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Guide to Baltimore
Baltimore Apartments For Rent
The Inner Harbor rests peacefully in the foreground of a clutter of big buildings that make up downtown Baltimore. As the largest city in Maryland, Baltimore is also the second-largest seaport in the Mid-Atlantic U.S. With 92.1 square miles of area and more than 622,000 people, Baltimore a diverse city; so diverse that it is known as the “city of neighborhoods” for having hundreds of distinct districts, all with their own identities.
The Port of Baltimore was created in 1706 with the purpose of trading tobacco. More than two decades later, in 1729, the town of Baltimore was founded and laid out. The city grew quite quickly as a granary for sugar-producing colonies in the Caribbean. The profit from this encouraged the cultivation of cane and the importation of food. Baltimore played a key role in the events leading up to and including the American Revolution.
The successful defense of Fort McHenry took place in Baltimore on September 13-14, 1814 as part of the War of 1812, and the morning of September 14, a huge American flag sparked the creation of the Star Spangled Banner by Francis Scott Key to recount the attack. The city’s population grew quickly after this event. The Great Baltimore Fire in 1904 destroyed more than 1,500 in only 30 hours, leaving more than 70 downtown blocks completely burned down, but thy rebuilt with many improvements in firefighting equipment over the next two years.
Things to Do in Baltimore:
Whether you’re moving to Baltimore alone or with family, there are so many different things for you to explore and discover in this city. With a wide variety of family-friendly attractions, great historical attractions, amazing arts and cultural exhibitions, and fantastic dining experiences, Baltimore can provide everything you’ll need.
When it comes to attractions in Baltimore, the Inner Harbor is a great one to start with. Not only is it beautiful, but it is surrounded by many other attractions as well. Visit the National Aquarium to see and learn more about the 16,000 animals that live there from all around the world, or check out the 1,500 animals that reside at the Maryland Zoo. Once you’re done there, head over to the Maryland Science Center to see all the interactive exhibits it holds, along with the IMAX Theater and the Planetarium. For a truly exciting and intriguing experience, don’t forget about Ripley’s Believe It or Not! The exhibits, 4-D theater and Marvelous Mirror Maze will have you wondering and wanting to come back for more.
Baltimore has such a rich history and is still home to many historical sites today, all of which you can visit and explore. The Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine is a truly miraculous site as it was the place of a valiant defense of the Baltimore harbor against the British in the War if 1812. This is also the inspiration of The Star Spangled Banner. You might also visit the Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum to see how he spent his years in Baltimore. Or take a tour of Baltimore’s oldest house at the Mount Clare Museum House to see the original furnishings and the opulent style of 18th century living.
The amount of culture and art in Baltimore is astounding as the city overflows with art galleries, museums, and performing arts. The American Visionary Art Museum features the work of self-taught artists. Marvel at the cultural artifacts, antiques, and art from African and African American culture at the Out of Africa Gallery. If you are into the performing arts, you’ll be amazed by the sounds of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. The Chesapeake Shakespeare Company is where you’ll want to go for the best in Shakespeare plays and other classic playwrights.
Dining in Baltimore is a round trip around the world for you and your taste buds. With so many different types of cuisine, you’ll never get bored. For authentic, upscale Italian dishes, you’ll love BRIO Tuscan Grille. Apropoe’s serves up mouth-watering American fare with a Baltimore inspired flair. All the sushi and traditional Japanese cuisine you can handle can be found at Matsuri Japanese Restaurant. The Helmand Restaurant has been providing Baltimore with fine Afghan cuisine since 1989. Experience the flavors of Spain at Adela. Enjoy an eclectic meal in a modern atmosphere at Jack’s Bistro. The list goes on and contains eateries that specialize in Indian, Greek, Mediterranean, French, Irish cuisine and much more.
What to Consider When Moving to Baltimore:
When moving to Baltimore it is extremely important that you know the important elements of the climate, school system, and economy. It is also important to know which part of the city you wish to live in. With nine geographical regions and more than 200 neighborhoods, each part of Baltimore has its own identity and set of amenities and you should know which you prefer.
The Central District of Baltimore includes the city’s main commercial and business district, downtown. There are many notable places in this area such as the Baltimore Convention Center, Pier Six Pavilion, the Maryland Science Center, the National Aquarium of Baltimore and more. With lots of nightclubs, restaurants, shopping center, etc., Central Baltimore has little as far as residential property, but there is some.
Northern Baltimore has notable educational facilities like Loyola University-Maryland, John Hopkins University, St. Mary’s Seminary and University, and Notre Dame of Maryland University. This district is home to affluent neighborhoods as well as working-class neighborhoods with its own independent business district. The city’s primer high school and only remaining girls’ secondary school are both located in this area.
Southern Baltimore is both industrial and residential and has a socio-economic mixture consisting of working class, culturally and ethnically diverse waterfront communities. There are several historic landmarks in this area of the city.
As a humid subtropical climate, Baltimore has four distinct seasons. The winters are cool and have sporadic snowfall. Spring and fall are both warm, but spring is the wettest as it has the most days of precipitation. Summer is hot and humid and sees frequent thunderstorms.
The economy in Baltimore was once predominantly industrial, but it is now heavily reliant on the service economy. The larger employers in the city include Johns Hopkins Hospital, Under Armour, McCormick & Company, and T. Rowe Price.
Why Baltimore Apartments Are Hot:
Baltimore apartments, in any of its 200 neighborhoods, are the gateway to a fabulous life in a great city. The historical landmarks and elements that make up Baltimore alone are enough to pull anyone in. Once you combine that with the many attractions available for you to explore, the vast amount of museums, art galleries, and the extensive, international cuisine that can be found within the city limits, there is nothing that Baltimore can’t offer you.
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Nearby Colleges & Universities
- Baltimore International College
- University of Maryland
- University of Baltimore
- Maryland Institute College of Art
- Sojourner-Douglass College
Nearby Military Bases
- Fort George Meade
- Aberdeen Proving Ground District 15
- US Naval Surface Weapons Center District 1
- US Naval Surface Weapons Center District 5
- US Army Research Lab
- Vibrant waterfront with beautiful harbor view
- Three-billion dollar development process energizing urban area
- Restaurants reflect multicultural and traditional tastes, including world-famous crab cakes
- Famous quaint brownstones are surrounded by dynamic urban neighborhoods
- Comprehensive public transit makes getting around easy
- Home of Baltimore Orioles and birthplace of Babe Ruth
The Washington Monument, completed in 1829, predates the one in Washington DC by more than 50 years.
Johns Hopkins Hospital at Johns Hopkins University
A National Historic Landmark, the Phoenix Shot Tower was built in 1828.
Beautiful brownstones lining a street in Baltimore
The Peabody Institute is a music venue and part of John Hopkins University
The Inner Harbor, one of America's oldest seaports, is home to the National Aquarium and the Maryland Science Center.