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Living in Baltimore

With more than 300 years of history behind it, Baltimore is a cosmopolitan city rich with cultural and social events, and Johns Hopkins is a significant contributor to the city’s academic and professional activities.  It has all of the cultural, culinary, and recreational amenities you would expect of a large city, but the ambiance of a small one. Baltimore has great apartments in vibrant neighborhoods at rates much lower than in places such as New York or Boston. There is much to do in Baltimore including strolling through the Inner Harbor, visiting the National Aquarium, or the Baltimore Museum of Art, enjoying a concert with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, or taking in a baseball game at Camden Yards. Baltimore has wonderful neighborhoods including Fells Point, a historic maritime center with cobblestone streets; neighboring Canton with quaint coffee shops; Federal Hill with nightclubs and restaurants; and Charles Village, next to the Johns Hopkins University Homewood campus where many graduate students live. All of these neighborhoods are just 10 or 20 minutes away from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. And, if you ever run out of things to do, remember that Washington, D.C. is less than an hour away; and that on weekends, you can explore Maryland's Chesapeake Bay, ocean beaches, and the Eastern Shore. Click here to find out much more about Baltimore including housing, neighborhoods, and local attractions.  View the JHSPH Student Life in Baltimore video.


The Housing Office is situated on the Johns Hopkins Medical Campus to assist students, housestaff, postdoctoral fellows, staff and faculty for the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Bloomberg School of Public Health, and School of Nursing with their off-campus accommodations.

The JHMI Housing website can assist in finding affordable and safe housing in the Baltimore area as well as answer many other questions about Baltimore, student life, roommate finder, furniture for sale, carpools, hotels, daycare, transportation information, school systems in the city and surrounding counties, as well as other useful resources. The Housing Office also provides personal consultations for additional assistance.

Effective June 30, 2012, Reed Hall will no longer house permanent students on-campus. All student housing will be considered off-campus.

Johns Hopkins has partnered with Off Campus Partners to create a new and improved Off-Campus Housing Listing Service & Website to better serve the East Baltimore Campus—members of the School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins Hospital, School of Nursing, and the Bloomberg School of Public Health.  The website allows students to view listings on a user name/password protected site. The site provides tools to breakdown properties into neighborhoods, pricing, and much more. There is also a message board section to post requests for roommates as well as a section for furniture for sale. The service will also include educational components designed to help students become good citizens of the Baltimore community.  See

Scheduled to open May 18, 2012, the new 929 Building is the closest housing accommodation to the East Baltimore Medical Campus where the Bloomberg School of Public Health is located.  It features a location within the Science and Technology Park that is convenient to classes, shopping, and dining and is designed to appeal to graduate students.  Studio apartments and one-and two-bedroom units are available. All include premium amenities such as hardwood flooring, stainless steel appliances and granite countertops with access to state of the art technology, exercise facilities, Johns Hopkins' computer system, and a garden rooftop terrace. There is a one-time $200 community fee.  See for complete information.

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