Arnold, Maryland is a family oriented community of about 24,000 people located on the Broadneck Peninsula between the scenic Severn and Magothy Rivers. Arnold was named for the homesteader, John Arnold, a veteran of the war of 1812, who first claimed 300 acres of real estate on the north side of the Severn River. From Arnold, Maryland, it is an easy commute to Annapolis, (9 miles), Washington, D.C., (36 miles) and Baltimore (20 miles).
The Arnold, Maryland area features fun and recreation with many marinas, boat ramps and beaches for all types of water activities. There are also many parks and playgrounds suitable for athletic activities from tots to seniors. Some favorite activities of locals is walking, jogging or riding bicycles on the 13 mile Baltimore-Annapolis Bike Trail between Annapolis and Glen Burnie, Maryland.
A wonderful summer pastime in Arnold, Maryland is watching sailboats of all sizes slice through the shimmering Magothy and Chesapeake waters, off of Gibson and Dobbins Islands. Few vistas are more captivating than watching array of colorful, wind-filled spinnakers backlit against a golden sky. Watching this Wednesday night event, from your boat or on land the view is always spectacular.
The Arnold, Maryland Real Estate market offers relocating buyers many choices in living accommodations from condo to castle. One-level condominiums at Deep Creek Commons may be your perfect choice for price and location. The townhome market has a large selection of locations, styles and amenities from the affordable community of Falcon Crest to the upscale St. Andrews at Bay Hills. The Moorings on the Magothy townhouses also provide a home for your boat.
Some home models have expansive water views and the community offers a fishing pier and boat slips. There is a proverbial cornucopia of home-price choices on the Broadneck peninsula, from the low $300,000s to over $3 million. Each home and community offers a different life experience. The upscale waterfront Rugby Hall Estates and Glen Oban homes on the Severn River sit on scenic cliffs, while the Magothy river communities of Ulmstead Estates and Stonington sit close to the water with their own beaches and marinas.
The condos, townhomes and detached homes of Bay Hills are scattered throughout a scenic 18-hole golf course with its wooded rolling terrain, making it the only community of its kind in Arnold, Maryland.
At the lower end of the peninsula is the 4.3 mile Chesapeake Bay Bridge. This dual span bridge connects the Eastern and Western Shores of Maryland and boasts the 786 acre Sandy Point State Park. This magnificent State Park is a recreational paradise with beaches and picnic areas that provide unparalleled views of the Chesapeake Bay and a host of summer and winter activities. The main marina offers 22 launching ramps for boats and personal water craft. There is also a small craft launch area for kayak, catamaran and hobby cats. Visitors to Sandy Point also enjoy wildlife viewing and bird watching. The Broadneck Peninsula is a great place to live, work and play.