Berea, Baltimore

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Berea
neighborhood statistical area
Coordinates: 39°18′31″N 76°34′41″W / 39.308501°N 76.578076°W / 39.308501; -76.578076Coordinates: 39°18′31″N 76°34′41″W / 39.308501°N 76.578076°W / 39.308501; -76.578076
Country United States
State Maryland
City Baltimore
Area[1]
 • Total 0.439 sq mi (1.14 km2)
 • Land 0.439 sq mi (1.14 km2)
Population (2009)[1]
 • Total 4,597
 • Density 10,000/sq mi (4,000/km2)
Time zone Eastern (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 21213
Area code 410, 443, and 667

Berea is a neighborhood in the East District of Baltimore. Its boundaries are the south side of Sinclair Lane, the east side of Milton Avenue, the west side of Edison Highway, and the north side of Biddle Street. Berea lies between the neighborhoods of Broadway East (west) and Orangeville (east), north of the Biddle Street neighborhood and south of Four By Four.[1][2]

Though the area was once considered middle-class, it has in the last century experienced economic depression, housing abandonment, crime, and racial rioting. Its residents are largely lower income African Americans. A filming location for The Wire, a Baltimore based HBO drama, Berea is a neighborhood where Bloods gang members were reported in 2007 to be concentrated.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Berea neighborhood in Baltimore". City-data.com. Retrieved June 30, 2011. 
  2. ^ "East District Maps". Baltimore City Neighborhoods Portal. City of Baltimore. Retrieved June 30, 2011. 
  3. ^ Gus G. Sentementes and Annie Linskey (April 15, 2007). "Gang problem hemorrhaging". The Baltimore Sun. 

External links[edit]

  • Baltimore '68: Riots and Rebirth Overview. Langsdale Library Special Collections. University of Baltimore.
  • Gadi Dechter (May 24, 2006). "Wish You Weren't Here: A Guided Tour Of The Wire's East Baltimore". Baltimore City Paper. 
  • "Clifton-Berea" (PDF). Baltimore Neighborhood Indicators Alliance. Jacob France Institute.