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Shopping Along The Avenue in Hampden - BHHS Homesale Realty

Nowhere is Hampden's diversity and quirky appeal more evident than on West 36th Street, familiarly known as The Avenue. Check out these fabulous shops just minutes from Hampden homes for sale

  • Charlotte Elliott and the Bookstore Next Door - 837 W. 36th St., Baltimore 21211
    E-readers are convenient, but there's something about holding an actual book in your hands, especially in a shop as charming as Charlotte Elliott and the Bookstore Next Door. The bookstore itself is an offshoot of Charlotte's unique antique shop. Browse the fabulous collection of fiction and non-fiction books along with first editions, sheet music, and vintage CDs. Hours are 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday through Tuesday and 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday.

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Baltimore Farmers Markets-BHHS Homesale Realty

The official start of summer is almost here, and our real estate agents always look forward to the warmer months for one very special reason—fresh, local produce. The Baltimore area offers some of the best farmers markets on the East Coast, and as the weather warms up, these local hot spots are the best places to find the season's bounty. 

  1. BMI Farmers Market - 1415 Key Hwy
    Held on the grounds of the Baltimore Museum of Industry, the BMI Farmers Market is a great place to find local produce and goods, along with family-friendly games and activities. The market takes place 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday now through November 30 and is just minutes from many Baltimore homes for sale.

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Irish Railroad Workers Museum-BHHS Homesale Realty

As you view Baltimore homes for sale, you'll discover neighborhoods full of diverse culture cultivated by the many ethnic groups that call our city home. One of these neighborhoods was established by Irish immigrants who fled famine in their own country in the mid-1800s. As these men, women, and children arrived in Maryland, many settled in southwest Baltimore and created a thriving community. Today, residents and visitors can visit sites along the Irish Heritage Walk to learn more about the rich history of Irish-Americans in Baltimore.

  • The Irish Railroad Workers Museum, 918 Lemmon St., Baltimore, MD 21223
    The first stop on your trip to the historic Irish district should be at the Irish Railroad Workers Museum. This block of Lemmon Street was home to the Irish population that immigrated to Baltimore and began work on the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. A centerpiece of the district, the Irish Railroad Workers Museum gives you a glimpse into how these men and women lived and worked. Open to visitors on Fridays and Saturdays, the museum features events, exhibits, and demonstrations throughout the year.

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Baltimore Best Doughnut Shops
Every year, BHHS Homesale Realty helps people searching for Baltimore homes for sale. We know our communities inside and out – including important things like employers, education, healthcare ... and doughnut shops!

No matter whether you spell it "doughnut" or "donut," you're bound to find plenty of sweet treats around Baltimore. Doughnuts are so popular, they even get local news coverage as visitors and locals alike look for the best confections.

We'll admit it: Our REALTORS® love 'em, too!

Here's our unofficial list of where to find the best doughnuts in Baltimore:

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The Inside Scoop on Baltimore's Best Places to Live

Baltimore Best Neighborhoods

Let's face it, if you're house hunting in Maryland, Baltimore is a great place to begin.  Charm City is filled to the brim with a unique selection of neighborhoods.  Each--more than 300 overall--has its own distinct vibe and personality.  How do you choose the best neighborhood for you?  Our local Homesale Realty team has done some of the legwork for you by creating this list of six great Baltimore neighborhoods in which to live.



Guilford is that prominent Baltimore neighborhood where many people strive to live as they become upwardly mobile. The streets are lined with majestic trees, and green spaces created by the Olmstead firm in the early 1900s still exist. The area is registered as a historic district and features the renowned Sherwood Gardens. Guilford offers quick commutes to Johns Hopkins, the College of Notre Dame, Loyola College, and array of excellent public and private schools. The community prides itself on its close connections and supporting families, and residents have ample opportunity to bond with neighbors at community social events. Guilford's homes range from charming cottages to grand estates.

Browse the latest Guilford Maryland homes for sale.


Homeland is a planned neighborhood in northern Baltimore with over 1,000 homes. The neighborhood has received plenty of critical acclaim over its many years of existence, and it appeals to those looking for a beautiful, tranquil aesthetic in the middle of a city. Homes span from modest houses to sweeping mansions, and the neighborhood has wonderful manmade lakes that have become a central element. Homeland was designed in the 1920s, making it one of the first planned communities in the nation. Its location is near Notre Dame and other top attractions and jobs in the city. With its own architectural review committee, Homeland has consistently maintained its allure.

Browse the latest Homeland Maryland homes for sale.

Fells Point

Living in Baltimore Fells Point


Baltimore's Fells Point neighborhood borders the more widely known Canton.  Another waterfront community, Fells Point possesses stunning historical architecture and energetic growth. There are over 120 restaurants, pubs, and shops, and housing is mostly comprised of eclectic townhomes and condos. With the Canton Waterfront Park and Patterson Park nearby, there are great walking spaces as well. Fells Point is a haven for young professionals who want to live, work and play all in one place.

Browse the latest Fells Point Maryland homes for sale.

Roland Park

Roland Park is another one of Baltimore's prestigious planned communities. Stocked with top-notch private schools and some of Baltimore's best public schools, Roland Park draws upscale families to its hilly, forested streets. The neighborhood is well-located for people who like to work and play among Baltimore's hot spots, but it also possesses its own central village and is beautifully bordered by other chic neighborhoods. Considered North America's first planned suburb, it remains one of Baltimore's most sought after areas.

Browse the latest Roland Park Maryland homes for sale.


Federal Hill

Federall Hill Waterfront Condos


Federal Hill is a water view neighborhood. Situated above the Inner Harbor, it is a popular and bustling place. In addition to being a historic district, Federal Hill has been the recipient of several urban renewal efforts. The makeover has been successful, and now it's a tight-knit community of singles, couples, and empty-nesters that enjoy close access to Downtown Baltimore and a lively parade of restaurants, shops, and bars.

Browse the latest Federal Hill Maryland homes for sale.


Ruxton is a luxurious, secluded community located on the outskirts of the city. The residents have a strong focus on family and community. It's surprisingly rural, yet offers a charming village center, the impressive L'Hirondelle Club, and an improvement association. Although some families have resided in Ruxton for generations, the area also attracts young high-level professionals.

Browse the latest Ruxton Maryland homes for sale.


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Baltimore is abundant with great schools, cultural scenes, attractions, nature, and more.  Whether you're a "hipster" or "homebody," our team of local Baltimore REALTORS® at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Homesale Reaty will find the perfect home in Baltimore.


From Burgers to Crab Cakes and Everything In Between Baltimore Has It All

Best Burgers in Baltimore

Baltimore has long been a great place to grab a meal no matter what sort of fare you're after, from crab cakes to juicy steaks. But what about burgers? Oh yeah, Baltimore does burgers, too. In fact, it does them better than just about any city you can find. Try something exotic at a boutique burger joint, or go old school with a burger from a classic bar and grill. Either way, you can't lose.

Our team at Berkshire Hathaway Homesale Realty has done the hard research, and narrowed down a competitive field. Now, we bring you the 10 best burgers in Baltimore for your culinary pleasure.

You Won't Want to Miss the 10 Best Burgers in Baltimore

One of the best things about Baltimore burger spots is the customization. You'll often have the option of ordering a chef-inspired creation from the menu, or crafting your own creative bit of burger paradise. Of course, even a simple, classic burger tastes better with fresh, local ingredients.

  1. Bmore Burger Stack – A small burger joint with a big menu, Bmore Burger Stack offers a sandwich to fit any appetite. Order a Triple Stack, choose from a wide selection of new and old school toppings, and prepare for one of the best burgers you'll ever have.
  2. The Owl Bar – An upscale burger experience, The Owl Bar is located within the Belvedere hotel. Don't let the fancy atmosphere fool you, though. The Owl Bar offers some of the best, juiciest burger in Baltimore.
  3. Cafe Hon – Looking for a burger spot with delicious options for the vegetarian in your life? Cafe Hon has you covered. The vegetarian options here are fantastic, and meat-lovers can choose to upgrade their burger to locally sourced bison.
  4. Bobby's Burger Palace – Bobby Flay may be a famous chef, but his Burger Palace is built for the people. With reasonable prices, great variety, and plenty of Flay-inspired surprises for your taste buds, Bobby's Burger Palace is a must-see stop for Baltimore burger lovers.
  5. Clark Burger – Burgers are good. Breakfast is also good. Combine both, and you've really got something special on your hands. Clark Burger has plenty of great options, but you won't want to miss the Wake N Bacon burger, with fried egg and smoked bacon.
  6. Abbey Burger Bistro – If you're looking for something exotic, stop by Abbey Burger Bistro. In addition to the standard fare, you'll find bison, lamb, and turkey burgers, along with rotating specials.
  7. Mick O'Shea's – Big on atmosphere and Irish charm, Mick O'Shea's also cooks up some seriously delicious burgers. In addition to burgers, you can try a true Irish meal with an imported banger sub.
  8. The Dizz – Great name, even better burgers. The Dizz puts its own unique spin on your favorite burger styles, and even introduces a few new twists of its own. If you've never had an espresso burger, now's your chance.
  9. Brewer's Cask – With an inviting, low-key bar atmosphere, Brewer's Cask is the perfect place for a meal with friends. The BBQ Baconator Burger is exactly what it sounds like, and it's glorious.
  10. Tavern on the Hill – Looking to pair your burger with a drink or three? Tavern on the Hill brings plenty of burger variety to the table, along with sandwiches, entrees, and all of your favorite cocktails.


Berkshire Hathaway Homesale Realty Contact
Looking to make Baltimore's best burgers a regular part of your diet? Contact our team at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Homesale Realty to shop for homes in Baltimore, and get ready to start checking names off of your personal best burgers list.


Merry Making for Your Family's Holiday Calendar.

Lancaster PA Downtown Christmas Tree

When the holidays arrive, the best sights and sounds of the season are found in Lancaster, PA.  Twinkling lights, sparkling decorations and heartwarming, family traditions all make our city a truly special place to call home.

Here is our list of the "10 Best "Christmassy" Things to Do in Lancaster, PA." 

  1. Downton Lancaster Tree Lighting – Lancaster begins our holiday season with the Mayor's Tree Lighting in Penn Square on the Friday after Thanksgiving.  Tuba Christmas and extended evening hour for Central Market add to the fun.  See Santa Claus come to town, experience jaw-dropping awe with lighting of the City's Christmas tree, start your shopping and hum a few carols.  Throughout the month of December, over 30 holiday events and activities will be held in the businesses around Penn Square, while horse drawn carriage rides can help get you into the holiday spirit.

    Lancaster PA Christmas Miracle
  2. The Miracle of Christmas - Head to Sight and Sound Theater to see their seasonal production Miracle of Christmas. Celebrate Christ's birth in his live-action drama that will help put a face behind the classic account of the first Christmas.

    Lanster PA Christmas Shopping
  3. Shop Gallery Row - Head to North Prince Street to shop "Gallery Row" for your holiday shopping. Pick up paintings and sculptures from local artists to give as gifts, or shop for holiday artwork to decorate your home.

  4. 2015 Christmas Show - The American Music Theater is a holiday tradition for Lancaster families with its Christmas Show. The 2015 Christmas Show: Deck the Halls, provides a magical musical Christmas performance ideal for the entire family. The show includes both fresh and traditional Christmas songs to provide a festive touch to the season.

  5. Dutch Winter Wonderland - At Christmas the Dutch Wonderland is decked out in its holiday finest. Themed rides, Santa, holiday treats and a light show entertain the entire family. Dutch Winter Wonderland is open weekends starting in mid-November and through the end of December.

    Lancaster PA Christmas Strausburg
  6. Strasburg Rail Road Holiday Trains - Head to the Strasburg Rail Road to ride the rails with Santa and the elves. Several holiday trains offer a different experience for your family. For young kids, choose Santa's Paradise Express or the Night Before Christmas trains. As you travel on the holiday train, Santa will visit with your kids and, if they are 11 or younger, provide them with a gift. Get your picture taken, and then head back to the station to hear holiday stories read. Adults may enjoy the Christmas Feast dining train experience.

  7. Strasburg Heritage Society Annual Tour of Homes - Tour 10 homes decked out in their holiday glory in and around Strasburg in the annual tour of homes. Not only will you get to see the holiday displays, but you will also have the chance to see what preservation and restoration looks like in these historic properties.

  8. Find Your Belsnickle Christmas Tour - Lancaster County is filled with adorable bed and breakfasts and inns that take Christmas seriously. Come hungry, because each inn will have a Christmas treat available to sample.

  9. National Christmas Center - Explore the magic, history and traditions of Christmas at the National Christmas Center. This 20,000 square foot museum is dedicated to all things Christmas. Santa himself is there during the holiday season.

  10. A Christmas Story the Musical - Watch your favorite Christmas show come to life in a hilarious musical comedy experience at the Dutch Apple Theatre. A Christmas Story The Musical will be performed through December 23.

Contact Homesale Realty Lancaster PA

Lancaster, PA is a city that truly embraces the holiday spirit. Why not embrace the area for yourself with a new home in Lancaster? Contact Berkshire Hathaway Homesale Realty today to start your search for homes in Lancaster, PA.


Small Places in an Urban Oasis

Baltimore MD Skyline

When you're buying a home in an unfamiliar city, one of the most challenging aspects can be finding the right neighborhood. Baltimore is a dynamic and diverse city with neighborhoods that reflect the differences. Learning about each area can help you narrow down places that are attractive to you.

Harbor East

Vibrant, quirky, chic, fun--four words used to describe Baltimore's Harbor East neighborhood.  Located along the city's waterfront just east of the Inner Harbor, Harbor East caters to everyone from young thinkers to Baltimore's business people.  Baltimore, ranked by Forbes.com as one of the "Coolest" cities in America, is an urban epicenter fueled by a surge of big business, education, and culture.  Dine at one of Harbor East's trendy restaurants, shop with friends, tour a museum, or spend the day at a spa.


Baltimore Hampden Neighborhood

Hipsters young and young-at-heart will thrive in Hampden—arguably one of the hippest scenes in the US. When a neighborhood boasts a festival called "Hon Fest" inspired by historic Baltimorese slang, you know you have a one-of-a-kind place on your hands. Popular for many reasons, Hampden lures residents who enjoy a bit more color, flavor and a busy lifestyle. Conveniently located near Downtown Baltimore, some of the main highlights of Hampden include funky stores, hidden restaurants, an authentic sense of fun as well as a wide mix of home styles.

Fell's Point

Fells Point Baltimore

Baltimore's Fells Point neighborhood was named for English ship builder, William Fell who founded his Maryland company in 1726.  Today, Fells Point real estate is an eclectic mix of residential and commercial buildings.  There are over 161 Fells Point buildings listed on the National Historic Register.  Fells Point is home to a menagerie of professionals, musicians, artists, students, and families. With a reputation of coming to life at night, Fells Point is also home to a variety of daytime activities like shopping at neighborhood boutiques and antique shop as well as dining at some of the city's best restaurants and pubs.


If there's an "it" zip code in Baltimore, you have found it in Guilford. The spectacular architecture and grand estates are nothing short of phenomenal. It's also home to some of the city's top schools, and the lovely Sherwood Gardens. Each year brings a new opportunity to see a vivacious display of tulips at the gardens, which many people in Baltimore take advantage of. Guilford keeps its residents close to Baltimore's top attractions and employment hubs while allowing them to live the high life in relative privacy.

Federal Hill

Baltimore Federal Hill

Many professional singletons and young couples enjoy a work day followed by an evening out in their nightlife-driven neighborhood. Full of good bars and restaurants, Federal Hill is a preppy kind of hip that encourages a lifestyle on the go. There is a lot within walking distance, including Baltimore's Inner Harbor and downtown, which makes it a great place to go auto-free and live local.

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Baltimore features too many interesting neighborhoods to name them all. The key is finding the right one for you. Buying a home in Baltimore is an exciting adventure, one that introduces you to a wonderful city full of character to live in. That's why it is always best to consult a local real estate expert.  Contact a BHHS Homesale Realty office in the Baltimore area to have one of our local, experienced REALTORS® help you find the right home.


Italian Lake Park is Part of Harrisburg's Appeal

Italian Lake Park in Harrisburg PA

Although it might seem as if Punxsutawney Phil squelched any hopes for an early spring, one glimpse of Italian Lake Park in the Uptown neighborhood of Harrisburg, PA, and you may change your mind.

Italian Lake Park
, located just north of Division Street between Third and Green Streets, is one of Harrisburg's most beautiful parks.  The park attracts both residents and visitors to the area for early morning walks, wedding photographs, and even an occasional free summer concert.

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