Davidsonville, Maryland

Davidsonville MD Real Estate, Davidsonville area and Community Information

Davidsonville, Maryland, is situated only a short distance west of Annapolis and less than 25 miles east of Washington D.C. It is an unincorporated community in the central part of Anne Arundel County that still retains much of its semi-rural character.


For centuries prior to the arrival of those of European descent, the region was inhabited by Algonquian-speaking Native Americans. However, raids by the Susquehannock tribe eventually displaced them. Europeans began to establish farms here in the 1700s. Prior to 1750, the Anne Arundel Free School was built in what is today Davidsonvile. It was constructed in response to the Free School Act, which mandated that free public education be provided in each of Maryland's 12 counties at the time. The school stands to this day, and tours are available. By the middle of the 19th century, the settlement had become a true crossroads community. Thomas Davidson built a plantation home in the area around 1840, and the community would ultimately bear his name.

Parks and Recreation

Riva Area Park offers many athletic fields. There are lighted ballfields, multiple basketball courts, and a lighted multipurpose field. Hikers and strollers enjoy a 1.5 mile trail. There is also a playground and ample picnic areas.

Attractions and Activities

Davidsonville is the home of the unique and beautiful Renditons Golf Course. The layout features replicas of holes played by the world's best players during golf's Grand Slam, which includes The Masters, the U.S. Open, the British Open and the PGA Championship. Holes 6, 7 and 8 replicate the famous "Amen Corner" at Augusta National. It may be hard to imagine that the course began as a sand mining reclamation project. In fact, it was named the "National Reclamation of the Year" in 2004. Hundreds of trees were added, and a number of sensitive environmental areas were protected for the long-term.


The Marlborough Hunt Races are held in Davidsonville at the Roedown Plantation site. Maj. William Brogden, a Revolutionary War veteran, built the original residence in the late 1700s. Today, the steeplechase event attracts thousands of spectators to this historic venue.

Much of the residential Davidsonville MD real estate relfects the semi-rural nature of the area. Homes for sale in Davidsonville are often situated on lots one to three acres in size. Numerous luxurious country estates feature over 4,000 sq-ft of living space, multi-car garages, gourmet kitchens and energy-efficient systems. Some Davidsonville properties will offer in-ground pools or equestrian faciltiies. Some residential real estate in Davidsonville will be priced at more than $1 million.

Jannie Meares can point out some of the prime Davidsonville MD homes to consider after learning of our specific needs and desires. Jannie Meares can also identify the best values in Davidsonville real estate for you. Any of the dozens of Davidsonville homes for sale will put the Davidsonville home buyer in excellent proximity to both Washington D.C. and Annapolis.
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