At the meeting of the Patapsco River with the brackish waters of the Chesapeake Bay, you’ll find Baltimore, MD, which is the state’s largest city. The 602,000 people who live within the municipal limits are part of a larger metropolitan area population exceeding two million residents who all know why it’s worth a move to “Charm City.”
Unrivaled Hospital Facilities
Many large cities are lucky to have one world-class hospital facility, but Baltimore has two institutions affiliated with respected medical schools. On the east side of town, the Johns Hopkins system operates two distinct hospitals between its Metro and Bayview locations. In the center of the city, you’ll find the University of Maryland Medical Center, which is home to the R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, which is the only facility of its kind in the United States.
The Chesapeake Bay has long provided sustenance for Marylanders, and you can still find some of the country’s best seafood on the tables of restaurants in the Baltimore area. While steamed crabs and crab cakes are the most well-known local delicacies, the bay also has a substantial oyster population.
Since more than two million people live in the greater Baltimore area, it only makes sense for there to be numerous facilities dedicated to culture and the arts. From national tours of Broadway shows to concerts from the hottest touring musicians, Baltimoreans are able to take it all in at one of the city’s many venues:
- Hippodrome Theater
- M&T Bank Stadium
- Modell Performing Arts Center at the Lyric
- Baltimore Center Stage
Like any other major city, Baltimore has its good and bad spots, but there are a few popular places to live for those who’d like to forego the suburbs for a more urban experience. Take a look at home values and you’ll see some of the highest numbers concentrated in a few distinct areas:
- Roland Park
- Federal Hill
- Harbor East