Whats So Great about Living in Baltimore?

 

Aside from the fact that we are the Greatest City in America, here are some other things that make living in Baltimore so incredible:

 

Ravens: Excuse me, I meant to say “XLVII Super Bowl Champions, Baltimore Ravens.” Joe Flacco, Ray Lewis, Haloti Ngata, Ma’ake Kemoeatu and the rest of the team did Charm City so proud against the 49ers in February

 

Orioles: 2012 was a good year for the Orioles too, with The Birds qualifying for the post-season for the first time posting a winning record in 2012 and qualified for the postseason for the first time in 15 years. The excitement is back at Oriole Park.

 

Work in your jammies: Baltimore is the number 2 Large Metro Area for teleworking, according to Sperling’s Best Places. Since these employees don’t have to leave home to get to work, the website estimates that the teleworking residents of Baltimore save 21.7 million gallons of gas and 11.86 million hours a year.

 

Historic architecture, sites and attractions – Baltimore has 280 properties identified as historical in the National Register of Historic Places. Sites include Mt. Vernon Place, Little Italy, Inner Harbor, Jonestown and more.

 

Amazing neighborhoods: We have over 225 distinct neighborhoods, each with its own charm. Some of these include Back Bay/Beacon Hill, Federal Hill, Canton, Fell’s Point, Little Italy and Hampden. Ah, but there are so many more. . .

 

Baltimore Homebuyer incentive programs: Get help with your down payment and closing costs, hope for individuals with disabilities, home rehab loans, historic preservation and more through various non-profits and city departments.

 

Johns Hopkins University: Get a world-class education right here in Baltimore. JHU offers business, engineering, education, medicine, nursing and more.

 

Pimlico: Host of one leg of the Triple Crown in horseracing, Pimlico racecourse holds the Preakness Stakes on the third Saturday in May.

 

The Gathering: Food trucks! Lots and lots of food trucks, live entertainment and vendors on Friday nights. The festival travels around, so check their Facebook page for the next location.

 

Walkability: Charm City is ranked the 14th most walkable city in the United States. The best Baltimore neighborhood to hoof it in? Federal Hill, according to the rankings.

 

Parks: Baltimore has 6,000 acres of parkland and green areas, with 17 city parks that offer something for everyone.

 

I could fill a book with why Baltimore is such an amazing place to live. From the National Aquarium and Sherwood Gardens to shopping the many neighborhood farmers’ markets, or spending a warm summer afternoon watching the pooch run around Patterson Dog Park, there’s just too much so love about this place.