - A new microbrewery in the heart of Charles Village. 

What to Do

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  • The Book Thing - Although it is temporarily closed due to COVID 19, this neighborhood staple is working towards reopening and is a one-of-a-kind location. Do you like free books? Who doesn't! Visit The Book Thing once they reopen for a huge selection of free books. Make sure you bring a few old favorites of yours to donate!
  • The Baltimore Museum of Art - Often referred to as the BMA, this is one of Baltimore's many world-class art museums. Keep up with their website and social media as well--they have a ton of different events and programs worth checking out
  • 32nd Street Farmers Market - One of the best farmers markets in the city and one of the only markets open year round! Stop by the corner of 32nd street and Barclay Street on Saturdays from 7am to noon for over 50 local vendors offering produce, food, coffee, handcrafted goods, and more! You'll also often find one of Baltimore's many food trucks onsite. 
  • Wyman Park Dell - The Dell is a small park, right in the heart of Charles Village. It is a great respite from the hustle and bustle of the city, with steep sloped boundaries setting the park down into its own quiet space.

Charles Village is one of the many neighborhoods in Baltimore where Staffordshire Realty offers rental homes. Make sure to check our listing page to see what properties are currently available. 

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