Defining York’s neighborhoods

This map of York, submitted by Greg Halpin, shows neighborhood designations in the city.

This map of York, submitted by Greg Halpin, shows neighborhood designations in the city, some of which are not as well known. Click on the image to zoom in on the map.

Former York City Fire & Rescue assistant chief Greg Halpin inquired via Facebook why a recent YDR article described a police shooting incident in the Yorktowne Homes neighborhood as having occurred in Fireside.

“It seems that some of the local media writers are geographically challenged when it comes to neighborhoods and municipalities. Particularly with the Route 30 corridor, it seems to this observer,” Halpin wrote.

Not many people know York geography better than Halpin, based on my observations. The guy helped re-map the city so the fire department could better respond to calls.

In doing YDR’s neighborhood profiles, I’ve run into some quandaries regarding certain neighborhoods. This derives from certain neighborhood associations being more active than others.

The above map, submitted by Halpin, shows some neighborhood designations in the city, some of which I know nothing about. I’m familiar with Fireside, Yorktowne Homes, Colony Park, Avenues and Springdale. I’ve heard of Swamp.

And I’m proud to say that because of this profile I did on one of the city’s east end neighborhoods, I know what Bullfrog Alley is.

Know any of these areas? Comment here or email me. I’d love to be able to know the background on all of them.

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