Does anyone have info on the Baltimore area? I am looking at Johns Hopkins, and I need info on living there with kids.
I have SO MUCH FAMILY in the Baltimore area. I visit there all the time, and I interviewed at Hopkins as well. Just typing this made me want to go back, I miss it!
- As you probably already know, the Baltimore City public schools are about the weakest in the state of Maryland, but the Baltimore County system has some real gems.
- The lifestyle is pretty great, by Washington/New York standards it costs next to nothing to live in Baltimore but it still has the big city amenities: great libraries, a bonafide indigenous cuisine (unlike Buffalo, where junk food is passed off as such), museums, Whole Foods, etc etc.
- As a native, I will share my opinion that the climate in the Washington-Baltimore area is just awful-- mind-melting humidity and poor air quality from June to September, but some people will probably disagree.
- Baltimore City is also quite violent in places (12th most dangerous city in America, acc. to Congressional Quarterly-- with Buffalo taking up a mean 25th), so I would seriously look into crime statistics before I decided on a neighborhood.