June 9, 2017 - Neighborhood Tour
On the final Friday of every month, Live Baltimore heads out of the office and into one of Baltimore’s 278 neighborhoods. Each month, we love what we find! March was no different.
May’s final Friday walking tour took us east to one of Baltimore City’s many hidden gem neighborhoods: Berea, a pleasant community bolstered by friendly neighbors and redevelopment. A wide variety of homes with porches, yards, and even balconies welcomed us as we began our journey at a newly renovated home on the market.
We explored the gorgeous home’s exposed brick and remodeled kitchen while enjoying coffee, donuts, and conversations with residents and representatives from the Berea Eastside Community Association. They all shared great experiences in the neighborhood—from shaded porches with friendly faces to the easy access to major commuter routes and home affordability.
We set out into the sunny morning joined by Councilwoman Shannon Sneed and her staff to explore garden-lined streets and tucked-away pocket parks providing playgrounds and green space. Along the way, we passed by the ongoing construction of Fort Worthington Elementary/Middle School, the brand new school slated to welcome students next year with state-of-the-art technology, open space, and a top tier education.
Residents’ passion for Berea became clearer and clearer as the morning went on, with more joining us in touring other renovated homes.
Beatrice, a Berea resident, said it well, “Berea is the most beautiful neighborhood in all of Baltimore! Want plenty of space – a house with a porch and a lot of lawn? Find it down by the valley. Need an allergy free zone with a view? Come to the top of the hill! And we’ve got plenty of parking! You want to BE in Berea!”
After such a wonderful experience on this sunny May morning, we can’t help but agree.
Interested in learning more about Berea? Explore the neighborhood page or get in touch at 410-637-3750 or firstname.lastname@example.org. View the full photo tour on Facebook and hear from Beatrice directly in this video.