Living in Baltimore

Living in Baltimore

Conveniently located between D.C. and Annapolis, Baltimore is a vibrant hub of culture, arts, cuisine and community, as well as a hotspot for healthcare and biotech innovation – that's why so many Sinai residents end up making Charm City their forever home. Baltimore offers all the benefits of a major metropolitan city, but with a unique “Smalltimore” charm beloved by lifelong locals and newcomers alike.

The Baltimore Inner Harbor

... Baltimore has a quirky character all its own. Just ask its denizens, who will tell you just how great Charm City is without engaging in a show of one-upmanship.


A City of Neighborhoods

Baltimore is truly a city of neighborhoods, which makes it easy to find a place that feels like home. Choose from over 250 charming and diverse neighborhoods –each with its own unique character, from artsy to historic, kid-friendly to nightlife-exciting. Prefer the suburban life? There are dozens of suburban enclaves just minutes from Sinai’s campus as well.

A row of homes in a Baltimore neigborhood.

Unbeatable Cost of Living

Your money goes farther in Baltimore. In fact, Baltimore’s cost of living is 11.8% lower than the national average and stacks up as one of the best values on the East Coast, hands down.


Source: BestPlaces 2020 Cost of Living Calculator



    52.9% lower than New York


    45.7% lower than Boston


    42% lower than Washington, D.C.


    12.8% lower than Philadelphia

A Culturally Rich Experience

You will never be bored in Baltimore. There are endless cultural attractions, museums, festivals, parks and hiking trails, sporting events…the list goes on and on. It all starts at the Inner Harbor, a vibrant waterfront destination for shopping, dining, and home to the National Aquarium. But there is so much more to explore, from the unexpected (the National Museum of Dental History!) to all-star spectacles (Baltimore Ravens and Orioles games!).

a city street and trees with blooming white flowers

A Home Base That’s Close to Everything

Wake up in Baltimore — and go anywhere. Baltimore gives you the cost of living you want, with easy access to all the places you want to see:



    Major cities like Washington, D.C, Philadelphia, and New York are within easy driving distance


    An international airport – BWI Marshall—that consistently ranks among the nation’s best


    Two major Amtrak stations, underground Metro, and LightRail for easy regional and local transporation


    Beach and waterfront getaways across Maryland’s Eastern Shore


    Ski resorts and mountain adventures in Western Maryland

An aerial view of Fort McHenry

The New Hotspot for Innovation

Be part of the next big thing. Named a “Surge City” by Inc. Magazine, Baltimore is fast becoming the nation’s next biotech hotspot and the East Coast alternative to Silicon Valley. From the Under Armour headquarters to our very own LifeBridge Health bioincubator and 1501 Health, our joint healthcare startup incubator with CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, Baltimore is the place where your innovation and entrepreneurship can thrive.

A woman working on robotic machinery in a research lab.