East Harbor

The Baltimore Empowerment Zone extends over 6.8 square miles, covering three separate areas of east, west, and south Baltimore, and containing over 50,000 people and 2,000 businesses. The Empowerment Zone area covers 25 census tracts. The neighborhoods that make up the Empowerment Zone include: East Harbor, Historic East Baltimore, Harlem Park / Lafayette Square, Poppleton, Sandtown-Winchester, and Washington Village of Baltimore City. 


Located just east of the Jones Falls Expressway and the Inner Harbor, the East Harbor area encompasses Fells Point and Jonestown, both historic communities that include numerous, established commercial and retail businesses and residences. Fells Point, Butchers Hill and Washington Hill are formally designated Historic Districts. Fells Point and Little Italy are tremendous tourist attractions. The area is also home to the Marriott Waterfront Hotel, Fresh Fields and a cadre of restaurants including Roy’s, Charleston’s and Fleming's.


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