Baltimore - the colorful, diverse city that is Maryland's largest city and economic hub, is known for its beautiful harbor; quirky, distinct neighborhoods; unique museums and the world-renowned Johns Hopkins Hospital to the east and the University of Maryland Medical Center to the west. With the rich history the city boasts however, it's amazing that Baltimore hasn't been deemed one of America's greatest historical destinations.
Historically a working-class port town, focused on steel processing, shipping, auto manufacturing and transportation, Baltimore now has a modern service economy, led by high-tech, biotech, medicine and tourism. Distinctive restaurants, bars, businesses and shops can be found throughout. The new "Inner Harbor" - so important in the city's first days - has become the model for cities around the world. Several Fortune 1,000 companies like Constellation Energy, Legg Mason, T. Rowe Price, and Black and Decker call Baltimore home.
With hundreds of identified districts, Baltimore has sometimes been dubbed "a city of neighborhoods," but is more commonly known as "Charm City."
Baltimoreans take pride in their city, boasting one of the most remarkable transformations in history. Yet, they continue to welcome and amaze visitors with "down to earth, small town" spirit and hospitality.
Baltimore is known as a city of neighborhoods – more than 200 of them, all with a unique history and feel. Local restaurants, shops and architecture reflect the character of each neighborhood.
Baltimore is more than just a big city – it’s a vibe, a character, a story waiting to be discovered and retold by its residents and visitors.
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