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Whether you’re moving to Baltimore for school, for a change of scenery, or relocating to Baltimore to start a new job, there’s a lot to know about “Charm City.” Baltimore is full of rich history, has a diverse culture, a thriving arts scene and a variety of distinct neighborhoods. From a big-city feel to up-and-coming areas—Baltimore has it all.

Moving to Baltimore MD

Moving to Baltimore MD, like moving to any new city, just takes some proper planning and advance knowledge of the area. Overall, the cost of living in Baltimore is generally lower than most major metropolitan areas, making it a great place to start a new career or raise a family. There are actually over 200 different, distinct neighborhoods in Baltimore to choose from, so it’s important to research the areas that will best fit your needs. For example, looking for waterfront living? Check out Federal Hill. Need a quiet suburb for the family? Towson is a top-rated community. You should also take into consideration your daily commute to school or work and whether public transportation is available to get you there during rush hour.

Once you’ve chosen the area in which you’ll be residing, and have rented an apartment or purchased a home, it’s time to start prepping for your move. When it comes to moving to Baltimore, the sooner you start planning, the better! The summer months are an extremely busy time of the year to move, and with the balmy temperatures in the region, moving in the spring or fall might be better choices if possible. You won’t need a permit for moving vehicles, but some areas do require residential parking permits so find out what’s needed before your moving day. Don’t forget to fill out a change of address form with USPS in advance of your move to Baltimore!

Getting Around Baltimore

When planning your relocation to Baltimore, it’s important to understand how to get around. If you are driving the moving van yourself, keep in mind that the congestion during rush hour can be challenging. If you can plan to avoid those hours, you will save yourself a lot of time on moving day. Otherwise, the Baltimore area is relatively easy and convenient to get around by car. If you happen to be arriving by plane to meet your moving company, there are rental car options available at BWI Thurgood Marshall airport. You can also get around by taking public transit (MTA) which includes bus, subway and light rail options as well.

Finding Moving Companies in Baltimore

A quick internet search for moving companies in Baltimore brings up a wide variety of options for your relocation to Baltimore. However, do your research before choosing a moving company, rather than going with the first one you find. Get several estimates and find out if they offer moving insurance. Read reviews and testimonials from other customers, or get a list of references from the moving company. All of these steps might seem a bit time-consuming, but in the long run can save you time, money, and hassle on your moving day.

Likewise, researching companies for truck rental in Baltimore to go the do-it-yourself route is also an important step in your moving process. Renting a truck might seem like a more cost-effective option, but there are some benefits to having professionals handle your move. Moving companies will have the right equipment and supplies handy, as well as the experience and knowledge to make your moving day as smooth and safe as possible.

Another tip for a stress-free moving day? Pick up your moving and packing supplies well in advance of relocating to Baltimore. You can start packing non-essential items far in advance of your move, like art and décor, knick-knacks, seasonal items and clothing, books, and more, allowing for less to do as your moving day approaches.

Moving to Baltimore can be a great experience with endless possibilities for your future. You’ll enjoy everything this vibrant city has to offer, as you put down your roots to grow your career or raise your family. ezStorage’s 16 storage facilities throughout the Baltimore, Maryland area can help make relocating to Baltimore simple and easy.

ezStorage offers a variety of storage unit sizes for household items you may not need or want to store in your new home. Stop by any of our Baltimore storage facilities to learn more today.

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ezStorage is proud to announce the opening of its 40th Maryland self-storage location at 4001 Sandy Spring Road in Burtonsville, MD. All storage units at this state-of-the-art Burtonsville self storage facility are climate-controlled, and the large, spacious elevators make loading and unloading quick and easy. For a limited time, the new Burtonsville facility is also offering the first month free with no administration fee. This affordable pricing combined with many amenities and a customer-friendly staff are already drawing rave reviews since opening last week. “It is the best experience I ever had with a storage company,” one of the very first customers said in a review. “The managers are meticulous about safety and cleanliness. They are constantly making sure the units and the facility are functioning at the highest level. I would indeed recommend this company to anyone.”

Storage Amenities and Features in Burtonsville

In addition to all units being climate-controlled self storage units, many amenities including clean, well-lit aisles and loading areas where you can easily load or unload your items are featured throughout this Burtonsville self storage location. Sturdy loading carts are also available while moving in and out of a unit. For commercial tenants, deliveries are accepted by the staff at the facility as well, so you don’t have to worry about scheduling time to drop off your items. This self-storage facility also sells moving and packing supplies and is located near Zimmerman’s Ace Hardware on Sandy Spring Road. Long & Foster Real Estate, John Burgess Real Estate Group and Harold H. Huggins Realty are other Burtonsville area businesses that are nearby. This facility is four miles from Laurel, Maryland, six miles from Beltsville, and seven miles from Columbia.

Self Storage Specials at ezStorage in Burtonsville, MD

For a limited time only, Burtonsville will be offering specials that include a free lock, $10 gift card, $1 rent for your first month, and no administration fee. Stop by today to find out how you can save money on all your storage needs at ezStorage Burtonsville. ezStorage also offers a variety of storage unit sizes for all your household or business storage needs at all 40 of our Maryland storage facilities throughout the state.

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From Friday, July 15 through Sunday, July 17, Baltimore will once again host Artscape , America’s largest free arts festival that attracts over 350,000 attendees over the three-day period. Produced by the Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts (BOPA), on behalf of the Baltimore Festival of the Arts (BFAI), the festival is now in its 35th year of celebrating the vibrant art community in the area. Artscape Baltimore is open to the public and will take place rain or shine.

Celebrate the Arts in Baltimore

Baltimore is a city known not only for its rich cultural and ethnic diversity, but also for its thriving arts community. Galleries, museums and performance halls in and around the city make access to artwork and performances from renowned artists readily available to residents and visitors alike. The theme of Artscape 2016 is “Space,” with a tagline of “Explore What’s Out There.” The Space theme is incorporated throughout the Baltimore art festival’s visual and performing arts programming. This year, Artscape features three outdoor stages and seven indoor venues hosting over 200 live concerts, theater and dance performances, and more. Plus, over 150 visual artists and craftspeople will be displaying and selling their work. Attendees will also enjoy an array of visual and performing art exhibits, such as outdoor sculptures, pop-up street theater and more.

Exhibits and Events at Artscape Baltimore 2016

There’s no shortage of things to do, view and take in at Baltimore’s Artscape this year! This year, several new features have been added to a program that is well worth the one-day trip to the Baltimore area. There are free events at Motor House, and large-scale space-themed art installations lining Pearlstone Park, Cathedral and Preston Streets, the Charles Street bridge, and the Charles Street Theater parking lot. All food vendors are Maryland natives, including 16 of the best food trucks from the region. Plan your visit by downloading the Artscape app to view the entire program on the go! Here are just a few of the featured exhibits and events to attend this year:

Visual Arts Exhibits and Events at Artscape 2016

Head to the Artists’ Market along Mt. Royal Avenue where you can view and purchase art from more than 100 vendors who were selected from nearly 400 applicants. In the lobby of the Artscape Playhouse on Charles Street, the NASA Sun as Art exhibit will showcase a collection of 20 full color, high-resolution images of our star; you’ll never look at the sun in the same way. You can also view artwork from the six finalists in the running for the Sondheim Artscape prize, Baltimore’s most prestigious artist award, at the Thalheimer Galleries of the Baltimore Museum of Art. Or, view artwork from the winner of “The Fred”, or the Fred Lazarus IV Artscape Prize, Hannah Smoot.

Performing Arts Exhibits and Events

Enjoy performances from local, regional and national bands on multiple stages, like the BGE Main Stage at the Maryland Institute College of Art and Johns Hopkins University Station North Stage. New this year, Artscape at Motor House features Baltimore musicians, visual artists and bands. If you prefer classical music, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra will be performing all weekend long at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall along with music, dance and art of Baltimore City school children. Or, enjoy folk and classical music at the beautiful Corpus Christi Church. You can also take in pop-up performances anywhere and everywhere and street theater on the steps in front of the MICA Main Building throughout the weekend.

ezStorage is excited to be a part of such a thriving arts community! We offer a variety of storage unit sizes for all your household or business storage needs in our 16 Baltimore storage facilities.

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