Living in Baltimore

Popular Neighborhoods

Baltimore is often called "a city of neighborhoods". Each neighborhood has a different vibe, amenities, lifestyle, attitude and character. It's part of what puts the charm in Charm City. Our residents have lots of choices of fun and convenient neighborhoods, but here are some of the more common neighborhoods that residents choose for their homes.


Federal Hill


Federal Hill is a historic neighborhood primarily full of traditional rowhomes with some newer apartment complexes sprouting up. Lots of nearby bars and restaurants. It's very close to the Inner Harbor, I-95, the stadiums and the hospital. The eponymous hill is a revolutionary war battle site that is now a park with wide vistas of the Inner Harbor. Many residents and some attendings choose to live here.



The "Downtown" area is near the financial and business hub of the city just to the east of the Hospital. Housing opportunities in this area are primarily high-rise and luxury apartments. Many of these apartments have a number of amenities like game rooms, pet services, rooftop pools, concierge service, etc.

Mount Vernon


A diverse and metropolitan neighborhood, this area has a variety of different housing types from Victorian brownstone mansions divided into apartments, condos, to typical rowhomes and a few high rises. A cultural hub, this neighborhood is home to the Walters Art Gallery, the Peabody Institute, Center Stage, fine dining restaurants and more. 

Fell's Point


This neighborhood has been established for over 250 years and still has cobblestone streets along the historic waterfront. A popular bar and nightlife destination, it is also home to unique shops, restaurants, art studios and more.

Harbor East


Harbor East is full of high-end restaurants and shops, and is situated right on the water, adjacent to the delicious food and culture of Baltimore's Little Italy neighborhood.  


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A handful of residents and many faculty choose to make their homes in surrounding towns and counties.  Commuting into the city to UMMC is easy because of its location right by the major highways.  Amenities are plentiful in these areas- from excellent schools to great parks, restaurants, and culture.