Welcome to Baltimore!

On behalf of the Baltimore community, I want to extend a warm welcome to you! 
Baltimore is a vibrant place with a rich history, cultural diversity, and many opportunities for growth and success. Our neighborhoods are filled with friendly people, great restaurants, and plenty of things to see and do.

As you settle in, I encourage you to explore all that Baltimore has to offer. Take a stroll through our beautiful parks, enjoy a day at our museums, or catch a game at Camden Yards. I am confident that you will find something that you love.

I know from personal experience that moving to a new area can feel like a foreign land. You might not know where anything is or haven’t met any friends or neighbors yet. It is an exciting time for you and your family, even though it can be a little scary, too. You will likely be getting settled into your new home, establishing new routines, and need to find all new services. The BeLocal guide was created to make that transition a bit easier and help you get acclimated to the area by offering local insights, tips and perspectives on local favorites. This guide will provide you with resources for the best local businesses that Baltimore has to offer. Speaking of the businesses, they are locally owned and not only provide the best services and products, but they truly care about their community. I encourage you to allow these businesses to earn your business. Supporting local means supporting local jobs, local families, and local communities! BeLocal = Shop Local! 

This guide doesn't include everything but it does include the things to see and do that locals love about Baltimore and they wanted to make sure you knew about them too! Enjoy this guide, but make sure you get out there and explore too! Baltimore City and County and Maryland as a whole have so much to offer! If you have any questions about this resource, if you want us to promote a great locally-owned business, or if you are looking for additional resources to help you get settled into your new home and community, feel free to get in touch with me. I'd love to help!

Welcome home!

Melissa Shifflett
Publisher, BeLocal Baltimore North

As a welcome to the area, we’d like to help you settle in by giving you a gift card to use at a local establishment! Be one of the first three to email us this month and let us know how you’ve been using your BeLocal Baltimore North magazine (places you’ve checked out and/or businesses you contacted). Reach out to Melissa melissa@belocalbaltimorenorth.com or text 443-963-9078. Please include your comments and feedback, along with your full name and address! Good luck!

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