We Serve the Greater Annapolis Area

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By realizing that each person and property has unique needs, Keyrenter is able to find the right tenants, perform proper maintenance, and much more so you can reap the benefits you deserve.

We currently provide our services to select areas in the Annapolis area but may expand to others down the road.

Counties We Serve

Annapolis

Situated on the banks of the Chesapeake Bay at the mouth of the Severn River, Annapolis is the capital of Maryland and the county seat for Anne Arundel County. Founded in 1649, it is steeped in Colonial history. The city, known as a sailing and boating center, is home to the U.S. Naval Academy. The diverse population of more than 39,000 makes it the 24th-largest city in the state. The city features a humid, subtropical climate that produces hot summers, cool winters and more than 200 days of sunshine each year. While summer highs average in the mid-80s, winter lows hover just below freezing. The hospitable weather enables residents to enjoy a wide range of leisure activities as well as an exciting food and cultural scene.

Vibrant Economy Aided by its quick access to Baltimore and Washington, D.C., the city has an economy based mostly on local, state and federal government agencies and contractors. It has recently become a burgeoning center for high-tech industrial development as well as medical and military research. The city is a shipping hub for medical equipment, industrial supplies and agricultural products from nearby farms. Major employers include the Anne Arundel Medical Center, the Department of Defense and Aeronautical Radio, Incorporated. Residents also work in the telecommunications, manufacturing and retail industries.

While the city enjoys a median income above the national average, the cost of living is also higher than the national benchmark for food, housings and utilities. Medical costs are below average. The city is ranked as one of the smartest in Maryland with 45 percent of residents holding a bachelor’s degree or higher education. The city’s unemployment rate is below the national average.

Leisure Activities

The city offers residents and visitors a wide range of things to see and do that will appeal to people of all ages and tastes. In addition to sailing and boating, residents enjoy an assortment of outdoor activities, including swimming, fishing and touring protected wetlands. Visit City Dock where you can watch the waterfront activity. The city boasts more than 200 acres of parkland that feature hiking trails, ball fields and picnic areas.

Along with the Maryland State House, Annapolis is home to several historic sites. The legislative building is the oldest in continuous use in the country. One of America’s oldest downtowns, the neighborhood is very walkable. Other popular options are to see the attractions during trolley and Segway tours. Visitors can travel through four centuries of architecture situated along Main Street. The cobblestone streets, brick row houses and flickering streetlamps evoke scenes from the pages of a Dickens’ novel.

In addition to the shops and galleries lining Maryland Avenue, residents enjoy performances by the city’s regional theater company and the thriving arts district on West Street. The city features a number of great restaurants serving the ever-popular Blue crab as well as several local live music venues featuring a variety of genres.

You can tour the campus of St. John’s College, a university founded in 1789 as well as the historic grounds of the Naval Academy. While the Banneker-Douglass Museum chronicles African-American life in the city, the 18th-century Hammond-Harwood House reflects the life of a wealthy merchant. The Paca House and Garden comprise the 18th-century Georgian estate of William Paca, a signatory of the Declaration of Independence. The terraced gardens have been restored to a Colonial-era design. There is a memorial near City Dock marking the location where Kunta Kinte, the ancestor of “Roots” author Alex Haley, landed in chains when he was brought from Africa.

Housing Options

Annapolis features a number of new and well-established neighborhoods that offer a wide range of housing options. These include historic townhomes lining cobblestone streets, contemporary single-family homes in planned communities and modern apartment buildings. There is a choice of studio and multi-bedroom units that feature amenities like swimming pools and fitness centers. Residents can also choose to rent a house. Many apartments and rental homes welcome pets.

While homeowners comprise slightly less than 52 percent of households, those who choose to rent make up the remaining 48 percent. The percentage of renters is well above the national average. An experienced property manager can help homeowners locate suitable tenants and oversee business operations. Services include collecting the rent and ensuring that any required repairs are completed in a timely manner.

The majority of homes in the city were built between 1970 and 2000. The average monthly rent for a two-bedroom apartment is $1,995 with median home prices slightly above $400,000. The majority of residents drive to work with an average commuting time of 25 minutes.

With a wide range of great neighborhoods from which to choose, finding the perfect location to settle down in Annapolis may not be easy. A list of the best places to live will be based on factors that are most important to residents. These can include neighborhood amenities and cost of living as well as educational opportunities, proximity to employment centers and housing options. For more information, contact our team for a comprehensive market analysis for your rental property.

Arnold

A suburb of Annapolis, Maryland and located on the desirable Broadneck Peninsula, Arnold is situated in Anne Arundel County. It has a population of a little more than 23,000 people and is accessible by both Maryland Route 2 — which is also known as the Ritchie Highway — and the College Parkway.

Based on archaeological evidence, experts believe that native people lived in the area for thousands of years. The first Westerner to explore the area was Captain John Smith in 1608, and it was named after a War of 1812 veteran, who acquired the land in the early part of the 19th century.

The community offers 12 marinas as well as many beaches, cliffs and riverside views. There are also extensive biking and jogging trails, playgrounds, fields and parks. Fans of golf will enjoy the scenic 18-hole golf course in the area, and it is only 5 miles from both Downtown Annapolis and Sandy Point State Park. The latter is located on the Chesapeake Bay.

The community offers many public and private schools. This includes elementary schools, middle schools, a high school and the Anne Arundel Community College, which is highly rated.

There are a little under 8,400 households in the community, and about 40% of them have children. The median income per household is $93,480. The median age is 37 and there are about 100 females for every 94 males. 23% of the people there are single and more than 60% of residents are college educated.

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There are 8,623 housing units in the community, with nearly 800 units per square mile.

The median home value in the community is currently $422,600, which is just slightly more than neighboring Annapolis, where the median home value is $400,000. Home values in the area have risen 5.3% in the past year, and real estate experts believe that values will rise another 3.6% in the coming year.

The median list price for homes in the community is $519,928, which translates to $229 per square foot. This is higher than the median square foot price in the Baltimore Metropolitan Area, which is $184. The median sales price of homes is $354,300.

The median rent per month in the community is $2,142, which is higher than Baltimore, where the median rent per month is $1,743. Only 7% of residents rent their homes.

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Crofton

The charming little community of Crofton lies in the southcentral region of Maryland, less than 10 miles west of Annapolis, 24 miles south of Baltimore and 24 miles northeast of Washington D.C. The town was established by the Crawford Corporation in 1964 and named for a township in Cumberland, England to represent a quaint community. “Money” magazine declared the community one of the “best places to live in the United States.” The diverse population includes residents of Caucasian, African American, Asian and Hispanic descent. More than 58 percent of local adults have a bachelor’s degree and more than 24 percent hold graduate degrees.

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The young Maryland community features buildings constructed from the 1960s and later. According to the U.S. Census, the median household income as of 2015 was $114,490, which is an increase from $75,046 in 2000. The average value of a home in Crofton is $344,400. Rent for a three-bedroom, two-bathroom begins at $1,700 each month.

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Nearby Activities and Attractions

Ego Alley – The Annapolis City Dock along the Chesapeake Bay is the ideal location to take a stroll, watch the ships and browse through the unique boutique shops. Stop in at the historic Rams Head Tavern for a drink and a light meal while enjoying the live entertainment. On Wednesday nights in spring and summer, more than 100 yachts arrive to compete in the Wednesday Night Races. Board a boat and follow the race or enjoy the view from the Spa Creek Drawbridge. While in Annapolis, Maryland, make the time to tour the United States Naval Academy and the United States Naval Academy Museum. Here, you will learn more about John Paul Jones who founded the U.S. Navy.

William Paca House – While in Annapolis, visit the beautiful estate that once belonged to the young lawyer who later became one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. The 18th-century Georgian mansion was constructed in the 1760s, is three-stories tall and lies on two acres of manicured gardens. By taking a guided tour of the historic home, guests get a glimpse at life for an upper-class family during colonial times. The interior features period décor, furnishings and artwork. Visitors also enjoy strolling through the two-acre gardens.

Fort McHenry – Living so close to Baltimore provides the chance to visit many fascinating locations, which include the historic fort. The star-shaped installation was instrumental in winning the War of 1812. As a captive from a ship on Baltimore Harbor, Francis Scott Key wrote “The Star-Spangled Banner” when he saw the American flag flying the morning after. Touring the facility begins at the Visitor’s Center with a brief movie. Guests also explore the exhibit galleries before entering the fort. On the premises, visitors venture to various areas of the installation while enjoying ranger talks. The Fort McHenry Guard also offers live drill, artillery and musket demonstrations.

Walters Art Museum – The four-story facility houses artworks and exhibits spanning from ancient times. The ancient world collection includes pieces from Egypt, Greece and Rome. See mummies and examples of Etruscan jewelry. Venture into medieval times and gaze upon the armor and weaponry commonly used during the era along with European art. Journey to the Rennaissance era and see ceramics, paintings and sculptures from France, Italy and Spain. There are also Asian exhibits featuring works from India, Japan, Nepal and Tibet.

Geppi’s Entertainment Museum – The unique facility is situated in Camden Yards and is the ideal place to visit for the entire family. Exhibits within the museum include comic strips, pop culture characters and superheroes from colonial times to the present day. From the late 18th century into the early years of the 20th century, popular comics viewed back in the day include the Brownies, Buster Brown, the Katzenjammer Kids and the Yellow Kid. Modern-day exhibits include Star Wars, DC comics and Marvel comics pieces.

Smithsonian Institution – Take a short trip to Washington D.C. and tour some of the 17 museums, galleries and zoo. Start at the Castle in the center of the Smithsonian Institution Building. Get a peek at the many artifacts and exhibits found in the museums and decide which building you desire to visit. Learn about James Smithsonian, the English scientist who founded the institute. The facilities span a wide range of interests and admission is free at all. Explore the history of people at the Natural History Museum. Learn about past, present and future space exploration at the Air and Space Museum. Various museums also individually feature African, Asian and Native American culture and history.

International Spy Museum – Visitors to the Washington D.C. facility venture down dark halls and journey through mysterious doors in order to explore the world of espionage. Come face-to-face with centuries of gadgets and techniques used by spies from various countries. Scheduled speakers offer interesting talks for guests and were once part of the CIA, KGB and other famous organizations. In the Exquisitely Evil: 50 Years of Bond Villians, guests encounter some of the most famous villains from the James Bond movies. See movies and artifacts from the films. Take the challenge of a simulated covert adventure, which is designed to replicate real-life.

Laurel

Laurel, Maryland is in Prince George’s County, just a forty-minute drive from the nation’s capital in Washington D.C. It is known for being the home to Fort Meade Army Base, Laurel Park, a horse racing facility, and the National Security Agency. Beautiful, statuesque homes and tree-lined streets give this city of 25,000 residents a small-town vibe rooted deep in history and culture.

Enjoy Time Sightseeing and Playing

The city takes pride in its parks and trails systems and boasts more than two hundred acres of park ground. Outdoor pools, basketball courts, lush hiking trails, and pavilions provide visitors and residents with multiple family-friendly activities to engage in year-round. Other sightseeing and activity options in the town include tennis courts, open green space parks, picnic facilities, and playground complexes.

The museum, located on the historic Main Street, is home to heritage-filled books, ancient artifacts, vintage photographs, multi-media displays, as well as tools and textiles from the early 1900’s. The Granville Gude Park and Lakehouse is a residential favorite in this charming Northeastern town. At this twenty-six-acre facility, horseshoe pits, winding hiking trails, boat docks and paddle boat rentals, and a lake house available for rent add to the activity options in the area.

For nature, wildlife, and photography lovers, the untouched Brooklyn Bridge Road Stream Valley is a landmark with free admission that offers outdoor outing adventures and exploration opportunities. With an ambling stream coursing through the grounds, this non-developed, amenity-free area offers citizens an opportunity to unplug and connect with their adventurous spirit while enjoying the scenic views and natural discovery options.

City Amenities

Friendly city activities are part of the amenities and community-engagement opportunities. These range from holiday-focused events such as Independence Day celebrations, Breakfast with Santa, Eggstravaganza, and Harvest Moon hayrides. Other town activities that are celebrated and foster a community-oriented atmosphere include an annual dog show, free indoor movies on Fridays, dog swimming days, Lakefest, and a highly-entertaining Main Street Festival.

Practical amenities also range from eclectic dining and shopping ventures to nightlife options. For a smaller town,it is bustling with tremendous culinary arts. More than seventy restaurants are in the city, to include multiple ethnic restaurants, pasta houses, kid-friendly favorites, and intimate, romantic bistros. Shopping choices will challenge even the most enthusiastic shopper through options that boast high-end jewelry stores, bookstores, hobby venues, fine clothing, and child entertainment shops, as well as multiple boutiques, gift shops, DIY centers, hardware stores, textiles, and home furnishings galleries.

City Facts and Trends

In a 2010 census, the median age for the town was 33.7 years old, and the population density was 5,200 per square mile. The median household income was just over $49,000, and the family poverty line was under five percent. The Ronald Regan National Airport and the Baltimore-Washington International Airport are within twenty-five miles of the city, allowing for easy traveling access to anywhere in the country, or the world. Two political wards make up the city and elections are held for local government offices every two years. For education, the town has one public high school, two middle schools, and two elementary schools.

Housing Opportunities and Markets

The median home price in Laurel, Maryland is $313,000, and the average rental cost is $1,850. Home values continue to be on the rise in this area, and in the past year, the average home value has risen by nearly three percent. The median list price per square foot in town is $190, which is just slightly lower than the listed square foot price in neighboring Washington D.C. Real estate opportunities in this city include beautiful and elegant brownstones, brick and stone-lined New England colonials, charming bungalows, and modern condos featuring every possible amenity.

Subdivisions in Maryland that are highly desired include Annapolis Junction, Amey Subdivision, Bond Mill Park, Brooklyn Bridge, Foxlee Manor, and Kindler Overlook. These subdivisions are as equally desirable as the competing Laurel Heights, Reservoir Estates, Scaggsville, and Stanallen Estates.

Homes for sale in town include new construction, houses in established neighborhoods, upper-scale listings close to parks and recreation centers, and serene estates nestled next to winding, scenic roads.

As you consider home investment options in Maryland, we look forward to helping you find your next estate in this city that is close to everything, yet sustains a friendly and community-minded atmosphere. Call us today to inquire about home-buying options in the town, or in the surrounding areas, and we’ll be delighted to introduce you to the numerous housing market opportunities.

Edgewater

Edgewater is a lively community located just a few miles from Annapolis along the southwestern banks of the South River. More than just a suburb of Annapolis, though, this Chesapeake Bay Area community thrives, featuring its own character, history and attractions.

The community began as a colonial seaport that was officially established in 1683. This seaport, London Town, was vital to the shipping of tobacco, and it was a popular waypoint between Charleston and Boston. The community’s shipping concerns boomed throughout the 1700s, although it fell out of favor for a number of reasons by the end of the Revolutionary War. Today, relics of this long-ago past are unearthed and explored in the community’s London Town & Gardens archeological and historic park.

A Bevy of Activities

London Town & Gardens remains a popular gathering spot for locals and visitors who are eager to explore its historic buildings, wander its beautiful gardens and enjoy interesting and fun events and performances. Daily musket fire demonstrations and interactive storytelling are supplemented with special events such as American Indian Heritage Day and December’s Illuminate LondonTown events. Archeologists continue to discover some of the historic seaport’s artifacts, so there’s always something new to learn here.

Other popular community events include the annual Car Show & Street Market and Back to the Beach. Live music and dancing are plentiful, especially at bars and taverns in the waterfront area.

Many locals also appreciate their active lifestyle options. Recreation is plentiful here, from verdant parks and boat docks to senior activities and kids’ sports facilities. Just across the river, locals enjoy kayaking, steering pedal boats, ice skating and riding bikes at the lush Quiet Waters Park. They also have quick access to all of Annapolis’ many attractions and parks, including Thomas Point Park, Truxtun Park, the State House and the U.S. Naval Academy Museum.

Ample Community Amenities

Quality of life is high here, featuring many diverse jobs, plentiful transportation options and good schools. Some of the nation’s top employers and companies are located within 30 miles of the community. These top employers include Ft. George Meade, Northrop Grumman, Anne Arundel Health System, Southwest Airlines and University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center. The nation’s capital is 31 miles west of the community, providing more employment and entertainment options.

Getting to these jobs and attractions is simplified with convenient transportation options. Solomon’s Island Road/Route 2 is the city’s direct link over the South River to Annapolis. This same roadway links drivers to Highway 50 and Interstate 97 for farther travel around the region. For more distant travel, Lee Airport is located directly in the community.

Local schools are extremely well-regarded, including Central and Mayo elementary schools and Central Middle School. Anne Arundel Community College, U.S. Naval Academy, Johns Hopkins University and Vanderbilt University campuses are all within a quick drive of the community. Washington D.C.-area universities such as Georgetown University and American University are just about an hour’s drive from town.

Real Estate

Edgewater’s real estate market is robust, with median home prices at $371,200, as of November 2017. This is well above Maryland median home prices of $272,800. Still, this community is often considered the affordable option for the area, with Annapolis median prices at $392,000 and Crownsville median prices at $388,000. Nearly a third of Edgewater homes are in the range of $330,000 to $440,000. Slightly more than a quarter of homes range from $220,000 to $330,000, and about 20 percent range from $440,000 to $550,000.

Most residences in the area are single family homes, occupied by owners or renters. Nearly a quarter of local residences are townhouses and condos, while a bit more than 6 percent of local properties are apartments. Three-bedroom homes make up 55 percent of the town’s housing market, with 21.6 percent being two-bedroom homes. 19 percent of local houses are four-bedroom homes.

Property values have hiked more than 86 percent since 2000, and they’re expected to climb another 2.3 percent over the next year. This growth in real estate value offers many opportunities for those looking for income properties. About 19 percent of local residences are rentals, with a vacancy rate that is just lower than 7 percent. The average rent for a home in the community is $2,728. The average price of a Maryland rental is $1,584.

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Odenton

Odenton is a census-data place in Anne Arundel County, MD. It is located between Baltimore and Washington D.C., and it has the feel of an old-fashioned suburb.

History

In 1840, the Annapolis and Elk Ridge Railroad (A&ER) was brought through the small farming community that later became Odenton. During the Civil War, this railroad became the link to Washington D.C. for Northern states after the railroad service from Baltimore was disrupted. Consequently, the area became a strategic focal point for both sides.

In 1868, the Baltimore Potomac (B&P) Railroad, which connected Baltimore and Washington D.C., also was brought through this area of Anne Arundel Country. That is when the town of Odenton was formed and became known as “The Town a Railroad Built.”

A train station and telegraph office was built at the junction of the railroads, and the Watts and Murray general store and the post office opened. Houses sprang up, followed by a Methodist church and a grade school. The population grew to 100. Canneries, especially for tomatoes, developed in the area. Then, the Washington, Baltimore and Annapolis Electric Railroad built an electric interurban railway to connect central Maryland.

In 1914, the 800-acre Hammond Manor Farm was purchased by the United States Naval Academy because of a typhoid fever outbreak in 1910. The farm was operated by the Naval Academy until 1998 when it became Dean Foods. It is now Maryland Sunrise Farm.

The 19,000 acre Fort Meade was established in 1917 as a training camp. The fort displaced farmers and businesses that moved closer to town. Growth in the area continued when the National Security Agency was established at Fort Meade in the 1950s. At the same time, the Friendship International Airport that became the Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport was opened. Amtrak’s Dennis F. Sullivan Maintenance Facility that maintains the Amtrak/MARC line between Baltimore and Washington D.C. brought more railroading business to the area. As Baltimore and Washington D.C. expanded, the town developed into the current business, industrial, and residential center.
Demographics

As of 2015, the population is 38,374. Among the population, 95.3 percent have a high school degree or higher and 46.7 percent have a Bachelor’s degree or higher. The median household income is $94,428, and the median per capita income is $44,288. It has 69.5 percent owner-occupied homes. The median value of owner-occupied housing is $301,600. The median monthly rent is $1,804.

Things to Do in Odenton, Maryland

Piney Orchard Nature Preserve

Piney Orchard Nature Preserve is a 100-acre nature park that includes open grassy areas, woodlands, wetlands, freshwater ponds, and sandy, dry, stream beds. It opened in 1996 and is the result of a wetland restoration started in 1987. There are five miles of walking trails and paved bike trails that connect with other trails in the area. When completed, the trails will connect with the East Coast Greenaway system that runs along the east coast and with the American Discovery Trail that will run from the Henlopen State Park in Delaware on the Atlantic Ocean to Point Reyes National Seashore near San Francisco on the Pacific Ocean. The Piney Orchard Nature Preserve is located at 5 Maryland 2, Pasadena, and is open 24 hours a day.

National Cryptologic Museum

The National Cryptologic Museum opened to the public in December 1993 and is operated by the National Security Agency. It features the cryptological history of the NSA and the United States. It relates the stories of some of the most important moments in the history of codebreaking in our country, and the stories of the people and techniques involved in codemaking and codebreaking. Machines and other artifacts are on display. It is the only museum of its kind. Next to the museum at the National Vigilance Park are two reconnaissance planes. The RU-8D was used by the Army Airborne Signal Intelligence during the Vietnam War. The C-130 commemorates an Air Force aircraft from the Cold War that was shot down over Soviet Armenia. The National Cryptologic Museum is located next to the NSA Headquarters at Fort Meade at 8290 Colony Seven Road, Annapolis Junction, and is open Monday through Friday from 9 am to 4 pm. The NSA Civilian Welfare Fund Gift Shop at the museum is open Monday through Friday from 10 am to 3:30 pm and the first and third Saturdays of each month from 10:30 am to 3:30 pm

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Fort Meade

Fort Meade, Maryland, named for famed Civil War General George Meade and home to Fort George G. Meade, a United States Army installation, is located in Anne Arundel County, with a population of 9,327 in 2010. The median age of the area population is 23, considerably younger than the national median age, which in 2017 was reported as 38. The median household income was $71,045 from 2013 to 2017, according to census data. The average value of owner-occupied houses in the Fort Meade Census Designated Place was $218,000 from 2013 to 2017. This compares favorably to the national average of $193,500. Over 40% of adults have attained at least a bachelor’s degree, which is 10% higher than the national average. Fort Meade could also be considered a bedroom community, with a commute of 45 minutes to Washington DC and only 35 minutes to Baltimore, Maryland.

The fort was originally established during World War I as one of 16 garrisons for US Army draftee training, with the Maryland site selected on June 23, 1917. More than 400,000 troops made use of the outpost during WWI, aided by 22,000 horses and mules. World War II once again saw the fort become a major hub for US troop training, with an estimated 3.5 million troops making use of its facilities. In more recent years, more than 2,700 personnel from various Army Reserve and National Guard units were deployed to the Middle East for Operation Desert Storm and Operation Desert Shield from the base.

The fort was originally established during World War I as one of 16 garrisons for US Army draftee training, with the Maryland site selected on June 23, 1917. More than 400,000 troops made use of the outpost during WWI, aided by 22,000 horses and mules. World War II once again saw the fort become a major hub for US troop training, with an estimated 3.5 million troops making use of its facilities. In more recent years, more than 2,700 personnel from various Army Reserve and National Guard units were deployed to the Middle East for Operation Desert Storm and Operation Desert Shield from the base.

The proximity to major urban centers such as Baltimore and Washington DC means the area is an optimal location from which to access a wide variety of cultural and recreational activities. Baltimore offers the Aquarium and popular Inner Harbor area along with historic neighborhoods featuring diverse culinary and cultural choices. Washington is home to the many tourist attractions that our Nation’s Capital offers, including the Smithsonian, Lincoln Memorial and the National Zoo, among many others. The outdoor lover can satisfy their desire to explore what Mother Nature has to offer at Patapsco Valley State Park, only a 35 minute drive, and more locally, one can visit Centennial Park in Ellicott City, which is a great spot for a walk or jog around the lake.

The median gross rent was listed as $2,097 between 2013 and 2017. Inventory includes everything from small studios or condos to luxury single homes for rent. Property values have increased by an average annual rate of 3.39% since 2000, with an aggregate increase of 86.87% during that period. Single family homes comprise only 16.4% of the existing inventory, with the remainder being made up of town homes, condos and apartments. If you find yourself intrigued, we will be happy to assist you with your property management needs. Our experienced staff stands ready to provide a thorough market assessment of your rental property.

Glen Burnie

Glen Burnie, Maryland, a suburb of Baltimore, is located in Anne Arundel County. In 2010, the census revealed Glen Burnie to have a population of 67,639, with a median age in 2015 of 36.2. The median household income is $62,447, above the national average of $53,482. The local school district is the Anne Arundel County public school system.

Historically, the town was founded as a county seat in 1812 by Elias Glenn under the name Glennsburne. William Wilkins Glenn, the grandson of Elias Glenn, was able to incorporate the Curtis Creek Mining, Furnace and Manufacturing Company into the family property in 1854. This became a successful venture, which added several thousand acres of land. While still under the auspices of the Glenn family the property underwent several name changes over the years, including “Glenburnie” before becoming a state subdivision in 1888. It was finally given the current name as a result of the postmaster’s decision to go with two names instead of one in 1930.

Today, this busy suburb is situated close to the Baltimore Beltway, with an average commute of only 20-25 minutes to the city. This provides easy access to Charm City’s attractions and amenities: Inner Harbor, the Aquarium, Fort McHenry and Fells Point, among many others. If that doesn’t quench your thirst for adventure, a mere hour’s drive will put you in our nation’s capital. Activities abound and cultural opportunities await in DC, such as the Smithsonian, Lincoln Memorial, National Zoo, Potomac River, and Georgetown.
Locally, if you travel the busy Ritchie or Crain Highways, you will discover the many shopping and dining options available in close proximity. These include three Malls along the Ritchie Highway, such as Marley Station Mall and the Glen Burnie Mall. The Crain Highway features many strip malls with big box stores, and dotted with culinary options as well. The University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center is another example of the local amenities that are available.

Housing options include a variety of single homes, apartments and retirement communities. Many residences are located near to or even within walking distance of the diverse retail and restaurant options. The median value of owner-occupied housing units was $245,400 from 2013 to 2017, and the median gross rent during the same period was $1,261. The home ownership rate is reported to be 58%. If you are a property owner in need of management services, put our expertise to work for you. Please contact our office for a comprehensive market analysis of your rental property today.

Pasadena

Pasadena is considered to be one of Maryland’s top communities for living. Located just 20 miles south of downtown Baltimore, this census-designated place consists largely of middle- and upper-class families. Just over 24,000 people live in the community, which has also been the home of some notable Baltimore Orioles and Ravens players as well as people in the entertainment industry.

Real Estate

As of November 2018, the community’s median home value is $312,000, which is slightly higher than most other places in Maryland. This median home value has had a small increase since 2015 and is expected to rise another 2.9 percent over the next year. Most homes are listed for sale at $325,450 with a median price per square foot set at $219 and sell for around $284,800. Renting a place to live costs an average of $1,750 per month, which is slightly higher than other communities in the region.

Many of the homes in Pasadena are located on quiet streets in family-friendly neighborhoods. Single-story as well as multistory classic and modern homes can be found for families of all sizes. Sharonville, Lake Shore and Fairview/Bayside Beach are considered to be among the safest neighborhoods in the community.

Schools

Some of the best schools in the community have test scores that are above the national average. Top local schools include Bodkin Elementary, Lake Shore Elementary and Chesapeake High School. Parents can also choose to send their children to private schools like Saint Jane Frances and Calvary Baptist Church Academy.

Transportation

Public bus service is managed by the Maryland Transit Authority and includes several lines that travel to destinations in the community as well as to other local cities and towns. Many drivers take the 2 and 100 highways when traveling to places throughout the area. The Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport lies just 12 miles northwest of Pasadena.

Things to Do

Downs Park is a beautiful oceanfront park where locals often gather to watch colorful sunsets and take romantic strolls along the peer. Bikers and joggers often head to the paved B&A Trail for some outdoor exercise. Several youth sports teams hold their practices and games in the community and are made up of some of the best young baseball, football and basketball players in the state. The Mountain Road and Riviera Beach libraries contain numerous works by acclaimed authors and sometimes host special events.

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Millersville

Located in Anne Arundel County, Millersville is a beautiful nautical town located in Maryland. Named for the first postmaster here, this town has strong historical ties. The Childs Residence located here is a landmark that has the distinction of operating as both a post office and general store for the last 130 years. It is featured on the National Register of Historic Places and is one of the many features that make this a great town to settle down in.

Outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy Kinder Farm Park. It is 288 acres of beautiful landscaping and is open to the public year-round. Both the Kinder Farm Park 4H Livestock Club and the Friends of Kinder Farm Park organizations host events in this park.
This is considered a wealthy town, with a per capita income of $46,146 back in 2010. Based on that number, the average income for a family of 4 is $184,584. This is considered to be an ethnically diverse town with strong ties to English, Irish, Polish, and Italian ancestors.

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The population of this town is roughly 21,300 people. This makes it the 51st largest town in the state. Residents of this town are generally highly educated, with 48.18% of adults having at least a bachelor’s degree. This is quite impressive considering that the average for America is 21.84%. A whopping 88% of the workforce in this town are employed in “White Collar” jobs. The crime rate here is lower than the average for the state of Maryland.

Most of the homes here were built between 1970 and 1999. The median home value here is $519,430. Home values have steadily appreciated since the year 2000. There are many homeowners in this town, with 83.4% of residents owning their own property. The 16.6% of renters here are looking at an average of $2,224 per month. Approximately 6.8% of homes here are currently vacant.

A large portion of homes here have 4 bedrooms, making it ideal for families. Only 3.2% of homes are 1 bedroom while 15.9% have 5 or more. Another reason this town is a great place to settle for families is the school system. Shipley’s Choice Elementary School ranks higher than most other schools in the state. They have small class sizes and more than twice the success rate in standardized testing than the rest of the country. Both the middle school and high school also offer smaller classes. When the time comes, there are also several college options right there for students looking to stay close to home.

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Severna Park

Located only 39 miles from Washington, D.C., Serverna Park has something for everyone. Known for its arts and entertainment scene as well as great restaurants featuring everything from cheesesteaks and Mexican dishes to authentic soul food and more, Serverna Park attracts an eclectic mix of residents. A well-educated area of Maryland, local neighborhoods have families with young children, urban professionals who commute to D.C. or Baltimore for work, and retirees who enjoy the many parks and historical attractions. All this, coupled with low crime rates and variety of properties from which to choose, make this area very attractive to those looking to buy or rent.

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For those who may be looking to rent an apartment, house, or condominium, average rental prices in the area are currently $1,546 per month. While slightly above the national average, it is still affordable for those who call the area home. For home buyers, the median price paid for a home in 2018 was $486,000, which is comparable to nearby areas such as Annapolis and Crownsville. And to show the strength of the local market, the average home listing price rose 8.3 percent in 2018, topping out at $629,480. No matter whether renting or buying is in a person’s future, properties are plentiful here. Single-family homes in established neighborhoods offer safety and convenience, while condominiums and townhouses closer to the business district are smart options for urban professionals who want to live close to their work and area dining and entertainment venues.

Local Schools

Since the majority of residents in this area are college-educated, families moving here place a great emphasis on quality education. As a result, the local schools have an excellent reputation for state-of-the-art technology, safe learning environments, and teachers who can provide ample amounts of individual attention to their students. Though most students attend public schools, some private schools are available, such as Severn School and St. John the Evangelist School. With more than 80,000 students attending schools in the Anne Arundel County School District, a comprehensive curriculum is used, paving the way for those students planning on attending college as well as those who want to enter the workforce upon graduation.

Local Attractions and Events

For residents living in this part of Maryland, there is no shortage of attractions and events for all ages. For those with an interest in the nation’s military heritage, a tour of the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis is always interesting. And for those who love an active lifestyle, biking and hiking along the B&A Trail or in Jonas Green State Park is a great way to have fun. But if you love being a face in the crowd, attending the area’s annual Renaissance Festival in nearby Crownsville can take you back in time. With numerous vendors and other dressed in period-style attire, there’s no better way to spend time with family and friends.

Whether renting or buying, living in this unique part of Maryland will be a wonderful experience.

Linthicum

An unincorporated community in Anne Arundel County, Maryland, Linthicum has a population of a little more than 10,000 people. One of its most distinguishing features is that it is just north of Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, which is the 23rd busiest airport in North America and a hub of Southwest Airlines. The community is also only 6 miles from Downtown Baltimore, which can be reached in about 15 minutes by car, and 32 miles from Washington, D.C.

The community, which is 5.5 square miles, has 3 stops on the Baltimore Light Rail. There are also two highways that run through the community. This includes Interstate 695 and the Baltimore–Washington Parkway, which is also known as Maryland Route 295.

The community was officially founded in 1908, but its train station existed at least 20 years before that. Among its points of interest is a historic district, which has been officially registered on the National Register of Historic Places. This district includes more than a dozen tree-lined streets as well as two churches. The community is also the home of the National Electronics Museum and it borders the Patapsco River, which offers opportunities for both swimming and rafting.

Nearly 3,000 households live in the community, and nearly 30% of them have children. The median age there is 43, and there are 100 females for every 93 males. A little more than 25% of residents are single, and almost a third of them have graduated college. The median household income is $61,479.

Among companies in the community are Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems and Ciena.

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There are nearly 3,000 housing units in the community, with a density of about 700 units per square mile.

The median home value in the community is $291,600. This is 4.7% higher than last year, and Zillow expects that values will rise another 3.4% this year. For comparison purposes, the median home value in nearby Baltimore is $121,100.

The median list price of homes there is $315,000, which works out to $220 per square foot. The median price of homes that have actually sold is $284,300.

Nearly 10% of homes in the community have negative equity, but only 0.3% of homes are currently delinquent. Zillow considers the housing market there to be stable.

Nearly 90% of people in the community own their homes. The median monthly rent is $1,875, which is down from $2,000 a year ago. For comparison purposes, the average rent in Baltimore is $1,746 per month.

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Counties

Calvert

Named “Charm of the Chesapeake,” Calvert County lies on the Calvert Peninsula in the Western region of the state of Maryland. Sandwiched between the Chesapeake Bay and the Patuxent River, Calvert County hosts the small waterfront communities of Chesapeake Beach and North Beach at the Northeast corner of the country with Solomons and Lusby tipping the southern edge of the peninsula, and Prince Frederick, the county seat, in the middle. Being just over an hour’s drive from Washington D.C., Calvert County is included as part of the Washington Metropolitan area and is the place NY Times bestselling author, Tom Clancy, resides.

This colonial county, founded July 3, 1634, was the home the wife of president John Quincy Adams and President Zachary Taylor as well as birthplace to Thomas Jefferson in 1732. This county is rich with the historical adventures of our forefathers dating as far back as 1608 with Captain John Smith’s exploration of the Patuxent River and the famous naval battle of 1812.
In the waterfront towns dotting the Calvert peninsula, you’ll be enchanted by charming seaside communities dappled with a historical homes, antique shops and a rich art presence, boasting eight art galleries in the 120 mile stretch of roads.

Points of interest include two distinct lighthouse tours (Lusby and Solomons), the Old Wallville School and the America Museum and Science Center both in Prince Frederick, Chesapeake Beach Railway Museum in Chesapeake Beach as well as several historical and maritime museums. With 143 miles of the Chesapeake Bay to the east and seven public beaches, it’s easy to get some sand between your toes. Need a ride? The Beach Trolley serves Chesapeake and North Beaches from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend with round trip every two hours. Outdoor enthusiasts can hike miles of trails or spend the day fishing on the bay or kayaking the riverfront. In the warmer months four distinct farmers markets offer fresh fruits and vegetables and seven sumptuous wineries offer tours of their vineyards. Teaming with activity, the Charm of the Chesapeake hosts festivals celebrating holidays and life in abundance from April through December.

At just eighty feet above sea level, Calvert County boasts on average 205 sunny days per year with an average high temperature of about 88 degrees in July, and an average low of about 28 degrees in January. Rainfall is just a touch above the national average at 40 inches a year, and snowfall a touch below average at 14 inches a year.

Though you could easily find bayside homes in the high millions, the median home value in this Maryland country (including both single-family and condominiums) comes in at just under $300,000 and property taxes are currently $0.892 per $100 of the assessed value–a percentage that has proven consistent since 1987. A rental for a two bedroom, two bath unit can range from $1,200 inland to $2,300 bayside.

Although the area’s cost of living is 20 percent higher than the national average, the median household income of $96,000 is about 40 percent higher than the national median. With 213 square Maryland miles and a population of 90,000 this peninsula is considered a great place to raise a family and boasts highly-rated public schools (13 elementary, six middle and four high schools; one special education center, one vocational and five private schools) which average 16 students per teacher.

Employment is abundant and unemployment rate is one percent below the national average.
The county boasts over 4000 businesses and more than 20 with 100 or more employees. Industries include utility services, research and development, hi-tech, printing, manufacturing, tourism and healthcare. According to Sperling’s Best Places, crime is a tad below average in this peninsula.

With 425 people per square mile, the median age is 40.3 years with the national median being 37.4 years. 55.68 percent of the county’s population are married, 35.73 percent are married with children, and 14.23 of the residents have children, but are single.
About 80 percent of the population in this county are white, 13 percent black, three percent Hispanic, just over one percent Asian, point two percent Native American, and .04 percent claim ‘Other’.

62.68% of the population are affiliated with a religion: 44.65 percent are Catholic; 0.86 percent are LDS; 4.76% are non-denominational Christian and 0.35 percent affiliate with Islam.

With the diversity of art and culture, outdoor activities, festivals, shops and restaurants, as well an above average public schools, this stretch of Calvert Peninsula is a great place to call home and raise your family.

Queen Anne's

With a waterfront area that spans two hundred and sixty-five miles and a long history of maritime trade and recreation, Queen Anne’s County offers beauty, relaxation, and excitement to its population of 50,381.

Queen Anne’s County was founded in 1706 and is essential to New England’s rich colonial history. It boasts unique benchmarks, such as being the home of Kent Island, the first settlement in Maryland. Dozens of museums and landmarks are open year-round for residents and visitors to explore.

Queen Anne’s County is highly prized for its fishing, crabbing, and oyster harvesting. Located alongside the Chesapeake Bay, the area is a prime destination for fishermen and families. Waterfront recreations like boating and kayaking are staples of the community, while other outdoor activities such as nature walks and park-going offer sights of Queen Anne’s County’s diverse marshlands, forests, and fields. For New Englanders, it’s no secret that the region exhibits a myriad of natural beauty from waterfront to rural areas.

There’s also plenty of wonder to be found in the historic downtown areas of Queen Anne’s County. Arts, luxury, and nightlife are convenient to many residential neighborhoods. Local breweries and vineyards offer tours and tastings. All varieties of shopping destinations are at hand, from family-owned boutiques and historic antique shops to charming thrift stores and prime discount outlets. However your family enjoys spending time, you’ll have no trouble staying entertained in this delightful area of New England.

Queen Anne’s County has the lowest crime rate among surrounding counties, and one of the lowest in the state of Maryland. Over 34% of the adult population has a bachelor’s or advanced degree. The county also ranks very high in state percentiles for public school benchmarks, making it a perfect area for families raising children. Queen Anne’s County is rated #4 in athletics, #5 in safety, #8 for best teachers, and #8 for best overall school districts in the state.

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The latest US Census Bureau reports a median household income of $92,167. The median home value estimate in Queen Anne’s County is $348,562 at $199 per square foot. The Census Bureau reports a median rental price of $1,398 for 2014-2018. The current estimate for median rental price is $1,748.

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Talbot County

Talbot County, Maryland is located on the Chesapeake Bay, in the state’s Eastern Shore region, and includes the towns Easton (the county seat), Oxford, Queen Anne, Saint Michaels, and Trapp. Bordered by Queen Anne’s County to the north, Dorchester County to the South, Caroline County to the East, and the massive Chesapeake Bay to the west, its forests are criss-crossed with rivers and streams making their way toward the bay. A number of islands in the Chesapeake belong to the country, with Poplar’s Island being the most famous among them.

Founded around the middle of the seventeenth century, the county is full of historical sites. The Longwoods Schoolhouse, popularly known as the Little Red School House, was first constructed in 1865 and has been refurbished to resemble its historical condition, the modern plumbing even replaced by an old-fashioned outhouse. Founded in 1765, Old St. Joseph’s Church, with its stately appearance and brick facade, is considered the oldest Roman Catholic church in the Eastern Shore region. The remnants of the Old White Marsh Church built around 1665 and abandoned after a fire in 1897, instill a profound respect for the county’s colonial past.

As far as the government is concerned, Talbot County is led by a five person council whose members are elected to four year terms. Every year, a new council president and vice president are elected. Of the county’s 27,037 registered voters, 11,535 are Republicans and 10,273 are Democrats. As a whole, the country consistently votes Republican, more so than any other county in Maryland.

The 2010 Census showed the county’s population to be 81.4% white, 12.8% black, 5.5% Hispanic or Latino, and 1.2% Asian. There were 16,157 households in the county, of which 25.7% had children and 28.3% were individuals. The median age in the country was 47.4 years. The median household income was $66,017, while the per capita income was $37,958. About 6.1% of the total population was found to be living below the poverty line.

Real estate in the county ranges from multi-million dollar waterfront mansions to modest family homes. Some of the most modest (but very comfortable) houses are listed for as little as $150,000. These include both newer builds and historic homes. Rental properties are also available in a wide range of prices, with some apartments available for as little as $400 per month, and most homes renting for around $1,600 per month.

With its affordable and varied mix of real estate, Talbot County, Maryland is an interesting location for investing and a wonderful place to build a life. Between the centuries of history and the sparkling natural beauty, there is plenty to make this area one of the most desirable corners of the Mid-Atlantic states.

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