It sounds like you might have a tough, but exciting choice. Both neighborhoods are sought-after and my clients have preferred one or both for different reasons. I have clients who commute to Bel Air and Aberdeen, for example, who have preferred Canton because they avoid the Harbor Tunnel and tolls. Others have preferred Locust Point because they commute to BWI corridor, Columbia, and points south of the Tunnel. This is just one reason for choosing one over the other. By far, clients have preferred one or the other neighborhood due to seemingly dynamic differences in the neighborhoods themselves. Canton, for example, has The Square and Patterson Park among it's popular attributes, while Locust Point has Latrobe Park, Fort McHenry, and the new Harris Teeter Shopping Center and Shops expected to be completed later this year (if no further delays occur). Federal Hill is also a short distance from Locust Point. Both are close to the harbor too. These are, of course, only examples of reasons to choose one neighborhood, and there are so many other factors to consider. Doing some research online and get into each neighborhood to explore which one is the right fit for you. I encourage my clients to spend time running essential errands in neighborhoods. Walk around, go grocery shopping, find a dry-cleaner, eat and drink in the local restaurants,, and you may well make your decision easier that way. I would be happy to provide any helpful information for you. Please feel free to contact me and good luck - this journey should be fun and pleasant for you, which ever one you end up choosing!