Average Home Price: $190,000
Population: 622,793 (June 2014)
Median Age: 34 years old
Baltimore is a city rich in history, local pride, and community. Residents love the city for its high-end urban feel, without the price tag and rush hour traffic to go with it. The city is made up of many smaller distinct neighborhoods like Fells Point, Charles Village, and Federal Hill that give it its layers of charm.
Shopping and Entertainment:
From big-name grocery and shopping stores, to designer town centers, to local farmers markets and boutiques, Baltimore has it all. Locals spend days testing out the plethora of great restaurants and bars, walking around the harbor, and of course cheering on their teams- the Ravens football team and Orioles baseball team.
Baltimore also has a thriving arts scene. It is home to the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), Artscape- America’s largest free arts festival, and museums and galleries for all tastes. Additionally, Baltimore has a booming music scene with large concerts at the outdoor, waterfront Pier Six Pavilion, performances by the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, and bands of all talents playing local bars each night.
Get Outside and Explore:
You could spend an entire day just enjoying the scenery of Baltimore city and walking through the many parks, but hop in your car and you’ll find top ranked hikes, vineyards and breweries, and golf courses. Just 20 minutes out of the city is the beautiful Patapsco State Park, which extends 32 miles along the Patapsco River and has 170 miles of trails.
Transportation and Commuting:
Baltimore is a very walkable city with safe sidewalks and paths wrapping around the entire harbor. Additionally, Baltimore offers a water taxi to hop across the harbor and the free Charm City Circulator to take you almost anywhere you need to go. While Baltimore is filled with great companies, some residents choose to work in D.C. and commute daily via personal transportation or rail transport.
Baltimore to D.C. commute via personal transportation: 1 hour
Baltimore to D.C. commute via Amtrak train: 35-50 minutes
Guide to Baltimore’s Public Transportation:
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Baltimore City Public Schools: http://www.baltimorecityschools.org
Baltimore Independent Schools: http://www.baltimoreindependentschools.org