Great American Main Street Awards

Great American Main Street Awards

Kimber Watson
Mar 17, 2009

Baltimoreans have always known that there are many wonderful neighborhoods scattered throughout the city — from Fells Point to Mount Vernon, Hampden and Bolton Hill. But who knew we weren't the only ones taking notice?

Recognized by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Federal Hill is one of five winners of it's annual Great American Main Street Awards (GAMSA). According to GAMSA, the main street awards "celebrate communities that have transformed their older and historic downtowns and shopping districts into vibrant places to live, work, and play — without sacrificing what makes them special." 

And what do they have to say about Federal Hill?
"This historic neighborhood is rapidly becoming the 'Hip Side of the Harbor'. Its popular street festivals like the Spring Block Party, the Jazz & Blues Festival, and the Street Beat Festival attract thousands of people by offering live music and activities for young and old alike. Unique boutiques, gourmet restaurants, and trendy bars give festival-goers reasons to come back and keep the district humming all hours of the day and night." Click here to read the entire article.

View of Federal Hill Park

Another east coast winner we'd like to pay tribute to is the charming seaside town, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. A seasonal escape for many Baltimoreans, but a great place to call home year round. Congratulations to all the winners; we tip our hats to you!

(Images: 1: Linda Glisson via National Trust for Historic Preservation, 2: Laureen Miles Brunelli 3: Dabs via Virtual Tourist, 4: flickr member Ronnie R)

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