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- Baltimore Resident For 44 Years
What I love most about my neighborhood
Big city, small town feel
What brought me here
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Big city, small town feel
I love Bolton Hill because it such an extremely welcoming place to raise my two children. We live in a beautiful neighborhood surrounded by picturesque trees and old buildings where people take pride in their homes and everyone is willing to spend a minute chit chatting on the street. Bolton Hill is a place I never thought I was looking for - after moving from NYC and loving the idea of being so anonymous, as a parent with young kids, it was so refreshing to know my neighbors and put down strong roots here.
Our family relocated in 2014 when my husband was recruited to work for Under Amour on their men's design team.
Baltimore is an "it is what you make it" kind of town, with so many unique and diverse neighborhoods and with so many entertainment and recreational opportunities to explore. We love living in Otterbein, a quiet and friendly neighborhood in the middle of downtown . . .the trees, the parks, the buried utility lines, and the neighborliness of its residents.
I moved to Baltimore in my mid-20's for a career opportunity and have lived in Fells Point and Otterbein.
Our friendly neighbors and the community involvement.
My husband's job
Owning a piece of the historic fabric of the city is not out of reach of ordinary people. Committed, accepting people live here. I teach Baltimore history at the University of Baltimore, and the more I learn about this city, the more I fall in love with it.
We lived in DC for a year, but found Baltimore much more family friendly when we visited. My husband has commuted on the MARC train for 20 years, but we never regretted our choice to move to affordable, charming Baltimore.
I enjoy the charm of the city, even the grit. I love the arts scene as well as the affordability of the neighborhoods.
I bought a vacant to value home. I work in DC and walk to the train every day.
cultural and clubbing
The small-town feel with big-city amenities. The low cost of living that makes many things possible (small entrepreneurial businesses, arts, music, not-for-profit endeavors, etc.). Running into people I know everywhere I go, especially the Waverly/32nd Street Saturday Farmers Market. The city-owned vacant lot we grow flowers in. 'Have a blessed day.' The diversity of people, languages, religions, cultures, and interests. Bikeability. Sitting with friends high in the bleachers at Camden Yards on a summer evening.
Medical school at Johns Hopkins.
I love the fact that you are never to far away from anything. If you want to have a peaceful tranquil area you can have that and if you want to entertainment, food, or family fun it could all be one train, subway, light rail, or bus ride away.
I was born and raised here and I look forward to raising my children here.
My neighborhood is a good mix of old school Main Street that incorporates new businesses and resident needs. I like that you can quietly and respectfully get your party in the nearby commercial districts but what happens there, stays there and does not impact your peace and quiet enjoyment at home. There is easy access to several grocers and some are walkable. The commute to other regional amenities is really easy, even with traffic. It is not a far drive to BWI, Penn Station, downtown, Mt. Vernon and the Harbor, parts of the County, parts of PA, skiing and the Bay. There are also nice trails close by or just enjoy Lake Montebello. It has a good mix of what I need to have to enjoy life and my community.
My community, my house, my career, city living but easy access to skiing, kayaking and DC
I like to live in the city and Baltimore has character and identity that other cities in the area lack. I also like the sense of community in my neighborhood.
City living and not wanting to live in DC.
What I love most about Baltimore is the variety of it's neighborhoods, its history, its beauty; whether it be listening to Jazz during a free concert at Cylburn Arboretum or eating crabs on waterfront at Middle River. I am a native Baltimorean, a graduate of Western High School, and I received my Bachelors Degree from University of Maryland Baltimore County, where I majored in Political Science, and minored in Public Administration. West Hills is city living, that feels like suburbia, neighbors know each other, watch out for each other, and really care about the community.
I am a lifelong resident, and I love Baltimore. My parents were born and raised in Baltimore city, and in the late 1950's they bought their first home in Edmondson Village. Today my brother owns that same row house, that me and my four siblings were raised in. While I have lived in Baltimore County, and Montgomery County, I have always been partial to Baltimore city, today I live in the quiet community of West Hills. I have owned my home in West Hills since early 1990's, and I love the neighborhood, it's 15 minutes to Harbor, 20 minutes to airport, and a great place for any family. The new Mass Transit Red Line will have a stop within walking distance, and provide a easy safe commute to inner city.
I love the accessibility of Baltimore. It has so many big-city amenities, like great restaurants, parks, museums, and a world-class symphony - many within walking distance of residential neighborhoods like Bolton Hill - but offers them without big-city pretentiousness or price. A close second to its accessibility is the sense of community. My neighbors and coworkers are deeply committed to supporting each other and giving back to the city, in a way I've never experienced anywhere else I've lived.
I grew up in Maryland and love city living, and knew I wanted to be able to use my grad school training in public service. Once I decided I wanted to settle down in my home state it was an easy choice to pick Baltimore over the DC metro area because its better cost of living allowed me the opportunity to afford to dedicate parts of my career to public service and still be able to raise a family in the city. I moved here after law school and haven't left.
Summer time in Baltimore Neighborhoods
I love the foodie nature of this city.
I came for a teaching job in 2003 with the Baltimore City Schools.
The perfect size to always have a new place to explore but also run into a friendly face anywhere you go
More affordable than DC, where I grew up!
It is such a friendly city! Not as anonymous as NYC, but definitely not a small town. People here come from all walks of life but work and live together in happy partnership. Sure, we have our issues, but you can't walk down the street without half the people greeting you and asking how you are.
I was born here, but moved to Harford County as a kid. I always loved coming back down and decided to move here to work after graduating college. Baltimore is home.
People, neighborhoods, and history
So far, just about everything. :-)
Affordable housing in an urban area.
I love the sense of community -- whether it be the camaraderie at a PTO meeting, stoop sitting with neighbors on a mild weather night (spring, summer and fall), block parties, etc. -- we look out for each other and each other's kids.
I landed my first job in Baltimore City after college (i both grew up and attended college out of state), and have never left.
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