|neighborhood statistical area|
|• Total||0.439 sq mi (1.14 km2)|
|• Land||0.439 sq mi (1.14 km2)|
|• Density||10,000/sq mi (4,000/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|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.
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.
- 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. Archived from the original on June 15, 2006.
- "Clifton-Berea" (PDF). Baltimore Neighborhood Indicators Alliance. Jacob France Institute.
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