Established as a British royal colony in 1692, Maryland has enjoyed a rich and exciting history from pre-colonial times to the present. First a home to the Susquehanna Valley Indians and a staging ground for incidents related to both the Revolutionary and Civil Wars, Maryland sits strategically between the Appalachian Mountains and the Atlantic coast.
Today that strategic locale provides residents and visitors plenty of recreation and opportunity for diversity.
From skiing at Deep Creek Lake to horseback riding over the rolling hills of Baltimore County to boating and fishing on the Chesapeake Bay to lying on the beach in Ocean City, Maryland lives up to its claim of being America in miniature.
Working for Sinai Hospital will provide you with a wealth of opportunities for personal and professional growth. But you won't want to miss out on all that the Greater Baltimore area has to offer.
Residents and visitors alike find the variety of landscapes, diverse cultures, exciting neighborhoods, historic landmarks and friendly people (who call you "Hon"), charming and entertaining.
Sinai Hospital sits near the crossroads of Northern Parkway and Greenspring Avenue in the Northwest section of Baltimore. This area features neighborhoods that are rich in both the Jewish and African-American cultures, and is also home to a growing number of immigrants of all nationalities, particularly Russian and Asian.
One can find an authentic Jewish deli just a stone's throw from a restaurant featuring Caribbean cuisine and down the street from a Chinese restaurant with a kosher menu. Families live in homes that range from modest apartments to grand homes built in the early 20th century. There are also a number of modern contemporary town homes and 1950s era brick duplexes on tree-lined streets where children play.
Baltimore and Beyond
If you are drawn to the city lights, downtown Baltimore and its sparkling Inner Harbor are just a 15-minute drive south on I- 83. Featuring the National Aquarium, shopping and dining at Harborplace and live entertainment at the Power Plant Live, the Inner Harbor is a great place to start your exploration of a city that simultaneously holds on to its unique past while embracing a progressive future.
Beyond the Inner Harbor, Baltimore's neighborhoods present an ethnically-infused diversity all their own, and the personality can change dramatically from block to block. Fells Point, Hampden, Little Italy, Mount Vernon, Roland Park and Charles Village are just a few of the neighborhoods where you will find unique restaurants, one-of-a-kind shops, live theatre and music, and festivals of all kinds held throughout the year.
Sports enthusiasts will not be disappointed. Baltimore boasts both the NFL Baltimore Ravens and the MLB Baltimore Orioles, as well as a the Baltimore Burn, a NWFA woman's football team, the Baltimore Blast, a major indoor soccer league team, and the Baltimore Bayhawks, a major league lacrosse team. The Ravens and Orioles play in recently constructed stadiums just west of the Inner Harbor.
The state capital, Annapolis, and the nation's capital, Washington, D.C., are less than an hour's drive from downtown Baltimore. Annapolis is home to the Maryland Statehouse, the U.S Naval Academy and streets rich in historical and colonial charm. In Washington, D.C., one can watch our nation's lawmakers in action or view some of the country's most treasured art and artifacts on display in the Smithsonian Institution's galleries and museums.
Those willing to travel farther afield, will find that Philadelphia is less than a two-hour drive. A trip to the mountains of West Virginia, the Atlantic Ocean or even Times Square in New York City are just about three hours from Baltimore proper.
In a 2003 study, Baltimore earned first place ranking for lowest cost of living among 20 U.S. metropolitan areas. So, Baltimore is not only a great place to work, it's an affordable place to live!
Many LifeBridge Health employees are housed in apartments at Belvedere Towers or other properties where special arrangements have been made to accommodate our staff. For more resources on rental properties, visit http://www.rent.com or the classified sections of The Baltimore Sun at http://www.sunspot.net.
If you are planning to become a Maryland resident or will be living here for more than 2 months, you will need to obtain a driver's license and register your vehicle. Visit a full-service Motor Vehicle Administration location and bring proof of name, identity, residence, and your out-of-state license. You must pass a vision test and your license cannot be suspended. For more information on driver's licensing and vehicle registration, visit the MVA website at http://mva.state.md.us. The MVA also provides an opportunity for you to register to vote when you obtain your new license.
Want to know more? Visit the official Web site for the state of Maryland at http://www.maryland.gov
Parks and Recreation
Love the great outdoors? Maryland offers unlimited opportunities for recreation. Check out the Department of Natural Resources Web site for information on state parks, trails, camping and other venues that offer nature tourism at http://www.dnr.state.md.us/publiclands/.
Other Helpful Resources:
Baltimore Inner Harbor
Buying into Baltimore
Baltimore City Paper