The Johns Hopkins University Homewood campus is located in the north Baltimore neighborhood of Charles Village. It’s a peaceful place of green grass, wide-spreading trees, brick residence halls and classroom buildings, and interconnecting walkways that combine to create a comfortable country atmosphere in the heart of a major city. In minutes you can easily find the action of Baltimore—by bus, light rail, your bike, or even on Hopkins’ own shuttle bus service—at the Inner Harbor, Oriole Park at Camden Yards, the National Aquarium, Hopkins’ medical campus and the Peabody Institute, or one of many spots downtown.

The city is alive with activity and tourism but with a character and feel that is unique, and from which Baltimore gets its affectionate name of “Charm City.”

In addition to the restaurants and nightlife, the city supports many educational and cultural institutions, such as the Baltimore Symphony, Center Stage, the Baltimore Museum of Art, the Walters Art Gallery, the American Visionary Art Museum, the National Aquarium, and the Maryland Science Center, to name a few. Baltimore is also a great city for sports fans, where one can spend a summer afternoon at Camden Yards watching an Orioles game, or a rowdy fall Sunday with the Baltimore Ravens. The Baltimore area is also rich in history, including Fort McHenry, the birthplace of our National Anthem, and many important Civil War sites. The quick trip to Washington, D.C., only adds to the range of possibilities.

For the outdoor enthusiast, the Baltimore area has much to offer, whether you enjoy fishing and sailing on the Chesapeake Bay, hiking and skiing in the mountains, or sharing the beach with wild horses on Assateague Island and the Atlantic shore.