10 Reasons We Love Locust Point
The lively neighborhood of Locust Point is known for its rich history, accessibility, and close-knit community. After receiving a personal tour from a long-time resident, the Live Baltimore team was reminded again of all the reasons we love it!
1. Sweet Location
Locust Point is located at the southern end of the South Baltimore peninsula, bordered by the Patapsco River, which leads to Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. Neighbors enjoy living by the water and the nearby Latrobe Park, perfect for those who enjoy the outdoors.
2. The Domino Sugar Factory
In addition to the location begin “sweet,” the nationally known Domino Sugar Factory, founded in 1901, has been a staple in the community for more than 120 years. Locust Point residents have an excellent view of the famous brightly lit Domino sign.
“It always smells like sugar.” — Misty Keens, longtime Locust Point resident
3. Fort McHenry
During the War of 1812, a poet named Francis Scott Key witnessed the deadly Battle for Baltimore at Fort McHenry. He recounted his experience in what we now know as “The Star-Spangled Banner.” That’s right, Locust Point is the birthplace of America’s National Anthem!
4. A Rich History
In the early 19th century, Polish and Italian Immigrants traveled to the Port of Baltimore in Locust Point in search of the American dream. It is the third-largest immigration port in America after New York and Philadelphia. Much of that history can still be felt in the community today.
5. Housing Styles We Love
The neighborhood features rarely found three-window wide rowhomes and doublewide rowhomes. If this type of architecture is your speed, you may find your dream home here! There are also a variety of new-construction apartments and condos to choose from.
6. Five-Star Family Neighborhood
Based on feedback and criteria generated from real-city families (like affordability, kids within the neighborhood, room for growth, school options, and more), we’ve compiled a list of Baltimore City’s neighborhoods that are particularly supportive of and popular with parents and families, and Locust Point is one of them. School options here include Francis Scott Key Elementary/Middle School, Thomas Johnson Elementary/Middle School, and The Baltimore Montessori for children aged six months to 1st grade. A few other popular Five Star Family neighborhoods include Roland Park, Bolton Hill, Canton, Westfield, and Hamilton Hills.
7. A Strong Community
The neighborhood of Locust Point is close-knit, boasting a variety of community-focused activities and amenities. Neighbors enjoy the Annual Locust Point Festival, multiple community gardens, and epic trick-or-treating on Halloween.
8. Tide Point
Back in 1929, the Proctor and Gamble Soap Company occupied this five-building 480,000 square-foot property overlooking Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. Each building was named after the P&G products Tide, Dawn, Ivory, Joy, and Cascade. Today, the names remain, but the property is now home to the Under Armour Global Headquarters.
Between the Harbor Connector, the Charm City Circulator, and the Maryland Cruise Terminal at the Port of Baltimore, residents have easy access to other parts of Baltimore City and the world!
10. Convenience & Amenities
Locust Point provides convenient amenities like grocery stores such as a newly built Giant (which opened November 2022) and Harris Teeter, the Locust Point Rec Center, and other local businesses, restaurants, and more along Key Highway.
Head to our Locust Point neighborhood page to learn more about median home prices, estimated rent, real estate agents who specialize in this neighborhood, and so much more. Better yet, take a trip and experience it for yourself. If you find your dream home in the process, be sure to attend our Winter 2023 Trolley Tour to become eligible for $5,000 in down payment and closing cost assistance toward your Locust Point purchase. We’ll save a seat for you!
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