5.4 out of 10

Locust Point

39.2695505422724 -76.593074699194
Great for
  • Internet Access
  • Pest Free
  • Clean & Green
  • Eating Out
  • Lack of Traffic
Not great for
  • Childcare
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Medical Facilities
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Schools
Who lives here?
  • Singles
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists

Reviews

2/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 1/5
2yrs+

"Railroad tracks...lots of them"

Locust Point is a neighborhood in the south region of the city. Adjacent to Fort McHenry, the neighborhoods borders are defined by the harbor as well as I-95, and Key Highway East. The neighborhood has a mix of residential homes, as well as a commercial and industrial function. Homes here are typically attached single- family row homes. One of the striking things about the neighborhood is that is basically surrounded by railroad tracks and industrial and commercial facilities. There are also working docks next to the neighborhood.

Dedicated green space can be found at Latrobe Park, while nearby Fort McHenry is within walking distance.. The neighborhood offers a number of restaurants and bars for the residents and people working in the area to use. Francis Scott Key Middle School is the only school located in the Locust Point neighborhood. Public transportation is available with numerous bus stops being located on the main streets. Residents enjoy the Locust Point Recreational Center as well. Shopping options are scarce here and residents will want to venture out for those activities.

Like many neighborhoods in Baltimore, crimes against people and property can occur at any time and crime rates can vary from street to street and day to day. As always, check recent crime statistics to make an informed decision on any neighborhood you are considering living in or visiting.

I think that this neighborhood will not appeal to many due to the large amount of commercial and industrial uses. Residents considering living here should check out the noise levels at various times of the day to make sure that you can live with it. I think that I am going to pass on this one.
Cons
  • Commercial uses
  • railroad tracks
  • Industrial uses
Recommended for
  • Singles
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"A great Place to Visit, and to Live"

Located on a peninsula in the Patapsco River, Locust Point has been a long time ethnic community attracting immigrants from Ireland, Poland and Italy. As more and more second and third generation sons and daughter achieve their version of the American dream, Locust Point is experiencing something of a renaissance of building and housing renovation. This, along with its close proximity to the water, has made it one of Baltimore’s more sought after communities and has allowed housing values to remain pretty solid, even in the current economic climate.
Best known locally as the home of the famous Fort McHenry, where Francis Scott Key penned The Star Spangled Banner, Locust point attracts thousands of tourists each year who come to visit the fully restored and well maintained historic site. The revenue generated by tourism has a allowed the community to restore two of its waterside parks, Tide Point and Silo Point.
In addition to Fort McHenry, Locust Point is also popular for its small, family owned restaurants and pubs, not to mention its cruise terminal and the Baltimore Museum of Industry. Children in the area typically attend the local public elementary and middle schools, though they are used out of the neighborhood for high school.
Pros
  • so much to do
Cons
  • still growing
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Trendy & Stylish

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