Baltimore, Maryland

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The Area

Baltimore is an hour’s drive northeast of Washington DC and two hours southwest of Philadelphia along the east coast. The city center is on the Patapsco River, close to where it empties into Chesapeake Bay. Baltimore is a city with a bypass around the city (also called a Ring Road or loop). The streets inside the city are organized in a grid pattern. Because of its close proximity to DC, it is known and often used as a commuter city.

Federal Hill

Young Professionals/DINKs/SINKs

Baltimore has a relatively low median age, making it great for young professionals and recent grads. There are definitely some walkable areas and the rent is way cheaper than neighboring D.C. We suggest starting your search in Federal Hill. It’s just south of downtown along Inner Harbor, meaning your commute will be a breeze. You’ll have your choice of luxury condos, rowhomes, and apartments. It’s definitely walkable, which is a huge plus, and you’ll love hanging out at Cross Street Market during nights out with friends.

  • Federal Hill
  • Fells Point
  • Mount Vernon

SoBo (South Baltimore)


Even though Baltimore has a relatively low cost of living compared to nearby cities, being single or without children in Baltimore means your dollar stretches just a bit further. You’ll have your pic of beautiful neighborhoods and your choice of luxury apartments, historic victorian homes, or the traditional Baltimore row home. As one of Baltimore’s oldest neighborhoods, Mount Vernon is considered the cultural center of the city that blends historical charm and modern amenities. There’s plenty of restaurants, bars, and shopping to keep your free time occupied!

Old Goucher/Mount Vernon


For decades, the safest and most prominent area for the LGBTQ+ community in Baltimore was Mount Vernon. With the move of Pride celebrations to Old Goucher, many in the community believe that the community is expanding and that there isn’t a need anymore for just one neighborhood anymore. So even though Mount Vernon is still an accepting community, we suggest starting your search in Old Goucher. It’s a rapidly growing neighborhood with a ton of local businesses.

  • Old Goucher
  • Mount Vernon
  • Hamden

Mount Washington


If you’re looking to start a family or relocate your family to Baltimore, make sure you work with a Baltimore city realtor. So many people, including certain realtors, will try to steer you away from the city when there are plenty of amazing neighborhoods for families within city limits. We suggest starting your search in the Mount Washington area. It’s a good blend of city and suburb less than a 15 minute drive northwest of downtown. The area also has great schools as well parks nearby. You can spend your weekends at Mt. Washington Village to check out the awesome restaurants, antique stores, and boutiques.

  • Mount Washington
  • Mayfield
  • Hampden