ANNAPOLIS REAL ESTATE - A water and boat lover's paradise!!
Whether you're just starting your search for a home in Annapolis, or whether you're still looking for that perfect home, the link below has a list of every home for sale in Annapolis. To the right, you'll be able to search for homes in your favorite Annapolis neighborhood. Or below that, you can search by price range. Feel free to contact me if you have questions or if you'd like to schedule an appointment.
Brief History of Annapolis
Annapolis is known for sailing and boating. In fact, Annapolis celebrates its 365th anniversary this year! Annapolis was the second capital of Maryland, but the capital of the colonies during the Revolutionary War. The Articles of Confederation were written by Thomas Stone, one of the three signers of the Declaration of Independence from Annapolis. George Washington resigned his commission in the Continental Army here in 1783. The Treaty of Paris was signed in 1784 signaling the end of the Revolution. In addition, St. John's College is the third oldest college in the U.S. founded in 1696, after Harvard and William and Mary. As visitors walk along quaint, brick-laid streets of Annapolis, you will experience a architectural past steep in tradition.
Anne Arundel Town became the capital city of Maryland in 1695 and was later renamed Annapolis, in honor of Princess Anne, heiress to the English throne. All four Maryland signers of the Declaration of Independence had homes within Annapolis - William Paca, Thomas Stone, Samuel Chase and Charles Carroll. Their homes have all been preserved and three of the homes are open to the public.
The Maryland State House is the oldest state capitol building in the United States in continuous legislative use. It served as the nation’s first peacetime capitol from November 1783 to August 1784. You can still see the original Old Senate Chamber where General George Washington resigned his commission and where Congress ratified the Treaty of Paris, officially recognizing the independence of the American colonies from Britain.
Many interesting and well known events are held in Annapolis:
1) Annual Sailboat Show – Will be held this year from October 6-10, 2005 at the Annapolis City Dock and Harbor.
2) Annual Power Boat Show - Will be held this year from October 13-16, 2005 at the Annapolis City Dock and Harbor.
3) Festival of Lights Parade – Dec 10, 2005. The Eastport Yacht Club Lights welcomes 60-70 boats who “light” up their boat along the Annapolis waterfront for people to see.
4) Maryland Renaissance Festival – this event is usually held throughout September and in to October. The Maryland Renaissance Festival is a recreation of a 16th century English village. Our village is named Revel Grove, and is set on a beautiful 25-acre wooded site with 85 acres of free parking. The village consists of craft and food booths, five pubs, eight major stages, a Jousting Arena and lots of games.
5) Annapolis calendar of events - Looking for something to do in Annapolis? There is ALWAYS something going on! Check out the Annapolis calendar of events,
These events are only a few of the more popular events held in the Annapolis area. For more events happening in Annapolis or Anne Arundel County, please visit www.hometownannapolis.com/
Secretary of the Navy, George Bancroft, founded the Naval Academy in 1845. The USNA is located in what we Annapolitans call historic Annapolis. The history of the Academy has often reflected the history of the United States itself. As the U.S. Navy has moved from a fleet of sail and steam-powered ships to a high tech fleet of nuclear-powered submarines and surface ships as well as supersonic aircraft, the Academy has changed also. The Naval Academy gives young men and women the up-to-date academic and professional training needed to be effective naval and marine officers in their assignments after graduation.
Annapolis has a population of approximately 37,000 while Anne Arundel County has a population of roughly 470,000 people. Annapolis is located right along the Severn River where it empties into the Chesapeake Bay. As you can imagine, WATER plays a dominant role in the lifestyle of the town. Annapolis is 27 miles from both Washington D.C. and Baltimore, Maryland.
Airports - Annapolis is conveniently located not far from 2 major airports. Baltimore Washington International Airport (BWI) is located 17 miles north of Annapolis along Interstate 97, while National Airport in Washington D.C. is approximately 23 miles west of Annapolis along Route 50. Dulles International Airport is a 3rd airport located approximately 45 miles west of Annapolis.
Public Transportation – The City of Annapolis operates a bus service for commuting within the City limits. Anne Arundel County also provides people with transportation shuttles to and from BWI and National airports.
Water taxi – As part of the fun of living in Annapolis, there is a regular water taxi service that begins in the spring to the late fall.
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