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About Baltimore

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Why We Love Baltimore

Baltimore is the largest city in Maryland and the center of a metropolitan area of 1.5 million people. Located on the Chesapeake Bay, the city is a melting pot of cultures and neighborhoods, ranging from metal and glass skyscrapers to brick row houses to the famous Inner Harbor.

Baltimore offers cultural opportunities, professional sports, outdoor activities and much more. If you enjoy the surf and sand, Baltimore is within driving distance of beaches and ocean resorts. Or if you’d prefer, head to the mountains. Washington, D.C., Philadelphia and New York are also an easy drive or train ride away.

See why Baltimore ranks as one of the top U.S. cities for healthy retirement living, and why it continues to be a great place to live and work in these videos from the Downtown Partnership of Baltimore.

World-Class Recreation Opportunities

Everywhere you look downtown, there are outdoor concerts, evening sports leagues, residents walking dogs or friends meeting after work. Downtown has the Royal Farms Arena, Camden Yards and a diverse arts scene that includes the Bromo Tower Arts and Entertainment District. We have shopping, restaurants and an outstanding network of outdoor parks and plazas.

Conveniences of City Life

Join the thousands who live and work in downtown Baltimore. You’ll find dozens of restaurants, shops and entertainment options all within walking distance.

Dining and Social Activities in Walking Distance

What are you surrounded by each day? Does it inspire you? In downtown Baltimore, you can experience a life well lived.

Diverse Neighborhoods Brimming with Arts and Entertainment

Downtown Baltimore has been quietly thriving, with urban enthusiasts gravitating toward its East Coast cool. Tens of thousands of people are choosing downtown for access to jobs, arts and entertainment, award-winning dining, and an affordable, walkable city life.

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