What makes Hunting Ridge a special neighborhood is the people who live here. Hunting Ridge residents get involved in a multitude of ways to help keep their community one of the best in Baltimore.
Read about the Hunting Ridge Community Assembly here.
Community Newsletter (Hunting Ridge Horn) (top)
As a resident you''ll get regular editions of the Hunting Ridge Horn, a 4 or 5 page newsletter that will keep you up to date on information from the HRCA President, committee activities, social happenings, introductions to new neighbors, as well as birth and death announcements, plus an article or two of general interest.
Neighborhood Social Events (top)
The community puts on a number of events throughout the year, including but not limited to the annual picnic, the holiday progressive dinner (rotating to different homes for various courses for evening of good food and drink), spring clean-up days and other gardening related events (see below).
Gardening Activities (top)
If you like to garden and work in the yard, Hunting Ridge is the place for you. Most yards have a mix of sun and shade and are a manageable size. If want to take on more, there are gardens at Thomas Jefferson Elementary/Middle School which a team of Hunting Ridge gardeners maintain. We also have a special adopt-a-rock area wherein neighbors tend to perennials and annuals in a small field in the community sprinkled with large boulders from a past construction project. Gardeners in Hunting Ridge are part of a larger Federated Gardening club that networks many other area garden clubs.
Crime and Safety (top)
There is no glossing over that Hunting Ridge is a neighborhood (albeit an excellent one) within a major urban area that comes with its share of crime associated with big city life. Nearly all of that crime, however, is personal property crime. When there is an incident, the community reacts swiftly with heightened vigilance (using social media and direct old fashioned ways such as COP).
Residents are encouraged to use the Safety page to report issues to HRCA's Safety Committee which works with the police district to ensure follow up and track investigations.
Hunting Ridge residents do not tolerate crime and the community has always come together to ensure a safe and secure neighborhood.
Citizens on Patrol (COP) (top)
Since 1994, Hunting Ridge has had an active Citizens On Patrol program where residents volunteer to rotate for one day a month to drive through the neighborhood for a couple of hours, just making its presence known and reporting to the authorities suspicious activity. As it turns out, 99.9% of the time, however, there is nothing of note to report and the drive ends up being a great way to explore the neighborhood, admire the various houses, and chat with neighbors.
We also have a group that walks with other neighborhood groups in ours and other neighborhoods along with the police for a presence of concern for all our neighborhoods.
Hunting Ridge Community Assembly.