About Baltimore

  • Baltimore Inner Harbor Baltimore, known locally as "Bmore" or "Charm City," offers lots to see and do — from its famous Inner Harbor to its lively cultural life and diverse neighborhoods to its football, baseball and soccer teams. The city is also ideally located in the mid-Atlantic, with Washington, D.C., under an hour away and Philadelphia and New York easily accessible by car or train. Baltimore/Washington International Airport is seven miles away and  serves the region with frequent flights to other parts of the United States  and countries throughout the world.

    Long considered a southern town, Baltimore owed much of its early growth and prosperity to its desirable location. It lies further west than any other major Atlantic port, endearing its harbor to shippers. Baltimore ranks among the nation's largest and busiest ports, with major railways and trucking lines carrying cargoes to and from docks as well as raw materials to the city's and region's factories.

    Baltimore's economy and cultural life, in addition to its geography, influenced its local development. Baltimoreans tend to have roots in clearly identified neighborhoods, and this sense of local identification helps counter the alienation associated with modern city life. And residents take pride in their city's rich history, with famous natives and former residents including Edgar Allan Poe, H.L. Mencken, James Hubert "Eubie" Blake and singer Billie Holiday.

    A photo of a Baltimore neighborhood Find out more about living in Baltimore at these websites (clicking a link opens a new browser window):