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Charm City – Baltimore

Appleton Properties | April 16, 2018

The largest city in Maryland, Baltimore is a lively metropolis located about an hour northeast of Washington DC. This independent city is a patchwork of different neighborhoods and, as a whole, is known for its large collection of monuments and historic districts. Work, play, or study, Baltimore is a city that welcomes everyone.

Baltimore occupies a total area of roughly 92 square miles in north central Maryland, sitting on the shores of the Patapasco River right where it empties into the Chesapeake. From the city’s tall buildings, you can enjoy gorgeous panoramic views of the water. Baltimore’s location has long been key to its prosperity, as the city is home to one of the largest seaports in the country.

 

Charm City

Known as Charm City, there is plenty to like about Baltimore. The city streets are a winding network lined with endless shopping, dining, and cultural opportunities. Rich in history, the city counts has been the residence of many American icons, from Edgar Allan Poe to Billie Holiday, Babe Ruth, Frederick Douglass, and Michael Phelps. Some of the first national historic districts are also located in Baltimore, including Mount Vernon, Fells Point, and Federal Hill.

Aside from being a historical center and economic powerhouse, Baltimore is also a destination for those who are eager to learn. The city is home to several notable universities, such as the Maryland Institute College of Art, Johns Hopkins University, and University of Maryland, Baltimore. Public schools in Baltimore are run by Baltimore City Public Schools.

 

Community History

Baltimore’s first settlers arrived in the early 17th century, and the city was officially founded in 1729 and established under the Constitution of Maryland. The city was named after the first Lord Proprietor of Maryland, Cecil Calvert, the 2nd BaronBaltimore.

Baltimore has a unique place in the United States’ history. Originally a trading and seafaring city, Baltimore played a large role in historic events, such as the American Revolution and the American Civil War. Today, it’s one of the leading historical destinations in the country.

 

Living in Baltimore, MD

    • Baltimore has over 200 distinct neighborhoods, which include several National Historic Districts such as Fells Point. The city is usually divided into nine regions: Central Baltimore, North Baltimore, South Baltimore, Northeast Baltimore, East Baltimore, Southeast Baltimore, Northwest Baltimore, West Baltimore, and Southwest Baltimore.
  • With over 200 neighborhoods spread across nine regions, knowing how to get around Baltimore is a must. Public transportation in Baltimore is handled by MTA Maryland, which operates a comprehensive network of buses, a subway line, and a light rail network. Another major transport provider in Baltimore is the Charm City Circulator. Several major thoroughfares are accessible from Baltimore, making it easy to get in, around, and out of the city.

 

Baltimore, MD Homes for Sale

Homes for sale in Baltimore encompass a wide range of property types and prices, from comfortable starter homes to historic row houses to luxurious estates in the city’s most esteemed neighborhoods. And since there are over 200 neighborhoods located within the city boundaries, home buyers can expect a diverse array of housing options in Baltimore.

Neighborhoods in Baltimore include Federal Hill, Otterbein, Guilford, Homeland, Hampden, Wyman Park, Charles Village, Waverly, Canton, Brewers Hill, Mt. Washington, and Glen.

Learn more about Baltimore, MD real estate by browsing our website or getting in touch with Appleton Properties at 301-652-2707 and 202-888-4846.

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