One in six UB students lives within walking distance of campus.
In the past five years, the number of UB students living near campus has increased an amazing 134 percent. That's because everything you need is right here: who wouldn't love living close to great restaurants, stores, cultural attractions and nightlife?
There are many great housing options all around UB Midtown. If you live near campus, you'll not only be steps from classes, but also close to your friends and all the conveniences and luxuries city life provides.
UB Midtown: A Walkable Neighborhood
UB has a Walk Score rating of 91, meaning you don't need a car to run daily errands like going to the supermarket, pharmacy, bank or restaurants. Everything you need—or want to do—is within walking distance:
- supermarkets: 5-minute walk
- pharmacies: 2-minute walk
- banks: 5-minute walk
- nightlife and culture: 2-minute walk
- restaurants and cafes: 1-minute walk
- Inner Harbor: 20-minute walk
Getting Around the City and Beyond
Public transportation can take you around the city:
You’ll also have easy access to regional transportation:
- Amtrak, MARC Train and BoltBus at Penn Station
- Light Rail to Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport
If you have a car or are interested in renting a Zipcar, you’ll find our location just a block off of I-83 convenient, and very reasonably priced student parking plans are available at nearby garages.
UB is one mile from downtown Baltimore and right in the middle of the city's vibrant cultural district. The fabric around UB is made up of theaters, museums and an opera house, as well as the hip Station North Arts & Entertainment District.
The free Charm City Circulator bus arrives about every 12 minutes during peak hours. Students pick up the Purple Line at Penn Station and take it to Mount Vernon, downtown, the Inner Harbor and Federal Hill.
Penn Station is just steps away from campus, making it easy to take trains to Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, New York, Boston and other destinations along the nation's northeast corridor. MARC trains offer inexpensive rides to D.C. any day of the week.
Neighborhoods around UB are widely credited with having some of the best architecture in the United States. Bold, beautiful buildings and monuments are all around. Baltimore's Washington Monument is the highlight of a quaint park and a centerpiece for festivals and fairs. The monument's holiday lighting in December is always special, as is the Flower Mart each spring.
Charles Street, Baltimore's historic "main street," is UB's handy commercial thoroughfare. This lovely corridor is brimming with places to eat, shop and relax. Your grocery needs are just steps away from campus and nearby farmers markets welcome those who like farm-to-table food.
There is always an opportunity for entertainment on and around the UB campus, and sometimes our neighborhood becomes center stage for the entire city. Gatherings such as Artscape and the Baltimore Book Festival add a bit of spice to everyday life at UB.
Nature is close by, too. The Jones Falls Trail is a paradise for hikers and bikers. It runs along a nearby stream where you can spot yellow-crowned night herons or bike to Druid Hill Park, home of the Baltimore Zoo and an 18-hole disc golf course.