If you're looking to escape the hustle and bustle of the city for a day trip but still want to stay close, then look no further! Baltimore has plenty of suburbs that offer the perfect blend of small-town charm and city convenience.

And don't worry, there's no need to pack your bags and head for the hills just yet. This ain't the 1950s, we're not running from anything...except maybe the property taxes. (I hope)

Anyway, here's a list of some of the best suburbs Baltimore has to offer,:

  • Baltimore County:

    • Towson: Known for its bustling downtown and strong public schools, Towson is also home to the largest mall in Maryland, Towson Town Center.
    • Pikesville: This historic suburb is famous for its thriving Jewish community, with roots dating back to the late 1800s. And if you're a fan of good food, be sure to check out Pikesville's famous corned beef sandwiches!
    • Parkville: Parkville is home to a huge community of artists, with a vibrant arts and cultural scene that includes the annual Parkville Art Loop.
    • Dundalk: Often the butt of jokes among Baltimoreans due to its reputation for being a working-class, blue-collar community that has experienced a decline in recent decades. Some Baltimoreans poke fun at the area for its seemingly unremarkable, run-down appearance and for being perceived as a less desirable place to live compared to other suburbs in the region.

  • Howard County:

    • Columbia: This planned community is famous for its diverse population and lush green spaces, with over 100 miles of pathways and trails winding through its neighborhoods.
    • Ellicott City: This historic town is located in the heart of Howard County, and is famous for its picturesque Main Street, lined with charming shops and restaurants.
    • Elkridge: Located along the Patapsco River, Elkridge is a hidden gem that offers residents stunning views of the surrounding countryside, as well as easy access to downtown Baltimore.
  • Anne Arundel County:

    • Annapolis: The capital of Maryland, Annapolis is known for its rich history, stunning architecture, and vibrant arts scene. And if you're a fan of seafood, you won't want to miss its famous crab cakes!
    • Glen Burnie: This suburban community is located just a stone's throw from the Chesapeake Bay, and is known for its strong public schools and friendly, tight-knit neighborhoods.
    • Severna Park: This affluent suburb is known for its well-manicured lawns and spacious homes, as well as its strong sense of community spirit.








It's worth noting that some of these suburbs have experienced their fair share of changes over the years, with gentrification and white flight being two trends that have shaped the region's development. As Baltimore's population has shifted and diversified, some suburbs on this list have become more affluent and exclusive, while others have struggled to maintain their economic stability and sense of community. These changes are complex and multifaceted, and they continue to be the subject of ongoing debate and discussion among residents and policymakers alike. 












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