Before you move to Baltimore, don’t forget to look into the details. For example, you should inquire about your apartment’s utility costs. If your utilities are included, this makes the job that much easier, but if not you’ll have a little bit of legwork to do. For example, Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE) handles electric service in the city. You can find the information you need for your Baltimore apartment on the city’s Website at http://baltimorecity.gov/. If you can gather some relocation information ahead of time, it can make the transition go much more smoothly once you arrive.
If you have a car, you will need a parking permit—unless your apartment comes with a spot. You can find out the details about getting one by calling the City of Baltimore Parking Authority at 443.573.2800. If you are going to rely on public transportation, you’ll need to obtain schedules and routes. You can do this by visiting the Maryland Transit Administration on the Web at http://www.mtamaryland.com. Take a little time to familiarize yourself with the area you are going to be living in if possible. That way once you move, you can settle in and know that all the major hassles have been taken care of.