Maryland Travel Nursing: Get to Know Baltimore’s Suburbs
23 Oct 2018
Maryland travel nursing jobs have so much to offer experienced RNs. The hustle and bustle of downtown Baltimore is perfect for those who thrive in city environments, but they city’s suburbs provide the ideal place to live with a more laid-back, quiet atmosphere and unique attractions of their own. At Medical Staffing Options, our team of Maryland-focused recruiters knows where you want to stay in the Baltimore Metropolitan Area, and can recommend the suburb that fits your unique checklist.
Here are four Baltimore suburban areas worth considering as you select a Maryland travel nursing job.
Towson is the county seat of Baltimore County and offers highly-walkable, safe streets with a wide range of restaurant options (well-known chains to unique, local eateries). This is the place to be for shopping enthusiasts, home to one of Maryland’s largest malls, the Towson Town Center Mall, which hosts just about every fashion retailer you can imagine. You’ll also have those big-name stores like Target and Walmart, as well as popular supermarkets such as Trader Joe’s, Superfresh, and Safeway nearby. While it’s a great place to be year-round, if you’re here in May you can enjoy the Towsontown Spring Festival, which features music and other performances along with a variety of vendors selling everything from handcrafted items and jewelry to tasty crab cakes.
Bel Air, Maryland
Just 23 miles from Baltimore, Bel Air is a great place to be away from the hustle and bustle. It boasts a vibrant downtown, miles and miles of walking and biking trails that link to public transportation, tasty cuisine at a wide range of eateries, and the opportunity to spend Saturday mornings at the farmers market. With the world-renowned Ladew Topiary Gardensfound here, you’ll be able to enjoy serene strolls to melt away any stress while taking in the 22 acres of gardens. Visitors can also take a nature walk and tour a historic manor house.
Glen Burnie, Maryland
For those looking for small-town charm close to the city, Glen Burnie is just 13 miles south of Baltimore and less than a 15-minute drive from Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI). Enjoy a close-knit community that hosts fun events like the century-old Glen Burnie Carnival every summer and the chance to sharpen your golf game at Arundel Golf Park, which features a driving range, golf lessons, a pro-shop, miniature golf and picnic areas. The city is also home to an ice-skating rink and a bowling alley where you can gather your friends together for a friendly competition.
Havre de Grace, Maryland
The historic city of Havre de Grace is less than 40 miles northeast of Baltimore, providing small-town living on the bayfront. Stroll the boardwalk promenade and take in picturesque views of Chesapeake Bay. Enjoying hiking, fishing or boating at nearby Susquhanna State Park. There are fantastic museums to explore as well, including: the Havre de Grace Maritime Museum, the Steppingstone Museum, the Susquehanna Museum at the Lock House, and the Havre de Grace Decoy Museum, which showcases one of the most extensive collections of decoys in the world.