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It's the inherent contradictions in cities that make them so interesting. For instance, it's fun to spend time in a neighborhood that's extremely old and historic but that is populated mostly by young people. It's interesting to experience a neighborhood where the residents are mostly single but where there is a strong community organization there. I have always found Baltimore, Maryland to be a city of contradictions, but I mean that in a positive sense. You can walk through neighborhoods that have literally been declared as historic districts but that are filled with new businesses and new ideas. That's why I've always done what I could to spend time there. I recently stumbled upon an opportunity to do so again when my flight in a nearby airport was canceled. Rather than wait and hope for a standby seat, I chose to fly out 24 hours later. I wanted to go explore a new neighborhood in Baltimore, that being Butcher's Hill. I wasn't worried about finding a place to stay, either, as I travel with my HotelTonight app. I'd find a Butcher's Hill Baltimore hotel room as soon as I was ready to call it a day.
There is definitely a contradiction here in Butcher's Hill. This is a neighborhood that sits near The Johns Hopkins University, and it is extremely urban in nature. It is filled with residences and residents, so one would expect that the people who live here would be older and mostly with families or even near retirement age. That's not the case. The people who live in Butcher's Hill are mostly young professionals and recent graduates of the nearby university. Yet, there is very little here in the way of businesses that you'd expect in a neighborhood filled with younger people.
The Community Involvement
It's also not often that you see a lot of community activism in places where there are quite a few renters, but that is happening in Butcher's Hill. The day I was there, I saw a whole group of people sweeping, raking and bagging trash all along public streets. These were local volunteers, and in talking to them I found out that this is something that happens all the time. The people who live here have a lot of pride in their home.
There are only a couple of places to eat here in Butcher's Hill, but that was fine with me as I wanted to go somewhere to talk to people. I went to a local pub that served pub food and to my surprise it was delicious. The burgers were big and tasty and the beers were perfectly matched with them. I sat and had a couple of them and talked for hours with some of the locals. I found out that many of them in fact moved after finishing school and are enjoying this community as the place where they get their starts in life. It was a very nice experience.
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After such a nice evening, I was ready to sleep. I opened my HotelTonight app and booked a Butcher's Hill Baltimore hotel immediately. I was only minutes from laying down in a comfortable bed and falling deeply asleep.