Welcome to Charles Village
A Great Place to Live, Work, Study, and Play
Mission of the CVCA
The Charles Village Civic Association (CVCA) works to preserve, improve, and promote quality of life in the greater Charles Village community.
With 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 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, and Oakenshawe.
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