A vibrant yet serene city neighborhood near Johns Hopkins University accessible to everything Baltimore offers. 1920’s townhouses with front porches and tree-shaded streets, Oakenshawe is an oasis in the midst of Baltimore.
Oakenshawe residents are an urbane and diverse group: young families, singles, empty nesters, retirees, long-time residents, and students. Children play in our streets and alleys on their bikes and scooters. Johns Hopkins students jog through on their way to Sherwood Gardens or the Waverly Farmer’s Market. Residents from surrounding neighborhoods enjoy walking their dogs through our leafy, cozy streets.
According to the Maryland Historical Society, Calvin Avenue in Oakenshawe was one of the first, if not the first, integrated streets in the United States.
Oakenshawe is also a friendly community that loves a good party. From the Easter Egg Hunt to the annual Terrace Party in September and the Halloween Parade, neighbors can be counted on to participate and enjoy the fun. Together we form a cohesive, close-knit community.