Saturday, December 23, 2006

Merry Xmas. Baltimore's top ten(the good).

1. Baltimore is located between two major cities: New York and Washington D.C. By train it takes about 2 1/2 hours to reach New York and 30 minutes to Washington D.C. This makes it very easy to take a day trip to either city.

2. Unlike other places(New York),it is highly unlikely that you will need a roommate well into middle age to help pay the rent. Baltimore's cheap cost of living is so good that many twenty year olds can afford to live by themselves. There are also a number of apartments in which all utilities are included with the rent.

3. If you like to exercise we have many gyms to choose from. There are also a number of bike paths for cyclers and runners. Baltimore also has a yearly marathon and many 5 and 10k races through out the year.

4. There are seven colleges within the Baltimore area. They are within 15 minutes of each other.


5. John Hopkins University, one of the most well known Universities in the country is located in Baltimore. John Hopkins University has offered free tuition and room and board(worth about 45,000 a year) for any graduate of Baltimore City Public schools who gains admission. John Hopkins is frequently listed in the top 15 colleges and Universities in the United States.

6. If you are ever suffering from a rare illness Baltimore is right city to be in. John Hopkins hospital, rated number hospital one in the world, is also located in Baltimore. This is the hospital where world renowned surgeon Benjamin Carson(a role model for all black people) works.

7. Baltimore is a very safe city if you are not involved with drugs. A very large percentage of the people who are killed in Baltimore are killed as a result of their involvement with drugs(both selling and using).

8. Baltimore has a very nice African-American museum. Unfortunately not enough black people visit it and those that do are not the people who really need to visit. They also need to find a way to get more white folks to visit(their money spends to).

9. Baltimore has demolished most of its old style housing projects(such an eye sore). In place of high and low rise projects, the city has built town houses for low income residents.

10. Baltimore votes overwhelmingly blue. The word Republican is a curse word in this city.


Merry Christmas everyone. If you have your health, you have the greatest gift of all.

9 comments:

afro jamaicano said...

i've been waiting for a new entry and it looks like my wish came tru, baltimore seems like a decent place to live (if ur not on that "Stuff" or selling that "stuff" lol) wuhs the population breakdown there? in my city it breaks down like this (the following is from wikipedia)(the blk population is actually around 7% and the latino population is exploding here haha so it's higher):

The age distribution was:
21.3% under the age of 18
14.6% from 18 to 24
33.2% from 25 to 44
20.9% from 45 to 64
10.0% who were 65 years of age or older


The racial makeup of the city was:
81.04% White
13.48% African American
0.19% Native American
2.46% Asian
0.03% Pacific Islander
1.21% from other races
1.58% from two or more races
3.29% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Anonymous said...

LOL @ #10

HAPPY HOLIDAY GIRL!

Anonymous said...

merry xmas beauty! have a wikid one in baltimore love, YIG xx

Tired of being broke said...

You do not need a roommate to live in NYC. That is if you are willing to live outside of Manhattan. It takes me half hour to get to midtown. The problem is too many new comers to the city think that the end all be all is to live in Manhattan. I am 26 and have had my own apartment since 2001. It is doable.
I have a great one bedroom apartment. It is all about location. My apartment which is newly renovated would be over $2,000 in Manhattan. Half hour train ride away it is under $1,000.

LovelyMonAmi said...

Merry Christmas YoungBlood.....
If this is true why in the hell haven't you gotten this degree yet! Shaking my head and tappin' my feet. This is "good free" not "bad free".


5. John Hopkins University, one of the most well known Universities in the country is located in Baltimore. John Hopkins University has offered free tuition and room and board(worth about 45,000 a year) for any graduate of Baltimore City Public schools who gains admission. John Hopkins is frequently listed in the top 15 colleges and Universities in the United States.

beautyinbaltimore said...

@Afro Jamiacano- I'm sorry to keep you waiting so long. Baltimore is 66 African-American/black 20 something percent white and 2% Asain. We have a growing number of Hispanics(many undocumentated) in Baltimore also.

@nilla- thanks, you to.

@ Yellow IBo girl- Thanks, you to.
@ Tired of being broke- You make a very good point. I think Sex and The City helped to spread this theory.
@ lovelymonami- Actually, I have a bachelors degree. I hestiant to go back for my masters. I think I have changed my mind again thought, I may return in the fall.

Anonymous said...

Yeah I also want to chime in that you can live alone in Manhattan too! You just have to be willing to live above 96th street AND have enough cash to pay off that greedy broker lol I have a real one bedroom in Manhattan and live alone AND right across the street from Central Park. And to top it off, it is affordable and in a kick ass neighborhood. How did I get it? Oh you will have to read my blog for that info :) But let's just say, it has a little bit to do with luck and a lot to do with being a damn good hustler (in this case I am proud to admit this talent I have lol)....Glad to know you don't need it to live all right in Baltimore.

giddykings said...

Nice blog beauty.Appreciate your info on Baltimore.Like to travel a lot and have seen a few places to put it modestly.Havent been to Baltimore yet but your lowdown on the city is short,relevant and highly informative.

Anonymous said...

thanks for the info on Baltimore. I really like the city, but i didn't know all the details.