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Pimlico is a neighborhood in Baltimore, Maryland. With coordinates of 39.35278 degrees north latitude and 76.67583 degrees west longitude and a zipcode of 21215, it is bounded by the neighborhood of Arlington to the southwest, Glen to the west, Western Run Park to the north, Mt. Washington to the northeast, Levindale to the east, Cylburn to the southeast and Central Park Heights to the south.
The neighborhood also sits adjacent to Sinai Hospital to the east. Pimlico is the current home to the Pimlico Race Course and the previous Electric Park amusement park, from 1896 to 1915. A notable person that was born in Pimlico is the late American artist Marie E. Johnson-Calloway. Continue reading to discover the historic area of Mt. Washington.
According to the 2000 census, the population of people living in Pimlico was 1,145. The neighborhood had a racial makeup of 90.6% African American, 5.1% White, 0.3% Asian and 0.3% Native American. Most of the African American population is of Jamaican and African origin. The average household income was $23,654. 59.8% of the houses in Pimlico were owner-occupied.
As one of the two Maryland Jockey Club tracks – the other one being Laural Race Track in Laural Park – Pimlico Race Course was opened in 1870. Currently owned by the Stronach Group, it is a thoroughbred horse racetrack that became famous for hosting the Preakness Stakes – a Grade 1 thoroughbred horse race held every third Saturday in May. Named after the Olde Ben Pimlico's Tavern in London, the course has a capacity of over 12,000 people and stables to hold around 1,000 horses. The racetrack, a one-mile dirt oval, is nicknamed "Old Hilltop" for a small rise in the infield. This small rise became the favorite gathering place for race enthusiasts and thoroughbred trainers.
Pimlico Race Course was the original home for the Virgin Mobile Festival from 2006 to 2008. During those years, it hosted headliners such as Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Who, The Police, the Beastie Boys, the Foo Fighter, Kanye West, Stone Temple Pilots and Nine Inch Nails.
Moonrise Festival is an electronic dance music festival held at the Pimlico Race Course. The festival started in 2014 with over 30,000 people in attendance. Held annually around August 10 to 11, featured artists of the festival include the following:
Hosted by the Park Heights Community Health Alliance is the Park Heights Community Farmers Market. Located in the Pimlico Race Course's parking lot at the corner of Park Heights Ave. and Belvedere Ave., the farmers market is held from June to November. The market opens every Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Residents and visitors from Pimlico and its surrounding neighborhoods can come here to purchase a variety of fresh fruits, vegetables, baked goods and many more. The Park Heights Community Farmers Market accepts cash, credit card, debit cards and EBT cards.
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