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Old 06-16-2009, 11:22 PM
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Considering moving to Baltimore to work at Johns Hopkins Hospital.. I'm a single, 25 yo female.

Looking for thoughts on what neighborhoods would be good to live in.. looking for a safe, relatively quiet place to live. Wanting to spend about 1000/month in rent.. what kind of place could I get? (yes, I've searched rentals, but there are just SO many, and it's too much to weed through).. plus there are just too many areas that I don't know, so it's impossible to compare places vs. prices.

How is the public transportation in Baltimore? What areas to live in would make it easy to commute to the hospital?

Just looking for.. general comments about the city I suppose. What do you love/hate about living here?
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Old 06-17-2009, 06:10 AM
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Check the archives, there are many, many answers to this question already. A quick answer is that you could walk from Fells Point / Patterson Park / Butcher's Hill. Metro subway is very easy from downtown. Federal Hill / Locust Point would be a drive away.
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Old 06-17-2009, 07:27 AM
Location: Bolton Hill
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Here is a thread that has a couple suggestions:
Yes, another- Where should I live?

My neighborhood (Bolton Hill) has a close community feel once you have been in the area for a little while (I've been in the city for a year). The more you are out and about, the more you start to be part of the neighborhood you live in. I noticed this after I got a dog and started walking regularly. I have found people to be friendly for the most part.

I don't use public transportation regularly but the metro seems nice. It has a stop at Hopkins so anywhere that there is a stop could potentially work for you. I recommend Bolton Hill, Mount Vernon, Downtown/Inner Harbor, and Harbor Point for places that you can use the metro.

Fells Point, Patterson Park, Canton, and Butcher's Hill are all somewhat close to the Hospital so you could walk.

There are other areas that are nice but you would most likely want to drive and that doesn't seem to be an option so I won't mention them
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Old 06-25-2009, 01:09 PM
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"What areas to live in would make it easy to commute to the hospital?" -- I would recommend looking in Fells Point, Canton, Butcher's Hill. These aren't necessarily 'quiet' places to live though..they are in the city. Also, Hopkins has several campuses, so for the downtown location or for the Bayview Medical Center, the areas listed above are relatively close.

I'm a 25 y/o f living in Baltimore and I don't use public transportation here, but I have friends that do. I think that during the 9-5 hours, it's not so bad. But, working a nurses schedule might make it tough to walk or ride the bus/metro to/from work. I wouldn't want to walk or take public transportation by myself late @ night...for day shifts, it's a different story.

I live near Patterson Park (Fells Point/Canton area) and I love it. Likes: It's full of young professionals. There's fun things like BSSC (Baltimore Sports & Social Club, Inc.). The promenade that's along the harbor. The park is always full of ppl running and walking their dogs. I walk to work, to the grocery store, to the bars, to friends' houses, to just about everything that I do.
Dislikes: It's the city...it's not always safe, clean or quiet.

Hope that helps a bit!
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