Devan SoutherlandMcElderry Park
- Baltimore Resident For 38 Years
What I love most about my neighborhood
I love the diversity of our city and the array of neighborhoods and cultures you can encounter just traveling over a block or two. I believe the vast majority of our communities are full of concerned and thoughtful citizens who really want to keep their blocks safe, move the city forward and think of ways to improve on what may be struggling but also on what's already amazing. We genuinely have really NICE people here, too. Some of us are a bit rough around the edges, a little gruff and maybe slightly ornery....but we can usually find common ground on something if we just engage more with each other - and that's always an adventure!
What brought me here
I am originally from Baltimore City. After college, I decided to move back with intentions of finding work and along the way, I'm glad to have met all the cool and interesting people not only from here but from all over the world. It's interesting to me to hear stories of how people came here - of all cities - because while I think my hometown is awesome, I feel that way because it's who I am. But….to hear other people's personal journey to get here FROM their own hometown? That makes me smile.