Remington – Baltimore, MD

Often subdivided into three distinct sections due to its elongated nature, the northern Baltimore neighborhood of Remington injects the energy of its locals and businesses into 1920s and '30s architecture. This eclectic and artsy section of Baltimore never lacks for variety, and the exceptional walkability of the neighborhood ensures something is almost always going on just around the corner.

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Restaurants & Nightlife

With a mix of fine dining and hip gourmet establishments, Remington provides flavorful food at all price ranges. The local nightlife follows suit, bringing low-key cocktail lounges and electrically charged music venues within blocks of one another, with enough going on for a fresh experience each night of the week. Not only does the charming local dive The Dizz serve up 21 burger variations, it has its own take on the classic Baltimore seafood menu and a variety of homemade soups — in addition to full bar service. Stop in on Mondays for 50-cent wings, or order the bucket of steam for a tasty helping of fresh mussels, clams and shrimp. Located on Howard Street, Parts & Labor houses a butcher shop and a stand-out restaurant. Parts & Labor serves up a variety of steaks, burgers and sandwiches, as well as a rotating selection of 20 craft beers, starting at 5 p.m. each day. Those looking to pick up some locally butchered meats can swing by anytime between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m., during the butcher shop's hours. Make a reservation ahead of time, as seating is limited and fills up fast during dinner hours. You can't miss Papermoon Diner's vibrant Technicolor exterior, though the place has made a name for itself with more than just its looks. Papermoon Diner serves breakfast all day, so late risers won't miss out on tasty breakfast quesadillas or pigs in a blanket dusted with powdered sugar. If you're feeling adventurous, the deep-fried ravioli remains a signature dish of the diner. Dessert lovers find much to love on the dessert menu, with the peanut butter crunch cake coming highly recommended by regulars. Whether you're looking for a low-key joint to unwind after a long day's work or a place to jump around and cut loose to some live music, the nightlife scene in Remington has you covered. The Ottobar on Howard Street showcases local and national live music acts every day of the week, and if you're not into the show, the upstairs area houses a karaoke DJ and dance floor. Those in search of a quiet place to meet up with an old friend over drinks head to the WC Harlan cocktail lounge on 23rd Street, where the friendly staff serves up stiff drinks, including a number of specialty cocktails. The speakeasy theme and dimmed lighting make for a great place to chill out and enjoy the local company.

History & Culture

Originally formed as a residential neighborhood surrounding the nearby foundries and mills, Remington was named after early local landowner William Remington. As America's first electric railway was established, it brought many new residents to the area, leading to the suburb's eventual annexation into Baltimore in 1888. Much of the local architecture comprises of daylight and marble row houses, popular models from the 1920s, when the majority of the current housing was built. Those looking to delve into the city's past go to the Baltimore Streetcar Museum. Unlimited rides on some of Baltimore's earliest streetcars —from as early as 1944 — are included with the museum's $7 admission fee. Film buffs head just south of Remington to experience the Maryland Film Festival in May each year. The festival showcases an exciting mix of new international and independent films.

Transportation

Interstate 83 snakes along Remington's western side and Route 1 runs east and west to the south, lending the neighborhood great accessibility to the city and beyond by car. Public parking can be found freely around many of the nearby businesses and restaurants, and is available along major streets for small fees. In addition to national car services like Lyft and Uber, a range of taxi companies service the area, and a cab can easily be hailed along Falls Road or North Avenue. The Maryland Transit Administration serves Remington with bus stops along Remington Avenue, North Avenue and Howard Street. Residents find the neighborhood of Remington very walkable, especially those living central to the area. The major Baltimore roads lack designated biking lanes, relegating cyclists to residential districts and side streets.

Cost

The cost of living in the Remington area averages out to 4 percent higher than the Baltimore city average. One month's rent for a typical area one-bedroom apartment averages $850. Residents can expect to pay $3.50 for a 24-hour pass for the Baltimore bus and metro system. Local pubs charge around $5 for a pint, and Baltimore gas prices hover around 3 percent higher than the national average.

Shopping

Remington lacks a designated shopping district, as businesses are spread evenly throughout the neighborhood. A number of popular chain stores, grocery stores and restaurants can be found along Charles Street in the southeast section of the area, including GameStop, a Safeway Pharmacy, Blimpie and Save-A-Lot. Other local grocery store options include the New Bazaar Halal Meat, which stocks a range of imported Bangladeshi, Indian, and Pakistani groceries. Those who love making a sport of hunting down unique trinkets and one-of-a-kind jewelry head directly northwest of Remington to Milagro. Store owner Kimry crafts many of the pieces available in the store herself, and travels frequently to collect many of the other earrings, necklaces, artwork, and clothing sold in the shop. Open every Sunday April through December of each year, the Baltimore Farmers Market & Bazaar is located south of Remington, underneath the Jones Falls Expressway. Don't miss a chance to stop by this market, the largest producers-only market in Maryland to browse dozens of vendor stalls selling local produce, meat, spices and artwork.

Parks

Surrounding the Johns Hopkins University campus, the 16 acres of green space, trails, fields and forest comprising the Wyman Park Dell are partially located in northern Remington and remain free to the public. Paved walking paths curve with the slope of the land and provide park goers with a number of carefully placed benches and picnic tables that overlook expanses of the fields. The trails make for a great place to bring a leashed dog. Swing sets and fire pits can be found within the park as well, making for a great place to spend an afternoon beneath the sun with family and friends. If you're up for a trip to the suburbs, the Towson Town Spring Festival, north of Baltimore, makes for a perfect outdoor weekend celebration. Held in the beginning of May each year, the festival provides attendees with more than 450 vendor stalls and 50 live entertainment acts, including stand-up and improvisational comedy, magicians and musical groups.