Are you moving to Baltimore because of Match Day? According to the Wikipedia entry about Match Day in medicine,
"Match Day occurs on the third Friday of March each year at each of the 155 medical schools in the United States where the results of the National Resident Matching Program are announced. By entering the Match system, applicants are contractually obligated to go to the residency, internship or fellowship program at the institution to which they were matched. The same applies to the programs; they are obligated to take the applicants who matched into them."
If yes, that means that you'll find out in March if you've been matched at Johns Hopkins Hospital or the University of Maryland Medical Center.
That's also when you'll need to determine which Baltimore neighborhood to live in for your residency, internship or fellowship program.
Which Baltimore Neighborhood to Live In?
Welcome to Baltimore! We are lucky here in Baltimore to be home to two incredible teaching hospitals: the Johns Hopkins Hospital and the University of Maryland Medical Center. At Yaffe Real Estate and Chesapeake Property Management, we have been working with medical residents and fellows for over 22 years and we know your needs and concerns. (See 3 Reasons Why Yaffe Real Estate Got Started In The Baltimore Market and How Chesapeake Property Management Came To Be.) We know that most of your start dates are July 1 and that most of you want to be in by mid-June. It can be quite competitive so planning ahead is important.
>> See What Prospective Tenants Should Know About the Owings Mills Rental Market
Baltimore is known as a city of neighborhoods - each special and unique in its own way - so you have quite a lot to choose from. (See The Ultimate Neighborhood. The inside scoop on 10 great Baltimore 'hoods.)
Here are just a few of our favorite Baltimore neighborhoods.
Baltimore Neighborhoods Close to Johns Hopkins Hospital
If you've been matched at Johns Hopkins Hospital, you'll most probably want to be downtown and near the hospital. Here are neighborhoods to consider:
1. Canton "is along Baltimore's outer harbor in the southeastern section of the city, roughly two miles east of Baltimore's downtown district and next to or near the neighborhoods of Patterson Park, Fells Point, Highlandtown, and Greektown.'
2. Fells Point is "a historic waterfront neighborhood since about 1763 in the southeastern area of the City of Baltimore, in Maryland, along the north shore of the Baltimore Harbor and the Northwest Branch of the Patapsco River."
In Our 5 Favorite Baltimore Area Neighborhoods, we offer recommendations for Fells Point:
The Farmers Market ? a great way to spend a Saturday morning
Local restaurants ? Pazo (tapas), Black Olive (Greek) and Bertha?s (mussels) are some of my favorites
Fells Point Fun Fest ? great for food, drinks, music and people watching
Different bars host bands nightly and especially on weekends. I love going out with friends, grabbing a drink and listening to local bands!
Lots of small, locally-owned shops
Take the Water Taxi to the Inner Harbor if you need even more options
3. Harbor East is "a relatively new mixed-use development project in Baltimore, Maryland, United States along the northern shoreline of the Northwest Branch of the Patapsco River, which is the Baltimore Harbor, and its Inner Harbor (formerly known as "The Basin")."
From the same article referenced above are some highlights about what makes Harbor East special: the ability to walk everywhere, shops, restaurants, movies, waterfront, Inner Harbor, Aquarium, Power Plant, etc.; so much to do in such close proximity. Favorite places to visit include Arhaus Furniture, Ouzo Bay Restaurant (awesome outside seating overlooking the harbor), Charleston Restaurant (a Cindy Wolfe restaurant and Baltimore staple), Under Armor, Anthropologie, Marriott Waterfront Hotel (Grille 700 has an amazing Sunday Brunch), and Haute Blow Dry Bar so you can look your best before a night on the town!
4. Lutherville/Timonium & Pikesville - right at the intersection of 695 and 83 in Baltimore County - is very popular among those in the medical profession. Without traffic, you can get to either hospital in 20 minutes and be close to all that suburban Baltimore has to offer.
5. Owings Mills - The Metro Subway runs from Owings Mills into the Johns Hopkins Hospital basement and has several stops in between. It is quite convenient and perfect for those hospital employees who want green grass and a quieter setting. Be sure to read Moving to Owings Mills, Maryland? 11 Reasons You'll Love It!
Baltimore Neighborhoods Close to University of Maryland Medical Systems
If you've been matched at the University of Maryland Medical Center, which is right in the heart of downtown Baltimore, you'll most probably want to consider these Baltimore neighborhoods:
1. Federal Hill, "known for its excellent view of the Inner Harbor and Baltimore skyline, as well as the postcard-perfect walkable streets," & Locust Point, in southern Baltimore on a peninsula, has beautiful views of downtown Baltimore. (See Locust Point for more information.)
2. Ridgely's Delight/Barre Circle - both of these historic residential neighborhoods border the University of Maryland/Baltimore. They're also within walking distance of the MARC train and the Inner Harbor.
3. Lutherville/Timonium & Pikesville - right at the intersection of 695 and 83 in Baltimore County - is very popular among those in the medical profession. Without traffic, you can get to either hospital in 20 minutes and be close to all that suburban Baltimore has to offer..
4. Owings Mills - Be sure to read Moving to Owings Mills, Maryland? 11 Reasons You'll Love It!
Of course, we have so many great neighborhoods in Baltimore that it is hard to choose but these are the most popular with our residents and fellows. Whether you choose to rent (see 19 Questions To Ask Your Landlord Before You Rent) or whether you choose to buy (see Buying A House This Spring? Ten Tips To Get You Started.), Chesapeake Property Management and Yaffe Real Estate are here to help. Give us a call, drop us a line and let us know how we can make your move to Baltimore because of Match Day as smooth and seamless as possible!