With nearly 500,000 residents, Anne Arundel County is known as the "land of pleasant living." Our superior quality of life on the Chesapeake Bay, our rich heritage, and proximity to Baltimore and Washington D.C. make this a great place to live, work, and raise a family.
With more than 534 miles of coastline, Anne Arundel County is naturally known for boating and water sports, fishing, crabbing, water skiing, sailing and swimming. But that’s just the beginning. For nature lovers, there are two state parks, over 70 county parks, and several nature preserves. We also have numerous greenways, including the 13-mile Baltimore and Annapolis Trail where walkers, runners, bicyclists, and equestrians spend sunny mornings and afternoons. Birdwatchers can spot everything from geese to swans to heron, egrets to eagles.
There’s a wide variety of recreational programs for all ages – everything from dance and gymnastics to fine arts to fitness and fun camps, not to mention youth wilderness challenge camps. With Ravens football and Orioles baseball home games a short drive away, you can be part of the action when these championship teams compete. On the first Sunday in May, be at the starting (and finishing) line for the annual Bay Bridge Walk, where thousands of residents participate in a four-mile hike across the Chesapeake Bay Bridge.
Maryland boasts one of the highest qualities of life in the nation - including affordable house, prestigious schools, and low unemployment. Anne Arundel County has one of the strongest economies in the State, ranked as one of the top counties in job growth. It’s no wonder that Anne Arundel County is such a desirable place to live.