Penn North ZIP codes: 21217
Penn-North is a working class community, be it by car, mass transit, or by foot that's minutes away from downtown Baltimore. This mostly residential community features two and three story brick row homes with large back yards. Also, Penn-North has a commercial fairway along the Pennsylvania Avenue corridor leading to downtown Baltimore. Penn-North is located on census tract 1303, in ward 15, 4th District, West Baltimore in Baltimore, MD. English immigrants first settled the area in 1870s. By the 1890s census European merchants began to establish their business in the area. In the 1900s, the city's black elite began to settle along Druid Hill Avenue, McCulloh Street and Madison Avenue. By the 1920s, they expanded to North Avenue. The Penn-North community dates back over 100 years.
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