City Life

City Neighborhoods

Baltimore is comprised of a variety of neighborhoods, each with its own unique personality and group of residents. In this section, you will find descriptions of the main areas of the city, as well as some insider tips on the best places to go and fun things to do as you enjoy life here in Baltimore.

Baltimore Small Talk

Hey hon. See some hints below for engaging in Baltimore Small Talk and fitting into "Smalltimore." You'll need them!

Pet Owners

Baltimore is full of pet lovers of all kinds and has a wide range of services to suit your pet's needs.

Local Housing

The city of Baltimore is full of affordable, charming places to live! Listed below are a few resources for finding housing near campus as well as properties which provide discounted rates for UMMC employees.


Baltimore's transportation system keeps expanding every year! Here you'll find links to the bus, train, airport, Light Rail, Metro and more. You will also find resources for the Carpool Matching Program, parking at the hospital, and the free University of Maryland Shuttle.

You are now in "Charm City, USA" where the benches read, "Baltimore: The Greatest City in America," and the locals call each other "hon"! Baltimore is a center of art, music, literature, culture, and of course, crabs. The city, located alongside the Chesapeake Bay, was founded in 1729 and named to honor the title of Maryland's founding family, the six Lords Baltimore. Baltimore is officially divided into nine geographical regions, with Charles Street separating East/West and Baltimore Street separating North/South.

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City of Baltimore, Maryland
Visit the Baltimore City site, which contains information about neighborhoods, school government services, economic development and tourist attractions. Refer to the RESIDENTS section for the following information and more:

  • Neighborhoods
  • Crime Map
  • City Services
  • Interactive Maps
  • Resident Information
  • Health and Safety

Live Baltimore
Live Baltimore is a comprehensive organization that promotes the benefits of living in Baltimore City and its 225-plus neighborhoods. The organization provides education and marketing outreach for the public and provides facts about living in the city. Refer to the site for a detailed city index section that includes resource links.