Annapolis Area Neighborhoods and Communities


Annapolis includes and is surrounded by many unique and diverse neighborhoods and communities. They each have their own special qualities - from the homes and local amenities, to their locations and residents. Talk a short tour through many of these treasured areas in our information listed below. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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 Landing

Established in 1978, Annapolis Landing is a friendly community that still retains many of its original owners. This waterfront community of 248 beautiful homes is conveniently located just south of Annapolis.

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.

Arden on the Severn

A planned community, Arden on the Severn is set in the woodlands that border the Severn River, located within the confines of the town of Crownsville.

Arundel on the Bay

Located on the Middle Chesapeake Bay within sight of Thomas Point lighthouse, Arundel on the Bay is made up of more than 300 households, all united in the appreciation of the beauty of the natural environment that surrounds them.


With views of the Magothy River and the Chesapeake Bay, Atlantis offers its residents a crabbing pier, a large park including nature trails and a tot lot. Atlantis is home to over 250 households of which approximately 10% are waterfront properties.

Bay Hills

On the Broadneck peninsula, Bay Hills is a residential community with more than 600 homes and is located within a 5 minute drive of historic Annapolis. Comprising single family homes and townhomes, in addition to condominium and apartment living.

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.

Belleview Estates

Bordered by Old County Road and Route 2, Belleview Estates is located in Severna Park. This community has water privileges and boat slips on the Severn River just opposite Round Bay.  Its residents also have access to a beach and playground for family and outdoor activities.

Bluff Point

This small neighborhood is located just north of Severna Park along the Forked Creek off the Severn River. Convenient to both Annapolis and Baltimore via Route 97, it offers pleasant homes and a real “neighborly feel”.

Cape St. Claire

Originally designed to be a community of summer cottages, it is now the home to approximately 2,200 single family homes. Bound on three sides by water, (the Little Magothy River, the Chesapeake Bay, the Magothy River, and Deep Creek) it offers three marinas, several beaches and a few water-side parks with playground equipment.


Chartwell, in the heart of Severna Park, is developed around the 18-hole championship Chartwell Golf and Country Club. Bordered by Route 2 and Veterans Highway, this lovely community sits adjacent to Kinder Farm Park.

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.

Fair Oaks

Fair Oaks is a small community on the Magothy River just east of Severna Park. A short drive down Route 2 and you will find yourself in historic downtown Annapolis and at the U.S. Naval Academy. Closer to home is Anne Arundel Community College. 

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. 

Glen Oban

In Arnold, Glen Oban is located along the Severn River and across Route 2 from Anne Arundel Community College. It is a water privileged community with many other neighborhood amenities.

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. For further information, contact the Historic Preservation Commission / Annapolis.


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.

Linstead on the Severn

Linstead is a community of 150+ homes located on the Severn River, seven miles north of Annapolis. Founded in the 1940s, it is convenient to Severna Park and its many retail and restaurant offerings.

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.

Olde Severna Park

Olde Severna Park is a premier neighborhood located in Severna Park, just north of Annapolis and the U.S. Naval Academy. Residents have access to the beautiful Sullivan Cove beach, which offers piers, moorings, boat races, picnicking and swimming.

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.

Pointfield Landing

Located just off Route 97, Pointfield Landing is near the head of the Severn River. It is just up the road from Severna Park and an easy drive to Baltimore.

Poplar Point

With waterfront access and privileges, many of the homes of Poplar Point have wonderful views of the South River.  With easy access to Routes 50 and 97, Poplar Point residents can easily enjoy the amenities of historic downtown as well as the shopping delights of both Edgewater and 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.

Round Bay

Round Bay is a small community in Severna Park named after the body of water along which it sits. It is home to about 230 households as well as three piers with beaches. Six miles from downtown Annapolis, it is conveniently located near all the retail and shopping areas of Severna Park.

Rugby Hall

With easy access to Anne Arundel Community College, stately Rugby Hall is just south of Severna Park on the Severn River. Offering many waterfront properties, this community has many old, classic homes as well as new development.

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.

Shipley's Choice

Convenient to Annapolis, Baltimore and Washington DC, this lovely enclave is located in Millersville, adjacent to Severna Park. The community includes a swim and tennis club and walking trails and is just a short ride to the wonderful Kinder Farm Park – a 288 acre nature park.

South River Colony

An award winning master planned community, South River Colony is located six miles from Annapolis along the South River. It is a mixed use community of more than 900 residences, wooded preserves, a golf course, public library and local shops. It offers townhome, single family and condominium living in a luxurious surrounding.

South River Landing

Located on a peninsula just south of the Route 2 bridge in Edgewater, South River Landing offers lovely waterfront properties. Homeowners enjoy the ease of accessing historic Annapolis and the many new shopping areas in Annapolis, including Annapolis Towne Center.

St. Margaret’s Landing

This community is conveniently located on the Broadneck Peninsula, just off Route 50 in Annapolis. Minutes from the Annapolis City Dock, Sandy Point State Park, and Maryland's Eastern Shore, it was established in 2001, with the final phase completed in fall of 2005.


Situated in Arnold, just east of Annapolis sits Stonington, a quiet area with a community dock and waterfront access and privileges. Just five minutes from downtown Annapolis, it is also the home of the Stonington Harbor Yacht Club.

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.

Turkey Point

Located at the mouth of the South River, Turkey Point is the home to many beautiful waterfront properties. Just south of Edgewater, on the Mayo peninsula, Turkey Point offers single family homes and access to multiple marinas.


This lovely community of more than 350 homes is just north of Annapolis on a peninsula jutting into the Magothy River in Arnold.  With a view of Dobbins and Gibson Islands from the point’s beach, this neighborhood is also the home of the Ulmstead swimming facility and swim team – Go Ducks!


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.

Wild Rose Shores

Located on the South River just below the Route 2 bridge and across the river from Londontowne is the quiet neighborhood of Wild Rose Shores. Legend has it that George Washington commented on the beautiful wild roses in this area at the end of Ferry Point Road when he traveled from his home in Mt. Vernon to the capital in Annapolis. Accessible from Forest Drive, it is just a short ride from historic downtown Annapolis.