Whatever your lifestyle and your interests, the charms of Baltimore - aptly named Charm City - will delight and entertain you. Charmed life: sports, culture, social: Baltimore and the mid-Atlantic region feature a mix of communities, from the urban neighborhoods to the suburbs and rural areas of surrounding counties. Attractions such as Baltimore's Inner Harbor, Fells Point, White Marsh, Orioles baseball, Ravens football, great shopping and restaurants, cafes and night clubs bring many to the city and the region to visit and to live.
Cultural and social pursuits include:
- Baltimore Museum of Art and Walters Art Museum
- Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
- France-Merrick Performing Arts Center - Hippodrome Theatre (newly restored, featuring Broadway shows)
- Baltimore Concert Opera
- Maryland Science Center and Davis Planetarium
- National Aquarium
- Maryland Zoo and Port Discovery
- Power Plant Live
- Plus, the national and the state capitols - Washington, D.C., and Annapolis, respectively - are both within a one-hour drive.
For the sports-minded, Baltimore is home to the Orioles and Ravens, as well as professional soccer, ice hockey and lacrosse teams. Washington offers, among others, basketball and football.
From sailing and fishing on the Chesapeake Bay to biking and hiking on one of the dozen area trails, the region has activities to satisfy everyone. Shenandoah National Park and the Potomac C&O Canal area are also within a day's journey.
Charming place to live
One thing that makes Baltimore stand apart from other cities is the friendly neighborhoods. Many single residents live near the bustle and excitement of the Inner Harbor and Fells Point. Others prefer the slower pace of the suburbs. Baltimore features a wide range of public and private schooling options, along with employment opportunities in both private industry and the public sector throughout the Baltimore-Washington metro area.