Big City Amenities and Rural Lifestyle Are a Winning Combination for Baltimore County

On Thursday, April 28, 2011 - 08:15

Home to the second race in the Triple Crown of thoroughbred horse racing, Baltimore County – a 610-square-mile ring around the city of Baltimore – beats its competition to the winner’s circle with its careful planning. Though largely rural, the county offers a diverse array of gentrified and urban living. Cultural institutions such as the renowned Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and sporting events like horse racing’s Preakness Stakes and games played by baseball’s Orioles and the NFL’s Ravens ensure that there’s always an event to enjoy. More than 170 miles of Chesapeake Bay shoreline, proximity to the Appalachian Mountains and a network of parks provide unrivaled recreational opportunities, and visits to Gettysburg, Washington, D.C., and Pennsylvania’s Amish country are within a day’s drive away. Add to its accolades Baltimore County’s public school system, the 22nd largest in the country, and easy access to some of the most important financial centers on the east coast. Circling Baltimore city with a dynamic business community and planned, quality lifestyle, Baltimore County is the sweepstakes winner among places to live and work. pa