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Vacant houses in these historic neighborhoods once sold to urban homesteaders for $1—today South Baltimore is one of the city’s hottest areas, with vibrant nightlife, major league sports, Fort McHenry, and the city’s first casino.

Baltimore’s formerly industrial waterfront is home to some of the city’s most exciting destinations, including the nationally renowned Oriole Park at Camden Yards, M&T Bank Stadium (home of the Ravens), and the new Horseshoe Casino.

By day, you can burn calories by running the stairs of Federal Hill for the best view of the city, or jog along the water at Fort McHenry, site of the War of 1812 battle that inspired “The Star-Spangled Banner.” See what’s arguably the world’s best collection of outsider art at the one-of-a-kind American Visionary Art Museum, or experience the city’s industrial past at the Museum of Industry.

At night, the area comes to life with boisterous clubs and bars, and some of the trendiest eats in town (Bookmakers, Hersh’s), local gems (Sobo Café, Blue Agave), classic sushi and bento box (Matsuri), steamed crabs (LP Steamers), and some of the freshest seafood in town (Cross Street Market, Nick’s Fish House). Deep into the night, jam bands hit the stage at the 8x10, and pizza patrons line up at Maria D’s for a late night slice.

And you can live in the middle of it all! Affordable rowhouse rentals make it easy to enjoy city life as part of a friendly, neighborly community.

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