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The Charm City: Baltimore

The Charm City: Baltimore

Baltimore, Maryland is called the Charm City. It is the largest city in Maryland and sits in the center of a metropolitan area of approximately 1.5 million people. Baltimore has long been known for its ethnic neighborhoods and innovations in the preservation and restoration of urban homes. Baltimore is located on the Chesapeake Bay. Its picturesque Inner Harbor is the center of restaurant, shopping and business districts. The residential neighborhoods of Baltimore maintain a small town charm. It is a city of steel and glass skyscrapers that dominate the commercial district and only a short walk from the residential neighborhoods. Many Baltimore residents still live in the classic red brick row house that the city is traditionally associated. With each wave of new immigrates into the United States to Baltimore, it has added to the character of Baltimore. There are people of many different ethnic, racial and cultural backgrounds,...

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Popular Attractions In Baltimore

Popular Attractions In Baltimore

The town of Baltimore was founded in 1729 and incorporated in 1796. Baltimore was named to honor the title of Maryland’s founding family, the six Lords of Baltimore. In 1768 the beginning Baltimore was a tiny village of 200 homes. As the city grew it became an important shipbuilding center. Merchants prospered and the city’s port flourished. In 1851, the city was separated from Baltimore County and given status equal to that of the counties in 1851. By 1860, Baltimore was the third largest city in the nation. Today Baltimore is the 13th largest city in the United States. Baltimore is home to a world port, many government offices, significant medical and educational institutions and a major tourist attraction. It is one of the most important cities on the East Coast. There are at least 200 distinct neighborhoods in Baltimore. Among them includes: The maritime community of Fells Point...

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Your Guide To Baltimore, Maryland

Your Guide To Baltimore, Maryland

With a population rapidly approaching 700,000, Baltimore is the biggest city in Maryland and covers an area of more than 80 square miles / 210 square kilometers. Close to Washington DC, Baltimore lies on America’s eastern coast and contains an important port, complete with large harbor. Many of the main sights and attractions in the city can be found around the central downtown district, which is divided into a number of notable areas, such as the city center, the Inner Harbor, Camden Yards and also the West Side. Throughout this area you will find a large selection of shops, restaurants, bars and important structures. Also, the Fells Point area, close to the Inner Harbor, is known for its vibrant and animated nightlife and entertainment venues. Baltimore Tourism: There are plenty of places worth a visit in the Baltimore area and top attractions include many notable landmarks, historical buildings, appealing...

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The Scenic Historic National Road From Baltimore To Western Maryland

Traveling by car through Baltimore, Maryland on the scenic byways is a true sight to behold with antique rows, early morning farmers’ markets, wineries, blacksmith shops, wagon yards, and a host of historic sites and attractions. The Historic National Road Hundreds of years ago the easiest ways for new settlers to cross the Appalachian Mountains going west were on the dirt and cobblestone-covered National Road. New settlers drove horse-drawn Conestoga wagons that carried building materials and supplies. Families rode stagecoaches and carriages that stopped frequently along the way to take advantage of the friendly towns on their way to the west. The National Road was America’s first federally funded highway. The National Road project took four decades of hard labor to complete. The road ran from Baltimore all the way through to Vandalia, Illinois. It began in 1806 to open trade and communication with the growing frontier in the...

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