Baltimore, Maryland is the 26th largest city in the country and is the largest city in Maryland. People refer to the city limits of Baltimore as Baltimore City in order to distinguish it from the surrounding areas of Baltimore County. It was founded in 1729 and is home to the second largest seaport in the Mid-Atlantic region. Inner Harbor used to be the second leading port of entry for those entering the United States. It was also a major manufacturing center.
Architecture. The area is famous for health and science and includes prestigious such as Johns Hopkins University, University of Maryland-Baltimore, University of Baltimore, University of Maryland-Baltimore County,Loyola University, and Notre Dame of Maryland just to name a few. It also includes architecture that spans two centuries. Some of the more famous buildings of architectural significance include the following: Baltimore Basilica, McKim Free School, Phoenix Shot Tower and Lloyd Street Synagogue.
Main Attractions. Baltimore is home what many consider the most beautiful baseball stadium in all of Major League Baseball. In fact, Oriole Park at Camden Yards has been the inspiration for many other cities who have strived to build their own versions of the famous park. Camden Yards and the National Aquarium have converted the Inner Harbor from an industrial district into a commercial district full of bars, restaurants and various retail businesses.
Parks and Recreation. Probably the most appealing thing for new residents is the 4,900 acres of parkland in Baltimore. According to the Trust for Public Land, Baltimore has the best park system of all the most populous cities in the United States. It also includes many museums and other types of educational and recreational facilities. No family living in Baltimore will lack of activities in which to participate with their children and other adults.