CommunityBrowse groupsBlogEtiquetteInvite Your friendsSuccess Stories


Anyone from Baltimore?

I'll be going to Johns Hopkins as a freshman this fall and I'm moving from New York City to Baltimore. I'm really nervous and was wondering what it's like there, what changes it expect, how different my accent will be, what will be really different, so on and so forth.

Also, supposedly the crime rate there is six times higher than NYC. Any ideas on that? Should I be nervous? I mean, I'm used to taking certain precautions (don't walk alone at night, know which neighborhoods are OK, etc) from living in NYC and hanging around Brooklyn/Bronx all the time, but I wasn't sure if it'd be much different.

Thanks in advance, everyone!!

Sun. Feb 24, 2:16pm

Add comment  

Sunday, February 24, 2008, 8:22 PM

Add comment
If you don't get much here - maybe check out (go to TALK link.) People often post about cities where they're moving and asking for input. Good luck!

Sunday, February 24, 2008, 8:26 PM

Add comment
The area around Johns Hopkins is really nice. You just have to be careful, like you said you already are. You will be fine. The crime rate is high, but only in the bad inner city sections, stay out of there!!!
Good luck!

Monday, February 25, 2008, 11:08 AM

Add comment
Rent the John Waters movie "Pecker" for a quirky taste of Baltimore. It will give you a glimpse of Charm City compared to the Big Apple. If you end up liking this movie, you're going to love Baltimore.

Monday, February 25, 2008, 11:29 AM

Add comment
You will love B-more!!! I have lived here my whole life and there are tons of things to do, you just have to find them! There are tons of museums, theatres, restaurants etc. in the downtown area and there is pretty good public transportation. The area around Hopkins is very nice, but like any neighborhood you have to be careful at night. You will learn pretty quickly where you should and shouldn't be in the city....if you know what i mean! Good luck!

Monday, February 25, 2008, 11:44 AM

Add comment

I just love these positive helpful threads!

Monday, February 25, 2008, 11:52 AM

Add comment

thanks everyone!!!

Monday, February 25, 2008, 11:47 PM

Add comment
Baltimore has tons of students and you'll be hanging out with them. The crime is usually confined to very specific parts of the city which you won't really be in. Since you're from New York, you probably know the basics - don't use an atm at night or anytime that you see someone else nearby that looks shady and above all, avoid avoid avoid conflict. Never try to be the hero, if it looks threatening or shady, walk away. But these are just for any young girl moving to the city - you're going to have a great time. It's full of really smart people.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008, 7:35 AM

Add comment

Related Content:

How To Lose Weight- The Basics
Weight Watchers Points System
The Fat Smash Diet
The Eat To Live Diet
The Beck Diet Solution
How To Get The Motivation To Lose Weight


How To Be Successful Using PEERtrainer

How To Burn Fat
Online Weight Loss Support- How It Works
Does Green Tea Help You Lose Weight?
Tips On Using PEERtrainer
Visit The PEERtrainer Community
Diet and Fitness Resources


Weight Watchers Meetings
Learning To Inspire Others: You Already Are
Writing Down Your Daily Workouts
Spending Money On A Personal Trainer?
How I Became A Marathon Runner


Preventive Health

How To Prevent Injuries During Your Workout
Flu Season: Should You Take The Flu Shot?
Are You Really Ready To Start PEERtrainer?
Super Foods That Can Boost Your Energy
Reversing Disease Through Nutrition

New Diet and Fitness Articles:

Weight Watchers Points Plus
How To Adjust Your Body To Exercise
New: Weight Watchers Momentum Program
New: PEERtrainer Blog Archive
Review Of The New Weight Watchers Momentum Program

Weight Loss Motivation by Joshua Wayne:

Why Simple Goal Setting Is Not Enough
How To Delay Short Term Gratification
How To Stay Motivated
How To Exercise With A Busy Schedule

Real World Nutrition and Fitness Questions

Can Weight Lifting Help You Lose Weight?
Are Protein Drinks Safe?
Nutrition As Medicine?

Everyday Weight Loss Tips

How To Eat Healthy At A Party
How To Eat Out And Still Lose Weight
The Three Bite Rule
Tips On How To Stop A Binge