Many times cities that
are great places to visit and vacation are also great
places to live and retire, and Baltimore fits that bill.
Baltimore is the center of culture in the state of Maryland.
Although its past as an immigration center and a manufacturing
center is long gone, Maryland is home to the Johns Hopkins
Medical School and Hospital which are world famous and
the largest employers in Baltimore. Baltimore's airport
has access to many parts of America so you can easily
hop on a cheap Southwest Airlines flight to almost anywhere
in the U.S. If going overseas, you can take a flight
from one of Washington D.C.'s major airports to just
about anywhere. Baltimore is close to Washington D.C
so you can also visit the museums and sites of the national
Retirement Housing Options:
In Baltimore there are unique housing options for 55+
living which include condos, apartments for rent, hi-rises,
retirement communities, lofts, co-ops, luxury condominiums,
top end townhouses and other housing for over 55 boomers
Baltimore Areas and Districts:
Baltimore's Mt Vernon Cultural District,
a historical neighborhood near Baltimore's Inner Harbor
and Baltimore's most creative and energetic community.
You'll be just steps away from the Meyerhoff Symphony
Hall, Lyric Opera House, Centerstage, and the Walters
Art Museum. Plus, you'll enjoy the shops, restaurants,
and some of the most impressive 19th century architecture
on the East Coast.
Many consider Baltimore
to be among the best retirement cities in the U.S. Here
are some other reasons to choose living in Baltimore.
Baltimore Maryland Retirement Communities
Retirement Living is situated on a scenic
110-acre campus in Catonsville, Maryland, less than
10 miles from downtown Baltimore. Enjoy the best that
the metro area has to offer by way of cultural attractions,
restaurants, shopping, and the great outdoors.
* Enjoy live music at the Meyerhoff
Symphony Hall or the Lyric Opera House.
* Take in a drama, comedy, or musical at the Hippodrome
Theatre or Centerstage.
* Cheer on the home team at Oriole Park at Camden Yards
and M & T Bank Stadium, home of the Baltimore Ravens—or
try your luck at the Pimlico Race Track.
* Play a round at the nearby Carroll Park Golf Course
or Diamond Ridge Golf Course.
* Shop and dine in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, historic
Ellicott City, or Arundel Mills Mall.
* Go for a hike or leisurely bike ride at the beautiful
Patapsco Valley State Park, just a few miles from campus.
studies have shown that a good group of friends is more
important to a happy retirement than money or health.
Baltimore offers many opportunities with civic groups
and hobby clubs to generate a solid core group of friends.
These friends can help ward off the problems of aging
like dementia and health issues.
rural living isn't good for seniors who can't drive
since they require someone's help to get around. The
expenses of transportation add up quickly for fixed-income
seniors so well-served public transportation of Baltimore
is quite beneficial. Even better is that most public
transit systems have senior rates that are much cheaper
Access to Medical Services:
it's pretty obvious that if you live near a hospital,
you're more likely to survive a medical emergency. Despite
how your mind feels, the body starts to break down and
there's a good chance you'll need a hospital visit during
your retirement years. Living in Baltimore is great
since there are more specialists and medical services
available and at cheaper rates.
Access to Local Businesses:
city living offers walking distance to most businesses
that you'll ever use in your retirement years. Even
if you need to travel, there are a lot more shopping
centers and discount stores in urban areas.
Fitness: exercise is
critical to keeping healthy during your retirement years.
Cities have every type of fitness facility from standard
fitness centers to niche fitness places like indoor
rock climbing walls so there's something for everyone.
Even if you want to exercise on your own, there's tons
of parks or indoor malls to enjoy walking in. Baltimore
City is proud to feature approximately 6, 000 acres
of parkland and public space. Within our city borders,
there are over 300,000 street trees and a large inventory
of park trees. In one of the larger parks, you may find
yourself in the middle of a beautiful country estate.
Visitors can take a peaceful walk in the woods on the
back roads of Druid Hill Park, sit quietly and watch
birds by the lake at Patterson Park or play a relaxing
round of golf in Clifton, Carroll and Forest parks.
Our smaller community parks provide areas to meet and
greet your neighbors.
today’s seniors know the importance of exercising
their brains, as well as their bodies. Urban living
provides access to a wide range of classes, through
local universities, museums, city recreation departments,
etc. Enrolling in these types of courses can help stave
off the depression that some people feel once they stop
working full time. The University of Baltimore is located
in the Mount Vernon Cultural District.
Food and Entertainment:
retirement should be full of activities you never had
a chance to enjoy while working. Dinners out to fancy
restaurants or weekend getaways to a nearby city or
historical site are all possible living in a city. Usually,
cities have tons of entertainment venues like theaters
and museums and there's always something going on. The
National Aquarium, is Baltimore's leading attraction.
Baltimore's Inner Harbor is one of America's oldest
seaports - and one of the world's great travel destinations.
Baltimore has many interesting museums and things to
do and see.
There are many great places for a high
rise condo for the senior with an active and fun life
who wants a home to match that lifestyle.