Living in Anne Arundel County
Anne Arundel County is known as the “land of pleasant living.” Nearly 500,000 residents call Anne Arundel County home. Our superior quality of life on the Chesapeake Bay, our rich heritage, and proximity to Baltimore and Washington, D.C. make the County a great place to live, work and raise a family.
With more than 534 miles of coastline, the 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 2 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 pass sunny mornings and afternoons. Birdwatchers can spot everything from geese to swans to heron, egrets and eagles. And there’s a wide variety of recreational programs for all ages; from dance to gymnastics to fine arts to fitness and fun camps, not to mention wilderness challenge camps for youth and teens. With Ravens football and Orioles baseball home games a short drive away, you can be sure to be part of the action when these championship teams compete. And on the first Sunday in May you can participate in the annual Bay Bridge Walk, where thousands of residents participate in a 4-mile hike across the Chesapeake Bay Bridge.
Anne Arundel County has one of the strongest economies in the State, ranked as one of the top counties in Maryland job growth. It's no wonder that Anne Arundel County is such a desirable place to live.