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Baltimore County surrounds (but doesn't include) the City of Baltimore, in Central Maryland. It is a very populous county, filled with independent suburbs of Baltimore, whose populations surged during the white flight of the 1960s from the city in the face of desegregation and the riots of 1968.

Cities and neighborhoods[edit]

The cities and neighborhoods are organised by their location relative to Baltimore City, in the same way as the city's district-guides. Some neighborhoods outside Baltimore city-limits are covered in the district-guides, those district-guides are linked to here.




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Get in[edit]

The Jones Falls Expressway (I-83; locally called the JFX) is the principal route into the county, coming south from Pennsylvania or north from downtown Baltimore. You can also enter the county by US-1 and MD-140.

Get around[edit]

Caution Note: In March 2024, the Francis Scott Key Bridge, carrying I-695 across Baltimore Harbor in the southeast, collapsed after a ship collided with a pylon. Traffic in the Baltimore area will be disrupted until a replacement bridge is completed, which might take up to 10 years. Alternate routes include the Fort McHenry Tunnel (I-95), the Baltimore Harbor Tunnel (I-895), and the west side of the I-695 loop, as well as other routes through the city.
(Information last updated 29 Mar 2024)

The Baltimore Beltway, I-695, is the principal route connecting the various suburbs of Baltimore County.





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This region travel guide to Baltimore County is an outline and may need more content. It has a template, but there is not enough information present. If there are Cities and Other destinations listed, they may not all be at usable status or there may not be a valid regional structure and a "Get in" section describing all of the typical ways to get here. Please plunge forward and help it grow!