Let's just go by what you can walk to. There's the Hippo and Grand Central, plus a huge mess of other bars and restaurants fit for out-of-towners as well as locals. MICA is within walking distance, as is the Meyerhoff, the Lyric, the Walters, and the main branch of the Enoch Pratt Free Library. The Hexagon, the Charles Theatre, Charm City Art Space, the Copycat, and the Windup Space are all a short stroll north. Both ye olde light rail and that newfangled Charm City Circulator make it even easier to venture out via public transportation, and Penn Station is just a few blocks away if you want to get totally out of town. Rents are, if not exactly cheap, still not as crazy as most places with these amenities. World-wide, we mean.