Baltimore Real Estate in 21209 Means Mount Washington and More

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 311291

My favorite place in Baltimore City is in the 21209 ZIP code. That would be my house, of course. But besides having HomeRome's home, 21209 includes many of the things that make Baltimore attractive.

Mount Washington is in the northwestern part of the city, and combines many of the pleasures of country living with easy access to the attractions of downtown Baltimore by way of the Jones Falls Expressway and Maryland's light rail system. The area is home to some 1,600 residences from 100-year-old mansions to modern condo developments. If you're looking for Georgian and Victorian architecture, this is a good spot to visit.

Mt Washington HomeThough it is now within the city limits, Mt. Washington began in the mid-nineteenth century as a place to escape Baltimore's oppressive summer heat. When the city became intolerable, many of the wealthier families escaped to Mt. Washington which was one of the first "street-car suburbs" of Baltimore. Before long, the neighborhood became home to year-round residents, and a neighborhood association was born in 1885. The Mt. Washington Improvement Association is one of the oldest such groups in the country, and still very active in preserving Mt. Washington's charms.Mt Washington Village Sign

Besides having lovely neighborhoods, Mt. Washington has a shopping and dining center in the Mt. Washington Village. The Mt. Washington Conference Center provides an elegant "in the country" venue for meetings. There are wonderful restaurants here like Crepe Du Jour and the Mt. Washington Tavern. There are salons and wellness centers to make you feel great inside and out, and fun shopping for clothes, jewelry, and handcrafts at places like Something Else and Jurus. Speaking as a ceramic artist, one of my favorite places is Baltimore Clayworks; even if I don't create in clay anymore, I can still enjoy the events and exhibitions and find irresistible treasures there.

Eastcliff-Pill Hill MDNaturally, I love to list and sell houses in 21209. A couple of years ago I sold this house in the Pill Hill area (so named because of all the doctors who lived there!). While showing the house back then I met a couple who went out of the country for two years. When they came back they remembered me, and by chance the same house was back on the market due to a divorce. It wasn't quite right, but a smaller house across the street was in immaculate move-in condition, and that's the one they chose – we go to settlement in February.

Red Cedar Condo Dining RoomIn addition to the Victorian charm of Mt. Washington Village, 21209 includes such modern and desirable residences as the Heather Ridge Condo on Red Cedar Place. The combination of country-like setting and near-to-everything convenience makes this another example of why this ZIP is so popular. Some older homes are taken down and replaced with two, while other people simply add on as we've seen in the desirable Cheswolde neighborhood. Green Gate is another popular community in 21209 where town homes offer convenience and comfort. 

When you come down to it, a ZIP code is just a number. But a long time ago I learned that a number can bring attention to my listings…many of which are in 21209.

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Comments (10)

Lenn Harley
Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate - Leesburg, VA
Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland

Very nice Margaret.  I don't know anything about summer's oppressive heat.  For me, it's the outdoor season.  I love summer.  Our heat isn't oppressive.  It's a blanket of nuturing warmth. 

I think I've lost my mind.

Jan 27, 2008 11:50 AM
Susan Trombley
Trombley Real Estate - Wake Forest, NC
Broker/Realtor, Raleigh, Cary, Wake Forest, Youngs
Margaret, I like this place, I wish you the best of luck on marketing it and selling it.
Jan 27, 2008 12:11 PM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital
Margaret, my sister lives in Mt Washington, and it is a wonderful neighborhood.  It's like Cleveland Park here is DC where people went in the summer time to escapte typhoid!
Jan 27, 2008 12:37 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Lenn, And I love our weather right now...cold, crisp and clean air....so refreshing. You will never hear me complain about low temperatures. You can have our Baltimore summers which you call a blanket of nurturing warmth.  I wouldn't say you lost your mind, maybe  missplaced for a short time. Thanks for stopping by.

Susan, This area is a wonderful place to live, market and even sell properties.

Patricia, Where does you sister live?   Let's get together when you visit Baltimore. Would love to meet you.

 

 

Jan 27, 2008 01:19 PM
Gregory Maley
Sold Buy the Sea Realty & R.E.N.T. - Wilmington, NC
REALTOR, GRI, CBR, SHS, e-PRO, ABR
I suspect my friend, Lenn, has never lived in downtown Baltimore City!  I sure remember that oppressive heat on my roof deck in Butchers Hill! 
Jan 28, 2008 01:20 AM
Carson Porter
Baltimoresun.com - Baltimore, MD

I miss Mt Washington! I grew up in a nice tucked away neighborhood, I think it's technically called Sabina-Mattfeld. It's probably only 30 or so houses in a little ditch right across from the Belvedere towers. Unfortunately for me, the secret is out and I can't afford to move back ..... yet.

Jan 31, 2008 01:04 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
Carson, I know the area across from Belvedere Towers and close to I 83. Let me know if you want me to check out home prices in the neighborhood. It is a great time to buy!!
Jan 31, 2008 01:29 PM
Liz Carter
Liz Carter & Team Realty-Your Real Estate Resource For Life! - Katy, TX
Broker/Owner of Liz Carter & Team Realty, Katy TX (Houston)
Hi Margaret, I really need to get to your area one of these days.  I've never spent much time on the East Coast and there is so much history there.  Now that my doctor says I can't scuba dive anymore, my world wide traveling days are more limited, so I will have more time to explore the US.  Your area is on my list.  Have a great 08!  Liz
Feb 01, 2008 05:14 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
Liz, Let me know when you are coming to the east coast. Would love to meet you!
Feb 01, 2008 01:09 PM
C. Lloyd McKenzie
Living Albuquerque - Albuquerque, NM
Living Albuquerque

Margaret, you have done a wonderful job with these homes for sale.  I have visited MD twice in my life, I think I need to visit again. As far as I remember though it gets very cold in the winter.  I can handle spring, summer and fall, not winter.  The last time I was there was 2001, I don't remember anything very low.  As a matter of fact an old college buddy of mine was renting, because prices were out of the roof

Nov 24, 2009 12:26 PM