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Living in Baltimore

Finding the right housing in a new city can be challenging. That’s why the Bloomberg School community can access the helpful staff and resources at the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions (JHMI) Office of Housing & Residential Life.

Be sure to contact the JHMI Office of Housing and Residential Life for more information on finding affordable and safe housing in the Baltimore area. They can also help you find a roommate, furniture, hotels, or even information on local schools.

Student Housing

All student housing is considered off-campus. You can browse the off-campus housing listings directly. The site provides tools to break down properties into categories like neighborhoods, pricing, and much more. There is also a message board to post requests for roommates, as well as a section to buy and sell furniture.

The Essential is a nearby housing accommodation to the Johns Hopkins East Baltimore Medical Campus where the Bloomberg School is located. All units include premium amenities such as hardwood flooring, stainless steel appliances, and granite countertops, along with access to a 24-hour fitness center and courtesy desk, controlled-access entry, high-speed Wi-Fi, a weekday morning coffee bar, and a garden rooftop terrace. Virtual tours are available and special rates may be available for Bloomberg School students. To learn more about the apartment options and connect with a representative, please email

The Bloomberg School does not endorse any of the property owners or companies listed on the off-campus housing site or any other company, product, or service by virtue of making this service accessible to the Hopkins community.

The Bloomberg School does not inspect properties, and students are responsible for selecting suitable housing.


The Johns Hopkins Savvy Renter

5 Tips for Renting

Moving to the Baltimore area is an exciting time for discovery. On the other hand, we know that exploring rental options in an unfamiliar area leaves a lot to consider, and can even be stressful. We want you to find secure and safe housing that's right for you. Explore these tips to learn more as you seek to make Charm City your new home!

Housing Tips

Visit Baltimore

If possible, try to visit Baltimore to learn about housing options before you commit to a lease.


Average rent in Baltimore in a student's range is $900–$1,600 per month, which may not include utilities.  Costs in the lower end of this range are usually a room in a home whereas rent at the higher end of this range is the average cost of a basic studio apartment.

Explore Your Transportation Options

If you do not plan to bring a car, look for housing that is located on the Johns Hopkins shuttle route or other public transportation.

If you do bring a car, ask about parking options.

Explore Safety Measures

For your safety, find out what security measures are in place (front door security, door/window locks, alarms, etc.), view crime reports, and try to live on a busy street.

Safety at the Bloomberg School

Johns Hopkins is dedicated to providing a safe environment for our community: students, faculty, staff, neighbors, and visitors alike.