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Friendly SENIOR (62 YEARS AND OLDER) community located in Woodlawn ... Great neighbors and lots of activitie Close to everything you need ...
Baltimore MD, 21207
Historic Buildings - Lot of Character!...Walking Distance to JHU
Baltimore MD, 21218
Close to Schools...Minutes from I-695 & I-95...Close to Shopping Centers...
Baltimore MD, 21222
Convenient to schools, daycare, medical facilities and shopping...New energy efficient kitchens...Close to MTA Light Rail Station...
Baltimore MD, 21225
Suburban living with City convenience. Just minutes from downtown, Towson or White Marsh. Bus stop at entrance.
Baltimore MD, 21206
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Overview of Baltimore
The historical city of Baltimore may be world-famous for its seafood, but that's not its only calling card. Since its early days, Charm City has been one of the United States' most significant ports-the largest on the Mid-Atlantic coast. It's an old school, East Coast metropolis that stands watch over the Patapsco River and the Chesapeake Bay. Rent a Baltimore apartment and you'll see. There's a down to earth appeal here that befits one of America's classic cities.
Living in Baltimore
Baltimore was founded in 1729 and named after Lord Baltimore, Maryland's first Proprietary Governor. The profits the city made from Caribbean sugar marked only the first of many fortunes its port provided. During the Revolutionary War, Francis Scott Key wrote "The Star Spangled Banner" from a boat in Baltimore's harbor while the British bombarded the city. Baltimore suffered from devastating fire in 1904 and riots and decline in the 1970s. More recently, redevelopment efforts have brought Charm City back to business.
If you're just getting to know your Baltimore neighborhoods, the Inner Harbor is a great place to start. There, you'll find shopping, restaurants, and many of the city's major attractions. Downtown Baltimore is even taking off as a place to live. Mt. Vernon is Baltimore's cultural center, Canton calls to the hip crowd, and Federal Hill is steeped in history. And that's just the briefest introduction to what Baltimore has on tap.
Work & Study in Baltimore
Baltimore was once primarily an industrial city, with work in shipping, auto manufacturing, steel processing, and the like. These days, industry has taken a back seat to service economy jobs. John Hopkins Hospital, one of the world's greatest, brings medical luminaries to Baltimore. The Port of Baltimore is one of only two eastern seaports that can accommodate the world's largest vessels. Other major area employers include Legg Mason, Constellation Energy, and T. Rowe Price.
For prospective students, Baltimore presents a reasonable array of educational opportunities. The University of Maryland, Baltimore, the University of Baltimore, and John Hopkins University are just three of the better-known schools here.
Cost of Living in Baltimore
The average two-bedroom apartment in Baltimore rents for just $1,154 a month. That's about half what the same place would go for in Washington D.C.-only about an hour away. In other good news for renters, the vacancy rate in Baltimore remains high, up near 12 percent. That means you shouldn't have any trouble finding a reasonably priced place to call home.
Baltimore Attractions & Entertainment
If you're looking for things to do with your free time, your first stop may well be the National Aquarium in Baltimore. There's also the Baltimore Museum of Industry, the American Visionary Art Museum, and the Maryland Science Center. President John Quincy Adams dubbed Baltimore "The Monumental City" for all of its churches and monuments-take a stroll and see for yourself. The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra is internationally renowned. If you're a sports fan, grab tickets to watch the Baltimore Orioles or the Ravens play.
Baltimore Special Events
If you're new to Baltimore, you may have noticed the distinct local accent. Don't worry. You'll catch on soon enough, particularly if you frequent some of the city's special events. Highlights of the calendar here include Taste of Baltimore, Artscape, the Preakness Stakes, Maryland Oktoberfest, and-uniquely-the Night of 100 ELVISes. That last one, a benefit for the John Hopkins Children's Center, features Elvis tribute artists all night long.
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