Mission of the CVCA
The Charles Village Civic Association (CVCA) works with residents, businesses, community groups, local institutions, and local government to preserve, improve, and promote the quality of life in the greater Charles Village community.
The CVCA informs neighbors of news and updates through The Charles Villager, CVCA website, and a weekly e-newsletter, as well as through various social media platforms. CVCA assists with the organization of neighborhood activities, such as the annual Charles Village Festival, to build a sense of community and improve the quality of life within the Village.
Through the CVCA, community voices are heard on planning, zoning, liquor, traffic calming, and other issues affecting our neighborhood. We prevent crime and build community through the Neighborhood Walkers in partnership with The Charles Village Community Benefits District. We support strong schools and arts and recreation activities for our children and youth.
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. 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 from the 1890s to the 1920s. Charles Village/Abell were added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1983.
Baltimore Museum of Art, Johns Hopkins University, the 32nd Street Farmers Market, MedStar Union Memorial Hospital, Enoch Pratt Library Waverly Branch, tree-lined streets, beautiful gardens, Wyman Park Dell, community-supported public schools, The Village Learning Place, 29th Street Community Center, Charles Village Rec League, and numerous churches provide a wonderful community to reside in. 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
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