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You won’t find a lifestyle like this anywhere else in the world!

Anne Arundel County residents can play a round of golf in Crofton, attend a ballgame at Camden Yards in Baltimore or a concert at the Kennedy Center, and then go sailing on the Chesapeake Bay near Annapolis – all in the same day.


Anne Arundel County RelocationWhen you relocate to Maryland, you will fall in love with Anne Arundel County’s stunning scenery, laid-back atmosphere, and local feasts from the Chesapeake Bay.  Anne Arundel County’s convenient location, less than an hour from Baltimore, Maryland, and Washington, D.C., may attract residents and businesses alike – but it’s not the only reason they stay. 

You’ll see why residents love it here, as you explore the pages of this ONLINE WELCOME PACKAGE and read some of my blog posts about communities, things to do, and the quality of life in this area.   There’s no substitute for a personal visit, of course, and I hope you’ll contact me soon to schedule your first house-huntiing trip.  

As a native Marylander and long-time REALTOR, I know the area well and look forward to giving you the grand tour of Anne Arundel County (and nearby Howard and Prince George’s Counties, if you like).Check back often because you will find new posts added periodically.   

          

WELCOME TO ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY!
Welcome to Anne Arundel County9/23/2008 – 8:11 AM
When you live in Anne Arundel County, you can play a round of golf in Crofton, go crabbing on the Chesapeake Bay near Annapolis, and then attend a concert at the Kennedy Center in …
3 Simple Steps to Owning a Home in Anne Arundel County, Maryland – 08/22/08 09:35 AM
No need for you to worry about the countless details involved in finding and buying a home in Anne Arundel County, Maryland - It’s MY job to handle them on your behalf…
Why Anne Arundel County Website is #2 in the Nation – 8/01/08 10:54 AM
Have you visited the Anne Arundel County website?  You’ll find it to be user-friendly, up-to-date, and informative – some of the criteria used by The Center for Digital Government in ranking…
Maryland On The Big Screen – 02/14/08 12:52 AM
When you relocate to Maryland, you could find yourself in the middle of a movie set.
You may see Harrison Ford, Julia Roberts, Matt Damon, Bruce Willis
Fort Meade – What to Expect When You Arrive – 02/10/08 08:50 AM
Families of civilian employees and military personnel relocating to Fort Meade will find a post that covers 5,415 acres, with nearly 70 miles of roads …  
Welcome to Northrop Grumman in Maryland – 02/08/08 11:13 PM
Welcome to Anne Arundel County and congratulations on your new job at Northrup Grumman.  You may be joining about 500 other engineering, electrical…  
Relocating to Anne Arundel County? – 01/16/08 08:59 PM
Anne Arundel County, Maryland, located on the western shore of the Chesapeake Bay about a half hour from both Washington, D.C. and Baltimore, Maryland, is home…
BRAC bringing 22,000 new jobs to Anne Arundel County MD – 08/06/07 06:38 PM
Anne Arundel County agencies are scrambling to anticipate the impact of 22,000 new jobs on infra-structure and public services ranging from transportation to…  
 
QUALITY OF LIFE
A New Look for Maryland Terps – 9/21/2008 7:58 PM
Terps football has a new look this year, and I’m not talking about their uniforms, stadium, players or coaches.  (Although a huge addition to Tyser Tower is under construction.) During…
Robert Andrew Salon & Spa – Gambrills, MD – 9/18/2008  10:43 PM
This is not your mother’s hairdresser or nail salon!   Robert Andrew Salon & Spa is a 22,000 sq. ft. “Tuscan-themed” day spa located in Gambrills, about 15 minutes from Fort Meade…
MARC – An Alternative for Anne Arundel County Commuters – 09/09/08 01:58 PM
Commuting from Anne Arundel County to Washington, D.C. or Baltimore is not limited to driving your car or taking METRO.  In fact, MARC Rail is the commuting method of choice for…
Crofton Library – Heart of the Community – 07/09/08 07:03 AM
Crofton Library is arguably the heart of the community.  Located at the intersection of Reidel Road and Aberdeen Drive, it is easily accessible to every neighborhood in Crofton, and …
Crofton Houses of Worship – 03/16/08 04:07 PM
Relocating to a new area always presents many other challenges besides “just” finding a home.  I understand that, after a few of my own PCS moves  - often when …   
Higher Education – What to Expect When You Live in Anne Arundel County, Maryland – 02/29/08 01:00 AM.
Anne Arundel County is located about equidistant from Washington, D.C. and Baltimore, MD – and all the world-class higher education…
Education – What to Expect When You Relocate to Anne Arundel County, Maryland – 02/28/08 11:49 PM.
Since Maryland Schools ranked #3 in the Nation, chances are your children will be attending a better school here than the one they left…   
Shopping Guide for Anne Arundel County, Maryland – 02/28/08 11:02 AM
There’s more to relocating than finding a home.  If you’re anything like me, finding nearby shopping is pretty high on the priority list, once your boxes are unpacked …  
Four Seasons in Anne Arundel County, Maryland – 02/27/08 08:37 PM
As we moved to different parts of the country, compliments of the U.S. Navy, I was very excited to experience life in a new places.  But I really missed winter, as…   
A Commuting Guide for Northrop Grumman Newbies – 02/18/08 09:22 AM
Relocating to Northrop Grumman?  If you’re trying to decide where to live, let me help by giving you some idea of what to expect for your morning and evening …  
World-Class Medical Care for Anne Arundel County Residents – 02/18/08 12:38 AM
When you live in Anne Arundel County, Maryland, world-class medical care is just an hour away.  Johns Hopkins is the “Best of the Best” in U.S. News & World …
Maryland Outshines Virginia and D.C on School Report – 01/10/08 11:16 AM
If you’re facing relocation to the Washington, D.C. area, or even if you’re a current Maryland homeowner contemplating another home purchase, choosing where to live may…  
 
A COMMUNITY THAT IS JUST RIGHT FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY:
Anne Arundel County Golf Course Communities  9/17/2008  11:14 AM
If you’re a golfer, chances are good that living near a golf course is a priority for you.  I know because that describes my family!  There’s no shortage of golf courses in the D.C. – Baltimore…
Choosing an Active Adult Community in Piney Orchard  09/05/08 11:40 AM.
Whether you’re relocating to Anne Arundel County for a second career, or trading in your current home for an “active adult” lifestyle, you have many nearby options… 
April Blooms in Crofton, Maryland – 04/04/08 11:35 AM
Crofton is a “community,” however, and not just a subdivision or zipcode.  The distinction is in the residents who make Crofton one of Money Magazine’s Top 100 Best Places to Live.  One of
Waterfront Homes for Sale in Anne Arundel County, Maryland – 02/28/08 11:05 PM
Relocating to Anne Arundel County?  If you’re interested in a waterfront lifestyle, here is an overview of properties on the market at this time…
Anne Arundel County Rolls out the Red Carpet for Active Adults – 02/17/08 07:58 AM
If you’re relocating to Anne Arundel County, Maryland, and you’ve reached the ripe old age of 55, you’ll find no shortage of new and resale communities built just for…
Historic Homes Outside the Naval Academy Gates – 01/28/08 05:46 AM
The Annapolis Visitor’s Bureau describes Annapolis as “a place where history lives in a museum without walls.”  While this is true, history also lives within the…  
Top 5 Reasons to Buy A Crofton MD Townhouse – 01/06/08 07:10 AM
You probably already know that Crofton, Maryland, was named one of Money Magazine’s Top 100 Best Places to live last year, based on its location, amenities… 
Maryland Waterfront Property – Questions to Ask BEFORE You Buy 11/29/07 07:35 AM
Any time of year is beautiful, along the water.   Now, when you see reflections of the beautiful fall colors on the water, it’s especially lovely!  If you enjoy…  
20 Places to Buy Waterfront Homes in Anne Arundel County – 10/21/07 07:01 AM
Looking for a Maryland waterfront home?  Look no further than Anne Arundel County, with over 500 miles of shoreline along the many inlets, coves, bays and creeks…  
Top 3 Reasons Why You Should Purchase Your Next Home in Crofton, Maryland – 09/21/07 04:41 PM.
While these buyers are fictional, the facts about Crofton, Maryland, would interest most people relocating to the area….
Crofton Real Estate – Tee it up! – 07/30/07 01:49 PM
My dad always said that a golf course is the best place to raise children, and I have to echo his sentiment.   A child who runs home from school …
5 Communities Among “Top 100 Best Places to Live” – 07/23/07 06:19 AM
Maryland real estate may experience a slight “boom” now that word is out about what a great place it is to live!   Money’s list of Top 100 Best Places to Live…
 
RECREATION – NO SHORTAGE OF THINGS TO DO!
Public Gardens Outside the Naval Academy Gates – 03/22/08 11:49 AM
Daffodils are popping up inside the Naval Academy gates, buds are appearing on the dogwood and cherry trees, and azaleas will soon be in bloom.  If you’ve
Family is In the Car, and We Are Ready to Go! – 02/25/08 06:31 PM
In the unlikely event you run out of things to do in Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Annapolis, and even your own neighborhood in Anne Arundel County, Maryland, the …
For Golfers Relocating to Anne Arundel County Maryland – 02/24/08 10:17 PM
First a little golf trivia…   As a golfer, I’m sure you’re familiar with the customary RED TEES for women, WHITE TEES for men, and BLUE TEES for Championship play…
A “Tale of Two Cites” Near Anne Arundel County, Maryland – 02/24/08 10:07 AM
What does Charles Dickens’ classic tale about the French Revolution, England and spying have to do with working at Northrop Grumman, USNA, Fort Meade, BWI or …  
STOP, You Need a License to do That in Maryland – 02/17/08 01:42 PM
When you relocate to Maryland, you’ll find water, water, water everywhere!  In fact, there are 4,360 miles of tidal shoreline within the Maryland portion of the…
Around the Maryland Beltway – 07/22/07 01:10 PM
Maryland Real Estate is not the only thing that REALTORS in the D.C. Metropolitan area have to offer relocating buyers – we are privileged to live and work in an…
 
RESTAURANTS:
Crofton Loves Kauffman’s for All-You-Can-Eat Crabs – 7/08/08
Kauffman’s Tavern is not located on the water, where you might expect to find one of Anne Arundel County’s premier crab houses.  In fact, it’s not even a crab house.  But boy, do… 
Crofton Maryland Restaurant Review – Italian Market – 03/28/08
When Larry and I moved to Crofton, Maryland, in the 70’s, there were just two commercial dining establishments:  Pigeon House (at the site now housing Jasper’s) and the Sly…
Have You Dined at McCormick & Schmick’s in Annapolis? – 02/11/08
Larry and I eat out often, as I’ve mentioned before, and this weekend we decided to check out a new restaurant in the Annapolis Mall expansion, just 20 minutes from Crofton… 
Is There Any Such Thing As a PERFECT Dining-Out Experience? – 01/21/08
Crofton is home to many restaurants and we patronize them several times a week – from Ledo Pizza at Eddie’s Place to Damon’s, and then beyond Crofton to nearby restaurants… 
Little-known Facts about Crofton’s Ledo Pizza – 11/15/07
Crofton loves Ledo’s at Eddie’s Place, that’s for sure!  Several months ago, I held a pizza contest on another website and invited people to post a comment about their favorite…
 
 
RELOCATION TIPS:
Resources for Davidsonville Newbies  - 08/08/08 11:20 AM
‘Just bought a Davidsonville home, settlement is over, the moving truck has come and gone…  now what?  Unpacking and putting things away seems like a good place to start…
If Price Were No Object, What Would Your Dream House Look Like? – 07/06/08 9:14 AM
If you’re looking for a home in Anne Arundel County, Maryland, this is something I’ll probably ask you before we step foot into a single home.  Even though price IS an object, …
Why Get a Home Inspection When You Relocate to Maryland – 02/28/08 07:18 PM
Peace of Mind – the #1 Reason for you to get a home inspection!  Whether you’re relocating to Anne Arundel County from another part of the country, or just … 
Last Minute Moving Checklist for Your Relocation to Anne Arundel County, Maryland – 02/25/08 08:18 PM.
Did I tell you about the time when movers packed wet coffee grounds from my sink?   Or another time when my un-emptied kitchen trash can…  
Would You Hire This Agent? – 02/12/08 10:31 PM
If you’re relocating to Maryland, you probably want an agent who.Gives you undivided attention; Understands and respects your needs; Knows the market
Moving Your Pets – 02/09/08 02:28 PM.   
Including Anne Arundel County Veterinarian Directory and Dog Park Directory
From dogs and cats to birds and fish, pets are part of the family and we… 
A Question Everyone is Asking – 02/08/08 11:03 AM
How Long Has That House Been on the Market? was asked by Brian Block about a week ago on ActiveRain.  As he says in that post, it’s a question that is “topping …
Home Financing Mystery Unraveled for Buyers – - 12/30/07 01:01 PM
When I get that phone call from the office receptionist to say “Your clients are here for their appointment,” it always makes me smile.  In the next 30 …
How to Get Your VA Certificate of Eligibility – 12/16/07 08:55 AM
VA Home Buyers, arm yourself with a Certificate of Eligibility and a loan pre-approval.  Just two or three years ago, you had to settle for a conventional loan, because …
Good News for VA-Eligible Home Buyers in Maryland! – 12/15/07 10:56 AM
Sellers WANT you now, after years of shunning VA buyers!  It’s true, home sellers are eager to accept your offer on their home, even though your choice of financing…
What I Won’t Tell You (and Why) – 03/26/07 07:52 AM
Why Real Estate Agents Don’t Always Answer Your Questions.  This is the topic addressed in an article appearing on MSN’s homepage today, and I opened it with…

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