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Hampden, Baltimore

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Hampden is a neighborhood located in northern Baltimore, Maryland, United States. Roughly triangular in shape, it is bounded to the east by the neighborhood Wyman Park at Keswick Road, to the north by Roland Park at 40th and 41st Street, to the west by the Jones Falls Expressway, and to the south by the neighborhood Remington at Sisson Street. The Homewood campus of the Johns Hopkins University is a short distance to the east.HistoryNamed for English politician John Hampden, Hampden was originally settled as a residential community for workers at the mills that had sprung up along the Jones Falls; its first residents were in place well before the area was annexed to Baltimore City in 1889. Many of its residents came to the area from the Appalachian hill country of Kentucky, West Virginia, and western Pennsylvania, due to the abundance of jobs the mills provided. This influx cemented the image of the neighborhood for the decades that followed as both primarily white and working-class.
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  • Hampden is a fun, funky, eclectic neighborhood full of unique boutiques & awesome restaurants. This area is a great place to experience the essence of Charm City. There are frequently free events (lik...  more »
  • Here is a lovely, funky Baltimore neighborhood with all manners of shops and fun restaurants. It is extremely safe all hours and parking is reasonable. Go here for an afternoon of special shopping for...  more »
  • One entire street block where every home on both sides of the street, except one, is lit up with decorations that are lit, or move, or make noise. Look for the house that decorates with automobile hub...  more »