Next Chapter Baltimore: The Sports Enthusiast
Musing over your next chapter? Sometimes a fresh start in an exciting city is just what you need. Whether you are returning to the downtown area from the surrounding counties, or perhaps Baltimore is a new destination, our clients engage us to make the transition seamless. We enjoy our role of opening doors and introducing you not just to real estate but also to the town. Our guide Next Chapter Baltimore will provide insight to the cultural landscape and real estate opportunities in Baltimore. How you live is as important as where you live. We think your passions should lead the way. Next Chapter Baltimore is the guerilla guide to the good life in Charm City.
|Next Chapter: The Sports Enthusiast|
Sports and leisure; complimentary pastimes in which Baltimore is well versed. From baseball, to yachts, to paddleboats, the South Baltimore (SoBo) Waterfront is a clutch location. A number of luxury condos and marine amenities comprise the neighborhood, facing the city’s skyline.
This neighborhood is the perfect setting for the aquatically inclined. The waterfront provides access to several marinas, each with its own perks. The Inner Harbor Marina and the Baltimore City Dockmaster are adjacent to sand volleyball courts with stadium seating, all of which is in high demand throughout the season. Harborview Marina & Yacht Club is just a few blocks down and serve the maritime community with luxury amenities. The Harbor East Marina is close to Whole Foods, a boutique wine shop, and the Harbor East financial and retail district.
If city gazing and people watching is your taste, a visit to Federal Hill will suite you well, which sits pretty on the SoBo Waterfront. It’s a popular place to spend a lazy afternoon, walk the dog, or go for a jog, and it has some of the best views in the city. At the foot of the hill, enjoy miles of the waterside promenade that wraps around the harbor. Walk its length, and you’ll hit a number of attractions including the National Aquarium, the Maryland Science Center, and the USS Constellation.
Additionally, the neighborhood is a few blocks from both of Baltimore’s professional sports complexes, Camden Yards, home to the Orioles, and M&T Bank Stadium, home to the Ravens. Camden Yards is at the cross roads for New York and Boston fans, so we pack a Yankees and Red Sox match. The Orioles are a long-standing Baltimore staple, beloved regardless of their track record.
The Ravens are a big deal, and unify the city through a collective pride for the team. A powerful force in the NFL, they have won two Super Bowls, two AFC Championship titles, fifteen playoff victories, and hold four AFC North division titles, all since the year 2000. With a record this impressive, they energize the city, which you can see glow purple throughout the season.
The SoBo Waterfront is poised at the center of the city, and offers access to some of Baltimore’s most defined entertainment and activity. Whether that’s a family outing on the water, or day at the game, you won’t be far from where you want to be.
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|The Ritz-Carlton Residences|
The Ritz-Carlton Residences, located at 801 Key Highway, is hands down the most luxurious condo development in Baltimore. The Ritz winds around a corner of the Inner Harbor, tucked between The American Visionary Art Museum and the waterfront, affording lovely views from every side. Living at The Ritz offers the best amenities, from your own deep water slip, in house spa, salon, pool, screening room, billiards room, and more. The concierge service is outstanding, as they will take care of all of your needs, from bringing in your groceries to assisting in the planning of your travels.
The condos vary in size, from 1,600 – 5,000 square feet, one to three bedrooms. Naturally, the highest quality materials are used in constructing these homes, with hardwoods, marble, granite, and professional grade stainless steel appliances. Currently, the available units range from $600,000 – $2 million plus. If you want to be in the heart of the SoBo Waterfront, the Ritz is for you.
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|6101 Smith Ave, Baltimore, MD 21209|
This property is a mint condition architect’s residence, and suited for you if you prefer to be surrounded by trees and nestled into the Mt. Washington neighborhood. Listed for $529,000 by Tomeka Givens and Rachel Rabinowitz, this 3,700 sq ft. home can be yours. In 1973 a young west coast architect named Leon Bridges moved to Baltimore and built his family a residence that was an homage to his favorite architect Frank Lloyd Wright. You can see the west coast influence in the choice of red cedar for the exterior.
The home has 4 bedrooms with private en-suite baths, and three of the bedrooms have sitting rooms. In the mid-century tradition, the architect owner has created spaces over the six split levels that meter the transition between private space and public space.
The proportions of the home showcase the natural scale of the land allowing trees to become view-points throughout the homes. The soaring ceiling and wall of windows is dramatic. The house is great for entertaining with its airy floor plan that seamlessly transitions outside to the terraced, heated pool.
You can read more about this property on our blog post here.
Interested in hearing more? Schedule an appointment with Rachel Rabinowitz today.