GHCC Blog team caught up with the Villages of Homeland West community Association President, Helene Breazeale, to learn a bit more about their “oasis” of a neighborhood.
Can you tell us a bit more about The Villages at Homeland West and your community association?
The Villages at Homeland West, a condominium community in Baltimore City, Maryland, is comprised of 207 units spread over 30 garden – style buildings. Our development is 40 years old, including the period before becoming condominiums. The Council of Unit Owners is a group that meets once a month at meetings of the Board of Directors to discuss pertinent resident issues, safety, management, utilities, etc.
What do you love about living in this community?
In my mind, The Villages at Homeland West is the best kept secret in the area. Our property has everything someone could need. Some of the features that leap out are the beautiful landscaping, the spacious units and the convenient nearby attractions.
Why is it important to the community association to support Greater Homewood and the work we do?
We appreciate the work GHCC does in the community, and strive to add our support in every way possible. Perhaps what’s most important about this work is the continued development of Baltimore neighborhoods and increased information sharing among community members. When we come together we can accomplish great things!
Why do you choose to be involved in your neighborhood association, and why are neighborhood associations important?
It is important to be familiar with what is going on in the community. It can at times be a thankless job, but the people active in our condominium association keep the community safe and its residents alerted to any significant changes in the area.
What’s your favorite thing about your neighborhood?
My favorite thing is the accessibility and convenience of where it is located. I liken our neighborhood to a little oasis in the region. Our swimming pool, Clubhouse, exercise room, gardens, patios and balconies are but a few of the things that make our community an attractive place to live. It is also a benefit that we belong to the North Baltimore Neighborhood Coalition. This is important because it allows us to stay connected to the other communities in North Baltimore by sharing resources and information.