Baltimore 55+ Active Adult Retirement Communities

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Baltimore’s lower cost of and eclectic neighborhoods have drawn many retirees looking for affordable 55 and older communities in Baltimore County. Residents and tourists alike enjoy the city’s many entertainment options, historical sites and attractions. 

Cost of Living & Taxes

Baltimore has a surprisingly lower cost of living than most cities on the east coast. Utilities and transportation are higher than both the national and state averages but the substantially lower housing costs more than makes up for that.

Baltimore sales tax is 6%. The average property tax in Baltimore County  is 0.87%. Maryland does have a state income tax ranging from 2% to 5.75%, Social Security is not taxed.

 Recreation, Culture & Entertainment

There are a variety of leisure options for active adults in the Baltimore area, including:

 Art & performances

  • Baltimore Center Stage
  • Baltimore Museum of Art
  • Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
  • The Walters Art Museum

Historical sites and museums

  • Baltimore Museum of Industry
  • Edgar Allan Poe House & Museum
  • Fort McHenry National Monument
  • Johns Hopkins Archaeological Museum

Outdoor activities

  • Clifton Park Golf Course
  • Cylburn Arboretum
  • Gwynns Falls Hiking Trail
  • Mt. Pleasant Golf Course

 Other activities

  • Horseshoe Casino Baltimore
  • National Aquarium
  • Oriole Park at Camden Yards
  • The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore 


The Baltimore area sees about 31 inches of rain per year, much of it falling during the month of August. Average winter temperatures range from 27° to 38°. Summer in Baltimore is hot with summer temperatures averaging between 70° and 85° with 73% humidity. Average snowfall in Baltimore is 6 inches with the highest chance of snow during the month of January. Ocean temperatures range from 44° in February to 77° in August.

 Health Care

The closest hospitals to Baltimore are:

Johns Hopkins Hospital is one of the founding institutions of modern American medicine and is widely regarded as one of the best medical centers in the world. Johns Hopkins has received numerous medical awards and certifications from the American Heart Association, Leapfrog Hospital Safety, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid services, The Joint Commission, and more.

 University of Maryland Medical Center is a teaching medical institution comprising two area hospitals. The 800 bed main hospital and the UMMC Midtown Campus, a 200 bed community teaching hospital. Both campuses have won awards for stroke care, cardiology, and is a Magnet hospital as designated by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

 Luminis Health Anne Arundel Medical Center is a 400 bed hospital known for excellence in joint replacement, emergency heart attack treatment and cancer care. The hospital is a teaching hospital and a research institute. 

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