South Baltimore ZIP codes: 21230
Approximately 1,900 households comprise South Baltimore, which spans south from Cross Street to McComas Street and east from Race Street to Light Street. Bordering Federal Hill, Riverside, and the Middle Branch of the Patapsco River and encompassing much of the Federal Hill entertainment and business district, South Baltimore boasts many urban amenities as well as easy access to I-95 (just 15 minutes to BWI-Marshall Airport). With its diverse and welcoming population and with the Inner Harbor, the Ravens' and Orioles' stadiums, MARC station, Light Rail, supermarkets, and historic Fort McHenry just a short walk away, South Baltimore offers the best of safe, convenient city living. South Baltimore's vibrant community includes singles, families, and empty nesters. Many residents have lived here their whole lives, and many others have arrived in the past decade or even more recently. South Baltimore neighbors, whether they are young or old, of modest means or affluent, new to the neighborhood or lifers, share a community that combines Baltimore comfort and charm with nearby convenience and entertainment, such as the stadium complex and the Inner Harbor, as well as many benefits right here in SOBO. SOBO kids can attend two highly-rated public schools, Federal Hill Prep and Thomas Johnson Elementary and Middle School. We host a library branch on Light Street, the newly renovated Swann Park, an active recreation center, and a public pool at nearby Riverside Park. South Baltimore is a safe neighborhood for kids and their parents. SOBO adults enjoy the historic Cross Street Market, a year-round variety of street festivals and block parties, and the many shops and services of the business district. With walkable streets, several bus routes (including the Purple Line of the Charm City Circulator), neighborhood-based Zip Cars, and easy access to the MARC train and Light Rail, getting around is incredibly easy. The residents of South Baltimore are served by the South Baltimore Neighborhood Association (formally organized as the South Baltimore Improvement Committee). The SBNA has proudly led the revitalization of the neighborhood while protecting it from rampant gentrification. The resulting balance has created a harmonious diversity that is a hallmark of the South Baltimore community.
Liz KoontzSouth Baltimore
- I Am A Dog Owner
- Baltimore Resident For 34 Years
What I love most about my neighborhood
I renovated and live in my Grandparents house so South Baltimore has a special place in my heart! Beyond that it is awesome on its own. I can walk to anything I could ever need (the market, restaurants, entertainment) and I can take the (Charm City) Circulator to work rarely ever needing to use my car. Baltimore is authentic and so is South Baltimore, there is no place I would rather be.
What brought me here
Born & Raised & Stayed!