Saturday, June 1, 2013- 12 noon to 7 pm
700 & 800 Blocks
Washington Village/Pigtown is located in southwest Baltimore and is bordered by Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. on the east, Monroe Street on the west, Russell Street on the south, and the B&O Railroad on the north.
Neighboring communities include Barre Circle, Ridgley's Delight, Federal Hill, Morrell Park, St. Paul's, Roundhouse Square and Union Square-Hollins Market.
Pigtown's biggest draws are its diversity (social, economic, and racial) and location. The neighborhood is gaining in value but is very affordable, attracting students, retirees, and singles, and young couples and parents. Those who live in Pigtown love its convenient location being close to downtown, I-95, Federal Hill, the MARC train, and the stadiums. With a very involved community, Pigtown is growing rapidly and welcoming more and more new residents, businesses, and organizations.
The Pigtown Historic District is comprised of about 36 city blocks lying in Southwest Baltimore, south and east of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad yards. Developing initially as a community for railroad workers in the 1840's, along Columbia Avenue (now Washington Boulevard), Ramsay, McHenry and Poppleton Streets, the area grew rapidly to the south during the industrial expansion of the 1850's and 1860's. Small two-story homes were built for workingmen on the narrow streets running south of Washington Boulevard with three-story gable-roofed houses and then early Italianate house lining Washington Boulevard and Scott Street to serve as housing for shopkeepers and upper-level managers. Development of Pigtown is intimately linked with events of the Industrial Revolution in Baltimore, particularly the growth and development of the B&O Railroad, the nation's first railroad. In the 1980s, in an effort bring Pigtown back, the neighborhood name was officially changed to Washington Village. The true name of the neighborhood is still under debate. With the rise in property values and the influx of newcomers to city life in the late 1990s through today, Pigtown's population and quality of life has consistently risen. In the early 2000s, Pigtown was designated an Empowerment Zone by the City of Baltimore, bringing new businesses and homeowners. This effort has continued with its designation as a Main Streets Community, which promotes Pigtown's eclectic business corridor. Recently, Baltimore's west side has been targeted by the mayor's office as an are of focus for major developments and investment, which will doubtless continue to grow Pigtown in value and quality of life.
Today, Pigtown is a community of renters, homeowners, and businesses. Residents are socially, racially, and economically varied, making Pigtown one of the most diverse neighborhoods in Baltimore city. Pigtowners are very proactive in their neighborhood organizations, contributing to the continuing growth, quality of life, and improvement of Pigtown. Pigtown's energetic community, diversity, value, growth, and GREAT location continues to attract new residents, businesses, and development. Big things are happening in Pigtown, including the annual Pigtown Festival taking place this Saturday.
Taking in the Pigtown Festival is a great way to explore the neighborhood and get to know the people who live there and take a look at some of the homes that are available for sale. I have sold over 125 homes in this neighborhood and know many of the residents. If you are thinking of buying or selling a home in Pigtown or anywhere else in the area give me a call today at 410-292-0100 and we'll talk about the market conditions and what your home could possibly be worth in today's market place if you are thinking of selling. If you are considering buying a home, there is no better time than now to buy. The tax savings and wealth building a lone is worth the plunge into todays fast paced real estate market.
If you are thinking of buying or selling an home in Maryland give me a call at 410-292-0100 or start your search here and we'll talk about the market conditions and what your home could possibly be worth in today's market place if you are thinking of selling. If you are considering buying a home, there is no better time than now to buy. The tax savings and wealth building alone is worth the plunge into todays market. Century 21 New Millennium is part of the largest nationwide relocation company and can assist with your move here in Maryland or anywhere in the United States or abroad. Ask me how.
In keeping with saluting our heroes, during 2013 I am waving flat fees for active duty military, retired military and the families of fallen military, as well as policemen, firemen and emt's. If you enter into a contract by the New Year's eve I will waive the flat fee at settlement. This is a $395 savings. If you are thinking about buying or selling a home give me a call and receive full service real estate assistance from an experienced agent. Our office is open 7 days a week and we can be reached at 410-730-8888 or I can be reached directly at 410-292-0100.
June Piper-Brandon ~ Associate Broker, CDPE, CIAS, ePro