If you are serving America in one of the armed forces and are, or will be, stationed in Anne Arundel County, Maryland, you'll discover no shortage of living options, regardless of which branch of the military you serve in.
Quality Quarters in Anne Arundel County
Military housing near Anne Arundel County is as diverse and extensive as the world of opportunities available to soldiers, officers, airmen and women, and all of the other brave service people.
In order to help you narrow down your living arrangement options in the county and surrounding area, here is a list of military bases broken down by service branch:
- Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall – next to Arlington National Cemetery
- Aberdeen Proving Ground – in Aberdeen, Md.
- Fort Detrick – in Frederick, Md.
- Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Bethesda, Md.
- Fort Meade near Columbia, Md.
- Patuxent River Naval Air Station – near Lexington Park, Md.
- United States Naval Academy in Annapolis
- U.S. Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, D.C.
- Naval Surface Weapons Center – Bethesda, Md.
- Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling Air Force Base in Washington D.C.
- Andrews Air Force Base – near Camp Springs, Md.
- Langley Air Force Base – in Hampton, Va.
- Curtis Bay Coast Guard Yard – in Baltimore
To keep up on military housing news in Annapolis, Maryland and the surrounding area, visit the Chesapeake Science and Security Corridor . Here you'll find lots of resources regarding military housing and Base Realignment (BRAC) news.
Anne Arundel County Attractions
Anne Arundel County is home to nearly 540,000 people. The county's seat is Annapolis, which also happens to be the Maryland state capital. A community with a population of about 38,394 – less than 30 miles from both Baltimore and Washington, D.C. – Annapolis rests on the serene shores of the Chesapeake Bay, where it welcomes the Severn River into its briny depths.
Much of the Military housing near Anne Arundel County is on or in close proximity to the pastoral and pristine forest land of the Broadneck peninsula, which contains a number of family-friendly outdoor recreational getaway opportunities. As salty sea breezes tousle your hair and clear the stress-induced cobwebs from your head, you can check out a public cruise or private charter; grab a kayak or canoe and go on a solo adventure; or just bask in the peaceful serenity inherent to the more than 400 miles of sparkling shoreline.
Some of the county's other major facilities and fun attractions include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Baltimore & Annapolis Trail
- Downs Park
- Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary
- Kinder Farm Park
- Maryland Live! Casino
- Quiet Waters Park
- Maryland Renaissance Festival
- Colonial Annapolis Historic District
- Sandy Point State Park
Schools, Health, Transportation
If you have school-age children when you move, or are transferred, to Anne Arundel County, their K-12 public education needs will be primarily met by the Anne Arundel County School District. This relatively large school district encompasses 78 elementary schools 19 middle schools, and 13 high schools, as well as two charter schools, two centers of applied technology, one alternative high school, a middle school learning center, three special education centers and a center for emotionally impaired students, known as the Phoenix Center.
Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI), and East Coast Hub for Southwest Airlines, is located within Anne Arundel County, serving the Baltimore and Washington, D.C. area. Other transportation options include the Maryland Transit Administration's Light Rail system, multiple stops on the MARC commuter rail service, and Interstate highways 97, 695, 895 and 595.