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July 26th, 2011

Silo Point, Luxury Condos, Townhomes, Grain Elevator, Silo, Historic Locust Point, Baltimore, Maryland, Defining Urban Living

 

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No, no and no.  I am not moving.  I love living at the Delaware Beaches.  Just curious to see how this historic and industrial area is up and coming.  That’s all.  Oh, they also had an open house.  No appointments were necessary.

Susie and I took off from the Basilica.  We zipped through the ever in construction streets of Baltimore with no problem. 

It has been now years since this industrial area has caught the eyes of developers.  One of the first firms in the area is Under Amour, which makes its home in Tide Point, where a former soap factory once stood.

Historic Locust Point was once the center of Baltimore’s Polish, American, Irish-American and Italian-American communities. 

The building Susie and I were interested in seeing was called Silo Point, located at 1200 Stewart St., Baltimore, MD 21230.   Silo Point is in its second stage and they told us that the building is 65% sold.

Silo Point in itself is very industrial looking; inside and out.  During the construction, they kept some of the silos/grain elevators, which is great because this is what stood here.

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Silos are used in agriculture to store grain; mostly bulk.  The Port of Baltimore is a major port in the mid-Atlantic states.  It is also the furthest inland port in the U.S., and it is over 300 years old.

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I have had a few days to digest my visit to this condominium.  I found it very interesting.  Urban living with an edge.  There were a lot of people looking through the building and as interesting and dramatic the views were; I am not sure if that type of arrangement would suit my lifestyle.

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After meeting in the lobby, we were directed to a roof top.  This area can be rented for parties, dinners, etc. if you are a resident of Silo Point.  If you don’t want your apt. dirty, then this would be the place to rent.  Fully equippped; balconies and those dramatic views.

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On one side you can look at the city of Baltimore, which is not far away, on the other is Fort McHenry. 

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Fort McHenry is a must see historical site if you are visiting Baltimore.  Another first for the city of Baltimore; it was the first fort built by the U.S. government.

Fort McHenry is known for the War of 1812.  It defended the Harbor from attack by the British Navy in the Chesapeake Bay.  It was also during this bombardment that Francis Scott Key got his inspiration to write the Star Spangled Banner.  The poem, which would become the U.S. National Anthem.  But, you knew that, right?  Just a reminder on how important the city of Baltimore has been through history.

On the southern part of Locust Point I saw a cruise ship about to leave port.  I don’t know about you, but I just never hear anyone taking a cruise from Baltimore.  Apparently is a busy terminal.  The cruise terminal is 65,000 square feet in a converted warehouse. 

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The major cruise lines using this port are Carnival, Royal Caribbean, Norwegian Cruise Lines and Celebrity.  Please check http://www.baltimorecruiseguide.com/cruises.html.

It was time to see some of the inside of these condos.  They were very modern with different size ranges and prices.  Monthly condo fees apply.  No pool but gym and other facilities are an attraction.

So, here is a picture of how it looked.

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And here are pictures of the different models.  Large glass windows give you ample views.  The train tracks are there and the train passes by a few times per day.

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One of the restaurants that has opened at Silo Point is Miguel’s.  I had to laugh.  My brother’s name is Miguel.  I did not eat at the restaurant, but went inside to get him a t-shirt.  Interesting and colorful.  I did hear that it is actually, pretty good and in a most unique location.  Their website is www.miguelsbaltimore.com.

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Next stop?…the Black Olive in Fells Point….see you…

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