Welcome to Annapolis
The sailing capital of the U.S.
Annapolis was founded in 1649, and is known as the capital of Maryland. Beautiful bodies of water flow through and surround Annapolis. Winsome neighborhoods, like Eastport and Arundel on the Bay offer a nautical appeal like no other in Maryland. Numerous neighborhoods for urban and suburban living. 30 miles outside of Washington DC and 25 miles outside of Baltimore, this small town is full of variety.
What to Expect
Lots of residents, tourists, and Naval Academy students enjoying a wonderful time in downtown Annapolis.
Lots of residents, tourists, and Naval Academy students enjoying a wonderful time in downtown Annapolis. The U.S. Naval academy plays a big role in shaping the culture of downtown Annapolis. You are sure to have a fantastic shopping experience.
The Annapolis Mall, The Harbour Center, the Town Center, and quaint boutiques in downtown are just a few of the places that offer the ultimate shopping experience. You will also enjoy exquisite cuisine. Annapolis is nothing short of oriental restaurants, and fine dining that deliver amazing dishes, and beautiful atmosphere. Downtown has historic charm, an array of restaurants for every pallet, and quaint shops filled with décor, fashion, and lovely Maryland themed souvenirs.
Many residents and visitors of Annapolis tend to be aquaphiles.
Many residents and visitors of Annapolis tend to be aquaphiles. Annapolis is the perfect place for those who appreciate living around water. The Chesapeake bay is significant in the lifestyle of many Annapolitans. Fishing, crabbing, boating, beach activities, and enjoying the downtown harbor is a huge part of everyday life.
The lifestyle is very urban and suburban. You’ll find areas that are always alive, filled with tourists and nightlife, and other areas that are calm, quiet, and have a small-town feel. There is always something to do, and the lifestyle is very active in Annapolis. The parks, bike trails, annual festivals keep the community vibrant.
What NOT to Expect
Traffic free, calm lifestyle.
Traffic free, calm lifestyle. While living by the water is perfect for a retirement or calm lifestyle, the job opportunities and beauty of Annapolis brings a great deal of traffic and tourists. Spring and summer months will bring more traffic to the town. The growth and sprawl of housing, jobs, and town centers is causing more congestion.
Luxurious spacious homes and cozy homes by the water.
You'll Fall In Love With
Small town feel that delivers a big punch.
Annapolis is a small town that delivers a big punch. It covers a broad range of events throughout the year that keeps the locals entertained such as the “tug of war” between Annapolis and Eastport, the annual sock burning, and holding the world’s largest crab feast with the Rotary Club. Annapolis invites you with open arms.