This state, located half way up the Atlantic coast, is an outstanding place to look for homes for sale and real estate because of its central location and its proximity to the national capital, Washington D.C. The state itself, and especially the largest city, Baltimore, have a great deal to offer visitors and residents as well. Baltimore is home to the Maryland Science Center, a newly renovated facility which houses the work and exhibits of the Maryland Academy of Sciences, ironically one of the oldest scientific institutions in the nation. This attractions offers hands on, interactive exhibits on subjects ranging from light and sight to sound and magnetism, giving families and anyone with a curious mind a great way to spend a morning or afternoon. Another great destination in Baltimore is the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Museum, which showcases the history and legacy of all kinds of locomotives and trains.
The National Aquarium, recently chosen as one of the top ten family attractions in the United States, is also in Maryland, offering visitors and residents extensive and intriguing displays and exhibits on marine animals and fish of every type and kind imaginable. Fort McHenry, a monument forever immortalized by Francis Scott Key’s Star Spangled Banner, is yet another one of the great things to see and do in Maryland. This attraction offers a historical presentation, a changing of the flag ceremony, and breathtaking views of the surrounding waterways. Western Maryland, which is far more relaxing and calm than the urban parts of the state, is an absolute paradise for those who enjoy nature and outdoor activities; from fishing and skiing to swimming, hiking and boating, Maryland is the place for outdoor fun.