In many ways, Baltimore is the heart of American healthcare education and opportunity. Home to the world-class Johns Hopkins institutions, the city is the site of two rapidly developing biotechnology centers and several nationally ranked hospitals. Federal agencies and international health organizations are just an hour away in Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia and New York are readily accessible.
A unique combination of the old and the new, Baltimore is a national showcase for urban renewal and ethnic tradition. The city’s most popular attraction is the Inner Harbor, which includes enclosed food and shopping pavilions, the National Aquarium, the Maryland Science Center, and the acclaimed Oriole Park Baseball Stadium at Camden Yards, as well as the Baltimore Ravens football stadium. Yet, to the native Baltimorean, it is the city’s ethnic neighborhoods and restaurants, row houses with marble steps, and Chesapeake Bay crabs that best describe Baltimore.
Historically, Baltimore is famed for Fort McHenry and as the home of the “Star Spangled Banner.” Its cultural centers include the Walters Art Museum, the Peabody Conservatory of Music, and the Baltimore Museum of Art. The city also hosts major ballet, theater, and opera companies, as well as the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. Baltimore is also geographically convenient to many areas along the mid-Atlantic region, including Washington, D.C., New York and Philadelphia.
View an interactive map of the Baltimore area with lots of useful information about neighborhoods and other Johns Hopkins resources and locations.
- Off Campus Housing Resources
The University offers information about housing to all students. Information may be obtained by contacting the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions Off-Campus Housing Office. Although on-campus housing is not available to nursing students, the off-campus housing office offers many resources for finding a place to live in Baltimore and the surrounding counties. There is also a message board section to post requests for roommates, as well as a section for furniture for sale. If you would like to speak with someone at the School of Nursing about housing and moving to Baltimore contact the Office of Student Affairs, 410-955-7545.
The 929 Building is the closest housing accommodation to the East Baltimore Medical Campus where the School of Nursing is located. All units include premium amenities such as hardwood flooring, stainless steel appliances and granite countertops with access to a 24-hour fitness center, 24-hour courtesy desk, controlled access entry, high speed wi-fi, weekday morning coffee bar and a garden rooftop terrace.
- Guide to Moving to Baltimore
- Housing Tips
- Renters Insurance! Renters insurance is inexpensive and strongly recommended! Do not assume that your landlord’s insurance will cover your personal property if there is a fire, flood, or theft. Your clothes, jewelry, furniture, laptop, electronics, etc. all add up! Landlords may also require proof of rental insurance before the lease is signed.
- If possible, try to visit Baltimore in advance and view your housing options before you commit to a lease.
- Average student rent in Baltimore is $800-$1200 per month. This may or may not include utilities.
- If you do not plan to bring a car, look for housing that is located near one of the Johns Hopkins shuttle routes or other public transportation. Many students also ride their bikes to the School of Nursing.
- If you do bring a car, look into parking options.
- For your safety, find out what security measures are in place (front door security, door/window locks, alarms, etc.), view crime reports and try to live on a busy street.
- The School of Nursing does not inspect properties; students are responsible for determining suitable housing.
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