Arnold, Maryland, is a thriving community of about 24,000 individuals located just eight miles north of Annapolis and 24 miles south of Baltimore on the Broadneck peninsula. Residents readily travel to points north and south via the College Parkway and the Ritchie Highway. Anne Arundel Community College is regularly rated among the best community colleges in the U.S.
The first permanent settler of European descent was John Arnold. This veteran of the War of 1812 purchased 300 acres of land along the north bank of the Severn River and established a successful farm here.
Parks and Recreation
Those with Arnold real estate enjoy terrain that includes cliffs, beaches and scenic riverways. Boaters are served by no less than a dozen marinas. The Baltimore-Annapolis Bike Trail
connects Arnold to both Annapolis and Severna Park.
The 786-acre Sandy Point State Park
is just five miles east of town. The beach on Chesapeake Bay is quite popular for people and blue crabs alike. The marshes and streams in the park attract eagles and herons.
The community offers a number of local parks for the enjoyment of its citizens. Arnold Park offers a modern playground and numerous ball fields. A 200-year-old white oak in the park has been designated as Maryland's state tree. The trunk of the massive oak measures 253 inches in circumference. Broadneck Park offers one area for small dogs and another for larger ones. Twin Oaks Park offers a nice hiking trail and up-to-date playground equipment.
Attractions and Activities
Avid golfers will enjoy having Bay Hills Golf Club
right in Arnold. This Ed Ault design is a par-70 test routed through heavily wooded, picturesque terrain. The layout includes over four dozen bunkers strategically placed alongside the zoysia fairways and bent gass greens.
One of the more interesting events in the summer is taking a Chesapeake Bay sailing tour
. Some sailing charters operate right out of Arnold's marinas. Trimarans and catamarans are both fast and stable. Day charters are popular, and sunset sailing charters are memorable and romantic.
Amidst the rolling, wooded countryside, a prospective Arnold home buyer will find an interesting mix of Arnold MD real estate. Colonials and split levels from the 1970s offer excellent value in Arnold real estate, while modern million-dollar Arnold properties address the needs of those with discriminating tastes.
An experienced Arnold real estate agent can efficiently sift through all the Arnold homes for sale in order to show you the real estate in Arnold that will best meet your goals. Call Long & Foster Realtor Louise Schultz