Quality of Life
The City of Baltimore and the surrounding metropolitan areas are noted for one of the highest ratings for quality-of-life in the nation. The City's many attributes make it an ideal location for new and expanding businesses and for relocating employees by offering affordable cost of living, great neighborhoods, world famous art collections,museums, theaters, and symphony orchestras, easy access to public transportation systems, superior health care systems, renowned university and educational resources, major league sports teams, historic parks and a waterfront filled with recreational opportunities.
The City of Baltimore is centrally located on the Eastern Seaboard, 35 miles north of Washington, D.C. Its eclectic mix of upscale, gentrified and working class neighborhoods, coupled with a diverse mix of national and regional headquarters, strong financial sector, manufacturing, maritime industries and world-renowned medical and research institutions, have made it one of the most desirable cities for new and expanding companies today.
Accessibility is a major benefit to companies located in Baltimore City. I-95, the main North/South interstate runs through the City, offering companies involved in manufacturing and distribution extraordinary access to one of the nation's premier transportation systems. Coupled with the Port of Baltimore, this accessibility ensures that overnight delivery can reach 2/3 of the nation's population.
Washington, D.C., 35 miles from Baltimore City can be reached via car (45 minutes) or commuter rail (30 minutes).
Baltimore is located at 39.28 degrees North, 76.62 degrees West, and is approximately 4 meters (13 feet) above sea level. Year round, Baltimore and its region offer a moderate climate with 4 distinct seasons that are regulated by the Chesapeake Bay to the east and mountains to the west. In addition, the City enjoys an average of 105 clear days a year.