South River Maryland is an unincorporated community located southwest of Annapolis in beautiful Anne Arundel County. The South River itself stretches for 10 miles from Crofton, Maryland through Edgewater to where it empties into the Chesapeake Bay in Annapolis. The river has 66 miles of watershed area and was once a major port in the late 1600s. South River Maryland waterfront homes for sale include planned and gated communities, single family homes, and beautiful waterfront properties with spectacular views.
South River is just a few minutes’ drive from Annapolis with direct routes to Washington, D.C. and Baltimore. South River waterfront homes for sale showcase the best of waterfront living with an active community and plenty of events and activities for every lifestyle.
Shopping and Dining Along the South River
Spend an afternoon strolling along Main Street in downtown Edgewater for gifts, home supplies, books and furniture. Parkmoor Home sells custom-designed furniture, gifts, and accessories; Marty’s Bag Works caters to local boaters and sailors with its large selection of canvas sail covers, cushions and custom bags and upholstery repair services. Main Street also hosts a variety of jewelry stores, computer repair shops and chain drug stores for everyday items. Pickup fresh crab, bay oysters, and fresh seafood at Chesapeake Seafood and buy fresh flowers at Blooms Florist.
For those looking into buying South River Maryland waterfront homes for sale there are plenty of dining options for a romantic meal or a quick lunch and coffee with friends. Start the day with coffee and breakfast at Sue’s Deli before heading out to enjoy a day on the water. Take the family to South River Pizza for wraps and pizza. End your day with a romantic dinner for two at The Bistro at South River.
Parks and Recreation
Visitors and residents of South River enjoy the endless opportunities for biking, boating, fishing and swimming. Thomas Point Park is a popular fishing area, offering 44 acres of nature trails, bike paths, and picnicking spots. The Historic London Town and Gardens is 23 acres of lush gardens and historical landmarks, colonial buildings, and a learning center for kids and families. Quiet Waters Park offers residents and visitors nature trails, picnic areas, and a dog park. It also has a seasonal skating rink for wintertime activities. Avid golfers have plenty of options to choose from with South River’s close proximity to top golf courses like The Golf Club at South River and Renditions Golf Course.
For those looking for summer activities on dry land, the nearby community of Crownsville hosts a popular Renaissance Festival. The yearly event is held in a large medieval village with food, shops and curiosities. For day trips, Annapolis is just a short drive away for nationally-known boating and yacht races and day tours of the Chesapeake Bay.
Living Around the South River
South River Maryland waterfront homes for sale offer waterfront living at its best. Boaters and sailors can moor their boats outside of their homes or in private marinas in the area for easy access to the water. Dig for clams or take the kayak out for a peaceful afternoon on the water. Many of the communities around South River are nestled in rolling farmland and residents enjoy an equestrian and quiet lifestyle.
Those looking to relocate and enjoy peaceful waterfront living have plenty of options from small one-bedroom cottages to large upscale homes on large lots. There are also many large planned communities in the area with private amenities like swimming pools and tennis courts. The average listing price for a home is around $550,000 with the median sales price at $354,000. This area is popular with empty nesters and those looking to get out of the nearby cities, so waterfront properties tend to be in high demand.
Schools, Health, Transportation
Parents with school aged children have the option of sending their kids to one of two elementary schools in the area – Edgewater Elementary and Central Elementary in the Anne Arundel County Public Schools. There’s also one middle school and a high school. Parents looking for private schools have the option of sending their kids to one of the many private and charter schools in Annapolis. For higher education in the area, institutions include St. John’s College, Johns Hopkins University and The U.S. Naval Academy. Anne Arundel Community College is about 10 miles away in Arnold, MD.
For healthcare needs, the Anne Arundel Medical Center offers inpatient and outpatient services, a heart and vascular institute, surgery, a joint and spine center and a women and children’s center. Washington, D.C. and Baltimore are a short drive away for specialty care and healthcare services for U.S. veterans.
Baltimore/Washington International Airport and the Ronald Reagan Washington Airport serve the area with national and international flights. Those who live in the area commute to work by car or to local park-and-rides.
If you are thinking about buying or selling a home along the South River/Edgewater area , give us a call at (410) 224-4999/410-693-600 or send us an email to explore your options and to find out when is the best time for you to make a move.