Apr 13 2008

A Bit of Education About the Hill

Published by at 9:28 am under Locust Point,Riverside Park

I received a comment from a reader about my references to Locust Point. I assume the comment is in response to my posts, as it doesn’t indicate specifically. Apparently I don’t live in Locust Point; I live in (or is it on?) the “Hill.”

You keep calling us Locust Point. We are not Locust Point. Locust Point starts at the second bridge on Fort Ave. aka, railroad bridge. They keep moving towards us. We are the HILL or Harbor South, not Locust Point. The Shopping Center at Southside is not Locust POint, the Housing units on E. Fort Ave. are not Locust Point, they are the Hill, and not Federal Hill either. Stop saying something you have no idea as to what you are talking about. Our location the Hill runs from Riverside Ave, on the west , to 2nd bridge on the east , to R/R tracks on the south, to Key Hwy/water on the North., that is the HILL!!!!! We are not Federal Hill, we are definately not Locust Point, we are the HILL, period , end of story.

Okay, we don’t live in Locust Point. Got it, now it’s all clear to me. But wait, I’m confused again. Why does the Locust Point neighborhood sign sit at Fort Avenue and Lawrence. Not Fort Ave and the 2nd bridge? Why is the restaurant called L.P. Steamers, not Hill Steamers? Why does the Locust Point Civic Association (LPCA) define LP as bounded by Lawrence Street on the West? Why do several of the LPCA’s board of directors live west of the 2nd Bridge on Fort or Woodall? Why does the Riverside Neighborhood Association define it’s boundaries as bounded by Lawrence on the East?

Now I’m familiar with the saying “down the point” or “up the hill” referring to Locust Point vs. Riverside. But according to the boundaries drawn by the various neighborhood associations, the “Hill” doesn’t technically exist as a geographic boundary.

I agree that Southside shopping center doesn’t technically lie in Locust Point, but it’s close enough. I guess some would say it’s more a part of Riverside than LP, but it’s all semantics.

I’m happy to live in Locust Point, the Hill, Harbor South, Riverside, or anything else you want to call it. But I’d like some clarification. If anybody else sees anything else they want to correct me on, please do so; I’m always up for a little education.


3 Comments to “A Bit of Education About the Hill”

  1. scottthomason 16 Apr 2008 at 1:50 pm

    First of all I checked on the City Website and there is not neighborhood between Riverside and Locust Point.
    http://www.baltimorecity.gov/neighborhoods/south.php – look for yourself!
    The “Hill” doesn’t exist, so aparently you live in some magical or parallel dimension. I think if the Hill Existed the City of Baltimore would know about it. If you live in the “Hill” I live in the “Estaes At Hull Street”. Besides why can’t you just live in either Riverside or Locust Point. And to be honest I am glad you “definately” don’t live in Locust Point. Anyone who is that big of douche-bag over calling their neighborhood the worng name can live somewhere else.

  2. nmschimpfon 16 Apr 2008 at 4:13 pm

    I live in that ether world between Riverside and Locust Point as well (although, far enough behind the welcome “Locust Point” sign, that I never thought it would be an issue)and identify myself as a Locust Point resident. That is just the way it is. If this person wants to live in some place called “the hill”, go for it, just leave me out of it.

  3. Jeffon 16 Apr 2008 at 11:06 pm

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