Annapolis is not only the capital of Maryland, it’s also known as the “Sailing Capital of America.”
It covers approximately 8 square miles, including waterways, and has a population of over 35,000 people. With Washington DC 27 miles to the west, Baltimore 27 miles to the North, blue ribbon school districts, and outstanding views of the Chesapeake Bay, Annapolis is a wonderful place to live for families and commuters alike.
Over four million visitors come to Annapolis each year. Though it was first settled in 1649 (by Puritans fleeing Virginia) it served as the Capital of the United states in 1783 & 1784. Annapolis is still the county seat for Anne Arundel County. It also hosts The United States Naval Academy as a Federal enclave within the city, and is home to St. John’s College.
The lovely Historic District in downtown Annapolis was registered with the Department of Interior in 1984. To this day, state and county office buildings are designed to harmonize with the original Georgian architecture of the community. Many communities live within a short walk to the beautiful historic shops, restaurants, and waterways that make Annapolis great.
This guide will introduce you to some of the wonderful neighborhoods within the Annapolis area. Please feel free to contact Carol if you have any questions–she is dedicated to helping you find the home that fits your family’s needs.
The Admiral Heights community was built in the mid 20th’s century, on what was once the Dorsey family farm. The Dorsey family broke their land up into several hilariously-named sections: “Wet Weather,” “Patient’s Trouble,” “Pillaged Land,” and “Dispute Ended,” among others…
If you’re looking for a family-friendly, close knit environment (along with excellent schools, a view of the Chesapeake, and access to the water) look no further than Hillsmere. Located right where the South River meets the Chesapeake bay, Hillsmere is…
Within walking distance of West Street, on the edge of Spa Creek, and just southwest of the Naval Academy, is a neighborhood that many call “the sweet spot in Annapolis.” In Murray Hill, you have the beauty of the Historic District, without the added costs & restrictions of owning a historic building.
Remember when you were a kid playing Monopoly, and how excited you were when you landed on Park Place? Now the grown ups can get that feeling too. Park Place is a luxurious center of business, retail, and living that now features the best selling condominiums in the Annapolis area.
Tidewater Colony is a private community of both townhomes and garden condominiums. It’s conveniently located in the Bestgate Corridor, so you’ll have easy access to everything you love about Annapolis–the dining, the night life, the bay, and the arts.
Wardour is an exclusive historic community in West Annapolis. It was designed by Frederick Law Olmstead Jr, in the early 1900’s—the man who also designed the grounds for the White House, the Jefferson Memorial, and the National Cathedral. Mr. Olmstead carefully planned the community to preserve the large, historic trees…
Windgate features 168 townhomes, 190 garden style apartments, and one historic unit, all within walking distance of the Navy/Marine Corps Stadium. Built on the historic grounds of the original “Howard’s Inheritance,” Windgate Condominiums has something for everyone.