In 1695, the peninsula seaport of Ann Arundel Town was named for Princess Anne, soon to become queen, and laid out like Paris in a baroque plan, with streets radiating from Church and State Circles to the surrounding waterways.
Today the City of Annapolis includes the Historic District and many other neighborhoods that grew along the rivers and creeks of the Chesapeake Bay- there’s water at the end of most streets.
There are twenty-two authentic 18th c. houses in Annapolis, four of the original residences of signers of the Declaration of Independence. Two outstanding institutions of higher learning call Annapolis home. The State government convenes here. Life in the town upholds timeless traditions, while meeting the needs of a diverse population, right in step with 21st c life.
People of all ages, children, and dogs enjoy the town on foot, keeping old-fashioned front porch life alive.
A great heritage together with a progressive and lively community spirit make the town much loved by all. Annapolis supports a symphony orchestra, choral, ballet, and opera companies, a wonderful arts center, and many theaters. As “the sailing capital of the world”, it is the “star” destination city.
Maryland has been called “America in Miniature”, with many cultures and climes. Four hours west of Annapolis is the Deep Creek skiing resort, two hours east through the farmlands of the Eastern Shore, the great Atlantic beaches. Annapolis is 33 miles from Washington DC, 27 miles from Baltimore. Express bus service to the Federal Triangle. Less than 30 minutes to the Washington Metro, Amtrak, and BWI Airport.
Few towns are as rich and varied, or as beautiful, convenient, and interesting as the City of Annapolis. Come to Annapolis and become part of a friendly and welcoming community.