|neighborhood statistical area|
|• Total||.450 sq mi (1.17 km2)|
|• Land||.450 sq mi (1.17 km2)|
|• Density||5,400/sq mi (2,100/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|Area code||410, 443, and 667|
Ashburton is a wealthy, predominantly African-American neighborhood in the Forest Park region of northwestern Baltimore City, Maryland. It is located near Liberty Heights Avenue and Hilton Street, and is characterized by a few large Victorian mansions interspersed among row houses.
It has been home to many prominent African Americans, including Baltimore's current mayor Catherine E. Pugh, former mayor Kurt L. Schmoke, State Senator Lisa Gladden, and State Delegate Shawn Z. Tarrant. Benjamin Jealous, former NAACP president and chief executive officer, traveled as a child from northern California to spend his summers here with his maternal grandparents. Former Baltimore mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, former Clerk of the Court Frank Conaway_Sr, Attorney Dwight Pettit grew up in this neighborhood as children.
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