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About pigtown

A Historic Community in Southwest Baltimore

Pigtown is a historic community in southwest Baltimore known for being one of the most culturally and economically diverse in the city. Just blocks from the M&T Bank Stadium, Camden Yards, the Inner Harbor, and the B&O Railroad Museum, Pigtown is an amazing place to live, work, and raise a family. Pigtown can trace its roots to the mid-19th century, when B&O railroad workers unloaded cargo from the Midwest — including cattle, like pigs. Today, Pigtown honors its roots with the “running of the pigs” or “the Squeakness” at the annual Pigtown Festival. Also known as Washington Village, Pigtown is roughly bound by W Pratt St to the north, Monroe St to the west, MLK Boulevard to the east, and Russell St to the south. Known for its classic Baltimore formstone row homes as well as an important working class neighborhood, Pigtown today is a diverse, friendly community with over 40 Habitat homes, and more to come.


why pigtown?

Habitat Chesapeake Partners with Pigtown

Pigtown, the bustling little Southwest Baltimore neighborhood bisected by Washington Boulevard, is somewhat well-known for its annual running of the pigs, or the “Squeekness” as it is lovingly referred to by residents. But what many people do not know about Pigtown is that it is rapidly growing into its identity as a tightly-knit community of residents who live and work there. According to Pigtown Main Street, a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of Pigtown’s main street on Washington Boulevard, over 80,000 office workers currently work within a mile of Pigtown’s boundaries and over 361,000 square feet of new office space is planned for even more. Pigtown is growing in leaps and bounds, and Habitat Chesapeake is thrilled to be a part of this vibrant community.
In 2013, Habitat Chesapeake completed a block of homes on Ward St in partnership with the Ravens, including the help from players that are now household names, like Justin Tucker. Today, Habitat Chesapeake looks forward to rehabilitating two homes and constructing three more on the 1100 block of Ward St.

A New Canvas for Baltimore: Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake Works to Help Revitalize and Stabilize Baltimore City

Ravens, Habitat for Humanity to rehab Pigtown

A vacant lot in Pigtown is being transformed into nearly two dozen new rowhomes thanks to the Baltimore Ravens and Habitat for Humanity.


The Neighborhood

Habitat Chesapeake welcomes you explore one-of-a-kind community highlights! You won’t find these anywhere else in Baltimore.


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Pigtown Main Street Mural

Pigtown Main Street 

Shopping? Lunch? Snacks for the kids? Pigtown’s main street, a section of Washington Blvd, features local, Black-owned and women-owned businesses for all your needs!

Pigtown Main Street Mural

Carroll Park

Located at 1500 Washington Blvd, Carroll Park is Baltimore’s 3rd oldest city park, now featuring a variety of athletic fields, basketball courts, ball fields, a playground, a skatepark, and plenty of walking and running paths. It also features access to the Carroll Park golf course and the Gwynn Falls trail. The park space often features special events and community organizations. 

Pigtown Main Street Mural

Groundwork Kitchen

Grab a bite with friends – for a good cause! Located on Pigtown’s main street, Groundwork Kitchen is a state-of-the-art, two-floor restaurant and meeting space with brunch, lunch, and dinner menus, with all of the proceeds helping fund their culinary training programs. Enjoy seasonal and locally-grown ingredients in this beautiful new addition to Pigtown!



Pigtown features a diverse choice of schools, food, fun, and ways to get around

Whether you’re looking for a great place to raise a family, live near your work, or find an affordable start to homeownership, Pigtown offers great options for everyday living.

Food Access
Green Space

Families can enjoy nature at Carroll Park and the Gwynns Falls trails, catch a game at M&T Bank Stadium or Camden Yards, or even strap on dancing shoes for a lesson at Mobtown Ballroom.


“I’d never owned a house,” says Kariem, 60, who had been living in his mother’s home in Sandtown while also taking care of a young nephew. “I wanted my own house to call home, that’s all. My own place to live and sleep and relax after work.”

Kariem, Pigtown Resident & Habitat Homeowner


Business & Shopping Directory Highlights

Pigtown is home to a wide variety of shops and local businesses, including Black-owned and women-led businesses!

Charm City Books

A local, woman-owned independent book store on Washington Blvd

Official Haute Mess

A boutique Black-owned women’s fashion shop off Barre St in Pigtown

Main Street Mart

A convenience store located on Washington Blvd

Suspended Brewery

Ecologically-conscious small brewery on Washington Blvd 


SCRAP sells donated art, craft, office, and other creative supplies in its creative reuse center/retail store

Sunny Carry Out

Carry-out Chinese located on Washington Blvd

Pigtown Wine Beer & Liquor
Afro Fashion & Art

African jewelry, clothing, accessories, fabric & more

Culinary Architecture

Gourmet grocery supply store with fresh produce, baked goods, coffee & more

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Citizens of Pigtown

The Citizens of Pigtown is an organization of residents that meets the second Tuesday of the month at the Hamilton Bank Branch, located at 764 Washington Blvd. For more information please contact the Citizens of Pigtown Board of Directors at board@citizens@pigtown.org or visit the website, citizensofpigtown.org, or the Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/citizensofpigtown

Southwest Baltimore Partnership

The Southwest Partnership is a coalition of 7 Southwest Baltimore neighborhoods with 6 institutions, working together to support a diverse, empowered, and cohesive community. The Southwest Partnership works with city government, neighborhood associations, businesses, and area institutions like University of Maryland’s BioPark, Wexford, and Mercy Baltimore Health System to promote equitable and sustainable land development in Barre Circle, Franklin Square, Hollins Roundhouse, Mount Clare, Pigtown, Poppleton, and Union Square.

Interested in living in Pigtown?

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