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Find Your Place in Baltimore

Baltimore’s 225 neighborhoods and surrounding suburban enclaves offer something for everyone—cobblestoned historic districts with hip boutiques and vibrant street life, leafy sidewalk-lined lanes, high-rise apartments and condos, and the rowhouses for which the city is famous. Baltimore’s affordable cost of living compared to other northeastern cities has earned it a reputation as a great place for students and young professionals. For more information on living in Baltimore’s neighborhoods, including housing and rental prices, check out Live Baltimore and Baltimore County "My Neighborhood." 

 

EMERGENCY

For police, fire, ambulance service: dial 911
To report a natural gas leak or downed power lines, call BGE: 800-685-0123
To report a power outage, call BGE: 877-778-2222

UTILITIES & CITY SERVICES

Baltimore Gas and Electric (BGE): 410-265-4000
City Water Services (billing: 410-396-5398)
City Residential Parking: (443) 573-2800
Baltimore City “One Call” Service Center: 311 or 443-263-2220

RECYCLING

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Baltimore County

TRASH

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TELEPHONE

Local directory assistance: 411
AT&T (mobile, long distance, landline)
MCI (long distance)
Sprint (mobile, long distance)
T-Mobile (mobile)
Verizon (wireless)
Verizon (local phone services), 1-800-837-4966
Working Assets (long distance)

CABLE & INTERNET

Comcast
DirecTV
TiVo
Verizon FiOs (limited availability)
Verizon DSL

PETS

Baltimore City pet license: (410) 361-9690
Baltimore Humane Society (adoptions, spay/neuter)
BARCS (adoptions, spay/neuter, city pet licenses)
Expertise.com (pet safety guide)
Maryland SPCA (adoptions, spay/neuter, city pet licenses)
Moving With Pets
Pet Friendly Hotels
Pet-Proof Your Home
Physical Therapy for Pets

CHILD CARE

Notre Dame of Maryland University Child Care
Towson University Child Care
UMBC Child Care Resources
Additional Child Care information

NETWORKING

Baltimore College Peace Network
Baltimore Young Adults Meetup
Nextdoor (private social network for your neighborhood)
YNPN (Young Nonprofit Professionals Network) 

BIKING/CYCLING

Baltimore Bike Club
Baltimore Bike Party
Bikemore
Bmore Bikes
 

Neighborhoods

South Baltimore
  • Camden Yards
  • Fort McHenry
  • AVAM

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