Annapolis, Maryland 21401, 21403, 21409)
Annapolis, Maryland, is located approximately 30 miles east of Washington, D.C. and south of Baltimore, MD. It is the state capitol, and beloved by Marylanders for the maritime ambiance and colonial charm of the historic old city, although many suburban neighborhoods are located in the greater Annapolis area.
"Come Sail Away to a place where history lives in a museum without walls. Lose yourself in a quaint seaport village steeped in hundreds of years of maritime heritage. The vibe is laid-back, the scenery is awe-inspiring and the local fare is seasoned with the flavors of the Chesapeake Bay. You will want to come back again and again," according to the Annapolis Visitor's Bureau.
As you walk along the quaint and welcoming streets of Annapolis today, you will experience her rich architectural past. In fact, Annapolis boasts more surviving colonial buildings than any other place in America. Founded in 1649 by a group of Virginia Puritans lured by religious tolerance, Anne Arundel Town became the capital city of Maryland in 1695 and was renamed Annapolis to honor Princess Anne, heiress to the English throne.
Just south of Annapolis is Historic London Town and Gardens, where archaeologists uncover history daily as they find the original building sites of the 18th century town. A little further south are the quaint waterman towns of Galesville, Deale and Shady Side. Workboats bring home the bounty of the bay to the area and families come from Washington, D.C. to enjoy the summer breezes and year-round slower pace.
No description of Annapolis would be complete without mentioning that it is home to The United States Naval Academy and St. John's College. When it comes to living in Annapolis, you will find homes ranging from prestigious waterfront estates to starter condos and everything in between. Major highways link Annapolis to Washington, D.C., Baltimore, and ocean beaches.
Come Sail Away to Annapolis, where there is something for everyone all year round - whether it is sailing regattas, seafood festivals, or Navy football!
1) Downtown Annapolis
2) The Maryland State Capitol building
3) Marina and condos
4) USNA Midshipmen
5) Annapolis from Rt. 2 scenic overlook
Information provided by the Annapolis Visitor's Bureau