Less than two miles from the inner-harbor, Union Square is an historic neighborhood filled with spacious row houses of Federal, Greek Revival, and Italianate architecture. The Historic District is bounded by South Fulton Street to the west and South Schroeder Street to the east, with north and south borders of West Baltimore and West Pratt Streets. It is an urban setting, lined with brick sidewalks and period street lamps, all centered around the beautiful Union Square park. Union Square is conveniently located in Southwest Baltimore with easy access to interstates 95, 295, and the MARC train to Washington DC.
Union Square is home to a diverse, interesting group of residents. The neighborhood has home owners and renters; people who have lived in the neighborhood for 30+ years and new residents, as well as a mix of different ages, races, and classes. Our homes are filled with doctors, lawyers, business people, teachers, stay at home parents, military members, entrepreneurs, etc.
Union Square offers residents many opportunities to get involved in several different activities, from summertime movies in the park, the spring time SoWeBo Arts festival, and a wintertime Cookie Tour. Neighbors get together regularly for potluck dinners and social gatherings. In addition, neighbors have opportunities to volunteer in activities such as working with a youth council, serving on various committees, and neighborhood clean-ups.
Union Square/Hollins Market is home to many businesses as well. Several new restaurants have opened in the past few years, including Zella’s Pizzeria, and Primo Chicken. This area also hosts the Black Cherry Puppet Theater and Hollins Market, the city’s oldest market, which includes several vendors. In addition, the neighborhood includes the H.L. Mencken House, located at 1524 Hollins Street, where the famed author lived and wrote from 1883 to 1956.
In addition to businesses, Union Square offers residents a new charter school called Southwest Baltimore Charter School, as well as close proximity to the new University of Maryland Biotech Park. Located approximately ten blocks west of the Inner Harbor, other nearby sites of interest include Camden Yards, Ravens Stadium, the B&O Railroad Museum, the Lithuanian Hall, Carroll Park (and the Carroll Park Golf Course), the Mount Clare Museum House, the Babe Ruth Birthplace & Museum, the Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum, the Irish Shrine and Railroad Workers Memorial.