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      A Great Place to Live, Work, Study, and Play

Our Community Chooses Love

"We're not cowering."     ~ Councilwoman Odette Ramos


Dear Neighbors, 


As many of you have heard, several of our neighbors in the Abell community lost their homes to a fire on June 15 that Baltimore Police report was malicious. The investigation is ongoing to determine if the fires might constitute a hate crime because the homes were decorated for Pride month and at least one other Pride flag nearby was set ablaze. 


Almost overnight, neighbors in the surrounding community hung Pride flags from their porches and transformed a crosswalk into a rainbow in an overwhelming display of solidarity. Councilwoman Odette Ramos told the Baltimore Brew, “We’re not cowering.”


The CVCA welcomes and supports all members of the greater Charles Village community. Attacks on the well-being of our residents, visitors, or properties are unacceptable under any circumstances.


We support the victims as they recover from this tragedy, and ask everyone in the Charles Village community to please raise each other up in kindness and respect.


The Charles Village Civic Association wants to amplify the Abell Improvement Association’s (AIA) efforts to support those displaced or harmed by the fire. AIA is working directly with the affected residents to raise funds to support them as they begin to recover. Please visit the Abell Improvement Association website for information on how to support our neighbors at this time. AIA will post the most up-to-date resources.


Violence has NO place here!


In solidarity,

Board Officers and Directors

Charles Village Civic Association




4 PM – 10 PM

Join neighbors at Peabody Heights Brewery this Thursday to help reach the goal of raising $5,000 to support the victims of the recent arson in the Abell neighborhood. Peabody Heights will be donating a portion of every beer sold that day. 

Details Here

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Mission of the CVCA

The Charles Village Civic Association (CVCA) works to preserve, enhance, and promote quality of life in the greater Charles Village community. 


Through partnerships, events, information, and advocacy, CVCA ensures that community voices and priorities are recognized.

About Charles Village

Charles Village is a vibrant, walkable neighborhood in north-central Baltimore.  Painted Lady home fronts are a well-known and charming characteristic of the neighborhood. Beginning in the 1890s, Charles Village was developed as Baltimore’s first garden suburb with front yards, handsome brick rowhouses with flat facades or porch fronts, and apartment buildings.  Charles Village/Abell were added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1983. 

Charles Village is home to such institutions as the Baltimore Museum of Art, Johns Hopkins University, and MedStar Union Memorial Hospital. 


In addition to our tree-lined streets, beautiful gardens, and community-supported public schools, residents enjoy shopping at the 32nd Street Farmers Market and relaxing in Wyman Park Dell. 


The Village Learning Place, 29th Street Community Center, Charles Village Rec League, Enoch Pratt Library Waverly Branch, and numerous churches further enrich our wonderful community. 

Restaurants, retail stores, and service businesses are expanding to make Charles Village ever more convenient and vibrant.  In 2008, the American Planning Association designated Charles Village as one of 10 Great Places: Neighborhoods in America

Charles Village is honored to include multiple, smaller neighborhoods within its general boundaries. Abell, Harwood, Barclay, and Old Goucher each contribute their unique energy to our community tapestry. Residents frequently overlap and collaborate with nearby communities of Waverly, Better Waverly, East Baltimore, Charles North, Remington, Oakenshawe, and beyond!

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