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Baltimore, Maryland 91 Reviews | Leave a Comment


-Arts and culture
-Attractive suburbs
-Historic preservation


-Long commutes
-Growth and sprawl
-Violent crime rate

What Bert Has To Say About Baltimore-Towson Metro Area

Baltimore is a diverse and complete East Coast city—though not always thought of that way by some who consider it the less attractive sister of Washington, D.C. It surrounds a major inland port on the upper portion of the Chesapeake Bay, with prosperous shipping, transportation, and manufacturing industries among others. Many areas of the city, particularly downtown, have experienced a vast renewal with a strong emphasis on historic preservation. The restored waterfront adjacent to the rather ordinary downtown is now a commercial and leisure destination with excellent museums, a first class aquarium and plenty to do.


Quick Facts About Baltimore

    The unemployment rate in Baltimore is 7.80 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. Baltimore jobs have Increased by 0.71 percent.
    Compared to the rest of the country, Baltimore's cost of living is 12.20% Lower than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, Baltimore's population is 620,644 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of -3.67 percent.
    Average Commute time is 30 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    The median home cost in Baltimore is $93,700. Home appreciation the last year has been -0.60 percent.
    Baltimore public schools spend $17,329 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 15 students per teacher in Baltimore.

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Great Place For Section Eight Voucher Holders-Not
I have lived in Baltimore City/County all my life and have worked very hard only to see that the only people receiving help are those that refuse to work or the people... (read more)
From a Midwesterner's Perspective
I moved to Baltimore four years ago for a job and now I'm trying to get out. There are a lot of things I do like about living in Baltimore but the negatives outweigh... (read more)
Small City - Big Personality
If you are looking for a city that is small in size, easy to navigate, yet has a ton of things to do, the Baltimore just might be the city for you. Plus, it's in close... (read more)
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