Baltimore's many attributes offer an affordable cost of living, a variety of great neighborhoods, easy access to public transportation systems, superior health care systems, renowned university and educational resources and a waterfront filled with recreational opportunities. Notre Dame and Loyola College are situated on the crest of a wooded ridge, just minutes from the cultural and shopping attractions of downtown. Just a short commute from Baltimore/Washington International Airport and 10 minutes from Penn Station's Amtrak service, the neighborhoods of Baltimore offer the best of both worlds.
Baltimore is a vibrant city on the waterfront of the Patapsco River and located just 40 miles northeast of history and culture of Washington, D.C. Boasting over 100 annual community festivals, concerts and events, famous museums such as the Baltimore Aquarium and the Maryland Science Center also top the list of places to visit. The local economy is strong, bolstered by its geographical location for shipping and transportation as well as the service and healthcare industries.
With the city's rich and lengthy history, Baltimore presents samples from every period of architecture from over two centuries. The neighborhood streets are lined with several brick row houses, some from the late 18th century. Dubbed the ?city of neighborhoods,? Baltimore offers over 300 districts, retaining community culture and zest. The neighborhoods surrounding Johns Hopkins University present an eclectic mix of students, professionals and families. Housing ranges from the brownstones, row houses and high-rises of Charles Village to the garden communities of Roland Park and Homeland. Wherever you choose to live, open space is never far away. More than 30 parks are scattered about the city in addition to numerous community squares.