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Living in Baltimore, MD

Baltimore, Maryland is a bustling, diverse city on the Patapsco River. With its central location on the Eastern Seaboard and its easy access to Washington, D.C., living in Baltimore is a convenient proposition for many potential homeowners. In recent years, the Baltimore metro area has seen a particularly significant jump in Millennial residents, leading to a demographic that's increasingly young and college-educated.

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Things to Do in Baltimore

Baltimore is a busy, high-density urban center with lots to see and do. This area is full of museums, night clubs, and live theater, and it's easily accessible by the city's light rail system. Be sure to check out Baltimore's vibrant food scene, with many notable local restaurants that offer unique takes on cuisines from around the world. One of the longer-standing fixtures of the local culinary world is Power Plant Live!, which fuses upscale dining with trendy live shows.

Down by Baltimore's harbor, you'll find an assortment of family-friendly attractions and museums. The National Aquarium, for instance, offers fish, eel, and octopus exhibits, as well as shark tanks and dolphin shows. Once a seafaring military ship that was decommissioned in 1853, the U.S.S. Constellation has been moored in Baltimore's harbor, and now serves as a museum that teaches visitors about naval life.

Hippodrome in Baltimore, MD

Housing in Baltimore

Downtown Baltimore real estate has a large inventory of apartments and high-occupancy units, but those looking for homes for sale in Baltimore will be delighted by the low prices for single-family units with street parking. Residents choose to live here because of the area's affordable cost of living, its exciting arts and music scene, and its painless commute to neighboring areas.

Power Plant Live landscape in Baltimore, MD

Transportation and Travel in Downtown Baltimore

Baltimore's light rail system is a mostly above-ground rail system that runs in a single route from Owings Mills to Johns Hopkins Hospital, making it easy to travel across the city. If you need to travel to nearby cities, Baltimore serves as a perfect jumping-off point for the rest of the Eastern Seaboard, with easy access to D.C. and New York City by bus and rail. Baltimore is also notable for being a bike-friendly city, with plenty of avenues suitable for easy and relatively safe bicycle transit.


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  • The foodie scene is incredible in Baltimore, with the most popular destination being Power Plant Live! Located just a block away from the Inner Harbor, the venue features a variety of premier dining options, lively bars, and live entertainment.
  • Families seek out the National Aquarium, where you can find over 17,000 specimens like frogs, birds, fish, and reptiles. The venue also features interactive exhibits and 4D immersion films.
  • Lovers of the sea spend the day at the U.S.S. Constellation, a military ship that was decommissioned in 1853 and now stands as a naval museum.


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