- I Am A Dog Owner
- Baltimore Resident For 11 Years
What I love most about my neighborhood
My husband and I fell in love with our house and Westgate for many reasons. We wanted to live IN Baltimore, but really wanted a yard and easy parking, both of which we get here. The neighborhood overall is really welcoming and social. There's always a spontaneous potluck, firepit, or gamenight happening at ours or a neighbors' house. Everyone really watches out for everyone else too. It's a close-knit, family-friendly, fun community. I work from home most of the time, but my husband has a pretty easy MARC train commute to DC. He takes the train from the Halethorpe MARC station and so do a lot of other Westgate residents.
What brought me here
My husband's job in DC made us relocate to the area from Connecticut. We chose to live in Baltimore over DC because more affordable and felt it fit more with our personalities. A friend recently described the two cities as: "Baltimore is like Austin to DC's Manhattan". Baltimore overall is a medium-sized city that's really very accessible. Every weekend there's lots of fun, quirky things happening. The people are friendly. It's an easy commute to DC. And I love the weather with four seasons but not harsh winters (usually...).