Total Listings: 110
Average Price: $353,846
Highest Listing Price: $1,295,000
Lowest Listing Price: $137,500
One of Baltimore’s hippest neighborhoods, Canton has exploded over the past two decades to become a vibrant center of culture and nightlife. Its boundaries are defined roughly by Eastern Avenue to the north, Patterson Park Avenue to the west, Boston Street to south and Clinton Street to the east.
The neighborhood is widely believed to have acquired the moniker Canton because Capt. John O’Donnell, who owned much of the land in the late 1700s, traded tea, silk, and satin with Canton, China. The neighborhood was a major port but soon became industrialized. Its residential revival began roughly 15-20 years ago when restaurants began moving in and real estate speculators began buying and renovating rowhomes.
Canton has something for everyone’s palate, including seafood, Mexican, sushi, Thai, and a number of bars with great pub grub. Canton Square is the neighborhood’s culinary hub, with anchors Nacho Mama’s (Mexican) and its younger sister, Mama’s on the Half Shell (seafood), drawing diners from the entire city and suburbs. Speakeasy,Looney’s, J.D.’s Smokehouse, Coburn’s and Cosmopolitan also sit on the square and offer diverse menus. Be sure to stroll off the beaten path to try more upscale offerings such as Jack’s Bistro and Annabel Lee Tavern. Population: 48,536 (2000 Census)