Anne Arundel County Real Estate Information

Anne Arundel is a county found in the state of Maryland. The county was originally named after Anne Arundell from the ancient Arundell family of Cornwall, England, who happened to be the wife of the second Baron Baltimore, Caecilius Calvert. Anne Arundel’s county seat lies in Annapolis, which also happens to be the state capital of Maryland. Anne Arundel County is considered to be a part of the Baltimore-Washington metropolitan area, and its current population is over 500,000.

Anne Arundel is situated just south of Baltimore city, and right along the west side of the Chesapeake Bay. Overall, the county contains just less than 600 square miles including mostly land and also some water property as well. Weather and climate in the county differs from west to east due to the presence of the Chesapeake Bay. The eastern side of Anne Arundel falls in the humid subtropical climate zone, while the western end of the county falls in a transition area of the humid continental climate zone. This means that all areas of Anne Arundel experience hot and humid summers. However, the east side will experience cool and wet winters, while the west end will receive much more snowfall and colder winter temperatures. Anne Arundel receives and average annual rainfall of about 40 inches spread evenly throughout the year.

Anne Arundel is comprised of many different communities. Only two of these are incorporated municipalities, the cities of Annapolis and Highland Beach, incorporated in 1708 and 1922 respectively. The other unincorporated communities that make up the rest of Anne Arundel’s properties include: Arden, Arnold, Brooklyn Park, Cape Saint Claire, Crofton, Crownsville, Deale, Ferndale, Fort Meade, Glen Burnie, Green Haven, Hanover, Herald Harbor, Hillsmere Shores, Jessup, Lake Shore, Linthicum, Londontowne, Maryland City, Mayo, the Naval Academy, Odenton, Parole, Pasadena, Pumphrey, Riva, Riviera Beach, Selby, Severn, Severna Park, Shady Side, and South Gate.

The Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport can be found in the county of Anne Arundel. This airport is known as BWI and is the main airport for the Baltimore region. Washington DC inhabitants also frequently use the BWI due to its role as Southwest Airlines’ main east coast hub. Transportation throughout Anne Arundel is made easy through the Maryland Transit Administration’s light rail system, which has stops all over the county as well as at the BWI airport. Anne Arundel is also serviced by one main interstate, I-97. This massive roadway is the only main interstate in the entire United States to be contained in one single county. I-695, also known as the Baltimore Beltway, runs through the northern areas of Anne Arundel.