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Pigtown, Baltimore, Maryland

Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Realty MD RE License 579412

Pigtown, Baltimore, Maryland

Pigtown is an affordable historic community in central southwest Baltimore City bordered by  Martin Luther King jr Boulevard to East Monroe Street and West Pratt Street to the north close to many amenities including Camden Yard, Raven Stadium, the Inner Harbor, and the Camden Yard Metro station.

The neighborhood acquired its name during the second half of the 19th century when the area was the site of butcher shops and meat packing plants to process pigs transported from the Midwest on the B & O Railroad, they were herded across Ostend and Cross Streets to be slaughtered and processed.  I've been told a lot of the homes along that route had their kitchens in the basement and wives would reach out the basement windows and grab a pig as they ran through the streets. In modern-day the Pigtown annual festival features a pig race, called "The Squeakness", to commemorate its history.

Pigtown has been considered one of Baltimore's most promising neighborhoods due to its proximity to I-95, I-295, its proximity to University of Maryland Medical Center, the Biotech Park, and the Inner Harbor. Housing opportunities in Pigtown consist of newer metro homes in Camden Crossing and the traditional 2 and 3-story rowhomes. 

  # Low Median Average High
Coming Soon 0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Active 61 $15,000 $155,000 $156,210 $380,000
Active Under Contract 11 $65,000 $189,900 $198,027 $318,100
Pending 32 $10,000 $159,000 $146,000 $355,000
Closed 213 $5,000 $150,000 $147,951 $400,000

Throughout my career, I have sold 104 properties in Pigtown and helped make Pigtown home to many people.  Pigtown is a historic community and many homes here qualify for the Healthy Neighborhoods program, and buyers looking to purchase here may qualify for a lot of the downpayment assistance programs. 

There are a lot of downpayment assistance programs that apply to this neighborhood, for more information about these programs check out my posts or visit here:

First Time Homebuyers Incentive Program

Johns Hopkins Live Near Your Work Program

Buying a Home in Baltimore City Live Near Your Work

Baltimore City Employee Homeownership Program

Baybrook Boost Downpayment Assistance Program

Direct Homeownership Assistance Program

Home Ownership Counseling in Baltimore City

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Creating generational wealth, one home at a time. If you are thinking of buying a home,  did you know I can help you find a home for as little as $1000 of your own money?  Thinking about selling a home in  Maryland give me a call at 410-292-0100 or start your search here and I'll talk about the market conditions and what your home could be worth in today's marketplace 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 are worth the plunge into today's market. Coldwell Banker and I are connected with some of the world's brightest and best real estate agents and can assist with your move here to Maryland or anywhere in the United States or abroad.  Ask me how.

During these trying times, Coldwell Banker and I are equipped with the latest technology to sell your home using Virtual Open Houses, Virtual showings, electronic signing, virtual inspection, and even online closings.   You can contact me through Snapchat, Duo, Skype, Google Chat, WhatsApp, text messaging, or simply by phone.  We take your and your family's health and safety very seriously.  

June Piper-Brandon ~ Associate Broker ~ MRP, AHWD, CDPE, ePro

Coldwell Banker

410-292-0100 - Direct   410-461-7600 Office

June Piper Brandon - Agent with Century 21 New Millennium

June Piper Brandon - Agent with Century 21 New Millennium


Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

This is good information to share with families considering a move to the area.

Apr 15, 2024 12:55 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Hello June - after your recent post of a new listing you have in Pigtown in Baltimore, I was hoping you would tell us more.  Thanks for filling in a lot of blanks in my mind.  

Apr 15, 2024 06:59 PM
June Piper-Brandon
Coldwell Banker Realty - Columbia, MD
Creating Generational Wealth Through Homeownership

Michael Jacobs and that house I just posted is already under contract, the inspection was today.

Apr 15, 2024 07:02 PM
Michael Jacobs

June Piper-Brandon - congratulations!  May the transaction continue smoothly.  

Apr 15, 2024 07:15 PM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Believe it or not, this is the first I have heard of Pigtown, but I would surely enjoy visiting Camden Yard and watching a game!

Apr 16, 2024 04:59 AM
June Piper-Brandon

Let me know when you are in town, I might possibly be able to arrange that!!

Apr 16, 2024 11:14 AM
Gloria Todor
Premier Property Sales & Rentals - Springfield, PA
& Doug Durren (484) 431-3686 in SE PA

June, Good market report for Pigtown.  Thanks for sharing how this town got its name.

Apr 27, 2024 06:31 PM