Annapolis Area Communities and Neighborhoods

Acton's Landing
Located in the Annapolis Historic District just off Church Circle on Franklin Street, Acton’s Landing is made up condominiums, townhomes and single-family homes with city or water views. Residents of this desirable community can stroll to historic landmarks, downtown area shops and restaurants, the City Dock, Spa Creek, the State House, and state and county government offices.   Acton's Landing website

Admiral Heights
Admiral Heights is a water-privileged community located adjacent to the Navy-Marine Corps Stadium in Annapolis featuring townhouses and single-family homes. Within walking distance of downtown, it offers easy access to Rt. 50 and area shopping and dining destinations. Community amenities include a pier for swimming, fishing and launching kayaks and canoes, as well as a park and walking paths.  Admiral Heights website

Recognized by Baltimore magazine as one of the most desirable communities in Maryland, Amberley is a wooded, waterside community bordered by Whitehall and Rideout Creeks, just off of the Chesapeake Bay. Residents have access to three piers with slips, a park, and trails for walking, biking and jogging.  Amberely website

The water-privileged community of Anchorage, located in Annapolis off Bay Ridge Avenue, offers a host of amenities including basketball courts, a boat ramp and slips, common areas, marina club and pool. Its single-family homes are nestled in an oasis of peaceful tranquility on Lake Ogleton off of the Severn River, just minutes from downtown, the popular Quiet Waters Park, and shopping and dining.  Anchorage website

Annapolis Cove
Annapolis Cove is a waterfront community featuring single-family homes on lots ranging in size from one-third to one acre. Just a short drive to the Annapolis Historic District, the community offers residents a private marina on Lake Ogleton, which leads to the Severn River and Chesapeake Bay, and a picnic area overlooking the marina.  Annapolis Cove website

Annapolis Landing
Located on the South River in Riva, Annapolis Landing was established in 1978. Today, it is home to a mix of original owners and new neighbors. Residents enjoy water privileges, a multipurpose park with boat ramp and dock, a marina and transient pier, racks for kayak, dinghy and canoe storage, two playgrounds and a picnic area.  Annapolis Landing website

Annapolis Roads
Winding roads, wooded lots and abundant open, green space are hallmarks of Annapolis Roads. Located within the city limits of Annapolis, it features a mix of old and new homes – some dating to the 1930s when the waterfront neighborhood was originally established. A community beach, boat ramp, playground and grassy overlook with views of the Chesapeake Bay are among the amenities Annapolis Roads residents enjoy.  Annapolis Roads website

Annapolis Towne Center
Residents of Annapolis Towne Center’s luxury condominiums and apartments are just steps away from a host of dining and shopping options, and each building offers a full suite of amenities for recreation, relaxation and entertaining. Located in the Parole neighborhood of Annapolis, Annapolis Towne Center is just a short drive to downtown and offers quick access to Rt. 50 and Rt. 97.  Annapolis Towne Center website

Arden on the Severn
A planned community on the banks of the Severn River in Crownsville, Arden on the Severn is a wooded enclave just north of Annapolis. Residents can reserve the community’s Town Hall for gatherings and take advantage of the neighborhood’s waterfront beaches for private parties, to launch their boats or dock their dinghies.  Arden on the Severn website

With a legacy dating back to 1890, Arundel-on-the-Bay is a private, water-privileged community located on a peninsula bounded by the Chesapeake Bay and Fishing Creek in Annapolis. Residents strolling the beach enjoy a view of the iconic Thomas Point Lighthouse and access to fishing, crabbing and boating facilities.  Arundel-on-the-Bay website

Situated on the Broadneck Peninsula just outside Annapolis, Atlantis offers views of the Magothy River and the Chesapeake Bay. Amenities include a community pier and a walking trail leading to a quiet park and children’s playground.  Atlantis website

Located in Arnold on the banks of the Magothy River, the water-privileged Bayberry community provides a host of amenities for its residents. It features boat slips and ramp, small boat racks, a swimming beach, playground, picnic tables, grills, and benches where residents can take in an expansive view of the river. 

Bay Highlands/Highland Beach
Established in 1956 as a colony of summer cottages, the private Annapolis community of Bay Highlands has evolved to become the permanent home to residents who covet the serenity offered by its wooded surroundings and waterfront location along Black Water Creek and Oyster Creek.  Bay Highlands website

Bay Hills
Just five minutes from Annapolis, the Arnold community of Bay Hills is comprised of single-family homes, townhouses, condominiums and apartments. Active and vibrant, Bay Hills offers a wide array of recreational options, including a swimming pool, scenic 18-hold championship golf course, covered pavilion with picnic tables, tennis and basketball courts, playgrounds and an open playing field.  Bay Hills website

Bay Ridge
The quiet waterfront community of Bay Ridge is bordered by the Chesapeake Bay, the Severn River and Lake Ogleton in Annapolis. It is home to permanent residents as well as those from Washington and Baltimore looking for a relaxing respite. Community amenities include a marina, clubhouse, private beach and pool, as well as a natural forest that is protected from future development.  Bay Ridge website
Belleview Estates
Large colonials on generous wooded lots are a defining feature of Belleview Estates, a water-privileged community located on the Severn River in Severna Park. Situated along the shores of Round Bay, this small, upscale community features a swimming beach, boat slips, small boat racks, children’s playground, pavilion, picnic tables and grills.    

Belvoir Farms
Located in Crownsville, just minutes from Annapolis, Belvoir Farms features large, custom-built estate homes on one- to three-acre properties. The community’s common green space features tennis courts and a children’s playground. The community also owns waterfront property on nearby Maynadier Creek that features a secure, gated marina with running water and electricity serving its boat slips.  Belvoir Farms website

Ben Oaks
Expansive open space along the shores of the Severn River is the hallmark of the water-privileged community of Ben Oaks. Located in Severna Park, the community’s most popular attraction is Scott’s Pond, a half-acre, man-made pond fed by an artesian well with a white sand beach. A private marina, boat ramp, kayak launch, pool, basketball court, playground and tot lots round out the community’s amenities.  Ben Oaks website

Berrywood is a water-privileged community located at the end of Cattail Creek, off the Magothy River, in Severna Park. It features a mix of split-level, split-foyer, contemporary, rancher and colonial homes. A boating enthusiast’s paradise, residents can take advantage of two marinas, boat ramps, a kayak launch, pier and clubhouse, along with a community pool, tennis and basketball courts, athletic fields, a playground and tot lots.  Berrywood website

Bluff Point
The small neighborhood of Bluff Point, just north of Severna Park along Forked Creek off the Severn River, is a water-privileged community of homes situated on lots ranging from one-half to three acres. Bluff Point’s community marina sits on a quarter-acre site of deep-water frontage on Forked Creek. Residents enjoy easy access to Annapolis, Baltimore and Washington.            Bluff Point website

Broadview Estates
The water-privileged community of Broadview Estates is located in Annapolis along the shores of Broad Creek. A community beach, pier, pool and picnic area are popular among residents, and shopping, dining and entertainment options are just a short drive away.  Broadview website

Cape Arthur
Located just one mile from the center of Severna Park, Cape Arthur is an active, water-privileged community bordered by the Magothy River to the east and an area leading to Cypress Creek on the west. Recreational amenities for residents abound and include a sandy beach, boat ramp, pier with slips, boat storage racks and a picnic area. A playground located in the community includes tennis and basketball courts as well as soccer and lacrosse goals.  Cape Arthur website

Cape St. Clair
Bordered on three sides by the Little Magothy River, the Chesapeake Bay and the Magothy River, Cape St. Clair’s wide variety of home styles range from cottages and split-levels to ranchers, colonials and contemporaries. Residents of this water-privileged community, which was originally planned as a summer retreat, now enjoy year-round living and a host of amenities that include three marinas, parks, scenic beaches and a clubhouse.  Cape St.Claire website

Cape St. John
Cape St. John is a water-privileged community located on the South River in Annapolis. Once home to a Boy Scout camp, the charming, rustic enclave was established in 1951 when the property was sold to individual owners. The community features include a beach, boat ramp, small boat storage, picnic tables with barbeque grills and a playground for children.                      Cape St. John website

Carrollton Manor
Originally founded in 1931 as a vacation community, Carrollton Manor lies on the banks of the Severn River in Severna Park. With three water access points – Sunset Beach, Crab-Away Pier and Hill bottom Beach – residents can take full advantage of life on the water. Carrolton Manor also features a beach, pier, boat slips and racks for small boats.  Carrollton Manor website

Developed around the 18-hold championship Chartwell Golf and Country Club in the heart of Severna Park, Chartwell offers residents an affluent lifestyle in an idyllic setting marked by tree-lined streets and colonial homes. The community’s amenities include a clubhouse, pool, pavilion, tennis and basketball courts, and a playground.  Chartwell website

Chesapeake Harbor
An all-seasons, resort-style community in Annapolis, Chesapeake Harbor offers a mix of beachfront townhomes and garden-style condominiums that are popular as both full-time residences and second homes. A deep-water marina gives boaters immediate access to the Chesapeake Bay. Its many additional amenities include a 24/7 gated/guarded entrance, two pools, tennis courts, a private beach, two community piers, small boat storage on the beach, a picnic area with grills and tables, and jogging/walking paths with benches. A popular waterfront restaurant is also located within the community.  Chesapeake Harbor website  

Chesapeake Landing
Located in the Eastport section of Annapolis overlooking the Severn River and Chesapeake Bay, the luxurious townhomes and condominiums at Chesapeake Landing feature stunning waterfront views. This gated community offers a resort lifestyle within walking distance of downtown. A partnership with the Annapolis Maryland Capital Yacht Club, located within the community, offers convenient deep-water slips, a pool and tennis.   Chesapeake Landing website

Chesapeake Preserve
Featuring large homes on spacious lots ranging from one-half to over an acre, the Chesapeake Preserve community in Annapolis shares a border with Sandy Point State Park on the Chesapeake Bay. It is just minutes away from downtown Annapolis, giving residents easy access to shopping, dining and entertainment.

Cranberry Woods
Nestled in the hills above the forested, non-tidal wetlands of Crownsville, Cranberry Woods is a 250-acre residential community featuring large homes on lovely, landscaped properties. Residents enjoy a sense of rural serenity that is highlighted by nearly 100 acres of private wooded and open spaces, including over three miles of cleared, marked trails. The community’s ideal location is just a short drive from shopping, dining and entertainment located in downtown Annapolis and Parole.  Cranberry Woods website

Deep Creek Village
The highly desirable community of Deep Creek Village offers residents an upscale lifestyle and easy access to shopping, dining, recreation and entertainment located on the Broadneck Peninsula. It is just minutes away from downtown Annapolis and Severna Park.  

Downs on the Severn
Surrounded by water on three sides, Downs on the Severn is a prestigious, water-privileged community located on the Severn River between Clements and Brewer Creeks on the northwest side of Annapolis. The Downs is marked by large homes set on wooded, spacious properties with convenient access to its two private marinas, clubhouse, pool, tennis courts and playground.  Downs on the Severn website

This charming Annapolis neighborhood, dubbed the “Maritime Republic of Eastport” by local residents, is known for its quirky, community spirit centered on having fun for a worthy purpose. A boater’s paradise, Eastport is the perfect blend of small-town life and city living. It is home to casual and fine-dining restaurants, nightlife, parks, marinas and yacht clubs. The lure of the water is never more than a few blocks away for Eastport residents living in the neighborhood’s diverse mix of single-family homes, townhomes, duplexes, condos and apartments.              Maritime Republic of Eastport website

Epping Forest
Epping Forest, a gated, waterfront community located on the northwest edge of Annapolis overlooking the Severn River, is known for its rustic charm and quiet lanes that wind around hills shaded by mature trees. A nature lover’s paradise, many residents trade their cars for golf carts to visit the community beach, clubhouse, marina and tennis courts. Summer camps, clubs and annual events bring together residents of all ages.  Epping Forest website

Fair Oaks
Located just east of Severna Park on the Magothy River, Fair Oaks residents enjoy water privileges that include a neighborhood dock, boat slips, boat ramp and beach area, as well as a pool and playground.  Fair Oaks website

Ferry Farms
The small community of Ferry Farms, just across the Severn River from the U.S. Naval Academy, is a water-privileged neighborhood of single-family homes, some of which enjoy stunning vistas of Annapolis’ iconic landmarks. It is within walking distance of the Naval Academy Golf Course. 

Fishing Creek Farm
Fishing Creek Farm is a water-privileged community just minutes from downtown Annapolis where stately, custom-built homes dot a quiet peninsula along the shores of the South River. Residents enjoy the community’s marina, situated on the protected Duvall Cove, as well as an adjacent boat ramp, jet ski dockage, a pump-out station, and storage area for kayaks and small boats. Additional amenities include a clubhouse, waterside pool, tennis court, crabbing pier that extends 90 feet into Fishing Creek, and 100 acres of protected natural open space marked by unspoiled beaches, woodlands and peaceful estuary shorelines.  Fishing Creek Farms website

The Germantown-Homewood neighborhood in Annapolis begins just behind the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium and extends across West Street. Residents of the community’s lovely, quaint homes can bike or walk downtown in minutes, stroll Poplar Park’s trails and are within a short drive of major shopping centers.  

Glen Oban
Located along the Severn River in Arnold, Glen Oban residents enjoy peaceful, upscale living in an amenity-rich waterfront community with amazing views. Water access for homeowners is located on Asquith Creek, just off the Severn River, and features boat slips and small boat racks. A pool, tennis and basketball courts, and a playground round out the features provided to residents.  Glen Oban website

Harness Creek Overlook
The charming Harness Creek Overlook community features an elegant mix of colonials and Cape Cods that sit graciously on well-manicured lots. Located in Annapolis, it backs up to Quiet Waters Park. 

Herald Harbor
Over the last century, Herald Harbor has evolved from a weekend getaway retreat to an established community of full-time residents. Located in Crownsville along the Severn River, it features a mix of new and older homes. Residents enjoy access to the river for swimming and boating, as well as amenities such as the community boat ramp, picnic tables, and a park with tennis and basketball courts, a softball field and playground.  Herald Harbor website

Heritage Harbour
A 55+ adult community, Heritage Harbour is located just south of Rt. 50 in Annapolis and is a sought-after destination among active seniors. Single-family homes and condominiums dot the various neighborhoods that make up this community. Residents have a wide range of recreational, cultural and social opportunities, including a 9-hole golf course, indoor and outdoor pools, exercise classes, tennis, a library and club house.  Heritage Harbor website

Hillsmere Shores
Located just three miles southwest of Annapolis Historic District, Hillsmere Shores is situated between Quiet Waters Park and Duvall Creek where the South River meets the Chesapeake Bay. This water-privileged community features a marina with direct access to the South River, a sandy beach, pool, waterfront pavilion, picnic area and playground. Schools, shopping, entertainment and dining are just minutes away.  Hillsmere Shores website

Historic Annapolis District
Much of the heart of Annapolis’ downtown lies within the Historic District. While there are a limited number of newer homes, the majority of residences are – much as the name suggests – decades, if not centuries, old. Many properties proudly feature special color-coded plaques that describe their historic or architectural significance, and all buildings – both residential and commercial – within the parameters of the District are subject to strict regulations designed to protect the integrity and beauty of this colonial seaport city. For those who love having shops and restaurants close by, who enjoy a leisurely stroll down cobblestone and bricked streets on the way to the City Dock, or who look forward to chatting with other neighbors, midshipmen and visitors from your doorstep, the charm of the Historic District is hard to duplicate anywhere in the world.  Annapolis website

Hunt Meadow
The Hunt Meadow community, tucked between Spa Road and Forest Drive, offers residents a host of amenities, including a pool, tennis courts and a trail leading to neighboring Quiet Water Park for walkers, joggers and cyclists.  Hunt Meadow website

Residents of Kingsport, a neo-traditional community offering coastal living in Annapolis, enjoy a community pool with terrace, spa pool, grilling area, fishing dock, walking and biking trails, putting green and playground areas. It is located just minutes away from downtown, shopping centers and restaurants.   Kingsport website

Linstead on the Severn
In the heart of Severna Park, Linstead on the Severn is a community of luxury waterfront homes, cottages and Cape Cods. Breathtaking views of the Severn River, a community beach, boat ramps and moorings, a pavilion, fire pit, playground and several trails combine to offer residents a relaxing lifestyle on the water.  Linstead on the Severn website

Magothy Beach
On a peninsula formed by the Magothy River and Cattail Creek lies Magothy Beach, a water-privileged community in Severna Park. Residents enjoy their own beach on Cattail Creek and a pavilion with picnic table. The Hamilton Harbor Marina is also located in the community. 

Manhattan Beach
Recreational activities abound in Manhattan Beach, a waterfront community located in Severna Park. It features three beaches on Cypress Creek, Dividing Creek and the Magothy River, as well as two marinas, a clubhouse, playground, pier, boat ramp and kayak launch. The nearby B&A Trail is also popular with joggers, walkers and cyclists.  Manhattan Beach website

Mariners Point and Mariners Landing
The Annapolis communities of Mariners Point and Mariners Landing feature duplex contemporaries and townhomes in a wooded setting bordered by Back Creek. A community pool and clubhouse are among the amenities provided to residents.  Mariners Point website

The Meadows 
Four distinct entities – Brice Manor, Forest Meadow, Great Meadow and The Meadows – comprise this sought-after Annapolis community located on the Broadneck Peninsula. Homeowners are drawn to its tranquil lifestyle and convenient access to nearby shopping, dining, parks, entertainment and recreational activities.  The Meadows website

Moorings on the Magothy
Located in Arnold, just minutes from Annapolis, Moorings on the Magothy is a gated, water-privileged community of townhomes where residents enjoy a relaxing lifestyle filled with magnificent Magothy River views. Amenities include a sandy beach, pier and tennis courts. Shopping, dining and entertainment are just a short drive away.  Moorings website

Murray Hill
Bordered by Spa Road, West Street and Spa Creek, the highly desirable Murray Hill community is just a short walk from the Historic District of Annapolis and many of the downtown area’s shops, restaurants and entertainment destinations. The neighborhood’s tree-lined streets, historic homes and proximity to the water create a serene lifestyle. Residents have access to several small waterfront parks where they can launch a kayak, feed the ducks or simply enjoy views of passing boats on Spa Creek.  Murray Hill website

Nantucket on the Severn
Some of the area’s most luxurious homes can be found in Nantucket on the Severn, a water-privileged community along the Severn River in Severna Park where residents enjoy a sense of privacy surrounded by natural beauty. In addition to being close to shopping, dining and entertainment, residents can enjoy the community’s many amenities, including a swimming beach, pier, boat slips, kayak launch and small boat racks. 

Olde Severna Park
Located in the heart of Severna Park, the water-privileged community of Olde Severna Park is known for its peaceful, relaxing lifestyle. Residents can access Hatton Memorial Beach off Sullivan Cove, where a roped-off swimming area, two piers, a pavilion, boat moorings, pier slips, catamaran/dinghy/kayak racks and a playground are found. Nearby, the B&A Trail is a haven for walkers, cyclists and joggers.  Olde Severna Park website

Oyster Harbor
Stunning views of the Chesapeake Bay, Thomas Point Lighthouse, Fishing Creek and Oyster Creek are hallmarks of Oyster Harbor, a private community located on the Annapolis Neck peninsula just minutes away from downtown Annapolis. Residents can take advantage of the community’s three marinas, a boat ramp and fishing pier, as well as a host of other amenities including a swimming beach, volleyball court, a one-mile exercise circuit course, dog beach and play area, two children’s playgrounds, two picnic areas and two beachfront gazebos.                    Oyster Harbor website

Park Place
The luxurious condominiums of Park Place, located in downtown Annapolis just a short walk from the Historic District, the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium and the City Dock, offer residents a host of amenities. Shops, fine dining and entertainment are just an elevator ride away, and the complex offers 24-hour lobby security, underground parking, a private swimming pool with hot tub, fitness center, club room, dog run, outdoor kitchens and dining courtyard, club room, lounge and library.  Park Place website

Pendennis Mount
Pendennis Mount, located just across the Severn River from the U.S. Naval Academy and downtown Annapolis, is home to several neighborhood communities. West Pendennis Mount and East Pendennis Mount are both water-privileged, and share a swimming beach and boat launch. The nearby B&A Trail and waterfront Jonas Green Park are also popular recreation options. Each May, residents of Pendennis Mount have some of the best views in town when the Blue Angels fly overhead. 

Pines on the Severn
Located on the eastern shore of the Severn River in Arnold, Pines on the Severn sits on a peninsula bordered by the north and south branches of Chase Creek with spectacular waterfront views. Community amenities include a swimming beach, boat slips, a boat ramp, recreational piers, small boat racks, a mooring field, pump-out service, pavilions, trails, picnic tables, grills and a playground. The B&A Trail is nearby, offering miles of paths for walking, biking and jogging.  Pines on the Severn website

Point Field Landing
The community of Point Field Landing is located near the headwaters of the Severn River in Millersville, just a few minutes drive from Severna Park and Annapolis. This water-privileged community offers residents a beach, marina, dock and boat slips.     

Poplar Point
Situated on the South River, Popular Point is a water-privileged community of custom-built, riparian waterfront and non-waterfront homes. Amenities include a private marina and marine support facilities, boat slips, kayak/canoe storage, crabbing and fishing pier. Its Edgewater location is just minutes from Annapolis and several shopping, dining and entertainment pptions.  Poplar Point website

Located on Greenbury Point between Mill Creek and the U.S. Naval Academy Golf Course, the water-privileged community of Providence known as a friendly, tranquil oasis just minutes from downtown Annapolis. Residents enjoy the community’s three-pier marina on Mill Creek Cove, waterfront pool and clubhouse, and have easy access to nearby Greenbury Point Nature Center, Jonas Green Park and the B&A Trail.  Providence website

Revell Downs
Revell Downs, located just off Rt. 50 on the Broadneck Peninsula in Annapolis, is a family-friendly community featuring a tot lot, tennis and basketball courts, and baseball field.                    Revell Downs website

Riva Trace
Riva Trace features a mix of single-family homes, townhouses and condominiums set in a landscaped, water-privileged community along the banks of Gingerville Creek. Residents enjoy a host of amenities, including a pier, kayak/canoe racks, a fitness trail, tennis and basketball courts, a playground and beautifully preserved common grounds. It is located just minutes from downtown Annapolis with convenient access to Annapolis High School and a variety of shopping centers, restaurants and entertainment venues.  Riva Trace website

Rolling Knolls Estates
Just a short distance from Annapolis Mall, the wooded enclave of Rolling Knolls is located off Generals Highway. Rolling Knolls Elementary School is located in the neighborhood, and residents enjoy a variety of annual social gatherings.  Rolling Knolls Estates website

Round Bay
The water-privileged Round Bay community in Severna Park dates back to the 1900s when it served as a railway extension for travelers visiting the beaches along the Severn River. Today, residents enjoy a relaxing water-oriented lifestyle and a host of amenities that include three piers with beaches, two mooring fields, boat slips, small boat storage, pavilions, a playground and trails.  Round Bay website

Rugby Hall
Arnold’s Rugby Hall community is a stately enclave of classic, older homes and newly built residences on spacious lots that dot the rolling hills overlooking the Severn River’s Round Bay. This waterfront community offers residents a beach, marina, pier, boat ramp, small boat storage racks, pavilion, covered picnic area and playground. The nearby B&A Trail is a popular destination for walkers, joggers and cyclists, and shopping, dining and entertainment are just minutes away.

Tucked away on the Epping Forest Peninsula between Clements Creek and Saltworks Creek, the Saefern waterfront community is surrounded by natural beauty. Privacy abounds with homes situated on large, wooded lots. Saefern residents enjoy a wealth of amenities including two docks with boat slips, an outdoor pool, tennis courts, trails and a horse stable.  Saefern website

St. Margaret’s Landing
The community of St. Margaret’s Landing, located in Annapolis on the Broadneck Peninsula, features a mix of colonials and Cape Cods. Residents enjoy the common ground areas, tot lot and walking the sidewalks of this close-knit neighborhood as well as its close proximity to shopping, dining, entertainment and Sandy Point State Park.  

Saltworks on the Severn
Located just a short drive from major shopping centers and minutes from downtown, Saltworks on the Severn features contemporary, ranch and colonial style homes on large wooded lots. This water-privileged community’s pier and dock gives boaters easy access to the Severn River.          

Severn Grove
The water-privileged community of Severn Grove is nestled on the banks of Saltworks Creek, just off the Severn River. This quiet, secluded neighborhood, just minutes away from downtown Annapolis, offers residents a private marina, boat launch, clubhouse, small beach with swim platform and kayak/canoe racks. 

Severn Heights
The small community of Severn Heights in Severna Park, situated on Ringgold Cove just off the Round Bay, is known for its stunning sunset views over the widest part of the Severn River. Residents enjoy hosting community events and taking advantage of amenities that include a sandy beach area, boat slips, space for kayaks and paddleboards, a tot lot, volleyball area and barbeque bit.

Shearwater is a gated community of low-rise condominiums located on Spa Creek in the Eastport neighborhood of Annapolis. It features a marina, space for dinghies and kayaks, a pool, and tennis and racquetball courts.  Shearwater Condo Assoc. website

Sherwood Forest
The planned community of Sherwood Forest is known for its quiet serenity that belies its convenient location just minutes away from Annapolis. Upscale, yet unpretentious, this gated community, surrounded by 300+ acres of protected land owned by a community trust, offers residents resort-like living with year-round activities and amenities reminiscent of summer camp. Sherwood Forest has its own golf course, clubhouse, marina, swimming pool, wooded trails, softball fields and tennis courts, as well as a children’s summer program that has been in operation since 1920.  Sherwood Forrest website

Shipley’s Choice
Located just off Rt. 97 in Millersville near Severna Park, the Shipley’s Choice community offers residents a swim and tennis club and walking trails to explore the wooded surroundings. Convenient to shopping, dining and entertainment, Shipley’s Choice is also close to Kinder Farm Park, where 280+ acres of nature, history and recreational facilities draw families from across the area.  Shipleys Choice website

Shore Acres
The water-privileged community of Shore Acres is located on the Broadneck Peninsula in Arnold along the shores of the Magothy River and Deep Creek. Amenities include a community beach with picnic tables and grills, boat ramp, clubhouse, playground and recreation field with basketball court.  Shore Acres website

South River Colony
Located in Edgewater, just six miles from Annapolis, the award-winning, master-planned community of South River Colony features a mix of single-family, townhome and condominium residences. This mixed-use community, situated on 1,400 acres, includes retail shops, restaurants, professional and medical offices, as well as trails throughout 300 acres of preserved woodlands, two swimming pools, tennis courts and playgrounds. A private club with 18-hole championship golf course, local library, senior center and post office are within walking distance.  South River Colony website

South River Landing
Featuring stately, custom-built homes, South River Landing is a gated, waterfront community located in Edgewater, just south of Annapolis. Situated on nearly 60 acres along the shores of the South River, South River Landing offers residents a deep-water marina with deeded boat slips; swimming pool with pool house, bathrooms and showers; kayak and canoe racks; two tennis courts; playground; and a peaceful, waterside Nature Walk. Year-found landscaping services are provided, giving homeowners a carefree, coastal lifestyle.  SRA website

Just a five-minute drive from downtown Annapolis, the water-privileged community of Stonington in Arnold features large colonials and a wealth of amenities. A patio area offers dramatic views of the Magothy River and walkways provide access to the water. Residents also enjoy the swimming beach, community pier, boat slips, small boat racks, tennis and basketball courts, playground, picnic area, grills and fire pit.  Stonington website

Turkey Point Island
Located a few miles south of Annapolis in Mayo, Turkey Point Island is a peaceful, private community. Residents enjoy access to private beaches, a community pier and common grounds surrounded by nature and the waters of the South River, Selby Bay and Ramsay Lake.                Turkey Point Island website

Twin Harbors
The water-privileged community of Twin Harbors in Arnold is located on a peninsula bordered by Dividing Creek and Mill Creek. Residents enjoy a wide range of water-oriented amenities, including a marina, boat slips, boat ramp, pier and small boat racks. Boaters have quick access to the Magothy River and the Chesapeake Bay. The community also features a pavilion, playground, picnic tables and grills. 

Ulmstead Cove
The small waterfront community of Ulmstead Cove, located in Arnold along the Magothy River’s Forked Creek, offers residents a relaxed lifestyle close to both Annapolis and Severna Park. Community amenities include a community beach and pier, a tree-lined walking path and sport court.

Ulmstead Estates
The prestigious water-privileged Ulmstead Estates community sits on a peninsula overlooking the Magothy River. A wealth of recreational activities and community amenities are available to residents, including two marinas with slips, a boat launch ramp, lighted tennis courts, beach, swimming pool and barn with horse stables.  Ulmstead website

Located in West Annapolis, just a short walk to the downtown area, Wardour is a tree-lined haven of large, elegant homes nestled along the shores of the Severn River and Weems Creek. Originally designed in the early 1900s by the visionary Frederick Law Olmstead, Jr., one of the nation’s preeminent urban planners and conservationists, the neighborhood’s open spaces and quiet streets follow the natural contours of the land. Today, Wardour residents benefit from the serenity of that far-sighted plan for preservation and enjoy amenities that include a swimming beach, small boat racks and pathways that lead to the water.  Wardour website

West Annapolis
The neighborhood of West Annapolis is bordered by Rowe Boulevard, Weems Creek and the Wardour community. It features a diverse array of homes – from quaint cottages to large colonials to waterfront contemporaries – as well as small shops, restaurants and offices for doctors and professionals. West Annapolis is within walking distance to downtown, the Historic District and the Navy-Marine Corps Stadium.  West Annapolis website

Wild Rose Shores
The Annapolis community of Wild Rose Shores is located on the northern shore of the South River on a peninsula bordered by Crab Creek and Little Aberdeen Creek. This established community features large waterfront and non-waterfront homes of various architectural styles and hosts social events for residents. Its name originates from the oft-repeated legend that George Washington once admired the area’s roses as he traveled from his Mt. Vernon home to Annapolis during the city’s brief reign as the nation’s capital. 

Winchester-on-the-Severn is located in Arnold along the eastern banks of the Severn River. This water-privileged, family-friendly community’s private beach, pier, picnic area and playground give residents a chance to relax and enjoy sweeping views of the river and spectacular sunsets. Shopping, dining and entertainment options are close by and downtown Annapolis is just minutes away.  Winchester-on-the-Severn website

Woods Landing
The award-winning Woods Landing community features townhomes set among mature trees that line the Little Magothy River. Amenities include landscaped walkways, nature paths and an observation tower overlooking the river and wetlands, as well as a tennis court, dog park and lot for boat storage.  Wood Landing website