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Federal Hill is a neighborhood in Baltimore, Maryland, United States, that lies just south of the city’s central business district. Many structures are included in the Federal Hill Historic District, listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1970. Other systems are included in the Federal Hill South Historic District, recorded in 2003.


The neighborhood is named for the prominent hill easily viewed from the Inner Harbor area, to which the neighborhood forms the physical south boundary. The hillside is lush green and serves as a community park. The neighborhood occupies the northwestern part of a peninsula that extends along two branches of the Patapsco River—the Northwest Branch (ending at the Inner Harbor) and the Middle Branch. This peninsula is generally referred to as the South Baltimore Peninsula and includes the neighborhoods of Federal Hill, Locust Point, Riverside, South Baltimore, and Sharp-Leadenhall. While not physically a part of the peninsula, Otterbein is also included in the collection of neighborhoods that make up greater South Baltimore. Traditionally, Federal Hill was roughly triangular, bordered by Hanover Street to the west; Hughes Street, the harbor; Key Highway to the north and east; and Cross Street to the south.


The Cross Street Market, a historic marketplace built in the 19th century, continues to serve residents and is the neighborhood’s primary social and commercial hub. As of late 2016, the City of Baltimore, MD, has agreed with Caves Valley Partners to renovate Cross Street Market. The multimillion-dollar rebuild is anticipated to break ground during Spring 2017.

The primary business district is bounded by Montgomery, Ostend, Light, Charles, and Hanover Streets. It is home to many restaurants of a wide range of taste, quality, and price, and many small shops as well as a few more significant, practical stores. The neighborhood is a popular destination for tavern goers and music lovers, with street festivals several times a year. These are organized through a very active neighborhood and business organization, as is the annual Shakespeare on the Hill series of summer performances in the park at the actual Federal Hill. The area is also home to the American Visionary Art Museum and Maryland Science Center.

Significant and historic houses of worship include Christ Lutheran Church, Church of the Advent-Episcopal, Ebenezer African Methodist Episcopal Church, Light Street Presbyterian Church, Lee Street Baptist Church, Holy Cross Roman Catholic Church, and St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Roman Catholic Church. Federal Hill is served by Federal Hill Elementary School, Thomas Johnson Elementary Middle School, Francis Scott Key Elementary and Middle School, and Digital Harbor High School. The public library is the Light Street Branch of the famous Enoch Pratt Free Library. EZ Bed Bug Exterminator Baltimore

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