Beth LaverickPatterson Place
- I Have Children Under 18
- Baltimore Resident For 15 Years
What I love most about my neighborhood
Where do I start? I LOVE how it is a city - yet has a real small town feel. I love how friendly everyone is and how you can't go anywhere without seeing someone you know. We live a few doors from Patterson Park and consider it our backyard - there are play grounds, duck pounds, tennis courts, football fields, baseball fields, soccer fields, dog parks, and an ice skating rink. The best part? We don't have to spend our entire weekend doing yard work. In Baltimore, there are great restaurants, attractions, parks, and a beautiful 7-mile waterfront promenade just a 5 minute walk from our house. My family is very social - so we love all of the street festivals, concerts, parades, and family events. I don't know if there has ever been a weekend where there hasn't been anything to do - keeps life exciting. We also walk everywhere - my husband and I park our cars on Friday and sometimes don't move them until Monday morning -we have bicycles with seats for the kids, wagons, multiple strollers, etc. We also just recently purchased a Baltimore Water Taxi family membership, which we use often. Our family also belongs to Port Discovery, National Aquarium, Maryland Science Center, Baltimore Zoo, Otterbein Swim Club, and Maryland Athletic Club in Harbor East. Most of all, there is such a strong sense of community here with all of the neighborhood listservs. There are also several great city schools! My son attends a Baltimore City public school in south Baltimore and we are blown away by the school's performance. We feel truly lucky to have found such a great spot to raise our family and have no plans of moving.
What brought me here
College -I attended Towson University, moved to Federal Hill after graduating and met my husband. We purchased a house in SW Baltimore, which we lived in for three years. Once our second child was on the way, we decided to move across the city to larger house.