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About MIDTOWN

Midtown is the “heart” of Baltimore.

The four neighborhoods that comprise the Midtown Community Benefits District, Bolton Hill, Charles North, Madison Park, and Mount Vernon, are at the “geographic heart” of Baltimore. From the attractions at the Inner Harbor and commerce downtown to the South to the revitalized Greater Charles Village to the North, from the reviving theater district on the Westside to the massive expansions around Johns Hopkins Medical Institution to the East, Midtown is the district that links the City. With easy access to Amtrak, light rail, subway, buses, and the major thoroughfares of 95, 295, and 83, Midtown is the place to be. Midtown is the “cultural heart” of Baltimore. No other district of the City can boast as many museums, art galleries, concert halls, or antique shops. For art and history lovers there are the extensive collections at the Walters Art Museum,Contemporary Art Museum, and museum of the Maryland Historical Society. For lovers of music there are the Baltimore Symphony, Opera Vivente, Peabody Opera Theater, Concert Artists of Baltimore, and Lyric Opera House. For lovers of theater and cinema there are Center Stage, Theater Project, Everyman Theater, Spotlighters Theater, and the Charles Theater.

Midtown is the “educational heart” of Baltimore. Not only is Midtown the backdrop for one of the finest music schools in the country, the Peabody Conservatory of Music, it is also host to one of the highest-rated art academies in the country, the Maryland Institute College of Art. Add in University of Baltimore, University of Baltimore School of Law, the Baltimore School for the Arts, the Peabody Preparatory, and soon-to-beformed Baltimore School of Fashion, Architecture, and Design, and it is easy to see why so many scholars come to and live in Midtown. Midtown is the “architectural heart” of Baltimore. With an amazing assortment of 19th- and early 20th-century architecture, Midtown ranks as one of the largest and most-important urban historic districts in the country. Majestic monuments, Beaux Art apartment buildings and hotels, stately fountain parks, and iconic churches combine to create a 19thcentury living history museum. Hundreds of Antebellum and Gilded Age mansions line Mount Vernon Square, Charles Street, Park Avenue, Cathedral Street, Madison Street, and Eutaw Place making Midtown distinctive throughout the US. There is little wonder why Hollywood filmmakers often cast Midtown as the backdrop for many historical dramas.

Midtown is the “heart” of Baltimore.