The 5 very best Neighborhoods to live in Annapolis, MD

The 5 vary best Neighborhoods to live in Annapolis, MD

Annapolis has so much to offer that narrowing down the best neighborhoods is tough! From school zones to price, it is helpful to know exactly what you are getting when you decide where to build memories. Here is what to consider as I break down my top 5 Annapolis neighborhoods

In no particular order:

Admiral Heights

This water-oriented neighborhood has amenities that include a pool, pier, boat club, and water-front park.  While other neighborhoods on our list have some of these amenities, what really makes this place stand out is the community events, clubs and committees.  Residents of Admiral Heights get to enjoy a real sense of community, making this neighborhood a great place to call home.

Additional details (as of 10/18/2021)

  • Number of homes sold so far in 2021: 20

  • Median sales price so far in 2021: $527,000

  • Sales Price range so far in 2021: $431,000 to $871,000

  • Median number of bedrooms: 4

  • Median number of bathrooms: 3

  • Median size lot: .29 of an acre

  • Zones schools: Germantown Elementary, Bates Middle School, Annapolis High School

Cape St. Claire

Also known as “The Cape'', this spot is a great commuter location, with easy access to 97, 50 and Route 2. It is another water-oriented neighborhood with several community beaches, a pier, park and marina. The Cape feels tucked away and like it’s own little town. It even has a small shopping center with several stores and restaurants like Graul's Market for your groceries, Ace Hardware for everything home improvement, Whimsicality for great gifts, Blue Rooster Cafe for an awesome breakfast and more.

Additional details (as of 10/18/2021)

  • Number of homes sold so far in 2021: 76

  • Median sales price so far in 2021: $459,000

  • Sales Price range so far in 2021: $298,000 to $1,875,000

  • Median number of bedrooms: 4

  • Median number of bathrooms: 2.5

  • Median size lot: .22 of an acre

  • Zones schools: Cape St. Claire Elementary, Magothy River Middle School, Broadneck High School

Hillsmere

This community features a marina, boat ramp, kayak/canoe storage, swimming beach, picnic area, waterfront playground and pool.  Some of these amenities do require additional fees or may have a wait list, but it is pretty awesome to have the options.  It is nestled right up against Quiet Waters Park, so there is easy access to additional playgrounds, trails and even a dog park and beach.  Before you enter the neighborhood, there is also a library and shopping center with several stores and restaurants.

Additional details (as of 10/18/2021)

  • Number of homes sold so far in 2021: 55

  • Median sales price so far in 2021: $525,000

  • Sales Price range so far in 2021: $225,000 to $2,000,000

  • Median number of bedrooms: 4

  • Median number of bathrooms: 3

  • Median size lot: .28 of an acre

  • Zones schools: Hillsmere Elementary, Annapolis Middle School, Annapolis High School

Sherwood Forest

This gated neighborhood gives residents a private feel, while also giving an awesome sense of community. The neighborhood was formally grounds for a summer camp, and the area still has beautiful wooded vibes...hence being known as “The Forest ''.  This community is on the Severn and features water access, a marina, pool, tennis courts, general store, post office, golf course and clubhouse. They have an annual roast down at the beach, private firework display on july 4th, as well as additional events.  If you are looking for something more tucked away, Sherwood Forest is definitely a neighborhood you should add to your search.

Additional details (as of 10/18/2021)

  • Number of homes sold so far in 2021: 4

  • Median sales price so far in 2021: $ 1,002,500

  • Sales Price range so far in 2021: $600,000 to $1,767,250

  • Median number of bedrooms: 4

  • Median number of bathrooms: 3

  • Median size lot: .20 of an acre

  • Zones schools: Rolling Knolls Elementary, Bates Middle School, Annapolis High School

Eastport

This area of Annapolis has some of the best restaurants in the area. Imagine being within a few blocks to Carrols Creek, Boatyard Bar & Grill, Blackwall Hitch or all of the other fantastic restaurants...dinner could be a breeze!  There are also some great stores nearby for you to explore.  It is also worth mentioning the architecture.  Many of the homes in Eastport are stunning.  100+ year old homes have been updated through the years, giving residents more modern floor plans, while still maintaining that Annapolis charm.  Some more modern neighborhoods and homes are also sprinkled in.

Additional details (as of 10/18/2021)

  • Number of homes sold so far in 2021: 72

  • Median sales price so far in 2021: $769,700

  • Sales Price range so far in 2021: $590 to $4,300,000

  • Median number of bedrooms: 3

  • Median number of bathrooms: 3

  • Median size lot: .15 of an acre

  • Zones schools: Varies, please check specific addresses with school board

*This data may skew slightly due to how listing agents input information in for area/zip code

No matter your reason for wanting to move to Annapolis, you are certain to find a dream worthy home, not far from the water, shopping and dining options that help make this area so unique!

 

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