Edgewater, Maryland

Edgewater MD Real Estate, Edgewater area and Community Information



Edgewater is a small community located in Central Maryland just a short drive from Annapolis and the South River. It is situated within Anne Arundel County, and as of the year 2010, it had a population of just over 9,000 people. Several major employers are located near Edgewater including the Anne Arundel Medical Center, Fort George G. Meade and the State Department of Transportation.

History of Edgewater

The community that is known as Edgewater today was founded in 1683 and was originally named Londontowne. In its early days, Londontowne was primarily a seaport town. The community nearly disappeared in the early 19th century, but restoration efforts to save it during the early 2000s proved successful, and its name was changed to Edgewater in the year 2010.

Parks and Recreation

Becoming an Edgewater home buyer will provide you with access to a number of beautiful parks located in or near the community. A favorite park among people who live in Edgewater homes is John Downs Memorial Park, which can be found on John Downs Loop. Amenities you will find here include a playground, picnic shelters, nature trails and a fishing pier.

Another terrific park that is close to Edgewater homes for sale is Quiet Waters Park located on Quiet Waters Park Road. In this park, you can enjoy such great amenities as hiking and cycling trails, playground equipment, a separate dog park, modern bathrooms and a cafe. Other local parks are Edgewater Park, Mayo Beach Park, Jonas Green Park and Loch Haven Park.

Attractions and Activities

Not only are there several great parks near Edgewater properties, but there are a number of terrific attractions nearby as well. The area is filled with historical attractions including the Chase-Lloyd House, Banneker-Douglas Museum, Alex Haley Memorial and the Maryland World War II Memorial.

Do you have someone in your family who enjoys golf? If so, they will enjoy playing a round of golf at the Annapolis Golf Club or the South River Golf Course. If you are interested in family entertainment, you will be happy to learn that Edgewater MD homes are near many attractions geared towards family fun.

Some of the more popular family friendly locations are Bow Tie Cinemas, Pirate Adventures of the Chesapeake, North Beach and the Maryland Science Center. Do you enjoy nature-related activities and attractions? If so, you are sure to love the Helen Avalynne Tawes Garden, Wild Bird Center, the B&A Trail and Terrapin Nature Park.

Special Events in Edgewater

Most everyone loves a fun festival or other special event, and the residents of real estate in Edgewater are no different. There are many exciting events held here, and one of the more popular ones is the Annual Back to the Beach/Car, Truck and Motorcycle Show. This event takes place in early May and features a DJ, food and drinks, and trophies for the best vehicles.

Another popular event that takes place near Edgewater real estate is the Annapolis Irish Festival, which is held in mid-July. This event's highlights include live music, food vendors, pony rides, face painting, kid's games and more! Other events you may want to attend are the Maryland Seafood Festival (September), the Annapolis Arts, Crafts and Wine Festival (June), and the Silopanna Music Festival (August).

Have you been looking for a home in Maryland that offers quiet living and a pleasant atmosphere? If you have, take a few minutes to speak with Jannie Meares. Jannie will be happy to show you any homes for sale in Edgewater and help you find one to suit your lifestyle. Call our Jannie Meares and find your new home today!
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