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Greektown, Baltimore

Greektown is located in Baltimore
Country United States
State Maryland
City Baltimore
Named for Greek-American ethnic heritage

Greektown is a neighborhood located in Baltimore, Maryland, United States.

The neighborhood is bounded by Lombard Street to the north, O'Donnell Street to the south, South Haven to the west, and I-895 to the east. A long stretch of Eastern Avenue runs through the neighborhood.


  • Demographics 1
  • History 2
  • Today 3
  • See also 4
  • References 5
  • Further reading 6
  • External links 7


In 2014 Greektown was home to around 600 families. During the neighborhood's peak there were around 1,000 families.[1]


Greektown has been home to a thriving Greek American community since the 1930s. Once known simply as The Hill, during the 1980s its residents petitioned the Baltimore City Council to change the name of the neighborhood to Greektown.

Greektown underwent a revitalization effort beginning in 2012.[2]


Ikaros Authentic Greek Restaurant, December 2014.

As of 2010, Greektown is about 50.9% white, 22% Hispanic, 17.8% African American, 6.3% Asian, and about 3% all other. A thriving self-contained residential and business community consisting of single family town houses, Greektown is noted for its many restaurants, authentic Greek coffee houses, bakeries and small businesses of many types. It is a diverse community of largely blue-collar people of numerous ethnic derivations. Greektown is mostly Greek and other European descendants, but also includes large numbers of people of Native American, Asian, African-American and Hispanic (particularly Dominicans, Guatemalans, Mexicans, Puerto Ricans, and Salvadorans) ancestry living in a low crime environment.

The neighborhood is home to many Greek restaurants, and to the Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church. It is home to the annual Baltimore Greek Festival and Parade.

St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, April 2013.

See also


  1. ^ "Exploring Baltimore’s neighborhoods: Greektown".  
  2. ^ "Baltimore’s Greektown Undergoing A Revival".  

Further reading

  • Greektown Community Development Corp. Greektown strategic plan, Baltimore, Md. : Greektown Community Development Corp., 2002.
  • Morgan State University, Community Development Resource Center. Bayview-Greektown, Baltimore, MD: The Center, 1997.

External links

  • Live in Baltimore - Greektown
  • Greektown Community Development Corporation
  • USA Today Television on the evolving nature of Greektown

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