Crownsville and Millersville, Maryland, are charming and historic Chesapeake Bay communities about five miles from one another in the lush, green rolling hills of Anne Arundel County, a region known locally as the "land of pleasant living."
Crownsville and Millersville Shopping, Dining & Events
Residents of this region have a legitimate claim to the “Best of Both Worlds” model, meaning that it offers the conveniences and attractions of having major metropolitan areas nearby, while also enjoying a rural, small town atmosphere.
The reason for this is simple: Crownsville and Millersville have a combined population of a little more than 20,000; however, they are also only about 15 minutes from downtown Annapolis, 25 minutes from the urban hub of Baltimore, and, if that’s not enough for you, only about 40 minutes from the Nation’s Capitol, Washington D.C.
Now, when you put that information into the context of shopping and dining options and opportunities, you would have to possess Stephen Hawking-like mathematical abilities to figure out just exactly how many there are here.
Of course, you don’t have to venture into those urban concrete jungles to enjoy a wide variety of shopping and dining alternatives. There are plenty from which to choose right in Anne Arundel County. Many of the area’s neighborhoods offer quaint and unique shopping centers with small, locally owned restaurants.
One-stop shopping and dining can be found nearby at the massive Westfield Annapolis mall. Among its 238 stores are JCPenney, the Apple Store and GameStop. You’ll have fast food choices along with fine and family dining option like Applebee’s, McCormick & Schmick Seafood Restaurant, and Punk’s Backyard Grill.
Crownsville and Millersville Parks and Recreation
If you didn’t already know, or haven’t yet figured it out from reading this article, Anne Arundel County has been blessed with some of Mother Nature’s most picturesque features. It enjoys more than 534 miles of Chesapeake Bay coastline, more than 70 county parks, the 13-mile Baltimore and Annapolis Trail and a considerable amount of nature reserves.
With all of these green areas and scenic waterways, Anne Arundel County is a mecca for fishing, boating, sailing and several other aquatic activities. Along with a number of gorgeous and challenging golf courses, the county’s parks and natural areas are excellent for walkers, bikers and runners.
Historically significant sites include the World War II Monument and Scenic Overlook, which honors Marylanders who died in World War II; and the Hartge Nautical Museum, which collects and preserves relics and records of the tools, drawings, books, maps, charts, and stories about the people and boats of the West River and Chesapeake Bay, dating back to 1832.
Crownsville and Millersville offer numerous employment opportunities. Some of the most common ones include science and technical service jobs, education, health and social service careers, and a number of tourism-related occupations, like retail sales, arts and entertainment positions and food service employment.
Living in Crownsville and Millersville
There are quite a few of these quaint little towns dotting the countryside in between the farms, naturally protected parks and equestrian ranch-type properties. Many of these hamlets are experiencing significant growth, including Crownsville and Millersville
Some of the popular real estate opportunities include single-family detached homes, spacious estate properties on scenic wooded lots, wide open land lots awaiting custom development, as well as condominium and townhouse communities.
Crownsville plays host to the annual Anne Arundel County Fair in September, as well as the Maryland Renaissance Festival over several weekends each summer.
Schools, Health, Transportation
School-age children in Crownsville and Millersville, grades K-12, have their public education needs fulfilled via the Anne Arundel County Public Schools. Also, adults considering higher education have a number of colleges and universities nearby from which to choose.
The communities in Anne Arundel County enjoy convenient access to three major airports: Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI), Ronald Reagan National Airport in Washington D.C., and Dulles International Airport.
Some of the other transportation options include Interstate 97, the Maryland Transit Administration's Light Rail system, the Maryland Area Regional Commuter (MARC) rail service and Amtrak.
If you are thinking about buying or selling a home in Crownsville and Millersville, please give us a call at (410) 224-4999/410-693-6000 or send us an email to explore your options and to find out when is the best time for you to make a move.