Living in Baltimore

With over 40 museums, dozens of theaters, and countless festivals, restaurants, and bars, there is no shortage of cultural activities in Baltimore City.

What do sports, birds and poets have in common in Charm City? That’s a no-brainer for Baltimoreans: the Baltimore Ravens are named for the eponymous Edgar Allen Poe, who lived in the city and died under mysterious circumstances. The Baltimore oriole is the state bird of Maryland and the baseball team taking up residence in beautiful Camden Yards.

Baltimore’s teams are only a small part of what the city has a lot to offer: the beautiful Inner Harbor complex of shops, restaurants, history and live entertainment, including the National Aquarium, the USS Constellation and the USS Torsk submarine; Fort McHenry where the stars-and-stripes still flew after the Battle of Baltimore and inspiration for the Star Spangled Banner. The historic waterfront neighborhoods of Federal Hill and Fells Point, and a revitalizing Canton are part of its charm.

Culture abounds. As a city of museums, you can explore the Baltimore Museum of Art and the Walters Museum of Art offering some of the finest art collections, the funky American Visionary Arts Museum, and the Maryland Science Center. And performing arts venues range from the outdoor Merriweather-Post Pavilion to Broadway favorites at the Hippodrome. And the Baltimore Symphony performs at beautiful Meyerhoff Hall, and conservatory students and faculty at Johns Hopkins-own Peabody Institute regularly give concerts and recitals.

Baltimore’s lively culture includes street festivals and cultural celebrations throughout the year, including Artscape, Free Fall Baltimore, and the Baltimore Marathon. The historic Fells Point neighborhood sponsors Fells Fest, and the annual Baltimore Book Festival brings bibliophiles looking for something a bit lighter than Grey’s Anatomy in their off time.

Of course, health and research are prime reasons to make Baltimore your home: from Johns Hopkins Hospital and the Science + Technology Park in East Baltimore, to the University of Maryland Medical Center in West Baltimore, connected by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in the heart of the city, the opportunities for health discovery are plentiful.

And nightlife, from the harbor front Power Plant to quaint local neighborhood pubs and taverns.

It’s all here for you to explore, Hon!

  The Department of Neuroscience graduate students talk about life in the department,why Hopkins is such a good choice and what Baltimore has to offer.



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