Barre Circle ZIP codes: 21230, 21201
Comprised of more than 160 homes, Barre Circle is a charming and historic neighborhood of brick row houses from the 1840s to the 1980s (it was homesteaded in the early 1980s). Houses are mostly two- and three-story brickfront townhouses. Many interesting renovations and gardens can be found here; many houses have big back yards and the neighborhood has two large common areas.
Richard ShoresBarre Circle
- Baltimore Resident For 17 Years
What I love most about my neighborhood
Born and raised in Baltimore and I've lived in Barre Circle since 2002. We are a small but cohesive neighborhood with a diverse and eclectic community that's worthy of appreciation. Carved out of what was once the estate of Dr James McHenry (doctor to George Washington and namesake of the famous star fort in Baltimore) and reborn as an urban renewal project in the 1970's, Barre Circle is a certified historic district on the National Register of Historic Places. We are surrounded by rich Baltimore history here, and businesses & the University of MD have finally "discovered" southwest Baltimore and are rapidly enhancing the quality of life here with new breweries, new community centers, new investments in rehabilitating historic buildings, etc. This a neighborhood of modest but tasteful homes and you find a real warmth and grounded-ness among the neighbors here. We love city life and look out for each other. If neighbors make a neighborhood, then Barre Circle is one of the best in Baltimore!!
What brought me here
Location. Affordability. Ease of access to highways, airport, trains. Neighbors & slow but steady improvements in surrounding neighborhoods kept me here :)