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Since being settled in 1661, Baltimore has turned into a historical, cultural and artistic hub. As a location of various iconic events in the nation’s history, Charm City has a uniqueness that simply can’t be found in any other metropolitan areas in the country. More than 200 neighborhoods throughout the city limits all offer something a bit different and a sense of community that some major urban centers simply lack.

Local restaurants and shops, unique architecture and historic relevance all lend to the vibe and personality of each neighborhood. With 161 buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places and a specific National Historic District, its not hard to find dense character in and around Baltimore.

Home to more than 622,100 people, according to statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau, Baltimore is the largest city in the state of Maryland. And it’s no surprise as this city boasts many accolades and unique features that make it one of a kind. Baltimore is the home to the legendary Preakness Stakes, the second in three races in the triple crown.

Baltimore is also the home to many greats throughout the years, including Babe Ruth, Billie Holiday, Frederick Douglass and Thurgood Marshall.

Baltimore Real Estate and Neighborhoods

Baltimore’s cultural hub located just north of the center of the city is Mount Vernon. Known for its stunning 19th century architecture that houses art galleries, museums, shops and more, Mount Vernon is for both the history buff and the art aficionado. This neighborhood is home to the country’s first Catholic Cathedral, an impressive structure with a storied past.

Welcoming and quaint, Federal Hill boasts cobblestone sidewalks, a diverse range of stores and a picturesque view of Inner Harbor. This popular neighborhood is a favorite for many. And then heading to Baltimore’s Westside where a major revitalization has turned this neighborhood, which is home to Edgar Allen Poe’s grave, into a hip hub of theater and arts. Lexington Market, the nation’s oldest continually running public market, is also in Westside.

For many living an urban lifestyle, getting around on foot is a priority. Several Baltimore neighborhoods post outstanding numbers for walkability, according to Walkscore. Mount Vernon, Downtown and Mid-Town Belvedere round out the top three with scores of 97, 96 and 95, respectively. These communities also have high transit scores of a respective 86, 89 and 82. Seton Hill has a walkscore of 94 and a transit score of 86.

Working and Getting Around Baltimore

The greater Baltimore area is served by The Maryland Transit Administration through local and commuter trains, including the Maryland Area Regional Commuter train service that extends to Harford County, Brunswick, Washington, DC and more. The Light Rail and Metro Subway make it easy for Baltimore residents to get around town, with trains running every 10 to 15 minutes.

Drivers will also find Baltimore to be easy to get around Interstates 895, 695, 83 and 95. According to Areavibes, Baltimore residents experience an average of a 5 percent shorter commute time that the rest of the state and gas prices are an average of 3 percent less.


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