Blair Adams SkinnerWaltherson
- I Am A Dog Owner
- Baltimore Resident For 36 Years
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The perfect size to always have a new place to explore but also run into a friendly face anywhere you go
More affordable than DC, where I grew up!
Baltimore has allowed me to grow my business, attend college, and pursue my personal goals and aspirations.
I was born here as a second generation native Baltimorean.
I love that in only a year, I feel like this was the place I was always meant to be. My partner and I live and work in Baltimore and own our own home. Our neighbors come over once a week and we have made friends (that are like family) across the city. We volunteer with and donate to BARCS, Citizens of Pigtown, Southwest Partnership, etc. We also try to go to farmers' markets, festivals, and celebrations in our neighborhood and across the city. Our house is decorated with our 21230 and Maryland pride, thanks to local merchants! We just love it here!
I lived in Southern Maryland and my partner lived in Columbia, MD. We both received jobs in Baltimore - I served as an education policy fellow with Strong Schools Maryland and MD State Senator Bill Ferguson and he is a lawyer with Disability Rights Maryland. We knew we wanted to be in the city and were excited to buy a home and start our lives together. I first saw a listing for a home in Pigtown and I kept coming back weekend after weekend until I finally pulled the trigger on our home! We are so excited to be together in Baltimore! We also wanted our dog to have a yard and love all the parks, daycares, and other dogs around!
Accessibility to downtown via light rail
Affordable homes, my family, and that Westport is a "small town" within Baltimore City. My neighbors are friendly who volunteer many different capacities. Many residents have lived in Westport for decades and families have been here for several generations. I love being close to the highway, BWI Airport, the Westport Light Rail Station.
"Baltimore, the city of neighborhoods" I have lived in Fells Point, Upper Fells, Butchers Hill, and now Mount Vernon...and what I have found that I love most about Baltimore; no matter what neighborhood you live in, is the consistent sense of community. Baltimore residence team up to keep the streets clean, create internet communications such; as NextDoor and Live Baltimore, and stick together when it comes to Neighborhood Watch.
I had several friends living on boats in Canton; after a life altering event in Upstate New York, I moved to Baltimore to be with them and start over. I found comfort in the Fells Point community at Belts Landing. I bought my own boat and lived on it for almost 2 years with my dog. What an experience! Currently, I live and work in Mt. Vernon...I am thinking about getting rid of my car for a few years and save almost $10,000 a year...I'd love to meet up with others who are "Car-less in the City." Baltimore is a city like no other. It has it's good and it's bad, but in my mind...the good out weighs the bad by tons!
The feel. Baltimore has always felt like home to me, mostly because it is. It's such a culturally rich and diverse city that has an incredible amount to offer. We have all the perks of being a major metropolitan area without secluding ourselves to being only that. Baltimore is a great central location, we're near everything and have virtually every type of terrain within a 45 minute to 3 hour drive (okay, except maybe a desert!) We have exciting events, we have amazing people and an incredible history! We're innovative and exciting both as a city and as residents. We have incredible, active, helpful communities that I believe are truly unique to Baltimore City.
I was born here and thought about leaving when I got out of high school but something just kept me here.
Baltimore is a unique city that I think is often overlooked because of its placement between Washington D.C. and New York City. Baltimore definitely holds it own in relation to other east coast cities. Although it is very similar to cities like Philadelphia in terms of neighborhoods and architecture, it also has it's own unique charm and history. Each neighborhood has a story to tell and experiences to offer all visitors and residents. I like that although Baltimore is often overlooked, once you visit it's hard to know why. Baltimore is an urban setting with just a touch of southern charm.
I moved to Baltimore from Philadelphia about four years ago for work. I received a job offer that brought me here. Although I had never considered moving to Baltimore, the city has definitely proven to be a place I love to live and work.
Guilford is a hidden gem in northern Baltimore City with lots of green grass and mature trees. It's a well established neighborhood with a great sense of community.
I relocated here from PA for a job and never looked back! I'm a city girl and love the convenience and walkability that our city has to offer. I've lived in Hamilton, Hampden, Federal Hill, Mount Vernon and now Guilford.
The proximity to arts, entertainment, public opens spaces - like Fort McHenry, Patterson Park, the waterfront promenade, Harborplace - my neighbors, friendliness of strangers, affordability....
The vibrant culture, convenient lifestyle and home affordability.
Baltimore is an "it is what you make it" kind of town, with so many unique and diverse neighborhoods and with so many entertainment and recreational opportunities to explore. We love living in Otterbein, a quiet and friendly neighborhood in the middle of downtown . . .the trees, the parks, the buried utility lines, and the neighborliness of its residents.
I moved to Baltimore in my mid-20's for a career opportunity and have lived in Fells Point and Otterbein.
Baltimore is an amazing major city with a small town feel. Its central location is perfect to access other major cities like Washington D.C., Philadelphia, and New York within minutes or hours. I also enjoy the thriving cultural arts and music aspect of the city that appeals to all demographics. It’s great to experience urban living with access to so many parks and beautiful waterfronts. Let’s not forget about the food! Whether it’s steamed Maryland blue crabs or vegan cuisine, the city has a food culture that will satisfy any appetite.
I am a proud third generation native of this great city.
The affordable housing and close proximity to the Harbor.
I moved here 12 years ago looking for a detached single family home with a suburban feel within the city limits. Forest Park Baltimore offered that and more. The community has a golf course three blocks from my house. It's great place to walk your dog and spend time with your family outdoors in the park near by. We were blessed with a full service grocery store three years ago. Forest Park is within 25 to 35 drive from Towson, Security, Arundel Mills Malls and BWI Airport and close proximity to West Baltimore MARC train station, routes 40, 695 and 70. We have wide variety of home styles from ramblers to bungalows to large Victorian home with 5 to 6 bedrooms. The community and surrounding area has a rich history which worth exploring.
It's a small town and a big city all in one!
I had a job offer here when I graduated from college in 2006. I lived here for a year and then had an offer to move to Florida. My (now husband, then boyfriend) and I decided to move—and hated it. We moved back to Baltimore "temporarily" to be close to his family—and, seven years later, are still here.
It's really a quirky town. Where else can you find someone like John Waters, fans like Ravens fans and of course, fanatical Os fans. There's live music, the arts and it's just so walkable. From the neighborhood markets, Cross Street is mine, to the Inner Habor, burgeoning Harbor East, Homewood, Fells Point/Canton, there's no lack of things to do, no matter your age or interests.
My friends were renting a place on W. Montgomery Street and invited me up for New Year's Eve. They had a deck with a fabulous view of the city and I decided then and there, I wanted to live in Baltimore. Have lived in Mount Vernon, Bolton Hill, Reservoir Hill and for the past 20 years or so, Federal Hill.
I like our quirky neighborhoods, our independent restaurants, the diversity and beautiful historic homes. It is proud without being pretentious. Our neighborhood of Reservoir Hill is such a gem. People from completely different backgrounds and ages get together frequently to celebrate and to work to improve the area. The homes are beautiful and historic and the whole neighborhood is consistently improving . I don't just feel I've arrived at home when I step into my house - I feel I'm at home when I turn onto my street.
My wife and I came for graduate school and loved the city so much we never left.
I love how neighborly Baltimore is. It's got that small-town vibe with urban amenities. My neighborhood of Reservoir Hill really exemplifies these qualities.
I moved to Baltimore after getting a job in DC. I experienced some serious sticker-shock when searching for apartments in our nation's capital so I decided to make Baltimore my home. Living just a few minutes from one of the MARC train stations meant that my commute wasn't much longer than my colleagues who we're living in the Maryland/NOVA suburbs, but my cost of living was about 1/2 of theirs. I fell in love with the city and have been here ever since!
It is such a friendly city! Not as anonymous as NYC, but definitely not a small town. People here come from all walks of life but work and live together in happy partnership. Sure, we have our issues, but you can't walk down the street without half the people greeting you and asking how you are.
I was born here, but moved to Harford County as a kid. I always loved coming back down and decided to move here to work after graduating college. Baltimore is home.
Diversity and the passion of our residents
I was looking for a community to be a part of, not just a home to live in. In Dickeyville everyone knows each other, cares about each other, and does their part to keep our Village strong on all fronts.
It's ability to reinvent itself!
I was born here!
My beautiful, spirited, volunteer-driven neighborhood.
I met a handsome man.
I love the combination of communities and our unique architecture and affordability. The uniqueness of the neighborhood's architecture mirrors the uniqueness and diversity of the residents. A short stroll to the park, a leisure walk to the train station, makes for a very lovely historic neighborhood. Gosh... I love Reservoir Hill. Come visit...and you will too!
I am a native.
I love the quirkiness of the City, the historicity of its neighborhoods, and the shared commitment to making Baltimore better for everyone.
My husband and I moved here from Michigan after graduate school for our careers.
I love the diversity you can find in Baltimore and that each neighborhood has it's own unique style. It's definitely not a cookie-cutter city. There is something for everyone of all ages, backgrounds, and interests. I love being able to walk the promenade from Canton to Fells and then cut through Harbor East and walk downtown. I also love that there is always something fun to do- museums like Visionary Art museum, the Baltimore Museum of Industry, the Aquarium, walking tours; a variety of places to go for live music/festivals- Patterson Park, the Harbor, Pier 6, Artscape, Sowebo, just to name a very few; Social Sports- kickball, bocce ball, etc. I love my neighborhood because of the community feel, the affordability, the proximity to all the hot spots and 895/95, and the great food! It's great living in a city where there are so many things to do closeby and so many different people to meet. It truly is Smalltimore here.
I went to school at Towson and then never left. I've lived in many neighborhoods throughout the city. I started working at restaurants throughout the city while in college and met a lot of great friends along the way.
Architecture, history, cultural events / offerings, and diversity all add to a mix that makes Baltimore special. If living in the suburbs is boring you, the rural lifestyle is not your thing and living (well) in D.C. is outside of your budget – then welcome to Baltimore. This is what I love about Baltimore.
An old friend from high school.
The History and the architectural beauty of the strong foundations. The lovely brownstones
The water and the cost
I love that there is so much diversity throughout the city - whatever you're interested in, you can find it... outdoor entertainment, art galleries of all kinds, unique shopping, amazing restaurants, local farmer's markets, lots of walkability, a free transit system (Charm City Circulator), lots of small businesses... it's very hard to pick just one thing that I love most about this city!
My family moved around a little bit with the military during my childhood years. However, by the time I started school, I've lived in Baltimore - and haven't looked back! I'm here to stay!
This history and its potential for growth.
A Master's degree in 2005
We love the diversity of resources, perspectives and backgrounds. We love the potential energy of this small city with a big heart. We love our neighborhood of Reservoir Hill because it brings together so many across race, class and religious lines - plus, one of the city's greatest gems: Druid Hill Park! And we love the way Baltimoreans remember, honor and transcend their history.
I'm the Rabbi of Beth Am Synagogue in Reservoir Hill, a job which brought me and my family to town in the first place. You can follow my blog at www.TheUrbanRabbi.org where I reflect on life in Baltimore and Res. Hill.
What I love most about Baltimore is its people and charm. Also, the top-notch medical facilities and the academic and artistic offerings. The city is ripe with an entrepreneurial spirit and the people are tough! Further, the population is diverse, as many differently cultures inhabit the city.
I came here seeking medical treatment and after living in the U.S. Virgin Islands for 25 years. Prior to that I am a native born New Jersey guys with family members that moved to Maryland many years ago.
Baltimore allows you to try anything. As a result it is filled with innovative creative people doing some pretty cutting edge stuff in the arts, business, and social change!
The art scene! It's an incredible community for artists of all types.
My job - I've been a professor of art at Towson University since 2007.
Great city with wonderful neighborhoods. Beautiful parks - museums- resturants and people
all the various neighborhoods!
met my husband who had bought a home here.
Little Italy has a fantastic location, is relatively safe, and even though the natives are very tight-knit, you can find your niche. It is going through a lot of transition now, and some tension exists between old and new, but the people and their rich history is part of the draw. I really love living in Little Italy and feel lucky to have landed here. If you have more specific questions about parking, commuting, etc., feel free to ask! And, what I love about Baltimore in general-- it’s a gritty city and friendly small town all in one, with rich history, hope, and a chance to get involved. Living in Baltimore is like going to a small school—you can join the team, you can be on the council, you can start the protest. The diversity of the inhabitants, architecture, and neighborhoods is refreshing. I feel like there’s always something going on –an improv performance, cycling event, food truck rally, museum opening, reading, sporting event, etc.-- and I don’t have to go far to join. When needed, I can leave and easily be hiking in Shenandoah or kayaking on the Chesapeake Bay with a short drive.
A job in Towson brought me to the area. I’ve always been attracted to unique, more walkable digs, so I looked for a place in Baltimore City.
I love the people of Baltimore. People are always friendly and helpful. I immediately felt at home in Baltimore. I also appreciate the thriving arts and entertainment scene. Baltimore is a city of neighborhoods each with a specific identity and flavor, so there is something for everyone.
I moved here for love. It didn't work out between us, but I fell fast in love with the city and stayed.
I love the diversity of my neighborhood and the willingness of neighbors to help each other.
Originally I moved to Baltimore to take an internship right out of college.
The Lakeland Neighborhood is friendly and multicultural. It's a great neighborhood for Children and Senior Living. Everything from a great school, shopping, churches, and an awesome green park are in walking distance.
Lakeland is affordable , with rents $950- $1250 and mortgages $550 and less!!!!
I love Baltimore because it's a diverse city with a great culture and history.
The affordability of the homes. I am a first time home buyer. I love that i pay less on my mortgage than I had ever paid in rent.
I love the endless entertainment opportunities, restaurants, bars and nightlife available all within walking distance of my home. I love parking the car on Friday and not moving it again until Monday but being within commuting distance of so much.
My spouse is stationed nearby with the U.S. Army and we're city people, but this is the first time in 8+years of his enlistment that we've been assigned to an installation close enough to live in an actual city. We chose Baltimore for the affordability, culture and the sense of community that comes with living on the best block in Canton adjacent to the largest backyard imaginable--Patterson Park.
I love Bolton Hill because it such an extremely welcoming place to raise my two children. We live in a beautiful neighborhood surrounded by picturesque trees and old buildings where people take pride in their homes and everyone is willing to spend a minute chit chatting on the street. Bolton Hill is a place I never thought I was looking for - after moving from NYC and loving the idea of being so anonymous, as a parent with young kids, it was so refreshing to know my neighbors and put down strong roots here.
Our family relocated in 2014 when my husband was recruited to work for Under Amour on their men's design team.
Great mix of people, cultures, close to the Bay, history, affordable.
Initially a job right out of college.
The size and scale of the City with the diversity of all the neighborhoods. It offers a great lifestyle experience with great proximity to larger Cities, beaches, and mountains.
A job offer initially brought us to Baltimore and we chose to stay and put down some roots!
Big city vibes with small city character.
Came for college and made my home here.
I live in a palace in Baltimore for the price of a small condo in DC. Baltimore has all the advantages of proximity to the nation's capital without the high cost of living, and is a great, historic city in its own right. It's really the best of both worlds.
I moved to the region from the Midwest for a job in DC. We looked for houses all over the DMV area, and found that almost all of our favorites were in Baltimore. We bought a beautiful place and are very happy with our decision.
The opportunities that present themselves for many Baltimore citizens.
I've been living here my whole life.
The culture! The neighbors! The food! The opportunities! I live in Hoes Heights and love this neighborhood!
Living near Patterson Park and all of the events that occur there year round. I love living close to the Inner Harbor. Additionally, I own a scooter and the city is a great place to run errands and attend events in other neighborhoods since parking could be difficult. Many great restaurants are within walking distance so I could always grab a bite and have a good time close to home.
I moved from Connecticut to attend Graduate school and never left. I recently lived in Mount Vernon.
I love that there are many days I don't need to use my car. I can walk practically everywhere I need to go. I also have the option of to use free transportation, on the Water Connector (when I use that I feel like I'm on vacation, in some exotic destination) or on the Circulator. I love the people I've met who also live in my building, or nearby. We all support the downtown lifestyle together. It's so nice to be able to decide to go to an Oriole's game or the theater at the last minute, and there's no hassle (or additional cost) of trying to find parking, or navigating traffic.
My husband and I met 32 years ago while he was in med school at UMD. We lived downtown while dating and while newlyweds. We had to move out of town for his residency. We moved back to the Baltimore area 13 years ago but with 1 child entering high school and 1 child entering middle school, we thought it would be easiest to live in the suburbs. My husband works at GBMC and I was volunteering twice a week downtown--at the Walters Art Museum and the Jewish Museum of MD. When our youngest child was a junior in college we decided to downsize. We ONLY looked downtown--we knew all along that we wanted to return to the city. He's still got a 20 minute commute to work (same as before) and I can walk (almost) wherever I need to go. We love the feel of the city and many days feel like we are living in a vacation destination (and that's high praise coming from me who was a travel consultant for 20 years ;)
My neighborhood! Evergreen Lawn has a great collection of large, 3- to 4-bedroom historic row houses, many complete with separate front porches and deep backyards. The people! Evergreen Lawn has a few residents who have been in the neighborhood for more than 50 years. These folks have real pride in the neighborhood and a deep sense of community.
I moved to Baltimore from Northern Virginia more than 10 years ago. I was of search of two key things: cheap real estate (under the $100,000 mark) and an easy commute to my then job in Washington, D.C. I found both!
Affordability, Cultural Institutions, Quirky Identity, Potential
The food, our awesome attractions, close proximity to DC, NY, and Philly.
Born and raised here!
I love having the ability to strive to do and be what you want to be. I absolutely love the convenience of living in the city. It's local to my family, my job, and my church. My daughter also participates in lots of community programs which all are located in the city and we love it.
I was born here
Born here, left... came back. "There's no place like home"
I'm inspired by how people work together to improve their neighborhoods and celebrate Baltimore's histories and strengths. Auchentoroly Terrace is a beautiful area with an active neighborhood association working on everything from regular alley cleaning and beautification to affordable development and community celebrations.
I came to Baltimore to join its arts communities and attend graduate school at MICA.
The diversity of the neighborhoods; easy access to downtown or county by 83 or 695. Close to 95 if traveling out of state.
I grew up the the Air Force and traveled quite a bit as a child. My mother and father were born in Baltimore and when my father retired he came back to Baltimore.
the sense of belonging
grow tired of country
All the benefits of living in the DC metro area, without actually living in the DC metro area.
Baltimore is very diverse and community-oriented.
I went to college here and then bought a house.
I love the view when I am driving into the city from the South on 95. It's so incredibly beautiful, especially when the sun is shining on the water, and at night with all the lights. Baltimore is a real city, built on a variety of industries. It's not just a one-trick pony like some cities, both nearby and across the country. I love Baltimore's history, and the fact that there is so much historic architecture, from so many different periods. I love that it's going through changes and challenges (many extremely difficult) but that other industries will help bring Baltimore back to it's former stature: Healthcare, Education, and Finance. All the boarded up houses make me very, very sad, but Baltimore is like the Little Engine That Could; it may be down but not forever. I believe in Baltimore.
My daughter is going to school here, and as an empty nester who works "virtually," I can live anywhere. I had always wanted to try Baltimore, and so I am.
The seafood(crabs), people, camaraderie, museums, interesting people, family, and historic community.
I moved here because of a family member.
We decided on Upper Fells because it has a great sense of community. Seriously, we know all our neighbors through stoop sitting, neighborhood walks, and block parties. We're also a short walk from Patterson park which has so much to offer. Our 20-month old enjoys the green grass, playgrounds and the swimming pool. We love being able to walk down to Fells Point to enjoy the waterfront view and plethora of restaurant options. Baltimore City is so diverse and has such rich history. It's hard not to fall in love with Charm City!
My husband is an Active Duty Marine and his career brought us to Maryland. We visited Baltimore once before moving to the city and knew it was for us. We initially lived in Riverside/Federal Hill area. We recently purchased a home in Upper Fells and plan to stay here as long as we can.
What I love most about Baltimore is the diversity of communities, and how they blend together. We have a culture that is distinct in its duality of southern hospitality coupled with northern sensibilities.
I was born here and haven't left.
No place like home! I love the history, diversity, just the melting pot of everything! Different people, and different incomes all living together. I love being near the water. The Inner Harbor, and I share a bond. It was built the same year I was born. We spent every nice Friday night taking strolls downtown. This city is in my blood!
I was born here. I know that is rare. It seems Hopkins keeps many people coming and going. I was not only born here, but so was 5 generations before me. I did move away thinking I wanted to live in the county. BIG mistake! The land of garage doors that go up, and the neighbor's car goes in, and you never see them!!! They really did not start talking to me until the "For Sale" sign went in the yard. My neighbors here in Bayview are like family! We love spending time on the front porch together sharing food, wine, and laughs! I will never leave! My favorite neighbors are the ones in their 90's. They have the best stories to share, and I could spend a whole weekend with them just listening. I really LOVE this place!!!
Beautiful, friendly people, quirky attitude, diverse, funky neighborhoods!
Love! And to be nearer DC area family.
The fighting spirit of the Baltimore people!
I was born here!
Where to begin? For me, it's our neighborhoods. There are so many, with different housing types, assets and identities. While sometimes forged by a legacy of discrimination, our neighborhoods have histories worth learning about.
I'm privileged to have attended college here and decided to stay!
It comes down to the ability that Baltimore has to draw in and appeal to people from different educations, home-towns, and backgrounds and give them a place to call home despite the length of time they plan on being here. I have met (and continue to meet) such a huge range of people that only planned on staying in Baltimore for a short while but ultimately ended up staying for a long while because they fell in love with the city. And honestly, it's really hard to not fall in love with the city. It's not so big that you get lost, but not so small that I find something new that I like about it or didn't know existed almost weekly. Baltimore's ability to keep me excited living here, to genuinely look forward to going home, wanting to go out on my bike, play some beach volleyball, visit a brewery, visit a museum, go to an O's game, watch a movie outside with friends, attend an "End of the World" party, ride in a "Bike Party", meet people who are artsy, technical, smart, blue-collar, entrepreneurs and restaurateurs, and have them all co-mingle without a sense of separatism but rather a sense of welcoming and wanting to get to know you...that's what I love most.
I'm a Marylander through and through, was raised and spent my childhood in PG county, and my teen/high-school years in Montgomery county. Knowing that I didn't want to be too far away from home for college, I looked locally at schools and ended up attending Loyola University Maryland for my undergraduate degree. After graduating, I put down roots in Canton, mostly because I wanted to live the city life and be near nightlife but also be close to my first job at the time that was in Middle River. Since then I've watched and been a part of Baltimore growing and expanding and plan to remain here for the foreseeable future.
Baltimore is a city of neighborhoods, where "community" actually means something. I've never before lived in a place where I *really* knew my neighbors, and where such strong bonds can be made with so many people from different backgrounds. It's been an amazing experience, and one I would not change for the world. Also, I work in the City, so my commute is like 10 minutes!
I moved to Baltimore from Silicon Valley in the summer of 2000. The need for affordable housing, to be able to work close to home, and a place where non-tech jobs could support a family were important to us. The culture and personality of Baltimore kept us here. We have raised two kids in Baltimore who love art, community, and appreciate diversity.
I love the fact that you are never to far away from anything. If you want to have a peaceful tranquil area you can have that and if you want to entertainment, food, or family fun it could all be one train, subway, light rail, or bus ride away.
I was born and raised here and I look forward to raising my children here.
We really love how much opportunity and vibrancy there is - things aren't sterile here. There's real opportunity to see new things and get involved new things if you want, or to just relax and watch things happen around you. Plus, we have wonderful, diverse neighbors - people who have lived on our block forever and new families and couples just starting.
I was attending law school and found a new job in the area, so I realized it was easier (and cheaper!) to move and stop commuting. Also, I really liked the opportunity to be surrounded by so many options - museums to visit, restaurants to try, people to meet. Even if we don't make it to half of them, I feel like there's always something new to try if I'm suddenly feeling adventurous.
Violetville is adorable! Our neighbors on our block are amazing. There are so many friendly people from all walks of life. After moving to Violetville, I learned that there are a lot of folks with green thumbs. We definitely plan on staying in Violetville a long time. :)
My husband was born and raised in Baltimore. I've always been a John Waters and Edgar Allan Poe fan so I really appreciated its quirk and charm. My first time in Violetville was to visit family on Halloween. Halloween in Violetville was amazing! The whole community was out and lively! We knew we wanted to buy a home soon and decided that Violetville would be perfect for us.
My neighbors are so friendly, and there's a real sense of community. Between neighborhood clean-ups, stoop nights, and more, we have so many opportunities to get to know each other and pitch in to make the neighborhood the best it can be! I also can't get enough of the awesome foodie scene and the growing arts culture. We have the best street festivals throughout the city!
I was born and grew up in the Halethorpe/Catonsville area of Baltimore County, and moved into the city when my husband and I purchased our home. My husband grew up in Riverside & South Baltimore, so it was a no-brainer to come back here!
I love that Baltimore is such a close community that it feels like part of my extended family. There are so many things to do that bring neighbors and friends together- from the free concerts in the parks, to the afternoons at the neighborhood pool, to the cornhole leagues at the bars and everything in between.
The affordability and the friends. I rented in Mount Vernon for five years and loved it. When it came time to purchase a home, I just couldn't imagine leaving the city because I had made so many friends and loved it so much. I bought a home in Patterson Park Neighborhood five years ago.
The architecture! Baltimore has an incredibly diverse assortment of homes and buildings throughout the city. From Gothic style cathedrals in Mt Vernon, to stately colonials in Guilford, Sears house kit homes in Mt Washington and Tudor-style row homes Govanstowne. It is an incredible spectrum!
Work - I was hired by a large homebuilder to come to the area to sell new condominiums in the city during the boom. Now I work for myself as an independent real estate agent on the Ron Howard & Associates team of ReMax Preferred.
A genuine community exists here. People strive to relate to one another.
Undergraduate studies at Morgan State University.
Baltimore is very historic. I love the area we live in . Downtown is just a few miles . Building relationships with people in the area has been great with starting my business.
I move the Baltimore a few years ago to Assist my grandmother and to start my life & to pursue my detailing business.
The sense of community and the diversity. People come here or live here for different reasons but we're all invested in this place. It is very uplifting to be a part of this community, Ednor Gardens specifically. A walk in the neighborhood usually leads to a porch front gathering with friends.
We came to Baltimore for my husband to get his PhD at Hopkins. We chose the city for convenience, diversity, and community.
I love big cities, but *not-too-big* cities.
Grad school first, then work.
There are so many people doing all kinds of things and making it work. People here will try just about anything--and that's a good thing.
neighborhoods, walk around, events, retail, history
I love Baltimore’s rich history and architecture.
I was born here!
Variety of Restaurants, Sports from High School and College to The Professional Teams, The Cultural Communities which include the Museums, Symphony, variety of Fairs and tours, Farmers Market, Open Spaces and Parks.
I was born in Baltimore and although I have lived elsewhere, I returned to Baltimore to live and raise my family.
There are so many things to love about Baltimore, but one of my favorite things is that although we are a decent sized city, we still have that small town feel. It's easy to meet people here and after a while you learn that so many people are interconnected. I also love our growing foodie scene. It seems that every month we add another exceptional restaurant in the city!
I originally grew up in Westminster, so I am a Maryland native. After living out west for a while, I returned to Baltimore and have been back for 8 years. I always wanted to live downtown and love being able to park my car on the weekends and take an Uber everywhere I need to go since it's so easy to get around. I believe my quality of life has improved now that I live in the city, there is so much to do and all of the neighborhoods are easy to get to. (one note on your neighborhood selector above, it didn't include Harbor East. I think that is a growing residential area and should be added. I live in Little Italy technically, but because Harbor East is a block away I consider it my neighborhood too).
The unique neighborhoods, the people, the parks, and just how down to earth it is!
I came for a job, but ended up loving Baltimore and decided to plant roots.
the people the sports the food friends and family
i was born and raised here
I enjoy the charm of the city, even the grit. I love the arts scene as well as the affordability of the neighborhoods.
I bought a vacant to value home. I work in DC and walk to the train every day.
I love all the fun places in Baltimore. There are a lot of places to visit in Baltimore on any given day.
i was born and raised in Baltimore.
I love the people the most. Sitting on my stoop on a cool summer evening talking to friends and neighbors. Or maybe an O's game on a Saturday afternoon cheering (no matter how bad we are). This city is great and the people around you make it home.
I was born and raised here.
I have combined two tag lines that describe what I love most about Baltimore. "Change to Grow" and "Anything is Possible!" I have seen Baltimore change and grow in wonderful ways over the 7 years I have lived here and I have watched its residents live the Anything is Possible mantra. Accessible is the word I use most when I only have a few minutes to describe the City.
A job at the Maryland Historical Society.
What I love most about Baltimore is the variety of it's neighborhoods, its history, its beauty; whether it be listening to Jazz during a free concert at Cylburn Arboretum or eating crabs on waterfront at Middle River. I am a native Baltimorean, a graduate of Western High School, and I received my Bachelors Degree from University of Maryland Baltimore County, where I majored in Political Science, and minored in Public Administration. West Hills is city living, that feels like suburbia, neighbors know each other, watch out for each other, and really care about the community.
I am a lifelong resident, and I love Baltimore. My parents were born and raised in Baltimore city, and in the late 1950's they bought their first home in Edmondson Village. Today my brother owns that same row house, that me and my four siblings were raised in. While I have lived in Baltimore County, and Montgomery County, I have always been partial to Baltimore city, today I live in the quiet community of West Hills. I have owned my home in West Hills since early 1990's, and I love the neighborhood, it's 15 minutes to Harbor, 20 minutes to airport, and a great place for any family. The new Mass Transit Red Line will have a stop within walking distance, and provide a easy safe commute to inner city.
Above and beyond all else its's neighborhoods. They're not just a charming relic of Baltimore's history, but a colorful, vibrant part of urban life in Baltimore. They add diversity and character to the city.
My mother settled in Baltimore after my father died when I was in 7th grade. I've lived a lot of places since then but Baltimore's neighborhoods and history have brought me back.
I love the diversity of Waverly's housing structures. Each block is uniquely distinct. I appreciate that the neighborhood is close to so many active bus lines; it makes getting around easy. I love that I can roll out of bed on Saturday morning and walk just two blocks to our year-round Saturday farmers market. Above all, I like that Waverly is so neighborly. It's nice to live somewhere where the people around you care about your well-being and the well-being of the community as a whole. I'm proud to tell people I live in Waverly and I know my neighbors feel the same way.
I came to Baltimore after finishing my undergraduate studies at the University of Pittsburgh. I grew up in Pittsburgh and while I love the city wholeheartedly, I wanted to live somewhere new. Since I went to school for urban planning and focused my studies on analyzing and understanding post industrial cities, Baltimore had the qualities that I was looking for in a city to start my career. Baltimore has totally won me over; I'm here to stay!
The potential Baltimore excites me. I have traveled all over the world and but Baltimore is my home. We are no more than 4 hours a way from anything a person would want. Amusement Parks, Beaches, ATVing, white water rafting. Baltimore is perfectly located.
Born and raised here.
I like to live in the city and Baltimore has character and identity that other cities in the area lack. I also like the sense of community in my neighborhood.
City living and not wanting to live in DC.
The way in which the city takes advantage of the water.
I grew up in the County, but the city has everything we need.
I am born and raised in Baltimore.I have traveled through the west coast, as far as Oklahoma, lived in Virginia, and yet always seem to come back to Baltimore. I call it my true love!
I am originally from Baltimore.
The convenience, I can walk to the store or a catch the bus. Everything is accessible!
I've been here all my life.
I love the quirkiness, and abundant uniqueness that one can only find in Baltimore.
I work in the county, but the pull of citylife was too much.
Friendly people, affordable, slower pace than most east coast cities, but with all of the amenities.
Born and raised in the area. Love the music and art scene.
I love the people and accessibility of Baltimore which makes taking advantage of its amenities and cultural features very easy and affordable. It is a good size to be able to get around and the personality of the city / its residents, really is 'charm'ing.
I grew up in the suburb, Reisterstown, so returning to a more urban experience after college and a few years in NYC seemed like a great fit. I moved to Canton just as it was beginning its revitalization, and it was the beginning of a great couple of decades as a Baltimore resident. Later, I moved up to the Northern parts of the city, first Lake Walker, then Cedarcroft.
Location to other cities. Also the area that I live in is quiet.
Born and raised
I've had the opportunity to go to some other great areas like Fells Point and Canton, but none of them have the same neighborhood feel as Ridgely's Delight. We have neighborhood happy hours, community clean ups, holiday parties, monthly board meetings and all kinds of fun events throughout the year. If you are walking through the neighborhood, leave yourself some time as you are sure to run into a friendly neighbor and get into a great discussion.
I moved to Baltimore fresh out of college (PSU) for a job at Northrop Grumman. I've been in Ridgely's Delight for the past 10 years. It's the best neighborhood in Baltimore. We have access to 95, 395 and 83 which allows quick exit and entry to and from home or work. There are great spots in Ridgely's such as The Corner Bistro Wine Bar, Quigley's Half Irish Pub, Camden Pub, the Ridgely's Mini Mart, Peace and a Cup of Joe Coffee house and many more. We are tucked away right across the street from Camden Yards and M&T Bank Stadium. I thought I'd be here for two years, but just can't leave this amazing city. I love to share more information about Ridgely's Delight. Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions!
I love the history. It's a city with a rich past that is written in its architecture, its landscape, its politics, and its people.
Work and education.
I love how accessible everything is in Baltimore - both urban amenities like entertainment, restaurants, and cultural institutions as well as opportunities to get out in nature hiking, biking or just going out for a walk with the dog.
I grew up here, moved to the west coast for college and moved back to start my career and be close to family.
Parks and Trails
My parents moved me here when I was 4 years old. Now I have a job as a Naturalist working for Baltimore City Rec and Parks.
You get the diversity of DC without the extreme costs.
I love the history, the variety of architecture, the proximity to everything
I missed the east coast. I grew up here and loved the idea of city living on a small scale.
It is where my family started out when they came over from Italy. They worked hard to make a way in Baltimore. I love the people here the most. The stories they have, how everyone is related in some way, Baltimore is a small town!
My husband and I were both born and raised here. We bought a house here after we got married and are now raising our daughter here.
Not only is it tranquil, it is close to Lake Montebello, Morgan State University, and oodles of shopping in nearby Towson, I love the interior structures of the rowhomes in Perring Loch. They were built in the 1950s, and they have so much character and room in comparison to the typical 12-foot narrow rowhouses in older parts of the city. I lived in southern Baltimore prior to moving to Perring Loch so I love having my own parking pad, a small yard in the front and back, and lots of homeowner-occupied neighbors who care about home beautification.
Having a young son and wanting peace, quiet, and good house prices in a neighborhood of homeowners.
A. opportunity to live in a walkable community. B. easy access to city amenities, i.e. arts, performance, sports, restaurants, museums. C. easy access to airport, ability to get out of town.
Reasonably sized, lack of pretension, surprisingly signficant artistic inclination.
What I love most about Baltimore is the diversity of people and neighborhoods. Baltimore offers you the excitement of living in the thick of the city and the quietness of open, country like living. Whether you are in the city or the county, you are always within driving distance to a highly energetic nightlife, historical monuments, and cultural experiences that are specific to Baltimore. Living in Baltimore is unmatched and understated.
I moved to Baltimore after graduating from Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University in the fall of 2006. After accepting a job offer, I, unexpectedly, begin to enjoy Baltimore and decided to settle and make this my home. It's been 13 years and I can't imagine living anywhere else.
I LOVE The Landscape, which is so unique and so impressive. The character of each little neighborhood, so drastically and uniquely different than the next. I was born, raised and educated in Baltimore City. Most of my younger years were spent in West Baltimore's Edmondson Village and Harlem Park neighborhoods with my family. As I got older and explored various educational and employment opportunities, I relocated to Northeast Baltimore, which is where I currently reside. Baltimore is a very unique city with lots of character and opportunities. I most love the landscape, the design of the express ways, the variations in home styles, the availability of green space and creativity of the parks, the programs available to assist those in need, the poetry scene, the diverse religious cultures, it's small business networking opportunities and it's proximity to DC. Baltimore has been home to me for many years. It's where my family migrated to from the south many generations ago. It's where I was educated from elementary through Graduate school. It's where all of my most memorable "firsts" occurred. I learned to love, to work hard, to explore, to invest, to push through difficult circumstances, to see hidden beauty and opportunity all right here in Baltimore.
As stated above I was born and raised in Baltimore, Md.
I love the city history and all things involved with changes made through home improvement
I was born and raised here
Our city is full of so much culture. You just have to open your eyes.
I was raised in baltimore
My neighborhood is a good mix of old school Main Street that incorporates new businesses and resident needs. I like that you can quietly and respectfully get your party in the nearby commercial districts but what happens there, stays there and does not impact your peace and quiet enjoyment at home. There is easy access to several grocers and some are walkable. The commute to other regional amenities is really easy, even with traffic. It is not a far drive to BWI, Penn Station, downtown, Mt. Vernon and the Harbor, parts of the County, parts of PA, skiing and the Bay. There are also nice trails close by or just enjoy Lake Montebello. It has a good mix of what I need to have to enjoy life and my community.
My community, my house, my career, city living but easy access to skiing, kayaking and DC
Baltimore is a very unique city with excellent neighborhoods in the midst of variable urban living. I can be inspired to give back with a multitude of causes and non-profits to assist, or relax and people watch in quaint cafes, like On The Hill Cafe in Bolton Hill (SO European!!!) or Harbor East Waterfront. The plight of North Avenue has been morphed to Station North- how can you not love the resiliency of this city. Ashburton- a lovely tree lined, middle class, single family home neighborhood, perfect to raise a family, with Hanlon park in walking distance and all the major highways in a 10 min drive. West side living at it's best, if only we had a Whole Foods, but finally Starbucks!!!!
I was born and raised in Baltimore, it will always hold a place in my heart whether I am near or far- with property to call my own!
I love Baltimore's history and the design of homes and buildings.
I went to Towson University and after graduating moved back to the DC area. When I was accepted to return to school at University of Maryland School of Social Work, I decided to move to Hollins Market to be within walking distance of school. I love the Southwest Baltimore neighborhoods and decided to stay in Pigtown after graduating and getting at job at University of Maryland Medical Center.
I love being so accessible, and in walking distance, to restaurants, shopping and a variety of activities.
I moved from NJ as a result of changing employment.
I love how "Smalltimore" is a very real concept. I'm always running in to people that I haven't seen in forever as well as people that I see all the time. It's also great meeting so many different kinds of people, all living in the same area. Art, history, science, and sports are all a huge party of Baltimore and that's what has kept me here so long.
I've lived in and around Baltimore my entire life but just moved to the city in July of 2013. Before actually living in the city, I lived in Ellicott City, Towson, and Parkville but I would come to Canton almost every weekend to visit friends.
I love the eclectic neighborhoods and the different vibes you get whenever you wander from one to another. I also love that there is so much growth going on right now. It's amazing how much potential Baltimore has.
I've lived in the Baltimore area since my family moved from DC in the late 1990s.
Being able to walk to everything I need, including Camden Yards!
I moved here for a job, and stayed (through three job changes) after I fell in love with my neighborhood.
I love the Diversity of the people in the City.There are opportunities for business .I work with Baltimore City Public Schools and that connects me to many families and I feel fulfilled as I serve them.
I came here to visit a friend and I fell in love with this place. Later I got jobs and then settled here.
My neighbors. They met my kids from the bus when I was running late. We talk regularly when walking the dog. We have neighborhood potlucks and snow shoveling parties. We've recently formed a gardening group.
We were living in DC but couldn't afford the lifestyle that we could have in Baltimore.
I love the surprises-an art gallery in a residential neighborhood, immense greenspace in an urban setting, pop up bike lanes, a bike party when you're not expecting it. I love the low key, big city vibe. Baltimore natives have a fierce pride in our city, but are welcoming to transplants as well. It's the people who make the city.
I grew up in South Baltimore, moved back for grad school at Hopkins, and have lived and worked here ever since. My partner and I bought a house near Patterson Park in July 2016, and adopted a puppy from BARCS. I'm here to stay!
I renovated and live in my Grandparents house so South Baltimore has a special place in my heart! Beyond that it is awesome on its own. I can walk to anything I could ever need (the market, restaurants, entertainment) and I can take the (Charm City) Circulator to work rarely ever needing to use my car. Baltimore is authentic and so is South Baltimore, there is no place I would rather be.
Born & Raised & Stayed!
I love our community! The northeast district has many active community associations, business district organizations, and fun events. Neighbors getting together, working for the betterment of our community and city, there's a real team spirit and it's fun to be involved. Moravia-Walther is a beautiful neighborhood of historic homes. My street was built in the late 1930s. We are convenient to all of the neighborhoods of Baltimore City, and not far from Towson, and White Marsh, with great access to the highways off of Moravia Road. I like being able to choose from our local restaurants and shops, while also enjoying the quiet and peace of our neighborhood.
I did not want to live in a boring suburb as a young adult, and my feelings have not changed over the years. City living is more fun, more exciting, and I love the diversity of my community.
I love the walkable lifestyle to live (high-rise), work (library), and play (especially the BSO)!
It's a great, compact size and population, with amazing cultural and community offerings. And I got a job at the amazing Enoch Pratt Free Library!
In Bolton Hill, you will find friendly and diverse neighbors; beautiful homes and streets; fantastic school options (nursery school, public school & public charter school), and access to all City life has to offer by walking, biking or public transportation. In general, I love that Baltimore feels like a small town yet has big city attractions. Baltimore is also a family-friendly city with outstanding neighborhoods. I serve on the Board of the Downtown Baltimore Family Alliance (www.dbfam.org), and I've had the opportunity to meet families across the City that are committed to raising their children in Baltimore City. This sense of community gives me hope that Baltimore will continue to be a city in which my family and I can live, work, learn and play for our entire lives.
It's hard for me to pick one thing that I love most about the city, as there are so many highlights. I enjoy the character of the various neighborhoods, and love learning about the history of each. I also love the variety of sports, arts, cultural events, museums, parks, and more!
I originally came to Baltimore in 2003 to work at UMBC (Go, Retrievers!). I have been here ever since and after living in several different neighborhoods, I bought a home in Original Northwood in 2015.
It's big enough to have everything you need but still small where everyone knows everyone else.
Grew up in the county and started working in the city in 2000.
Baltimore’s a generous and friendly City. It fuels friendliness. I have friends who have become like family, at a Citywide event like Artscape, the Book Festival or farmer markets Baltimore folks smile and greet one another warmly. Baltimore's architecture, art scene, international food choices blended with diverse neighborhoods can't be beat. Of course, our City's affordability, proximity to DC, Philadelphia and NYC are added benefits.
I moved to Baltimore in 1990 at 20 years old from western New York . I was bored with my college classes and working for progressive organizations living in a small conservative town. A friend moved to Maryland and offered a place to stay. I left New York with $750 and my little Honda Civic packed with everything I owned. I never looked back. I found a job at Clean Water Action within a week, rented a great apartment in Mt Vernon, joined the awesome Mt Vernon scene of the 1990's, later had children, married and bought a home in Lauraville while working in non-profits in community development, with at risk youth and homelessness for 25 years.
Even though it is a city many times it feels like a small neighborhood.
I work in Baltimore city and have for about 13 years now.
Big city, small town feel
Where do I start? I LOVE how it is a city - yet has a real small town feel. I love how friendly everyone is and how you can't go anywhere without seeing someone you know. We live a few doors from Patterson Park and consider it our backyard - there are play grounds, duck pounds, tennis courts, football fields, baseball fields, soccer fields, dog parks, and an ice skating rink. The best part? We don't have to spend our entire weekend doing yard work. In Baltimore, there are great restaurants, attractions, parks, and a beautiful 7-mile waterfront promenade just a 5 minute walk from our house. My family is very social - so we love all of the street festivals, concerts, parades, and family events. I don't know if there has ever been a weekend where there hasn't been anything to do - keeps life exciting. We also walk everywhere - my husband and I park our cars on Friday and sometimes don't move them until Monday morning -we have bicycles with seats for the kids, wagons, multiple strollers, etc. We also just recently purchased a Baltimore Water Taxi family membership, which we use often. Our family also belongs to Port Discovery, National Aquarium, Maryland Science Center, Baltimore Zoo, Otterbein Swim Club, and Maryland Athletic Club in Harbor East. Most of all, there is such a strong sense of community here with all of the neighborhood listservs. There are also several great city schools! My son attends a Baltimore City public school in south Baltimore and we are blown away by the school's performance. We feel truly lucky to have found such a great spot to raise our family and have no plans of moving.
College -I attended Towson University, moved to Federal Hill after graduating and met my husband. We purchased a house in SW Baltimore, which we lived in for three years. Once our second child was on the way, we decided to move across the city to larger house.
The gorgeous historic architecture. Kind people. Affordable living.
The beautiful, spacious and affordable historic homes; the warm, kind community, the creative scene.
I work in DC and absolutely love coming home to Baltimore everyday. Its a vibrant city with a small town feel where who you work for isn't the first question someone asks you. Baltimore has developed into a true foodie town. There are excellent year-round farmers markets providing fresh, healthy foods to the community and in the last few years, so many amazing breweries and local/seasonal restaurants have popped up. I also think Baltimore's art scene has really put the city on the map. The city has really embraced the idea of using arts and an economic driver and it's amazing to see these creative solutions in action. Lastly, being the huge history buff that I am, few cities compare to mob town!
I came to Baltimore to attend Goucher College and moved to the city half way through school. I ended up finding a job in DC after college and decided to stay in Baltimore and commute back and forth via MARC train.
I love Baltimore's affordability, its proximity to other major cities, and its array of dichotomies in its neighborhoods. Presently, I live in the Glen neighborhood in NW Baltimore. It is a quiet, serene, and peaceful area located in the heart of the city's Jewish community. Glen is small, affordable and has a suburban feel throughout its small winding streets. It is close to Reisterstown Plaza, near several MTA bus lines: 18, 27, 53, 54, 58, 59, 60, as well as the Metro Subway. Glen is also located within proximity to I-83 (12-mins), and I-695 (17-mins). I love this area and strongly recommend it for single people and families alike!
I was born and raised in Baltimore, and love this city from end to end. We have such potential and I see it unfolding with each year. Baltimore has something for everyone and will always keep your mind stimulated. Welcome to our fair city and I hope you love it as much as I do!
Station North Arts District
Where to start! I love the walkability, I love the people, I love the easy access to other cities and outdoors attractions, I love living by the water, and I love the affordability.
I grew up in Montgomery County, and moved to Baltimore City with my husband when I was out of law school. I love my job, and the people I work with. Baltimore has a small and very congenial legal community, that I love being a part of. It's a great City to work in!
I love how vibrant Baltimore is. There is always something happening and as long as you are willing to leave your neighborhood, it is very easy to explore and find friends to experience it all with. In every part of the city, you can find a gem to celebrate. From a mural tour in East Baltimore, to Honfest, to Flicks on the Hill, Baltimore has something for everyone (and lots of things for those of us on a budget).
I moved to Baltimore for an AmeriCorps VISTA position. In this role I helped unemployed Baltimoreans gain skills to get back into the workforce. I quickly felt very connected to some of the deeper issues of the city and developed a passion to help address these problems.
There is ALWAYS something to do! Whether I'm at a beer tasting or just walking through my neighborhood, I've never felt like I've had a boring weekend living in the city, and everything is so affordable. There's such a great variety of events and things going on and there really is something for everyone.
A job in the tech industry. I came from Virginia and rented my first year Baltimore, fell in love with its community and bought a house shortly after my lease ended.
Baltimore has amazing strengths and stunning architecture. Forest Park is a prime example of this statement. This neighborhood is populated by an eclectic working class community that stands committed to beautifying their homes' original woodwork by making modern improvements. A walk through Forest Park will show you brilliant landscapes and expose you to diverse cultures.
I war born in this great American city.
I love Baltimore for its quirky vibe and prominent history. The Pigtown community is the perfect microcosm of the city as a whole. Even from its name, you can guess Pigtown is a fun place to live. It's one of the most diverse neighborhoods with home and rental prices for any budget.
I bought a home in the city because it fit my price range. The Pigtown neighborhood lured me in because the community is so close to so much. I love living within walking distance to Inner Harbor, the stadiums, a grocery store, restaurants and public transportation such as the Marc Train or the Light Rail.
I love the friendliness of the people in this city. You can't quite find the charming hospitality of this city any place else.
I was born and raised in Baltimore County. It was time for a change of pace and city living fit the bill.
Living in a diverse city
My husband and I fell in love with our house and Westgate for many reasons. We wanted to live IN Baltimore, but really wanted a yard and easy parking, both of which we get here. The neighborhood overall is really welcoming and social. There's always a spontaneous potluck, firepit, or gamenight happening at ours or a neighbors' house. Everyone really watches out for everyone else too. It's a close-knit, family-friendly, fun community. I work from home most of the time, but my husband has a pretty easy MARC train commute to DC. He takes the train from the Halethorpe MARC station and so do a lot of other Westgate residents.
My husband's job in DC made us relocate to the area from Connecticut. We chose to live in Baltimore over DC because more affordable and felt it fit more with our personalities. A friend recently described the two cities as: "Baltimore is like Austin to DC's Manhattan". Baltimore overall is a medium-sized city that's really very accessible. Every weekend there's lots of fun, quirky things happening. The people are friendly. It's an easy commute to DC. And I love the weather with four seasons but not harsh winters (usually...).
Baltimore is one of the most under-rated cities in the country with the most potential! There is a plethora of things to do with friends and family just minutes from my house. Some of our favorite things include the following: Saturday morning Farmers Market in Waverly, the Roland Park and Waverly Libraries, Sherwood Garden picnics, the playgrounds at Linkwood Park and Waverly YMCA, walking our dog at Wyman Park, dining and shopping in Harbor East, exploring Hampden's eclectic shops and restaurants, Friday nights at Belvedere Square, riding our bikes around Lake Montebello, running in or cheering on runners during the Baltimore Running Festival, and the new splash pad at the Rotunda.
My husband and I both grew up out of state but attended the University of Maryland, College Park. After a few years of marriage and moving around the country, we decided to relocate back to the Mid-Atlantic, closer to family and friends. Although Baltimore wasn't on the top of our list (Annapolis was...) we found that the city had so much to offer, and purchased a home in Guilford in 2009. I completely fell in love with the historic quality and charm of the homes in the neighborhood and the surrounding areas. As our family grew over the next few years, we were lucky enough to find a Guilford home in need of renovation that would suit our growing needs. Instead of "moving to the county" , we spent 11 months completely renovating our new home and couldn't be happier. This experience truly solidified our commitment to Baltimore City. I am excited to be part of an organization that "Cheer-leads" for all of the wonderful things this city has to offer.
People. I think interactions with people are the most interesting part of life and there is no question whether or not Baltimore has some interesting people... strange even... but in the end, that's what makes it charming.
Wanted to help develop and create a film / video industry in Baltimore that would not only provide local jobs, but also change the messaging that the outside world hear's about Baltimore. I currently live in TV hill, and have my company, ATB Productions, running out of Meadow Mill.
Most of all I love being able to walk everywhere! I also really enjoy being so close to the water, the stadiums, the downtown business district and all of the charming neighborhoods!
A walk to work experience in a lively downtown environment.
I love the people, the places, the things, the scenes, the attitude, the spirit, the willpower. Baltimore is a great city. Your money, which you work hard for, goes a long way. Best advice: Invest in this city--be it property, education, volunteering, participating, whatever--you won't be sorry.
I came to Baltimore 32 years ago from the Washington DC area. I went to Towson State University, which was a great experience. Truth be told, I went Towson because the majority of people that I went to high school with went to University of Maryland (no offense) and I didn't want to go to 13th Grade. Baltimore was a wild, uncharted territory compared to the Washington DC suburbs. I was up for the adventure. I love Baltimore the most because everyday, you see something unique and crazy...it you take a look around, you'll start to notice as well.
I love the walkability and city life of the harbor area.
My wife accepted a job at Johns Hopkins.
The mixture of new and historic
Born and raised.
I love the neighborliness of Baltimore. My regular spots have come to know me by name, and I've gotten to know the people who work at them. I feel connected to my neighbors and friends in the city and it is easy to connect to the cultural scene.
I moved here originally to attend a master's program at one of Baltimore's institutions of higher education. After 10 years, I wouldn't leave!
Baltimore is a city of neighborhoods, and each community is unique. It's a city where residents from all backgrounds are likely to spark up a conversation with a visitor, neighbor, or passerby. It's a town with hidden gems, and busy corners just the same. It's truly charming.
I was born in Baltimore, and have lived in and around the city my whole life. There's no place like it. :-)
There are so many things to do and see in the city!
I am originally from Amsterdam, NY and moved here in 1965.
what it has to offer and the opportunities that's opening up
my parents and now that they have both passed on, I decided to stay and make it my home
Baltimore has a rich history with great traditions, but full of possibilities for new families.
I was born and raised in Baltimore, I moved back because I found a great home that is convenient for my wife who works for Baltimore City Public Schools.
Bayview offers the best of both worlds - city living in row houses where you can hang out with your neighbors, be part of a close community, and walk to the grocery store and Joseph Lee park; but unlike a lot of city residents, many of our houses in Bayview have small yards great for entertaining in the summer, plus being on the edge of the City makes it incredibly convenient to commute and travel - 895 and 95 are just 2 minutes away. We have a great mix of neighbors, young families and retired folks all happy to be living in the same neighborhood. There are lots of exciting projects happening or starting soon in and around Bayview - a mixed use development across from Hopkins Bayview hospital, the Bayview Marc train station, and the 2 mile walking path, garden, and playground at Joseph Lee Park. Now is the best time to invest in a Bayview home!
My job, the awesome home buying incentives, and the cost of living compared to very expensive DC.
I love the seasons, the neighborhoods, the music scene, bike party and bikemore, the BMA and AVAM, food markets and food trucks, and all the awesome friendly people, of course.
I was born and raised in Baltimore. I did leave to go to college at Virginia Tech and then I lived in Oakland CA for 5 years. I moved back from CA and have lived in Baltimore city since 2006.
I enjoy the dining and entertaining options. I also like that it close to other cities with more options, such as NYC and DC. I like that Baltimore is affordable. Baltimore's quirky nature is also appealing to me.
I was born here, but moved away for over ten years. Then decided to move back because my family is here.
The people. No matter where you go there's always someone around ready to chat about where to get something to eat, the Ravens and the Orioles, or to help with directions or other advice. Baltimore's people make it great.
I was born and raised in Baltimore County so have always been around the city. I moved into the city in 2003, moved out in 2005, realized that was a huge mistake and moved back in 2010 and have been here since. I love this town!
I love how involved the community association of my neighborhood is. Most people didn't know about Johnston Square, but Re-Build Johnston Square is working to change that! We also have a nice park with a hill and a view of downtown, and a public swimming pool. We're close to Mount Vernon and Penn Station, so we're connected, but much cheaper!
I moved for a job almost 4 years ago.
I love the sense of community -- whether it be the camaraderie at a PTO meeting, stoop sitting with neighbors on a mild weather night (spring, summer and fall), block parties, etc. -- we look out for each other and each other's kids.
I landed my first job in Baltimore City after college (i both grew up and attended college out of state), and have never left.
Baltimore is a really unique city. I love all of the different neighborhoods within the city and the fact that we can get to most of them without needing to get in the car and drive! My kids love how much fun it is to go places walking, taking the Circulator, or heading across the harbor on the water taxi. There is always something fun to do and so many activities for families and the kids. We love our neighborhood and all of the restaurants and shopping around us. We play in the park most days or take long walks with the kids riding their bikes or scooters. City life is great!
My husband and I chose to relocate to Baltimore because I had family roots here and some relatives living close by in the surrounding counties. The house we live in has been in my family forever. My paternal grandfather was actually born in it, and he and my grandmother raised my father and his siblings here. We were lucky enough to be able to purchase it from my family and are now raising our children in it! We love the history of our house and of the neighborhood.
cultural and clubbing
Baltimore is a city with a small town feel.
I was born in Baltimore and moved to West Virginia when I was 10. Ever since I left, I dreamed of coming back home. I've always felt a special connection to the city. From the Inner Harbor to the surrounding neighborhoods - it's where I belong.
Owning a piece of the historic fabric of the city is not out of reach of ordinary people. Committed, accepting people live here. I teach Baltimore history at the University of Baltimore, and the more I learn about this city, the more I fall in love with it.
We lived in DC for a year, but found Baltimore much more family friendly when we visited. My husband has commuted on the MARC train for 20 years, but we never regretted our choice to move to affordable, charming Baltimore.
I like the diversity, and the history of the city. I also like the institutions of the city, such as the Enoch Pratt Library, the Johns Hopkins University, and Penn Station. I love my neighborhood because I can walk to everything. I am close to Morgan State and Johns Hopkins Universities. I am close to the Giant supermarket, Ace Hardware and can walk to the newly constructed YMCA, library, and the neighborhood is close to great schools and is serviced by numerous bus routes.
I moved to Baltimore for work, and decided to stay because I enjoy the city.
I love that Baltimore has so many different area's to explore and culture's to get to know. Every weekend it seems like there's something going on in the city that celebrates these unique attributes of the city. From there, we love to explore all the unique traditions the city has and celebrates. I'd also toss out, light city, light up night and all the other yearly fun events the city has!
We decided to buy a house in Baltimore because it was affordable and a very unique home. Further, we are close to just about everything, which is really nice! We love how Baltimore is filled with unique architecture in the housing market.
Love raising my children in the city and exploring all that the city has to offer. Love my neighbors and strong sense of community. Love my childrens' school!
Moved to Baltimore to attend college at Johns Hopkins and never left.
The thriving arts community, the food, and the people.
I came to Baltimore to attend Johns Hopkins University's Peabody Conservatory of Music. I lived in Mt. Vernon for 6 years.
It is my hometown and it is a place where within hours you can be at the ocean or in the mountains or in the capital. Very diversified.
Born and raised
Summer time in Baltimore Neighborhoods
What I love most about Baltimore is my neighborhood Bolton Hill. My husband and I renovated a historic house here and along the way have made life-long friends. We have received so much from our neighbors and community and do our best to give back and return the goodwill. We volunteer with organizations making a difference in 21217 and host Stoopscape - an epic stoop party during Artscape weekend for our neighbors and whoever stops by to stoop with us.
I grew up in Detroit but spent my summers in Baltimore visiting family. I rediscovered the city as an adult when I relocated here for a job. I've traveled all over the world and haven't found the mix of charm, coolness, fun and energy that Baltimore has. My husband and I found the perfect home in Bolton Hill and it is always full of visiting family and people we've met and told "You must come to Baltimore for a visit". They always come and are impressed with the diversity of people, architecture, food and art scene.
I love how small and local the city feels, yet there are still many things like a big city -- such as the great restaurants and events around town. I also like that I can walk almost anywhere I want to go.
Originally, I moved to Baltimore for law school. I stayed because I liked the city so much.
I love the great sense of community in our neighborhood. We can really trust and depend on our neighbors and have become friends with many of them. Our street in particular has so many families with young children, which is great for me because I am at home with my son. We enjoy block parties, moms'/dads' night out groups, a playgroup, and a group of neighbors who genuinely enjoy each others' company. We sure aren't a neighborhood in name only -- Medfield is a wonderful place to call home.
My husband got a job in Maryland and I served as an AmeriCorps*VISTA in Baltimore in 2007. We've been here ever since!
The arts districts, lots of yard sales, festivals. I also love exploring new coffee shops and restaurants - it's a lovely break from all the chain restaurants!
I've lived here my whole life. I grew up in Highlandtown and moved to Glenham-Belhar in 2012.
The people, the neighborhoods and the quirkiness! There is always someone fun to do, whether I am out with my family or on a date with my husband, or out with friends. I am passionate about city living and raising my family here. My daughter (and hopefully my son too when he is old enough) attend public school and we have been thrilled with their education and the opportunities that they have to thrive. It's a great city and it's only getting better!
We were looking for a place that was convenient for my work (at the time DC) and my husbands (at the time north of Baltimore in Harford County) but still in an urban setting and near a train station. We found our forever home in Ridgely's Delight 11 years ago and couldn't be happier!
I love all the different neighborhoods that offer different cuisine, different cultural activities and being so close to the Chesapeake Bay.
I came to Baltimore permanently for a job opportunity back in 1990. I've lived in a few different neighborhoods such as Federal Hill, Canton, and now most recently in Reservoir Hill.
The architecture and the old world charm of Canton, Federal Hill,etc. It is very rich in culture and history.
I was born and raised here.
What I love most about Baltimore is its commitment to community building.
I was brought to Baltimore to work and quickly called it home. Baltimore is really a CHARM and I wouldn't want to be anywhere else.
Walking to the best shopping and dining in the Baltimore area.
Long story...suffice it to say, I stayed!
Baltimore is the kind of city where people build things together, make music together, mourn together, and celebrate together. When someone gets a ball rolling in Baltimore, there are always people to help push. This is a city that incubates dreams.
I came here for college and stayed because I couldn't find anywhere else in the country that felt so loving, comfortable and challenging.
I love the tight-knit, "melting pot" communities, all within a blocks walk to the historic/downtown attractions, as well as small businesses. Highlandtown has far surpassed my expectations, as far as city living is concerned. There is a sense of comradery between all the neighbors of the community and there is always opportunity for community outreach. The locals in Highlandtown particularly support businesses like that of Dipasquale's & The Laughing Pint and they are amongst me favorites as well, if you don't believe me - check out their Yelp Reviews and see for yourself!
I had always lived in surrounding towns right outside of the city and I was finally ready to take the "leap" and call Baltimore my home.
So far, just about everything. :-)
Affordable housing in an urban area.
The culture, the history, the amount of things to do. There is never a dull moment living in this area.
I love the neighborhood feel if Baltimore. I love the way neighbors come together and it feels like a community.
We lived here in 2003 and left. Luckily we were able to find jobs and move back to Baltimore im 2009.
What I'm going to change about it.
I love the laid back nature and diversity of Baltimore that has naturally grown out of its history and geographical position. There are so many facts about Baltimore and things to see and do that nobody knows about. There is always something surprising to learn.
I went to school in Towson and moved into the city and have never left.
I love that Baltimore is a city of neighborhoods, each with there unique culture to explore! My husband and I made Locust Point our home because of the strong community. We have enjoyed all the neighborhood has to offer between Ft. McHenry, Latrobe Park and great walkable restaurants and shopping.
I am originally from Pittsburgh and moved to Baltimore in 2009. I moved here for a job opportunity and have never looked back!
I love the access to the waterfront, small town, artsy vibe and strong sense of community while enjoying all the benefits of an East Coast city.
Having visited the Inner Harbor once as a child, I moved to Baltimore for a job after graduate school. I fell in love with the lower cost of living and old city feel and have stayed ever since.
I Love the rich history all around the city. Mount Clare boasts two World War Monuments erected in the heart of the neighborhood. One is for the World War I Veterans and the second for World War II Veterans who lived and served our nation right here in Mount Clare. The monuments are located on the corner of the 400 block of South Gilmor and 1600 block of Ramsey.
The DMV is overstated, overrated and the price tag shows, in addition to the unbearable congestion. Baltimore offers a small town feel inside the city. The cost of living is great. Baltimore has many moving projects in the works and will someday rival housing in Washington DC. As a commuter to DC via MARC train, I consider it “the civilized way to commute.” I moved to Baltimore because I value home ownership. Not only is that feasible here; but I also feel as my life work balance has greatly shifted, allowing me to give back to my community through volunteer opportunities.
I love Baltimore because it's a great place to live. I was born and raised here and I will always consider Baltimore my "Home" Maryland Blue Crabs, The Baltimore Ravens and The Baltimore Orioles.
Johns Hopkins Hospital and University of Maryland Shock Trauma brought me to Baltimore.
The people. Baltimore is a friendly city with a vibrant, unique culture. I also love the walkability. We are minutes from the Harbor and downtown, but we can stay in the neighborhood and still walk to great restaurants, a library, a market, a museum, parks...All that, and we are paying a fraction of what we would pay in D.C. Federal Hill has a great mix of young people, families, and residents who have been here for years. That keeps a variety of businesses open and there are many community events for all ages. There is always something to do, even if it is sitting on the hill looking at the water.
We moved to the area be closer to my work, but we chose Baltimore because my husband and I both think it is important to support the City. We chose Federal Hill because we loved the elementary school.
Bolton Hill is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It has a diverse, vibrant, and eclectic mix of people and architecture, couched in a gorgeous mix of tree lined streets within easy walking distance of all the major transportation hubs in the city: Baltimore Metro Subway at State Center; Baltimore Light Rail; and it's a short walk to Penn Station for train service in to DC and along the Eastern Seaboard. Bolton Hill offers a truly unique sense of community unlike anywhere I've ever lived. Neighbors care about the community and their neighbors, and they are very involved. There is truly something here for everyone. From the schools, churches, and cafes, to street festivals, neighborhood Soup Nights, and the Bolton Hill Swim and Tennis Club. In the summer, we serve as the nexus for America's largest free Arts Festival - Artscape. Bolton Hill also has one of the most active and well organized community associations in the city - The Mount Royal Improvement Association. I might be a little biased, as I have long been a board member of MRIA and currently serve as Vice President. Baltimore has so much to offer, no matter which neighborhood you choose, but I will admit to being partial to Bolton Hill, and with good reason.
I was recruited from Philadelphia by Johns Hopkins Medicine to serve as their Director of Cardiovascular Services in 1995. Worked at Hopkins for more than a decade, and have now owned a home in the city almost 20 years.
I love the foodie nature of this city.
I came for a teaching job in 2003 with the Baltimore City Schools.
The small-town feel with big-city amenities. The low cost of living that makes many things possible (small entrepreneurial businesses, arts, music, not-for-profit endeavors, etc.). Running into people I know everywhere I go, especially the Waverly/32nd Street Saturday Farmers Market. The city-owned vacant lot we grow flowers in. 'Have a blessed day.' The diversity of people, languages, religions, cultures, and interests. Bikeability. Sitting with friends high in the bleachers at Camden Yards on a summer evening.
Medical school at Johns Hopkins.
The atmosphere, the different things to do, places to hang out, sight see and visit.
I was born in New York, NY and grew up in South Carolina. I HATED the south because there was nowhere to go, nothing to do, and barely any modes of transportation except by car. Here in Baltimore, there is so much more to offer, more resources, more places to see and visit, more things to do, more job opportunities, and DEFINITELY more modes of transportation!
I love the accessibility of Baltimore. It has so many big-city amenities, like great restaurants, parks, museums, and a world-class symphony - many within walking distance of residential neighborhoods like Bolton Hill - but offers them without big-city pretentiousness or price. A close second to its accessibility is the sense of community. My neighbors and coworkers are deeply committed to supporting each other and giving back to the city, in a way I've never experienced anywhere else I've lived.
I grew up in Maryland and love city living, and knew I wanted to be able to use my grad school training in public service. Once I decided I wanted to settle down in my home state it was an easy choice to pick Baltimore over the DC metro area because its better cost of living allowed me the opportunity to afford to dedicate parts of my career to public service and still be able to raise a family in the city. I moved here after law school and haven't left.
I love the diversity of people and neighborhoods in Baltimore. It's an accessible city, fully of (mostly) kind people, that have a decent sense of humor . . .a sense of humor is 100% necessary to live in our town. Oh, and we have the best ballpark in the country.
I grew up in southern Harford County to the east of Baltimore, so Baltimore has always been my town. I've lived here since my undergrad at Towson University.
I love the people I meet day to day. I enjoy all the events that are within walking distance of my home including Music at the pagoda, Kinetic Sculpture Race, Lantern Parade, etc the food at all the delicious locally owned restaurants. Every year I feel like Baltimore gets better and better.
I was born in the County and moved to Federal Hill fifteen years ago when I was going to college at Towson University. I have lived in Otterbein and Canton as well. But my present home is in Patterson Park.
The friendliness of its people and its amazing historic architecture
I love being in close proximity to the Light Rail, night life and I-83. I can enjoy a cold beverage in nearby restaurants or on my own front porch.
Born and raised!
The Pigtown neighborhood fondly embraces it's unique name. Residents are very active in the community and have lots of team spirit for the Orioles, Ravens and Pigtown! We are within walking distance to downtown, the stadiums, UMM, BioPark and the Inner Harbor. There is always so much to do within a short distance from home. The community is very welcoming, family oriented and diverse.
Convenient access to major highway routes and public transportation. Affordable homes with historic character. Sense of community and family oriented. We have a very large park with plenty of green space.
We love Baltimore first and foremost for the people -- our neighbors and friends here are friendly, down-to-earth, and often as committed to city living as we are. We also appreciate the beauty of the unique architecture , the strong sense of community among people who have lived here for generations and have deep connections to the city's history, as well as the sense of connectedness to we feel to the whole city -- this really is "Smalltimore."
My husband and I chose to move to Baltimore after a short stint in DC because we saw the potential for investing in the community and for creating life-long friendships with like-minded people. We wanted to be part of the great things that are happening here and to be able to take advantage of the many wonderful amenities the city offers to families with children.
My family use to live just south of here, but left to create a better life for me in the suburbs. I'm coming back to invest and rebuild. I still have tons of extended family in the city, so it's nice to be closer to them.
I love the diversity that Baltimore has to offer. This is a city that has many "secret treasures" waiting to be found. The delicious restaurants, festivals, arts/crafts options, cultures, sports, and convenience of things keep me satisfied. I particularly enjoy my area of Medford/Broening because it’s close to two main highways and just within a mile of the liveliness laying in Canton.
I was born and raised in Baltimore. I've lived in VA and GA but something always brings me back to the heart of Baltimore!
The atmosphere of young professionals working and giving back to their community. Is has created a culture of responsibility for bettering Baltimore. I love the restaurant availability and the unique neighborhoods that it possesses.
Working at UMMC as a nurse as well as having friends and family living in the city.
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College--and I never left!
The diverse community, charming city neighborhoods, walkability, Artscape, First Thursday's, restaurants, and proximity to state parks like Patapsco Valley State Park.
I moved to Baltimore in 2000 for work, after grad school. I feel in love with the city and the people.
I love how approachable and accessible it is. I love that it is real. I love the neighborhoods. i love the people.
I grew up in Pennsylvania and had friends in Baltimore and it seemed like a very liveable and fun city.
I love the history, the architecture, the ability to walk and take public transit to get around, and my close proximity to downtown. It's great to be able to walk to so many different theatres and music and art venues that are right in the neighborhood. I also have great neighbors who look out for each other.
I moved to Baltimore in November of 2015 for my career. After renting in South Baltimore for a year, I purchased my home in Greenmount West in 2016.
I love Baltimore: the people, the neighborhoods, its history, the American Visionary Arts Museum and the Creative Alliance, the friendly farmers markets and the crabs. Oh yes, the crabs. Baltimore is close to the countryside and only a couple of hours from the beach; less than an hour from the museums of DC and a direct train ride from New York and Philly.
I came here to go to college four decades ago, found my home and never left.
I love everything about Baltimore. I was born here! I love the city parks, the food, the free transit. I love the music, arts and bookstores. I love that people are friendly and helpful.
I back to Baltimore to teach and write.
Born and raised in Baltimore and I've lived in Barre Circle since 2002. We are a small but cohesive neighborhood with a diverse and eclectic community that's worthy of appreciation. Carved out of what was once the estate of Dr James McHenry (doctor to George Washington and namesake of the famous star fort in Baltimore) and reborn as an urban renewal project in the 1970's, Barre Circle is a certified historic district on the National Register of Historic Places. We are surrounded by rich Baltimore history here, and businesses & the University of MD have finally "discovered" southwest Baltimore and are rapidly enhancing the quality of life here with new breweries, new community centers, new investments in rehabilitating historic buildings, etc. This a neighborhood of modest but tasteful homes and you find a real warmth and grounded-ness among the neighbors here. We love city life and look out for each other. If neighbors make a neighborhood, then Barre Circle is one of the best in Baltimore!!
Location. Affordability. Ease of access to highways, airport, trains. Neighbors & slow but steady improvements in surrounding neighborhoods kept me here :)
I love the spirit of the people the most. I love that you can find sweet old ladies and urban hipsters chatting on the same stoop. I love that there's a real spirit of fun and a lightness to how people approach life here that is grounded in a real, urban pragmatism. Baltimore is the underdog, and its tenacity to keep going is what makes us love it.
I was born and raised here, left for ten years, but always knew I would come back.
I love the small town feel of the many neighborhoods of Baltimore. I love the diversity of cultures in the city. In my own neighborhood, I love the historic and park like feel of the homes, the vibrancy and openness of my neighbors, and the convenience to many wonderful shopping and dining areas.
I have always enjoyed city living. After a brief stint in the counties, I was ready to come back.
Locust Point is a great neighborhood where "interesting is easy!"
Kids are in college so we wanted to downsize and experience the conveniences of living closer to the city.
I moved here from NY, so Baltimore felt small to me at first, but now I enjoy the fact that I live in a city...but one that's manageable and where there's still tons of stuff to do. Great restaurants, great bars, great parks.
I moved here for work and have been in the Balto area for 3 years - I'm a professor and you go where the job is! My husband is from Baltimore, and we've been living in Hampden for about a year now and have no plans to move any time soon.
Baltimore has so much to offer from great eating to entertainment.
I am 58 and was born and raised here. I have thought about leaving but this is my home and I love it here.
I love the walkability, diversity, and affordability of Baltimore. I commute to the suburbs by car during the week but can usually get through most weekends without using my car at all. I have wonderful neighbors who come from all walks of life and was able to purchase and renovate a rowhouse that would have been three times as costly in a more expensive city. Baltimore has a great can-do attitude, with residents who care deeply about their neighborhoods and roll up their sleeves and get to work to make the city better.
I came to Baltimore right out of college to teach in the City's schools. I left for a few years to go to graduate school and moved back afterward finishing my degree.
What I like to call 'foodie delight'. There are little pocket neighborhoods all over the city where you can get great food at family owned restaurants. And of course the Harbor. You can never go wrong there!
I was born here and haven't left!
Our friendly neighbors and the community involvement.
My husband's job
I love the diversity of our city and the array of neighborhoods and cultures you can encounter just traveling over a block or two. I believe the vast majority of our communities are full of concerned and thoughtful citizens who really want to keep their blocks safe, move the city forward and think of ways to improve on what may be struggling but also on what's already amazing. We genuinely have really NICE people here, too. Some of us are a bit rough around the edges, a little gruff and maybe slightly ornery....but we can usually find common ground on something if we just engage more with each other - and that's always an adventure!
I am originally from Baltimore City. After college, I decided to move back with intentions of finding work and along the way, I'm glad to have met all the cool and interesting people not only from here but from all over the world. It's interesting to me to hear stories of how people came here - of all cities - because while I think my hometown is awesome, I feel that way because it's who I am. But….to hear other people's personal journey to get here FROM their own hometown? That makes me smile.
Baltimore has the quintessential "city" feel, but is easily navigable because of its more intimate size and access to public transportation. Close proximity to other major east coast cities, like Washington DC, New York City, and Philadelphia, is also a huge plus!
I moved to Baltimore for a job.
The community! Baltimore is a warm place with a great variety of people, terrific culture, and it is beautiful!
It's a great American city. You can do everything here you can in DC, Philadelphia, or elsewhere but actually afford to own a home.
I moved here in 2010 for a temporary work assignment and couldn't bear to leave.
The convenience. Easy access to entertainment, sports, education, health care and transit. The architecture and historic character of the larger homes. The people. Families working together and enjoying the neighborhoods.
I love the convenience, the history and the architecture, the parks and green spaces, and most of all my neighbors.
I moved here for work and decided to stay. It has always been a dream of mine to rehab an old house, so I'm doing that in West Baltimore.
Baltimore has incredible energy. Here, you have unlimited potential and a ton of resources to really make something happen. Remington is a microcosm of the city: diversity, friendly neighbors, and opportunity to shape your surroundings and put your stamp on the world. I've lived in cities all over the world, but Remington is hard to beat!
The M. Arch program at Morgan State
Everything here is cheaper, there is great potential in this city
Living a better life, if you can't increase your income, decrease your expenses
Life is simple and very friendly people.
work and relatively cheap rent.
I love the diversity in culture from one block to the next. I love how there are just as many things to do as there are in DC but without all of the formalities and stuffiness.
My girlfriend works at the Inner Harbor and I want to reduce my carbon footprint by taking the Metro into work!
It's a great city with beautiful architecture, a relaxed vibe but can also be dignified when it wants to be! and it still has a lot left to be rediscovered. Baltimore and it's historic neighborhoods, have potential to be a nationally recognized, metropolises and it will be building up fast within the later half of this decade.
My partner and I took jobs here.
I love the people, its history and its diversity. It's such an interesting and fun place to live.
I moved originally for a job but decided to stay as love the city!
I love Baltimore because people here are very friendly. I love that it's easy to get around the city. It has great restaurants and a fun nightlife.
My husband and I moved to Baltimore from the south for our jobs. We have been here for 5 years and can't imagine living anywhere else!
Born and raised in Baltimore
The people. It's easy to make new friends that quickly become life long.
I grew up in Linthicum and always wanted to live in the city since I can remember.
People, neighborhoods, and history
I love that it's humble and culturally diverse.
Graduate school. Then we just couldn't imagine leaving.
I love Baltimore for the convenience of 95 and always less then 30 min. away for all that I want to do. I have Bought 2 homes in my life and they have both been on Locust Point. I love to help anyone with questions that they may have about the great little space in the city.
The diversity city life. Food! Baltimore has some of the best restaurants you can find anywhere. Being able to walk to all that you need is a lifestyle you can't afford to miss.
It has a lot of opportunity.
I needed a change from new jersey. I came to visit in Oct. 1997 and never went back!
Baltimore is where I was born and raised . I where I work and it’s where I received my education.I love the convenience of the city!
Born & Raised
Westport is small, up and coming, affordable, and light rail accessible. I can ride my bike to downtown and surrounding areas using the Middle Branch trail and other trails. There is a breathtaking city view from the Westport light rail station.
The affordable housing, city life, and culture.
I woke up one morning to a Sparrow Hawk on my steps. Yup, a Sparrow Hawk. Yet, I live in the middle of the city. Basically, anything can happen here.
I came to study at MICA but ended up staying. Marrying a Marylander helped.
I grew up just south of Baltimore and I purchased a home in Locust Point in 2010. After living in the city for almost seven years, I can't imagine going back to a suburb. Everything I need is within walking distance! I feel so much healthier living in the city, on a walk or jog, I can take in historic sites like Fort McHenry or Federal Hill. I love my neighbors, everyone knows each other and we look out for one another.
I have lived in the area my entire life but I decided to purchase a home in Baltimore because of the opportunities. Baltimore has a booming job market and since I've purchased my home I've had three employers within city limits.
City + My Family & Friends + all 4 seasons
Native Marylander that <3's City Life. Kind of a no-brainer.
Great friendly neighbors is the best part. I also love the budding bike infrastructure taking hold in the city allowing me to easily get to other neighborhoods without a car; new bike lanes on Walther will connect us in to great biking destinations like Lake Montebello and Herring Run park and around Morgan State. The restaurants along Harford Road on our west side are fantastic. Our housing stock is made up primarily of detached and semi-detached homes with size-able yards giving the neighborhood a small town suburban feel while not being too far away from everything.
I grew up here in the same home I own today in the Waltherson neighborhood (although we referred to the area collectively as Hamilton). The home originally belonged to my great grandparents, my great great grandfather died in the home and my grandmother was born in the home. I had great neighbors and had no interest in leaving so I purchased my home from my parents when they were looking to downsize and now live here with my wife and son.
I bought my first house in 2011, in Butchers Hill. I had been commuting from the DC area for a job, and fell in love with the city and decided to invest. I now feel it was one of the best decisions I've ever made. Now, 2 kids later, we have purchased a single family home in Glen-ham Bel-har, and have been overwhelmed with the community. We met almost all of our neighbors in the first weekend, and have really enjoyed still being able to walk to so many amenities, and still have such a huge yard. It was great to find everything we wanted and still be in the city
The architecture is gorgeous, the people are down to earth, and I love all the festivals and activities.
Big city, but feels like a small town.
Work, along with the eclectic vibe on the city.
The unmatched community support and community spirit. Neighbors share a sense of pride and commitment to the neighborhood and fight for what we deserve. The active pulse of being in a lakeside area; lots of runners , dog walkers, and activities. Having access to a growing array of restaurants and newly-opened businesses here to serve the Harford Road corridor.
The unique home we purchased in Mayfield. The day we visited for an open house, several neighbors waved to us and we didn't even move in or know anyone yet. When does that ever happen?
I wanted an affordable and walkable lifestyle.
I love the feeling of a small town big city! Each neighborhood has a distinct flavor with a full set of unique options that includes great food, bars, parks, and hangouts. Baltimore has really become a food and urban gardening town in the last decade just as much as it has always been beautifully historic and a great city for art and music. It's a humble place full of grit and charm with endless possibility! I really like that you can see the change you make here - you can find and grow your own community, however that looks!
I came for college at MICA and stayed!
It is hard to list one thing, so I will compromise and list two: the people and activities. You can never be bored in the city. There are many free and pay activities, it is hard to plan any day of the week because of all the choices. And to add to that, I know so many of my neighbors and they welcome me into their homes and lives like I'm family.
I lived in the Howard County suburbs and had a friend that moved to Baltimore. She did fun things with her neighbors like go to free concerts in the neighborhood and I thought about how I didn't even know my neighbors and I had lived there for 10 years.
I love the amenities of a big city, arts restaurants and sports team, but still have the charm of small neighborhoods. I love attending the many Heritage Festivals around the city. My office is only a 2 minute commute from home. Never have to worry about traffic or snow delays.
I have lived in Baltimore my entire life. Born at Mercy Hospital, attended Patterson High and the University of Balitmore. I have three children, one of whom is brand new. I moved back into the city 6 years ago and love Brewers Hill. I am also a real estate agent with the Wiley Group of Keller Williams Legacy Metropolitan. Our office is right on Canton Square.
The convenience to other large cities. The restaurants. The festivals in the summer.
I purchased my grandfather's house in Walbrook back in 1995. Since then I've moved to Walbrook Junction, Roland Park, Dickey Woods, East Arlington, and hopefully Ashburton.
Baltimore is small, so you won’t get lost a crowd. It is not fancy. It is walkable and rideable on a bike. We have Zip car, Lift and Uber, so you don’t need a car. The airport is close and you can take the Light Rail to get to it. Southwest Air goes most places from here. Bolt Bus gets you up to NYC is 4 hours. DC is 1 hr away. The weather is great. Not much snow. The Chesapeake is great for sailing and there is a sailing club that has nice small boats and classes that are inexpensive. The schools here are very good and there are lots of jobs for young people. There are lots of meetups and most neighborhoods have Facebook pages that post activities and events. There is good hiking close to the city with groups that go out together. If you are young and educated, this is the place to be.
Housing and cost of living Baltimore has the best crabs and crab cakes in the country One of the major things that Baltimore is known for is its delicious crabs, and crab cakes with Old Bay seasoning. In some places, if you order a crab cake, you get either filler, fish, or breading inside of the crab cake and hardly any crab. It does depend on where you go, even in Maryland. However, a majority of the time, the crab cakes are filled with crab, spices and deliciousness in every bite. It’s also very common in the summertime for locals to have crab feasts or invite people to their homes to eat crab. Baltimore has a booming city area with waterfront homes Years ago, many people from the Baltimore Metropolitan area began to move to the suburbs in order to get away from city life and make a change. However, in recent years, there has been a major surge of people returning to homes in the downtown area of Baltimore City, especially in the area surrounding the Baltimore Inner Harbor. People want to live close to the water and therefore have moved into million dollar homes surrounding the harbor. It’s safe to say there’s just something about city life that keeps people wanting to be a part of it.
There are so many things that I love about Baltimore, but most important to me is that folks here are so friendly! As a native New Yorker I remember what it was like to get caught up in the hustle and bustle. Here people will smile and ask how you are doing and look out for one another.
I decided to attend MICA after high school where I majored in painting. Baltimore is an up and coming hub for passionate and vibrant visual artists and I think the energy here helps to fuel my creativity. I really came to love the "charm" in Charm City and once I figured out how much less expensive it is here than in NYC I was sold!
This is my home town, born and raised. I've stayed in other cities but always came back to Baltimore. There are many attractions here to keep you busy.
My family is still here.
the opportunity to make a difference by becoming a local resident
I love the amazing people and diversity in Barclay . I have lived in this community just about five years and I am glad I chose this community. Many homes have been rehabbed by developers such as Telesis and some town houses and apartment have and will be built. There are many residents that attend Barclay Midway and Old Goucher (BMOG was created so that the residents can be included in the revitalization of their community) ) meetings and planning sessions knowing this is a partnership and their voices will be heard and included in the development and revitalization of the Community. Construction and rehabbing of the homes is an ongoing process and the community residents again continue to be involved and empowered. There is a sense of renewal here. Community residents are involved by transforming vacant lots into community gardens and personally taking upon themselves to address any sanitation or other issues that may arise. They are willing and able to articulate on all levels and know that their voice is heard and the importance of having and continually forming partnerships. Let's not forget this area is influenced by many creative artist on many positive levels.
Born and raised in Baltimore and most of my family live here. I also love the affordability, housing, transportation and having access to conveniences and necessities .
The things I love most about Idlewood are the way it feels and where it is located. Idlewood has quiet, tree-lined streets. My neighborhood provides me with a taste of suburban living and the benefit of being in close proximity to the city's amenities.
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