THE RITZ CARTON BALTIMORE COMMUNITY
THINGS TO DO
From sporting events to festivals to concerts to street entertainers – The Inner Harbor and surrounding neighborhoods provide a smorgasbord of entertainment possibilities for those living in The Ritz Carlton Residences.
The sheer number of restaurants and eateries within walking distance to The Ritz Carlton Residences provides enough variety to allow residents to enjoy a new restaurant each and every day of the year !!
Located directly across the street from historic Federal Hill and just minutes away from Fort McHenry – birthplace of the Star Spangled Banner, the Ritz Carlton is surrounded by Baltimore and US history.
Holiday celebrations, ethnic festivals, book fairs, marathons, parades – you name it and Baltimore celebrates it – usually right along the Inner Harbor. Residents of The Ritz Carlton Baltimore have a front row seat to the areas biggest events.
Baltimore’s Inner Harbor has been one of the major seaports in the United States since the 1700s and in the 1970s the Inner Harbor started becoming the cultural center of Baltimore. It was described by the Urban Land Institute in 2009 as “the model for post-industrial waterfront redevelopment around the world.” It was named by National Geographic as one of the best summer trips in 2012 and boasts over 13 million visitors a year. The Inner Harbor is home to many delectable restaurants, unique shopping, museums, live entertainment, and of course local pubs. There is so much to do – you can be a tourist everyday – visit the National Aquarium, the Maryland Science Center, Ripley’s Believe It or Not Museum, Phillips Seafood, the Hard Rock Cafe or the Observation Level of the World Trade Center Baltimore to see the amazing Baltimore skyline panoramic views.
Federal Hill is a neighborhood in which many of the structures are included in the Federal Hill Historic District and are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Federal Hill also offers many popular retail, dining, and entertainment options all within walking distance. The Cross Street Market, a recently renovated historic marketplace is the major social hub for the neighborhood. Federal Hill has many festivals each year including an annual Shakespeare on the Hill series of summer performances in the park atop the actual Federal Hill. The neighborhood is also home to the American Visionary Art Museum and Maryland Science Center.
This small community is located along Baltimore’s Key Highway and is part of a planned community including condominiums, townhouses, an apartment complex, restaurants, a marina, and yacht club. This community is just a few blocks from Baltimore’s Inner Harbor and all its restaurants and attractions. The Harborview community also boasts a waterfront promenade, numerous fountains, a man-made canal, indoor and outdoor pools, and one of the finest marinas in Baltimore. Tabrizi’s offers delectable Mediterranean cuisine and spectacular views! Sorso Cafe offers everything from gourmet coffee drinks to delectable Gelato and is located adjacent to HarborView Marina.
Harbor East is the newest Baltimore neighborhood – just east of the Inner Harbor and sits on a wonderful stretch of waterfront. Harbor East has the rich history, culture and tradition of East Baltimore and plenty of shopping, restaurants and entertainment. The Landmark Movie Theater is a new, upscale movie theater that residents enjoy along with a new spa and health club. Harbor East’s slogan is ‘being at Harbor East means never wanting (or needing) to leave’. However, if you desire to venture – Harbor East is a short walk from the Inner Harbor, Fell’s Point and Little Italy. Also home to a number of Baltimore’s newest hotel properties, including the Four Seasons and the Marriott Baltimore Waterfront, Harbor East has been developed using a creative urban design that is environmentally and pedestrian friendly and uses less land.
City Centre is the historic financial district in Baltimore with hundreds of businesses found there and it remains the center of life in Baltimore since Baltimore was chartered in 1796. Most of Baltimore’s skyscrapers are located in City Centre as well as the historic Charles Street corridor. Downtown Baltimore has increasingly become the preferred residential section and also contains Camden Yards, which includes the well-known home of the Baltimore Orioles, Oriole Park at Camden Yards, and M&T Bank Stadium, home of the two time Superbowl Champs, the Baltimore Ravens. The World Famous Lexington Market remains in its original 1789 location Downtown. There is an abundance of entertainment and shopping choices in Downtown –shops, restaurants, popular clubs and bars located in and around the Gallery at Harborplace and the Power Plant Live.
Mount Vernon is a neighborhood home to some of the most well-preserved 19th century architecture located on the East Coast. The centerpiece of the neighborhood is the area around the Washington Monument, a massive pillar commenced in 1815 to commemorate the first president of the United States. Mount Vernon is the cultural center of the city which is just north of downtown Baltimore and has been designated a National Landmark Historic District. Predominantly residential but also home to many cultural institutions, including the Peabody Conservatory, Walters Art Museum, University of Baltimore, Maryland Historical Society, Maryland Institute College of Art, Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, Baltimore School for the Arts, Lyric Opera House, and Center Stage, Mount Vernon also has many dining options with many fine restaurants, cafes, and bars.
Fell’s Point is a historic waterfront neighborhood in southeastern Baltimore. This waterfront neighborhood is a tourist destination with all the quaint shops, antique stores, restaurants, coffee bars, music stores, a municipal markethouse, and over 120 pubs. Fell’s Point has a maritime past and has the air of a seafaring town and can be reached by water taxis, highways, local streets and several transit bus lines. Since the 1970s, there has been a steady restoration and preservation of the historic homes and businesses. Fell’s Point is one of several areas in and around Baltimore that are listed on the National Register of Historic Districts. And in the 1990s, Fell’s Point had a little stardom as the central setting for the NBC police drama Homicide: Life on the Street, which was based on a book by David Simon, a Baltimore Sun reporter.
Locust Point is a peninsula in South Baltimore and a neighborhood most famous for being the home of Fort McHenry. Locust Point is entirely surrounded by the Locust Point Industrial Area.There are also two marine terminals of the Helen Delich Bentley Port of Baltimore, the Domino Sugar Factory, Under Armour and Phillips Seafood headquarters and as well as many other businesses located in this neighborhood. Locust Point is also home to the Baltimore Museum of Industry and Latrobe Park. The rehabilitation of Tide Point and Silo Point has brought much interest to this charming neighborhood. Locust Point was featured often in the second season of the HBO TV series The Wire.
Little Italy is a charming cultural and ethnic neighborhood located in the heart of downtown Baltimore and is one of the city’s busiest restaurant districts. Its name is derived from the large number of Italian immigrant families that moved into the area. Little Italy is located between the Inner Harbor and historic Fells Point, millions of visitors frequent Little Italy to dine at its almost 30 restaurants, watch outdoor movies, attend its Italian festivals, or simply stroll through the old country streets. There is very little resident turnover in Little Italy – making the housing market very hot. Also this close knit neighborhood has a reputation of being one of the safest neighborhoods in the city of Baltimore.
Canton is a trendy neighborhood located along Baltimore’s outer harbor in the southeastern section of the city. John O’Donnell was the first person to transport goods from Canton to Baltimore and named his plantation after it. The neighborhood was a major port but then became industrialized and would eventually experience a residential revival. Canton is generally centered around O’Donnell Square, a park that houses several bars and restaurants, an art gallery, a former fire station and the very first branch of the Enoch Pratt Free Library. There have been many new developments in the recent years – the Canton Waterfront Park, Maryland Korean War Memorial, the rehabilitated American Can Company, two marinas and a public boat launch, the DuBurns Soccer Arena, and in 2013 Canton Crossing – a brand new shopping destination opened. Canton is roughly two miles east of Baltimore’s downtown district.
Baltimore’s promenade hugs nearly seven miles of Baltimore’s world famous waterfront. Stretching from Canton to Fort McHenry, the brick pathway is a wonderful way for pedestrians and cyclists to get around Baltimore.
Baltimore City offers a vast network of highways and interstates that transverse the region. I95, I83, the BW Parkway and dozens of other high speed roadways provide well planned and speedy travel options.
The MARC Train is an low cost commuter rail running from Harford County Maryland – through Baltimore City – on to Washington DC. With commute times of less than 60 minutes from Baltimore to DC, the MARC system provides a welcome alternative to traffic.
BaltimoreLink is a complete overhaul of the core transit system operating within and around Baltimore City. The system incorporates new mass transit routes combining various mass transit components to create a more cohesive transit experience.