Maryland residents enjoy a broad range of lifestyles and activities in convenient reach of major metropolitan areas. From energized city living, to a convenient suburban lifestyle, or laid back life on the shore, Maryland fits everyone. Each region of the state presents distinctly different styles and histories. Maryland’s population is as kaleidoscopic as its varied options for living. In WalletHub's 2017 ranking of the most diverse cities, three Maryland cities are among the top 10. Browse through the photo viewer below to learn more about each region.
Plenty of entertainment and recreation, along with diverse living options and great education and healthcare make Maryland a great state to call home.
Maryland presents a variety of activities and fun for the whole family. In Baltimore, you’ll find:
Outside of Baltimore, Marylanders and visitors to the state can take advantage of:
Biking trails in Cumberland.
Abound with world-class institutions, Maryland provides endless opportunities for cultural discovery through institutions, such as:
Take in art from around the world, or explore Maryland’s traditional arts through a variety of art museums, including:
Maryland is home to marquee moments in our nation’s history, and also boasts a unique maritime history. Immerse yourself in our national or state history by:
Visit the Maryland Office of Tourism for more ideas to explore history in Maryland
Drum Point Light House in Calvert at Calvert Marine Museum.
The state benefits from nearby attractions in Washington, D.C. In addition to a global perspective represented by Embassy Row and international delegations, there are national treasures such as:
Maryland is home to several professional sports teams and more than a dozen nationally competitive college-level sports teams. Fans enjoy Baltimore Orioles major league baseball at Oriole Park at Camden Yards and the NFL 2001/2013 Super Bowl winning Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium. Stadium Journey ranked both Oriole Park at Camden Yards and M&T Bank Stadium first for providing outstanding fan experiences in their respective leagues. The Washington Redskins, another NFL franchise, play at FedEx Field in Landover.
Oriole Park at Camden Yards.
Other professional sports teams include the Baltimore Blast (Professional Arena Soccer League), as well as the nearby Washington Wizards (NBA), and Washington Capitals (NHL). Other sports highlights:
Living in Maryland provides access to outstanding healthcare resources, including:
Johns Hopkins Hospital.
Within a close drive of any particular employment center, Marylanders can find dozens of residential settings that include both recently-built homes and established neighborhoods. A snapshot of Maryland housing:
Maryland's public school systems offer high quality primary and secondary education. Maryland public schools boast:
Private and parochial schools are available in most communities. Maryland is also home to 57 accredited two-and-four-year colleges and universities, and has the highest concentration of professional and technical workers among the states. More on workforce and higher education.
The University of Maryland, Baltimore County.