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Apartments for rent in Maryland

"I see the blush upon thy cheek, / Maryland / For thou wast ever bravely meek, / Maryland!" - James Ryder Randall

The state song of Maryland is set to the tune of familiar holiday song O Tannenbaum. The lyrics come from a poem about Maryland's history, geography and historical figures written in 1861 by James Ryder Randall; the song was adopted by the state in 1939. While this song came first, three other states also use O Tannenbaum as the tune to their state songs. The residents of Maryland who sing their _O Tannenbaum _state song with pride are many -- in fact, this mid-Atlantic state has a population of close to 5.6 million. One section of the state borders the nation's capitol, Washington, D.C., and has a number of cities, such as Rockville, and Bethesda, that serve as suburban communities.

Moving to Maryland

Particularly in the suburbs around Washington, where the rental market can be tighter, be sure to allow at least 30 days to browse for the right property. Look online and in local newspapers, as well as driving around the community you're considering, to find the area that may suit you best.

You'll find apartment homes of all types, from city apartments to duplexes for rent in Maryland. Your search for apartments should focus on the area of the state you want to live in, whether a bucolic fishing community in eastern Maryland, a suburban or urban enclave near Washington D.C., or in the heart of exciting Baltimore.

Neighborhoods in Maryland

Whether you're seeking the tree-lined streets and green lawns of Potomac, or the the fishing and farming community of Cambridge, Maryland has a community for you.

Capital Region: The Capital Region is the area surrounding Washington, D.C. Once a farming enclave, today the cities and towns located here, from Rockville and Bethesda to Gaithersburg and Potomac, are suburban and urban, known for dining, shopping, tourism, and many high-tech industries including telecommunications, electronics, and healthcare.

Western Maryland: Like outdoor adventure? Come here. Lakes, the Appalachian Trail, skiing in the winter. Fall foliage lovers, bring your cameras.

Central Maryland: Chesapeake Bay, farm land, equestrian trails and the historic state capital, Annapolis are all located here, as is the state's largest community, the city of Baltimore. Fine fishing, fine dining, boating and art are a few of the entertainment options available here.

Mid-Atlantic Fun

There are tons of different kinds of cities in Maryland, from small to gigantic, so no matter what kind of people you are, there'll be a place where you feel happy calling home. Baltimore is the largest city, with its sea port ranked 17th in the U.S., world class museums and historic Ft. McHenry where the Star Spangled Banner was penned. And you better ignore the scale and loosen your belt -- Baltimore is also famous for Southern-style cooking, wonderful Italian food and seafood, such as the famous Maryland blue crab.

Annapolis, another waterfront community, is the state capitol. The "Chesapeake Bay State" also has many pleasant smaller, beautiful communities lining the bay, as well as the major vacation spot of Atlantic ocean-front Ocean City, MD. Maryland isn't all about horses and seafaring, of course. The state has a strong agricultural base, including dairy farming, squash and watermelon. Closer to the Washington, D.C. area, Maryland's economy bustles with bio research, aerospace, and defense work.

Maryland Renter Confidence Survey
National study of renter confidence in the economy, homeownership, and cities
Here's how Maryland ranks on:
A- Plans for homeownership
C+ City satisfaction
C+ Confidence in the local economy
C+ Safety and crime rate
B Access to recreational activities
C+ Quality of schools
B+ State and local taxes
A Satisfaction with daily commute
Best Worst
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Overview of Findings

Apartment List has released Maryland's results from the first annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. The survey, which drew on responses from over 18,000 renters, provides new insights into what states and cities must do to meet the needs of the 105 million American renters nationwide.

"Maryland renters report moderate satisfaction, with slightly higher than average grades for access to recreation," says Andrew Tam, Vice President of Data Science at Apartment List. "The US renter population is at its highest level in 20 years, and while Maryland renters are not entirely dissatisfied, the Terrapin state has work to do improving confidence in the local economy which is an important driver of renter satisfaction."

Key findings in Maryland include the following:

  • Maryland renters gave the state a C+ for overall satisfaction, ranking the state 24th out of 41 in our study.
  • The lowest grade Maryland earned is a C+ for economy, with only 23% of renters saying that they believe the local economy is on the right track.
  • Maryland received an A- for homeownership, with 63% of renters reporting that they plan to purchase a home in the future.
  • The state's highest grade is an A for satisfaction with daily commute, ranking 6th overall. 71% of respondents report satisfaction with their daily commute.
  • Marylanders also showed concern over safety, grading the state C+. Only 58% of respondents report satisfaction with the state's safety and crime rate.
  • Three Maryland cities were ranked in our study: Silver Spring (A-), College Park (C+) and Baltimore (D).
  • The top rated states for city satisfaction were Utah, Idaho, Minnesota, Colorado, and Oklahoma. The lowest rated states were Connecticut, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Maine, and South Carolina.

A detailed report explaining the survey's methodology, analysis, and findings is available upon request. To obtain a copy, please email Andrew Tam, Apartment List's Vice President of Data Science, at