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Baltimore, MD

Introduction to Baltimore, MD

One of two anchors of the Baltimore-Washington corridor, Baltimore is a bustling city that features a diversified economy and a unique culture. As a cradle of the American Revolution, it's also one of the most historically significant cities in the country. This mid-Atlantic city just south of the Mason-Dixon also provides common ground for the North and South. As you search for apartments for rent in Baltimore, you'll fall in love with this charming, forward-looking coastal city.

 

Baltimore Neighborhoods

One of several US cities known as a "city of neighborhoods," Baltimore is home to hundreds of distinct districts and pocket neighborhoods. From historic quarters like Downtown and Sharp-Leadenhall to small-town neighborhoods like Riverside and Charles Village, we can help you find the best places to live in Baltimore.

 

Baltimore Apartments

As in any other world-class city, the selection of apartments in Baltimore is tremendously varied. From three-bedroom family-style apartments with bonus rooms and in-suite laundry facilities to downtown studios with beautiful harbor views, Apartment Guide can help you find apartments in Baltimore that fit your taste and budget. Use our intuitive search feature to look for pet-friendly apartments with month-to-month rent contracts, secure parking lots and modern gym facilities or simply browse our regularly updated database of new listings. Apartment Guide is your clear choice for a complete look at the thousands of available apartments in Baltimore.

 

Baltimore City Public Transportation

Baltimore commuters can take advantage of excellent public transportation options, with citywide buses and three separate rails systems: the MARC Train, the north-south light rail and the east-west subway.

 

Fun Things to Do in Baltimore

With its unique combination of Colonial-style architecture, modern culture and old-fashioned hustle, Baltimore attracts millions of tourists every year. Sports fans delight in gorgeous Camden Yards, a historic baseball park that anchors the vibrant Inner Harbor district.

 

If baseball isn't your sport of choice, you can watch the thoroughbreds race at Laurel Park and Pimlico or catch some NFL action with the Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium. Meanwhile, history buffs prefer the Victorian architecture of Fells Point and the informative displays at the Baltimore Museum of Industry. Of course, the entire city comes together in May for the annual running of the Preakness Stakes.

 

Free Things to Do in Baltimore
If you're looking for entertainment on a budget, Baltimore delivers with a wealth of free activities for you and your family, from museums and parks to concerts and children's programs. Some of our favorites include:

 

  • The Walters Art Museum: Offers family-friendly guides and tours and exhibits for all ages.
  • Cylburn Arboretum: 200 acres of natural beauty open year-round.
  • Pierce's Park: Features unique sculptures that encourage kids to climb and explore.
  • Outdoor Concerts: During the summer, end your week with a free concert at Hard Rock Café Baltimore, Power Plant Live! or Harborplace Amphitheater.
  • Friday Night Stargazing: View the stars at the Maryland Science Center's roof-top observatory, open year-round (weather permitting).

 

For Families with Kids

Find a myriad of family-friendly entertainment options in Baltimore--from kid-friendly museums, like Port Discovery Children's Museum, to parks, historical attractions and an outstanding zoo. If you're looking for the best public schools in the city, you'll want to check out Eastern Technical High School and Western School of Technology or Summit Park and West Townson elementary schools.

 

Baltimore Outdoor Activities

Thanks to its location on a picture-perfect inlet of the Chesapeake Bay, Baltimore is a haven for boaters and fishermen of all types. With a hilly landscape and plenty of green space, it's also a noted hot spot for bike commuters, joggers and urban hikers. To the south, the BWI Trail offers 12.5 miles of paved pathway for cyclists, skaters and walkers, and on the other side of the city, Holt Park offers nature trails along with family activities and programs. Further south, Sandy Point State Park attracts beachgoers during the summer and bird-watchers during the "migration season" that comes every fall. Further inland, Patapsco Valley State Park is one of Maryland's best picnicking spots.

 

Getaways from Baltimore

Baltimore's coastal setting makes day trips to popular beaches, like Ocean City and Rehoboth Beach, easy; both are just a few hours away. If you're looking for a city getaway, DC and Annapolis lie about an hour away and you can reach NYC from Baltimore in two to three hours.