Barclay ZIP codes: 21218
Barclay neighborhood is strategically located in the heart of Baltimore city between Penn Station and Johns Hopkins University. Barclay is a vibrant community which enjoys a rich architectural and cultural history. Over the past few years, the neighborhood has transformed itself through the hard work of strong community organizations such as the Greater Greenmount Community Association, People’s Homesteading Group and the Barclay-Midtown-Old Goucher Coalition. Barclay residents have worked together with these groups to help redevelop the area’s housing stock while also creating and maintaining gardens and green spaces for both children and adults to enjoy. These efforts have gradually helped to turn the Barclay neighborhood into a strong, diverse community. Today, the neighborhood continues to grow as several large scale projects, including an $85 million development of vacant lots and row homes by the Telesis Corporation, will bring more residents into the neighborhood while providing new housing and amenities for current residents.
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What I love most about my neighborhood
There are so many things to love about Baltimore and I am learning new ones all the time! The first thing that struck my about Baltimore is that it does not fit the stereotype of a cold, unfriendly east coast city. The people of Baltimore are very warm and welcoming. The other thing I love most about Baltimore is that in addition to the neighborhoods (Federal Hill, Fells Point, Canton etc.) and attractions (The Inner Harbor, Aquarium, Fort McHenry, etc) that everyone associates with Baltimore, there are so many nooks, crannies and hidden gems to be discovered and they are all unique! And compared to the other major cities on the I-95 corridor, Baltimore is much more affordable and accessible.
What brought me here
My boyfriend and I moved to Baltimore in August 2015 because he got a job at UMBC. I am originally from southeastern PA and he is originally from the DC area. We had met and were living in Indianapolis prior to moving to Baltimore. We both wanted to move back to the east coast and preferably to one of the larger cities. So when he received the offer from UMBC we were elated! Baltimore seemed like the perfect fit, it was right smack in the middle of where we both grew up and much more affordable then either Philadelphia or DC.