Out and About in Charles Street Baltimore – Feeling the Buzz
Friends of ours who were visiting the United States from England, remarked how different and trendy the street scene was in Charles Street in downtown Baltimore, compared to their quiet suburban streets in North West London. They were absolutely fascinated by the exciting street scene that unfolded before their eyes, with something new and different around virtually every corner.
Federal Hill Restaurants and Old World English Pubs
There’s hardly a British suburb, be it in a tiny country village or in one of the big cities, that doesn’t have its large selection of quaintly named neighborhood pubs. It’s a rare suburb that doesn’t have several, often with one on every second high street corner! You’ll see the same ‘regulars’ seated at their favorite table, tankard in hand, quaffing their pint of bitters, night after night. Pool table, and dart board resound with banter and laughter, and the regular Premier League football game (as soccer is called in the UK) will have excited fans in front of the big TV, loudly berating any ‘ref’ who penalizes one of the players from the locally supported team. Probably not the sort of scene one is likely to encounter in one of the many eateries clustered around Federal Hill! Frequenting the ‘local’, as the English like to describe their neighborhood pub, is a way of life that is peculiarly British, and very different it is.
Cross Street Market
To get the real feel of American beer and food at its best though, one can’t do better than stroll along Cross Street between Light St. and Charles St. With its dozens of bars and restaurants, this street scene has become the favorite venue for locals and tourists alike, with the tremendous range of fresh seafood and other choice eating establishments on offer. The Cross Street Market, home to around two dozen merchants alone, caters for every taste, from eating in store to fast food takeaways, and there’s lots more to see and sample.
Events in Baltimore on the Weekend
The Baltimore calendar of events Is packed with a variety of attractions and activities virtually every weekend of the year. From movies, theater, comedy nights, music festivals, family outings, museums and art galleries, and of course sports, there is always something for everyone. The action downtown never lets up, it’s truly a great place to be, any season of the year.
Places to Stay in Baltimore.
While tourists and visitors throng the streets and pack the local hotels, it’s the lucky locals who have made this exciting area their permanent home, that enjoy the attractions and amenities of Federal Hill to the fullest. In recent years the range of accommodation available has grown exponentially and it continues to expand, as more and more families have sought to make this area their home.
The range of rental apartments and condos in the downtown Baltimore area offers the discerning resident a range of features rarely seen before. One has only to glance at the massive range of offerings for rent and lease that abound on the dozens of websites catering to the housing market, to see this.
Federal Hill Apartments
Both one and two room entry level, as well as luxury apartments and condos abound in this area, and the amenities and facilities on offer is truly outstanding. Whether one is looking at roommate websites or the big dedicated housing portals, there is something for everyone.
What You Can Expect in the Charles Street Luxury Apartments
Virtually any feature you could think of is on offer and many of them are completely standard. We have picked one of the choice locations in the heart of this historical neighborhood to highlight this for you. Picture the Baltimore skyline and the beautiful inner harbor scene with its historic ships, while around you are an amazingly varied range of local shops and cobbled sidewalks, thronged with strolling people. If you can picture this scene, then and you have glimpsed the ambiance that is 1201 S. Charles St. apartments. This is the heart of historical old Baltimore with all it has to offer, combined with the amenities and facilities of modern day hi-tech living.
These luxury apartments offer as absolutely standard, air-conditioned living space with over-sized windows for great lighting, and easy to clean hardwood floors. Cable ready for your TV, with high speed internet access for your computer and smart phone and tablet. The kitchen is Island equipped with granite top counters, and built in dishwasher, natural gas for heating and cooking, spacious refrigerator, stainless steel energy efficient appliances, microwave oven, and pendent lighting. Handy garbage disposal is right on your floor, with a trash chute on every level. There is a washer & dryer in every apartment, and a balcony for outdoor relaxing on warm summer evenings. Bedrooms have plenty of closet space, with high ceilings, ceiling fans, and dimmer-switched lighting.
In the building, which has security controlled access with sophisticated camera equipped security systems, there is reserved covered parking, and emergency maintenance is always on hand. And pets are accepted, up to two per apartment!
It’s no wonder that Federal Hill has become the choice of so many families, eager to enjoy the multiple benefits and conveniences of the finest modern inner city life.