Federal Hill

Luxury and elegance in the heart of Baltimore.

Welcome to Federal Hill

Luxury and elegance in the heart of Baltimore
Nestled in the heart of Baltimore lies one of the city’s most desirable and upbeat communities. Federal Hill is the epitome of vibrant urban living, with an exceptional dining scene, lively nightlife and entertainment, and beautiful homes harkening back to the area’s architectural Golden Age. 
Originally part of a paint pigment mining operation, this town has played numerous important roles throughout its history. Today, Federal Hill is known for its eclectic mix of local businesses and fun living arrangements, attracting a young professional crowd looking for the perfect blend of big-city convenience and suburban charm.

What to Love

  • Vibrant urban setting
  • Beautiful scenery and architecture 
  • Numerous dining and recreational opportunities
  • Unique shops and galleries 

People & Lifestyle

The fun-loving and energetic nature of the area has made Federal Hill especially attractive to the younger, professional crowd, who enjoy spending their free time out and about, while also giving back. The majority of the population works in white-collar professional positions, with the average annual household income nearly double the national average. 
There are numerous bars and restaurants to visit within the community, but there is also a distinct appreciation for the arts and culture in Federal Hill. There are a variety of art galleries and installations spread around the neighborhood, and many residents enjoy strolling through the cobblestone streets to enjoy the beautiful view of the harbor.  

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Federal Hill has one of the best dining scenes in all of Baltimore, with countless popular restaurants and eateries on every street. Mother’s Federal Hill Grille is an all-time favorite, serving up classic American dishes such as Camden crab dip, jambalaya, and Carolina barbeque pulled pork. 
Blue Moon Too is the local go-to breakfast spot. This one-of-a-kind cafe offers some of the best breakfast delights around, such as old-fashioned potato cakes, oatmeal and brown sugar pancakes, and a variety of Benedicts that will leave your mouth watering.
Rusty Scupper celebrates everything that makes up Maryland cuisine with exceptional dishes such as chargrilled Chesapeake Bay rockfish, crab-stuffed shrimp, and a warm butter cake with fresh strawberries for dessert. When locals are looking for something a little different, Byblos Lebanese Cuisine is always a fantastic choice. This award-winning restaurant ensures guests experience an authentic Lebanese-style meal with dishes such as stuffed cabbage, kafta, and shawarma.  

Things to Do

While Central Baltimore is within walking distance of this beautiful community, there is certainly no reason to leave Federal Hill when you’re looking for something to do in your spare time. This community is filled with fun activities to enjoy. Federal Hill Park is a signature local landmark. With one of the most beautiful views of the harbor, this park is the perfect place for a family picnic, afternoon stroll, or even a game of basketball. There is also a gated kids playground for families looking for a great spot to let their kids have some fun. 
Cross Street Market is another Federal Hill hotspot. Home to 22 independently-owned and operated businesses, this one-of-a-kind market is a great place to spend an afternoon trying some of the local flavors. A destination for foodies from across the city, this vibrant location can get pretty busy, especially on the weekends.
Inner Harbor is one of the state’s most important bodies of water. Playing an integral role since The Revolution, the area is now known as a great place to take in the beautiful water views, visit historic ships, or just grab a bite to eat after a day at a museum. Whatever the case may be, this harbor is one of the most essential areas in the community.  
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Numerous families live in Federal Hill, and they are entirely dedicated to ensuring their children receive the highest-quality education possible. This is evident in the highly-rated schools in the area, including:

Federal Hill Homes

There is no shortage of things to do in Federal Hill. Younger professionals flock to this neighborhood for its dining and recreation options, as well as some of the most highly-rated schools in the area for those starting a family. To look at the available homes for sale in Federal Hill or learn more about the neighborhood, reach out to local real estate expert William Weeks. Welcome home!

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Overview for Federal Hill, MD

2,068 people live in Federal Hill, where the median age is 33 and the average individual income is $70,890. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

33 years

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Schools in Federal Hill, MD

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The following schools are within or nearby Federal Hill. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Federal Hill Preparatory Academy
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Demographics and Employment Data for Federal Hill, MD

Federal Hill has 1,099 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Federal Hill do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 2,068 people call Federal Hill home. The population density is 53,482.721 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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51.06 / 48.94%

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Around Federal Hill, MD

There's plenty to do around Federal Hill, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

Walker's Paradise
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Very Bikeable
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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including International Grocery & Halal Meat Inc, Mickie's Treats Meets A Bite of Heaven, and Manger Packing.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 3.5 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 1 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 2.57 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $$ 1.71 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $ 2.54 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.78 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
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With extensive knowledge in real estate, from the historic streets of Frederick to the vibrant heart of Federal Hill and throughout the Baltimore area, I offer invaluable expertise to those looking to buy or sell homes. Real estate dynamics can vary widely even within short distances, so it's essential to have a trusted expert versed in the intricacies of local markets. I stay abreast of the latest trends, listings, and opportunities in Baltimore. Eager to serve, I'm here to not only meet but also exceed your property-related expectations. Let's embark on your real estate journey together!