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Welcome to Annapolis, Maryland

Welcome to Annapolis, Maryland

From its earliest days as a colonial capital city, Annapolis was known  as the “Athens of America.” For here one could find a wealth of cultural activities, a glittering social season, gracious hospitality and intellectual stimulation. The small seaport brought visitors from around the world who shared the news of the day while enjoying the ambiance and exquisite tidewater cuisine of the local pubs.

You will find the same atmosphere today, drawing more than 4 millions people a year to its shores. Annapolis has been welcoming visitors for more than 300 years, but it remains a wonderful place to live, work and raise a family.

Annapolis is located in central Maryland on the south bank of the Severn River, near the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay. It is 27 miles south-southeast of Baltimore and 27 miles east of Washington, D.C. The lowest land in Annapolis is near sea level at the City Dock, and the level climbs to 92 feet between Bay Ridge Avenue and Forest Drive. Excluding the U.S. Naval Academy, the city has 17 miles of waterfront.


Annapolis Area Neighborhoods and Communities:

Acton’s Landing:

Located just off West Street at 66 Franklin Street, this community is made up condominiums, townhomes and single family homes – each with a city or water view. Just a block from almost everything in the Annapolis Historic District, it is a very popular location.

Admiral Heights:

Located just beside the Navy – Marine Corps stadium, home of the U.S. Naval Academy mascot, Bill the Goat, Admiral Heights is a water privileged community minutes from historic downtown Annapolis, the Annapolis Mall, Route 50 and the Chesapeake Bay Bridge.


Located just west of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge and Sandy Point State Park, Amberley was named one of the most desirable communities in Maryland by Baltimore Magazine. This waterside community boasts boating, fishing and walking/jogging/biking along its scenic roads and trails.


Located off Bay Ridge Avenue near the Annapolis Golf Club, Anchorage’s community dock and pool sit on a quiet inlet just off the Severn River.

Annapolis Cove:

Situated just beside Anchorage, Annapolis Cove is the home to more than 200 single-family homes and a beautiful private marina on Lake Ogleton. Only a 10  minute drive to the Annapolis Historic District, it also is just a few minutes from Quiet Waters Park with its many recreational and fine arts offerings.

Annapolis Roads:

Nestled between Lake Ogleton and the Chesapeake Bay, this lovely community features winding roads with wooded lots and an abundance of protected green space and water.

Bay Highlands/Highland Beach:

Established in 1956, Bay Highlands is located just beyond Hillsmere along the Chesapeake Bay and is surrounded by Black Walnut Creek and Oyster Harbor Creek. This close knit community is home to approximately 120 households.

Bay Ridge:

Situated just north of Highland Beach, Bay Ridge is a quiet community on the shore of the Chesapeake Bay. With a generous amount of community woods and open land, Bay Ridge also offers its residents a marina and a swimming facility.

Chesapeake Harbour:

Chesapeake Harbour is an all-seasons residential condominium community, located in beautiful Annapolis on the shore of the Chesapeake Bay. Beachfront townhomes and garden-style condominiums surround a deep-water marina with direct access to the Bay at the mouth of the Severn River.

Chesapeake Landing:

Located at the end of Eastport overlooking the Severn River and the Chesapeake Bay, the luxurious condominiums at Chesapeake Landing offer spectacular water views with all the conveniences of proximity to downtown Annapolis. This gated community partners with Maryland Capitol Yacht Club, which offers deep water slips, pool and tennis on the property.


The concept of the Maritime Republic of Eastport, just over the creek from historic Annapolis, began in a local pub over a couple of beers. It’s an enlightened little democracy and has become a force in the community since its founding on Super Bowl Sunday 1998. Doing good for the community and having fun at the same time – “fun with a purpose,” it’s mission, albeit with a quirky way of carrying it out.

Epping Forest:

Epping Forest is a private waterfront community located just north of Annapolis on the Severn River. It includes a clubhouse, beach area, marina and tennis courts and is a controlled access neighborhood.

Ferry Farms:

Just across the Severn River from the U.S. Naval Academy lies a small neighborhood called Ferry Farms. With a splendid view of the Academy, especially at sunset, Ferry Farms is just a short walk to the U.S. Naval Academy Golf Club.

Fishing Creek Farm:

Near Highland Beach and Arundel-on-the-Bay, Fishing Creek Farm is just a short distance across the water from Thomas Point Park. Almost surrounded by water, this community offers waterfront homes, a community center and pool.

Heritage Harbour:

Located just south of Route 50 as you head into the Annapolis area, this vast community offers recreational facilities, cultural and educational activities, a diverse group of home options as well as waterfront on the South River.

Hillsmere Shores:

Where the South River meets the Bay – this community has a beautiful community center and pool as well as marina. Located just outside the Quiet Waters Park, it even has its own public library at the entrance to the community.

Historic Annapolis Community:

The Annapolis Historic District was created as a National Historic Landmark in 1965 and expanded in 1984. Beyond the many lovely homes in the area, it also includes the Maryland State House, the Chase-Lloyd House and the Hammond-Harwood House – all registered historic places. It is roughly bounded by Spa Creek, Southgate Avenue, Hanover and West Streets.


Located just behind the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, Homewood is convenient to downtown Annapolis as well as Route 50 and beyond. This neighborhood boasts many quaint and lovely homes in the area bordered by West Street and the stadium.

Hunt Meadow:

Between Spa Road and Forest Drive, Hunt Meadow borders Quiet Waters Park. With a community pool, tennis courts and miles of sidewalks and walking paths, Hunt Meadows is a vibrant Annapolis community.


This neo-traditional community offers coastal living in Annapolis. Amenities include a community pool with terrace, spa pool, grilling area, fishing dock, putting green and playground areas, walking and biking trails, and nearby dining, shopping, and recreation in historic Annapolis.

Mariners Landing:

Located just inside the City of Annapolis on Back Creek near the Eastport area, Mariners Landing is the home to over 260 households. The community has many common areas, including a pool facility with a club house.

Murray Hill:

This beautiful community is bordered by Spa Road, West Street and Spa Creek, just minutes from historic downtown Annapolis.  With the recent completion of many new hotels, restaurants and businesses, Murray Hill is thriving. Nearby Maryland Hall for the Performing Arts provides quick and convenient access to concerts, festivals, arts and education.

Oyster Harbor:

A private community on the Annapolis Neck peninsula just outside Annapolis, Oyster Harbor offers spectacular views of the Chesapeake Bay. Many of the neighborhood’s original homes were beach bungalows, and it now boast over 400+ homes in a variety of architectural styles. With two marinas, residents enjoy boating, fishing and other maritime activities.

Pendennis Mount:

Comprising beautiful homes and neighborhoods, Pendennis Mount is just a short walk across the Naval Academy Greenbury Point bridge and the Servern River to the U.S. Naval Academy and downtown Annapolis.


A community of 77 homes, Providence is nestled between Mill Creek and the U.S. Naval Academy Golf Course on the St. Margaret’s peninsula just outside Annapolis. It is convenient to downtown and Route 50 and is a Greenbury Point community of well-tended lawns and well-tendered friendships.

Rolling Knolls:

Located just beyond the Annapolis Mall on Generals Highway is the community of Rolling Knolls. A close knit community, they enjoy an annual community picnic, Easter egg hunt and a visit from Santa.

Sherwood Forest:

Located along the Severn River just north of Annapolis, Sherwood Forest is a planned community with a golf course, club house, softball fields, swimming pool, marina and tennis courts.  It is also the home of the Sherwood Forest Boys and Girls summer camp, founded in 1920 for the benefit of families in this community.

The Downs on the Severn:

The Downs has a long history in Anne Arundel County, dating back to the mid 1600s. Today, it offers its residents marinas, a clubhouse, pool and swim team as well as a community playground. Just south of Sherwood Forest, the Downs is accessible from Generals Highway, just north of the Annapolis Mall.

The Meadows:

With easy access to Routes 50 and 2, the Meadows community is a short bike ride north of the U.S. Naval Academy and historic downtown Annapolis.


Wardour is just behind West Annapolis, next door to the U.S. Naval Academy and along the Severn River. With beautiful, large homes and waterfront properties, it boasts garden and cooking clubs, and a few minute walk to the quaint boutiques and cafes of West Annapolis.

West Annapolis:

West Annapolis is bordered by Rowe Boulevard, Wardour and Weems Creek. Though primarily a residential neighborhood, it is also home to an elementary school and a number of businesses, both retail and professional services.