map). Known for its 'Painted Lady' rowhouses, the community is almost entirely residential, with approximately 550 single and multiple-family row houses and three apartment buildings. We are fortunate to have a number of local community assets, both within our boundaries and nearby, including the Barclay School, the Waverly Library, the 32nd Street Farmers Market, and historic Huntingdon Baptist Church.
The Abell Improvement Association (AIA) works to celebrate and improve our neighborhood for everyone calling the Abell Community “home.” AIA collaborates with several neighboring associations such as the Charles Village Civic Association, the Better Waverly Community Organization, the Harwood Community Association, and the Old Goucher Community Association.
The AIA builds on and fosters a strong sense of community in the Abell neighborhood throughout the year by:
Keeping neighbors informed through the monthly newsletter, website, and email list serve
Maintaining a community gathering space in the Abell Open Space on 32nd Street
Addressing issues like sanitation, nuisance houses, noise, and crime
Working together to improve our community with Neighborhood Walkers and strong ties to the Barclay School
Sponsoring annual social events: Spring Picnic, Fall Street Fair, Holiday Caroling, New Year’s Eve Progressive Dinner
For more details go to what we do.