On the National Register of Historic Places since 1983, Charles Village is a distinctive, well defined area in North Central Baltimore City taking up nearly forty-five city blocks. Charles Village has an abundance of well-known cultural and educational resources, being the home to such institutions as the Johns Hopkins University and the Baltimore Museum of Art. The historic designation provides homeowners with tax credit opportunities to restore their homes with historically appropriate materials. There is a variety of housing featuring eclectic architectural elements such as pediments, front porches, bowed fronts, projecting bays, dutch gables, pyramidal and conical roofs, small balconies, and stained glass windows and transoms. Most of the housing is set back from the street providing well landscaped front lawns that are compatible to the park like boulevards of North Charles Street.