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Upper Fells Point is a neighborhood of Baltimoremarker, Marylandmarker, United Statesmarker. Located north of Historic Fells Pointmarker, originally the neighborhood was home to Baltimore's dock workers. By the 1880s canneries and factories provided employment to new immigrants, including Irish, Italians and Poles. In the early 1900s these new Americans were joined by Jews, Lithuanians and Greeks [709967]. Today its tidy brick rowhouses and tree-lined streets are home to both old-timers and young urban professionals. It is also the heart of Baltimore's growing Latino community.

Made up of twelve square blocks bordered by S. Broadway on the west, S. Washington Street on the east, E. Lombard Street on the north and Eastern Avenue on the south, Upper Fells Point's central location puts residents within walking distance of spacious Patterson Parkmarker, the dining and nightlife of Fells Point, Little Italymarker and Cantonmarker, and the world class medical care of Johns Hopkins Hospitalmarker. It is also just a water taxi ride from Baltimore's famous Inner Harbor as well as Federal Hillmarker.

In 2006 the Baltimore City Paper selected Upper Fells Point as Baltimore's Best Neighborhood. According to the paper, "It's no Federal Hill or Hampden or Charles Villagemarker, this East Baltimore neighborhood. Indeed, it's nothing like its immediate neighbor to the south, Fells Point, nor is it anything like its adjacent sister Canton. It lacks the kitschy storefronts and boutique shopping that draw people to other areas of the city. But that's why we love Upper Fells Point: It's got a hardscrabble exterior, a booming Latino community, a dash of the old-school Baltimore that's being edged out in most of the city's up-and-coming environments. You don't come here, necessarily, to shop, nor do you come here to hang out (though we must say, it is kind of nice to sit on the park benches along the median strip on Broadway and watch the world go by) and stroll. Chances are, if you're hanging out here, you live here. Or you want to live here because you don't need sushi or a gourmet grocery or a strip of trendy bars to make you fall in love with your neighborhood. All you need is what Upper Fells Point has got - a diverse population, a bunch of good taquerias at which you can get your good, cheap food fix, some mom-and-pop corner stores, and some solid neighbors who keep an eye out for trouble on their streets after dark. That's what Upper Fells Point is about."


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