Baltimore area features high-quality communities

The Chesapeake Bay area is blessed with many unique features. Baltimore is protected from harsh weather due to environmental features, and the locals are proud because the entertainment venues are diverse. As a result, potential property buyers may want to consider purchasing one of the homes for sale in Baltimore.

Maryland city breaks into top 10 areas to live
The area of Ellicott City/Columbia has achieved the number eight spot on CNN Money Magazine's list of "America's Best Places to Live 2012." According to the news source, living on the border of these two metros offers residents the ability to take in an enchanting historic downtown in Ellicott City, while still having convenient access to the thoughtful layout of big-box stores in Columbia.

As a result, families in the area get to take in the diverse cultural offerings, reasonable housing costs, high-quality schools, green space and new parks - Blandair Park, for example, includes 20 acres of land.

Ellicott City is about 13 miles outside of downtown Baltimore. Consequently, those looking for easy access to Baltimore, but who want a quiet home-town vibe, should consider looking at properties here.

Luxury areas right in the middle of Baltimore
The historic neighborhood of Fell's Point is east of the city's Inner Harbor. Over 161 properties and structures are included on the National Historic Register, according to the Fell's Point Residents Association. The community is active, and many residents can be found walking the streets during the evening as they head out to trendy bars, restaurants or shows. One example of a local favorite is the beer social at Max's in Mobtown Lounge at 6 p.m. every Tuesday. The source claims that a resident beer expert will provide interested parties with an informative evening and samples of some rare and exotic beers at special prices.

Strong housing market
Even the average market is flourishing in Baltimore. According to ALTOS Research, the median single-family home price in the metro was $113,771 on August 17, 2012. In addition, the average property in Baltimore was on the market for 174 days as of that same date. There were about 2,112 properties on the market for sale, offering enough variety for potential homebuyers to get their pick.