Welcome to Annapolis 

Charming Chesapeake Bay city with a rich heritage 

Annapolis is Maryland's capital city, and it embodies a sense of charm, history, and community. Founded in 1649, Annapolis has a rich heritage as a Colonial town and a port city, with the maritime industry playing a large role in the city’s growth. Remnants of that history are still visible throughout the city, within the well-preserved architecture and landmarks. Locals adore the unmatched access to the gorgeous Chesapeake Bay, which is known for picturesque views, incredible wildlife, and opportunities for outdoor recreation alongside its glistening waters.  
Homes in Annapolis range from modern mansions to historic homes, and each neighborhood has its own personality and charm. Some boast unparalleled waterfront access, while others are known for quaint cobblestone streets. Annapolis is also just a short drive from major cities like Baltimore and the nation’s capital, making it an ideal place to live for anyone who appreciates the charm of a smaller town while still having easy access to big city amenities.  

What to Love

  • Gorgeous waterfront living
  • Vibrant community events
  • Charming historic district

Local Lifestyle

The culture in Annapolis is relaxed, friendly, and centered around the city's history. Retirees, professionals, families, and students all fit in perfectly here, and there’s a true sense of community. You’re likely to run into friends and neighbors while out and about in town. And with its beautiful waterfront location, it’s a great place for anyone who loves outdoor activities like boating, fishing, and hiking. Most significantly, Annapolis has a small-town feel that residents love, making it a highly desirable, in-demand city.  

Dining, Entertainment, & Shopping

For fine dining, nothing beats enjoying a good meal in a gorgeous setting, and Chart House offers just that. Their floor-to-ceiling windows offer unparalleled views of the waterfront. While admiring the sailboats, guests can enjoy refined dishes such as oysters on the half shell, wild-caught king crab, or West Australian lobster tail. Harry Browne's Restaurant is another Annapolis staple for refined elegance. Here, you can indulge in everything from beef carpaccio to artisanal pizzas topped with the finest ingredients. They even offer a wine cellar membership, which boasts access to rare wines and private use of their historic wine cellar. 
While plenty of Annapolis restaurants serve stellar seafood, O'Learys Seafood Restaurant prides itself on being the very best. The intimate and welcoming atmosphere makes it a favorite among locals, and its cocktail menu is highly imaginative. Or, if you’re craving steak instead of seafood, Lewnes’ Steakhouse never disappoints. Since 1921, the family behind this historic restaurant has been serving memorable meals to discerning diners. The steaks here are always perfectly cooked, making it a great place to celebrate a special occasion. 

Things to Do

This capital city hosts many major festivals and events that keep locals busy throughout the year, including the Annapolis Film Festival. Founded in 2013, it has become a highly anticipated celebration of film and cinema. Tourists flock to the area for this four-day festival, making it one of the most anticipated events in the region. From screenings of acclaimed films to panel discussions and workshops, this festival is a unique and exciting way to engage the community of Annapolis.
There’s also the Annapolis Irish Festival, which was established in 2011. Since its inception, it has dramatically grown in size and popularity, and it is now one of the largest Irish festivals on the East Coast. One of the highlights of the festival is the music lineup. Attendees can jam out to a mix of traditional Irish music and contemporary Irish rock and pop while enjoying traditional Irish dishes, Irish beers, and Irish whiskeys.
The Annapolis Boat Shows are also huge community events for Annapolis residents, as well as for visitors from surrounding cities and across the country. This series of shows, including the United States Powerboat Show and the United States Sailboat Show, showcases everything a water recreation enthusiast could ever need. Boaters can see all the best new models on the market, take educational courses, attend seminars, and party with other boat enthusiasts while enjoying live music and cocktails. 
Then, when winter rolls around, there’s Midnight Madness, a holiday tradition that brings locals to the snow-dusted, moonlit streets of Annapolis to enjoy late-night shopping, music, and holiday celebrations.  


Annapolis is served by Anne Arundel County Public Schools, the fifth-largest school system in Maryland. The district offers advanced academic programs, such as Advanced Placement courses and the International Baccalaureate program. 
  • Naval Academy, undergraduate  
  • St. John’s College, undergraduate-graduate
  • Broadneck High School, 9-12
  • West Annapolis Elementary School, K-5

Overview for Annapolis, MD

40,581 people live in Annapolis, where the median age is 37.5 and the average individual income is $52,106. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Around Annapolis, MD

There's plenty to do around Annapolis, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Botanas Fajardo, Somethin’ Extra Sweet, and Back Creek Books.

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Dining 1.31 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 2.49 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 0.87 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 1.1 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.11 miles 51 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.04 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Annapolis, MD

Annapolis has 16,813 households, with an average household size of 2.38. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Annapolis do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 40,581 people call Annapolis home. The population density is 5,631.36 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Schools in Annapolis, MD

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The following schools are within or nearby Annapolis. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Eastport Elementary
PreK - 5th
Germantown Elementary
PreK - 5th
1st - 12th
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Mary Moss at Adams Academy
7th - 9th
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Annapolis Elementary
PreK - 5th
K - 8th
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St Martins Lutheran Church School
PreK - 8th
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Wiley H. Bates Middle
6th - 8th
Georgetown East Elementary
PreK - 5th
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Monarch Academy Annapolis Elementary School
K - 5th
9th - 12th
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Walter S. Mills - Parole Elementary
PreK - 5th
Tyler Heights Elementary
PreK - 5th
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West Annapolis Elementary
K - 5th
Alpert Family Aleph Bet Jewish Day School
1st - 5th
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PreK - 5th
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