Baltimore is the largest city in the State of Maryland, the largest independent city in the United States, and the 26th-most populous city in the country. With hundreds of identified districts, Baltimore has been dubbed "a city of neighborhoods", and has been more recently known as "Charm City", to go along with its older moniker of "The Monumental City". Central District includes Downtown Baltimore, the city's main commercial area and central business district with a lot of shopping centers. Everyone has their own shopping style and in Downtown Baltimore. Prefer wandering in and out of small boutiques and shops? We recommend Federal Hill. Do you have more of a flair for high-end brands? Pop over to Harbor East.