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A Great Place to Live and Work

BaltimoreThe Graduate Program in Immunology also offers students the advantages of living in one of the East Coast's most pleasant and affordable cities. Baltimore's many urban and cultural attractions are matched by year-round opportunities for outdoor recreation. Located on an arm of the Chesapeake Bay, the city is home to Harborplace, a beautiful waterfront development that includes many charming shops, restaurants and hotels, along with the National Aquarium, Maryland Science Center, and the Columbus Center, a new and much heralded institution for the study of marine biotechnology and archaeology with an impressive exhibition hall.

In and around the city, you'll also find everything from a theater for traveling Broadway shows, a repertory theater troupes, an opera company, and an internationally acclaimed symphony orchestra, to numerous museums and major art galleries. Sports enthusiasts will enjoy Orioles baseball and Ravens football, plus professional hockey, soccer, and thoroughbred horseracing.

Baltimore is about an hour away from Washington, D.C., and three hours from New York City. The Atlantic Coast, Eastern Shore of Maryland, the mountains and open country of Western Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Virginia are all within easy reach.

Hopkins' medical and university campuses also have numerous amenities to offer. A full calendar of intellectual, scientific, and social activities is complemented by extensive sports and fitness facilities and numerous student-led special interest groups.

A Lively Urban Center

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is based in one of the East Coast's most pleasant and affordable urban centers. Baltimore's nationally acclaimed renaissance has made this modest-sized city on the Chesapeake Bay a lively and engaging place to live and work. Baltimore is on the recent list of new "kool" places to live!

For informative information on Baltimore and the surrounding areas please go to: Hopkins GRO Guide, a guide from the JHU Graduate Representative Organization.

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Baltimore night skyline


Music – Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Opera – Baltimore Concert Opera
Opera – Peabody Opera
Historical – The Baltimore Basilica
Historical – Fort McHenry
Historical – The Babe Ruth Museum
Movies – The Charles Theater
Movies – Movies at the Pier
Music – Peabody Institute and Conservatory
Museum – Baltimore Museum of Art
Museum – The Walters Art Museum
Museum – American Visionary Art Museum
Theater – Baltimore Center Stage
Theater – The Hippodrome


Live Music / Clubs

Baltimore Concerts/Events
Otto Bar
Rams Head Live
Royal Farms Arena
red maple
Power Plant Live
Depot nightclub



NFL: Ravens – hey, we've won a few Seuper Bowls!!

MLB: Orioles – Best place to see a ball game in the USA. Cheap tickets for great seats, you can see them play good teams.  Food is pretty good 2.

Soccer: Blast – Fun to watch, reasonable ticket price, they win a lot

Lacrosse: JHU BlueJays – Easy to get to, cheap tickets ($5), very good team.

Roller Derby: Charm City Roller Girls – Baltimore’s Roller Derby Team


Fun Stuff

Duckpin Bowling Association
Mustang Alley – Bar, Bowling & Bistro
Patterson Bowl – Can bring your own beer
Book Thing – Take as many books as you want FOR FREE!
Baltimore Clay Works – Ceramic art (pottery) classes
National Aquarium – Friday night after 5 pm - half-price admission
Baltimore Zoo – About 200 species
Bengies Drive In – Largest Drive In in the Nation
Paint Nite

Outdoor/Exercise Stuff

Rock Climbing – JHU gym at Homewood or Earthtrex
Soccer – At JHU, JHMI, or pickup at Patterson Park 7 days a week
Ultimate Frisbee – Pickup 6 days a week around Baltimore
Driving Range – Bay View Golf – 5 minute drive from JHMI
Baltimore Sports and Social Club – Play almost any sport with friends
Yoga – at JHU, JHMI and Charm City Yoga

Bike trails around Baltimore

Baltimore City Department of Recreation and Parks
Baltimore County Parks and Beaches

Gunpowder Falls Park
Federal Hill Park
Patterson Park
Gwynn Falls Trail
Druid Hill Park
Oregon Ridge Park




Towson Town Center
White Marsh Mall
The Avenue at White Marsh
Arundel Mills Mall

Where We Live – by NeighborhoodBaltimore map

Mt Vernon






Charles Village




Ellicott City


Federal Hill


Mt Washington


Washington Hill






White Marsh