Anne Arundel County Real Estate
- Median household income: $89,860 (US Census Data – 2015)
- 2016 Average Sold Price for Homes: $349,443 (SmartCharts.com)
Stretching from the southern edge of the Baltimore beltway all the way down to points south of Washington, D.C., Anne Arundel County encompasses over 530 miles of shoreline. First settled by Europeans in the mid-1600s, the county has much to offer history buffs, nature lovers, and those who love city life as well, from four large regional parks and three major shopping malls to quaint downtown shops and historic homes and gardens. There are almost limitless ways to enjoy the county’s proximity to water, whether it’s wading around on the sandy shores of the Chesapeake Bay, kayaking down a river in a park, or gourmet waterfront dining in Annapolis. You can even book a 2 hour yacht cruise from Annapolis across the bay to St. Michaels for some wine tasting fun. Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) is here as well, convenient for visitors or residents who like to travel.
In Annapolis, you will find history, entertainment and charm. Not only the state capital and the county seat, it is also known as the “sailing capital of the world!” The U.S. Naval Academy, home to 4,400 midshipmen, is located here. Annapolis has hundreds of restaurants and shopping options, museums, art galleries, and antique shops. You can see both indoor and outdoor live theater performances, and the city hosts an annual film festival. Historical sites and museums include the Banneker-Douglass Museum in the historic Mount Moriah Church, the U.S. Naval Academy Museum, the Hammond-Harwood House, the Kunta Kinte-Alex Haley memorial, and the Paca House and Garden.
A few other points of interest in the county include the Maryland Live! Casino in Hanover, and the historic London Town and Gardens in Edgewater. At Friendship Park in Glen Burnie, you can watch planes landing at nearby BWI. The Maryland Renaissance Festival in Crownsville has great food, drinks, entertainment, and vendors of all kinds. There you can watch live demonstrations of Maryland’s state sport of jousting, see glassblowing, musicians, jugglers, sword swallowing, and stage performances. Special weekend events at the Renaissance Festival include a children’s weekend and a pirate themed weekend.