Centered at the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay, Baltimore, Maryland is a major metropolitan city filled with vibrant life and culture. Right below the Mason Dixon line, Baltimore captures the heart of the south at times with the values of the north. Homes in the city show the history of this classic region and include historic Victorian style single-family homes as well as the classic attached home, the Baltimore row house.
Baltimore, also know as "Charm City" sits in close proximity to several other large metro areas on the east coast like Washington, D.C. and Philadelphia. The major tourist area of Baltimore is found at its downtown promenade known as Harborplace. There, visitors can check out the award-winning National Aquarium, the Maryland Science Center and a variety of shops and restaurants along the maritime harbor setting. There are many residential neighborhoods that offer different styles and flavors for residents throughout the city. In the northern neighborhood of Homeland, homeowners enjoy a park like setting along with historic spacious single-family homes. Some other popular neighborhoods are newly reinvigorated Hamilton and Lauraville in the northeastern part of the city. This part of Baltimore is filled with young families, newly opened charter schools, eclectic houses and unique restaurant concepts. The trendy neighborhoods of Canton, Fells Point and Federal Hill are popular for young urban professionals because they are close to downtown. These neighborhoods consist of many three and four bedroom older townhouses that have been renovated in a modern style.
The job market in Baltimore is competitive. While some Baltimore residents commute to nearby Washington, D.C. for various federal government jobs, a majority of people in this area work locally. The city is home to several prestigious hospital systems such as Johns Hopkins Hospital, The University of Maryland Medical System and Medstar Health. Many other people are employed by the large university systems including The University of Maryland, Towson University and Morgan State. The growing economy in this city and reasonable prices can make it a highly sought out area for many.