Highlandtown is located in southeast Baltimore and was founded in 1866 as Snake Hill. The name Highlandtown emerged a few years later because of the sweeping views of Baltimore City. Today, Highlandtown is a diverse community with a vibrant arts district. Our community was the inspirational setting for the hit movies and Broadway musical Hairspray. We are proud to be part of this terrific neighborhood.
Check out this short video highlighting the artist experience in Highlandtown!
Baltimore Guide - Our community newspaper since 1927, the Baltimore Guide is one of the longest running weeklies in Maryland.
Baltimore Resettlement Center - This center is a project of the International Rescue Committee and provides assistance and support to refugees being resettled in the Baltimore metropolitan area.
Baltimore Science Fiction Society - The BSFS is an educational and literary organization that promotes and appreciates the many science fiction art forms. The BSFS sponsors the annual science fiction and fantasy convention Balticon.
Creative Alliance - Making their home at the Patterson, this performing arts organization supports local artists and the community through innovative and spectacular programs.
Friends of Southeast Anchor Library - This organization supports the Southeast Anchor Library of the Enoch Pratt Free Library system in Baltimore.
Highlandtown Community Association - This neighborhood association supports Highlandtown with a number of events and programs such as the annual Highlandtown Wine Festival, Blockenstein and community clean up projects.
Highlandtown Merchants Association - This organization supports and assists the merchants in the Highlandtown retail districts. HMA is also supported by the Southeast Community Development Corporation.
Patterson Park Neighborhood Association - This organization supports homeowners and residents in the Patterson Park neighborhood with various projects that improve the community.
Southeast Community Development Corporation - This community organization uses public and private resources to support housing, business, artistic and other neighborhood initiatives that benefit the greater Highlandtown area. The SCDC sponsors and manages the Highlandtown Farmer's Market.