Baltimore Central Neighborhoods

Downtown Central
Downtown Central is where some of Baltimore’s most iconic office buildings are being converted into chic apartments with lots of amenities and world-class views. It’s also loaded with restaurants, parks, retail shops, and nightlife. From here you can easily use transit to get where you need to go. Or simply walk. The Inner Harbor, Pratt Street, Charles Center, City Hall and Power Plant entertainment district are all within easy reach.

University of Maryland, Baltimore
Bromo Arts District
Cathedral Hill
Preston Garden
Charles Center
City Hall
Inner Harbor

Bromo Arts District

The Bromo Arts District became the third designated arts district in Baltimore in July 2012. Anchoring the District is the Bromo Tower, which now exclusively houses area artists. The District extends north to Martin Luther King Boulevard and Read Street, and south to Pratt, and is home to an impressive range of cultural organizations, visual and performing artists, businesses, and restaurants. Scratch your theatre itch at Everyman Theatre or the Hippodrome, grab an al fresco dinner at FORNO, and finish your night with cocktails at Ale Wife. You’re in an arts district. It’s time to act like it.

  • There’s still time to catch great performances at Bromo theatres before their seasons wind down. More >>
  • From crabcakes to curries, Bromo restaurants are cooking up something delicious. More >>
  • Coming to a pool near you… Fluid Movement calls Bromo home. More >>
Bromo Arts District Neighborhood

Cathedral Hill

Named for its proximity to the recently (and gorgeously) restored Baltimore Basilica, Cathedral Hill is a uniquely Baltimore neighborhood. Its heart is a truly beautiful stretch of Charles Street, which is flanked on either side by a mix of fine dining, funky boutiques, non-profit organizations, and housing.

  • The 300 block of Charles Street has more art, food, and things to do than some entire cities have. More >>
  • So many places to live. So many amenities to choose from. More >>
  • AnDie Musik has classical and jazz recordings downstairs, and the live performances upstairs. More >>
Cathedral Hill Neighborhood

Charles Center

Charles Center is the core of Downtown, but don’t be fooled- the sky scrapers don’t just house innovative businesses. A residential migration is occurring, bringing milennials and empty nesters alike to the heart of Downtown. They come for the accessibility and excitement, and have stayed for the unbelievable conversion projects, countless restaurants, and to be a part of the burgeoning renaissance happening Downtown.

  • Craft cocktails, French bakeries, and food trucks! More >>
  • The most transit-connected neighborhood in the region. More >>
  • Enjoy yoga, ping pong, and the occasional free happy hour in the verdant Center Plaza. More >>
Charles Center Neighborhood

City Hall

Sometimes you just have to be literal with urban nomenclature. The City Hall area of Downtown is home to- you guessed it- City Hall. It also houses our courthouse, and several other government and non-profit entities. It slows down a little on weekends, but April-November turns out one of the biggest farmers markets it the state.

  • The region’s biggest farmers market is also its best. More >>
  • War Memorial Plaza is the newest location for the Food truck Gatherings. More >>
City Hall Neighborhood

Inner Harbor

Ahh, how lucky we are to be at the doorstep of the Chesapeake. Not only does it mean Baltimorean’s (and our lucky visitors) have access to fantastic seafood, but our views are killer too. Take a stroll along the waterfront, do some shopping, grab some lunch, and.......

Inner Harbor Neighborhood

Preston Gardens

Named for the gorgeous, blocks-long park dividing St Paul’s Street, Preston Garden is an urban sanctuary. You’ll see Downtown employees finding their zen during free, bi-weekly yoga classes; you can come back to the park later for beer and bocce, and you can catch glimpses of world-class Peabody musicians lugging their instruments....

  • Preston Gardens is set for a major facelift. More >>
  • Follow @DTBaltEvents on Twitter to learn about free outdoor events in Preston Gardens, and all across Downtown. More >>
  • There are tons of newly remodeled apratments in this neighborhood. More >>
Preston Gardens Neighborhood

University of Maryland, Baltimore

Baltimore is a city graced with world-class medical centers, and the University of Maryland, Baltimore neighborhood is no different. The graduate school campus and state-of-the-art hospital, Shock Trauma center, and biotech research facilities are surrounded by apartments for students and faculty and fantastic restaurants, cafes, and plenty of transit. For the rare occasion the brilliant minds inhabiting this neighborhood take a break, the nightlife is great, too.

University of Maryland, Baltimore Neighborhood