As the most centrally-located county in Maryland and site of the state capital of Annapolis, Anne Arundel County is in many ways the heart of Maryland. Half a million people call the county home, and it continues to attract new business and new residents because of its centrality between Baltimore and Washington, superior transportation networks, natural beauty, and recreational opportunities.

With over 533 miles of coastline, Anne Arundel County is known for boating, fishing, crabbing, water skiing, sailing, and swimming. It is well renowned for its access to the Chesapeake Bay and the United States Naval Academy.

Often referred to as America’s Sailing Capital or Naptown, Annapolis is situated on the Chesapeake Bay. It offers an array of things to do for all ages and interests – with historic sites and monuments, museums, dining, shopping, and nightlife.