A number of educational and medical research institutions are located in the state. In fact, the various components of The Johns Hopkins University and its medical research facilities are now the largest single employer in the Baltimore area.
If you're a sports fan moving to Maryland, you'll be pleased to know that the state is in close proximity to several athletic attractions. Two NFL teams play in Maryland, the Baltimore Ravens, and the Washington Redskins. The Baltimore Orioles are the state's Major League Baseball franchise. The National Hockey League's Washington Capitals are based in Maryland.