What neighborhood is this, anyway?
Baltimore has more than 225 neighborhoods packed into 81 square miles. Darn hard to remember them all, let alone know with certainty which one an address falls into.
But it's easy once you've discovered Baltimore City iMap. Just plug in the address, hit "locate" and it'll spit out the neighborhood name -- along with the council district, trash pickup days, zoning and other useful information.
I was reminded of this yesterday when a reader asked if a property was actually in Hollins Market (it was), and I couldn't think of why I hadn't passed this tidbit along earlier.
Other places offer neighborhood details, including this city government page and Live Baltimore. And you can see how all the neighborhoods fit together if you check out this map. But sometimes you just want to know if that "stunning FEDERAL HILL home!!" is really in Riverside, or if the apartment you're renting is in Mount Vernon or Midtown Belvedere, and that's where a site like iMap comes in handy.
On that note: Do you know what neighborhood you live in (city or suburb)? Do you name it when people ask where you live, or do you go for something broader ("I'm in Northeast Baltimore") or squishier ("I'm near the airport")?
Do you think your neighborhood is a selling point?