Annapolis - Top Waterfront Town Award by National Geographic Adventure Magazine

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Real Estate Agent with Annapolis Plaza CB Residential and Commercial

 National Geographic Adventure MagazineSailing in Annapolis

 Annapolis, Maryland Named One of Top Six Waterfront Towns In America

I have the privilege of living and working in one of the most beautiful towns in America.  Annapolis, Maryland was recently named one of the top 6 waterfront towns in the country by National Geographic Adventure Magazine.  Many unique features contributed to our historic colonial town being selected as one of the best:

  • Recognized as a recreational hub alongside the Chesapeake Bay
  • Surrounded by several bodies of water
  • One of the most desirable towns to live and retire
  • A mecca for sailing, windsurfing and crabbing
  • The Sailing Capital of America
  • Home to the National Sailing Hall of Fame
  • Maryland's State Capital
  • Host to the largest in-the-water Sailboat and Power Boat shows
  • Home to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation
  • Tourist friendly town

Annapolis has many cultural events throughout the year including The Blues Festival, Joe Byrd Jazz Concerts, The Annapolis Symphony, Maryland Hall for the Creative and Performing Arts, free concerts by the Naval Academy Band performed on the waterfront plaza at the Annapolis City Dock, and The Annapolis Summer Garden Theater. 

Annapolis is a walking town that provides many beautiful sights starting with a vast variety of yachts at the City Dock.  Restaurants and speciality shops beckon to you along the Dock area and continuing up along Main Street, Maryland Avenue and Inner West Street.  History abounds in every direction.  There are many historical treasures to tour such as The State House, The Paca House and the Hammond Harwood House.  There are tour boats that take visitors to the Severn River and Chesapeake Bay and to the Thomas Point Light House.  You can even reserve a private sailing yacht complete with captain and dinner and have a private party on the Bay well into the evening hours.

As you take your evening stroll through Annapolis you can enjoy an incredible sunset filling the sky over the Annapolis Harbor, bringing a peaceful ambience to our top waterfront town. 

Sunset Over Annapolis Harbor

Pat Hommel, Annapolis, AA Co., Maryland Real Estate Sales    443-534-8685

Comments (24)

Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
Pat, Congratulations on being the #1 Featured agent in Annapolis. I am so proud of you!!
Aug 31, 2007 01:29 AM
Debbie Johnson
REMERICA United Realty - Novi, MI
Novi, MI Real Estate Professional

Pat,

Annapolis seems like a beautiful place to visit.  Welcome to AR.  There are many tips out there on blogs with great ideas for newcomers.  Happy blogging.

Sep 01, 2007 03:22 PM
Pat Hommel
Annapolis Plaza CB Residential and Commercial - Annapolis, MD
Annapolis, AA Co., Md. Real Estate Sales

Margaret,  Thank you for inviting me to Active Rain.  Lots of good information and great people.

Deb,  Annapolis is a great town to visit.  If you get this way, we will give you a tour of the town.  

Sep 01, 2007 11:23 PM
Lysa Napolitano
Daytona Beach, FL
Hi Pat, Your home looks and sounds very inviting. It's one place I've yet to visit. Thanks for the virtual tour! I felt like I was there!
Sep 02, 2007 12:39 PM
Pat Hommel
Annapolis Plaza CB Residential and Commercial - Annapolis, MD
Annapolis, AA Co., Md. Real Estate Sales
Lysa,  Glad you enjoyed the virtual tour of Annapolis.  Hope you get to visit Annapolis, because you will find many places of interest here. 
Sep 03, 2007 04:55 AM
Diane Aurit
LKN Realty, LLC - Mooresville, NC
Lake Norman Real Estate
Great localism post.  I was pinned to a Midshipman years ago so have fond memories of Annapolis!
Sep 04, 2007 12:57 AM
Pat Hommel
Annapolis Plaza CB Residential and Commercial - Annapolis, MD
Annapolis, AA Co., Md. Real Estate Sales
Diane,  Thanks for your comments.  You have seen first hand the features that earned Annapolis this award. Tell others about the post - I love to share Annapolis.  
Sep 04, 2007 01:29 AM
Jo-Anne Smith
Oakville, ON

Pat , what a beautiful area you live in. 

Congrats on winning this prestigious award ! I really enjoyed reading this post and hope you will repost it and include it in the Heritage Properties, Historic Sites and Antiques group..I would like to feature it.

lovely pictures....

Jo 

Sep 08, 2007 01:07 PM
David Fox
The Real Estate Tech Desk - Crofton, MD
Real Estate Technology Specialist
We live in a great place!  I'm in the heart of Anne Arundel County, 10 mins to Baltimore, 15 to Annapolis, and 20 to DC!  You can't beat it...
Sep 08, 2007 04:35 PM
Pat Hommel
Annapolis Plaza CB Residential and Commercial - Annapolis, MD
Annapolis, AA Co., Md. Real Estate Sales

David,  Hi neighbor!  I'll look you up.  It's always good to have a friend to call when I need to get some tech work done.  Where in AA Co are you?

Sep 09, 2007 12:35 AM
David Fox
The Real Estate Tech Desk - Crofton, MD
Real Estate Technology Specialist

I live on the Glen Burnie/Millersville line...HOWEVER, I also have a house in North Carolina, so I travel weekly back and forth.   The majority of my clients are up here (expecially my tech clients)  anywhere from Baltimore City - to Waldorf.  The majority of my time is spent in the Crofton/Gambrills area.  Any excuse to pop over to Annapolis is fine with me, I love to help when you need it.  Even if I am in NC, Usually I am back in MD within a day or two, or I can remotely fix your PC, or if its really bad, I have my assistant who is an extreme techie (he is my tech support) work on your system, thats rare however, because I seem to always be in MD or its simple for me to remotely fix.

 

Great post on Annapolis  (I think I might cruise on over to Pussers Grille for lunch!)

Sep 09, 2007 03:24 AM
Jo-Anne Smith
Oakville, ON

Hi Pat !

Your post disappeared from the Heritage Properties, Historic Sites and Antiques group ...you are allowed to post it in 5 groups. I had it featured over there and now it's gone !! Perhaps you can repost it and bring it back over there ?  

Jo 

Sep 09, 2007 11:06 PM
Pat Hommel
Annapolis Plaza CB Residential and Commercial - Annapolis, MD
Annapolis, AA Co., Md. Real Estate Sales
Jo,  Thank you for telling me about this, I'll check into this now.
Sep 10, 2007 12:56 AM
Candy Henthorne
Results Realty - Spring, TX
Spring Texas Real Estate
Pat, Wow!  Powerful post!  I wanna come visit!  You shouldn't make them this pretty, or half of AR will be on your doorstep! :) 
Sep 13, 2007 05:22 PM
Brian Block
RE/MAX Allegiance, Managing Broker/Branch Vice President - McLean, VA
Northern Virginia & D.C. Real Estate
Pat, I'd like to spend some more time exploring Annapolis.  In late April, I spent a wonderful day in Annapolis with some friends at a bachelor party, sailing on the Bay and then crabs and beer at night.  But, I've been meaning to actually get around the town a bit more.
Sep 13, 2007 11:46 PM
Pat Hommel
Annapolis Plaza CB Residential and Commercial - Annapolis, MD
Annapolis, AA Co., Md. Real Estate Sales
Candy,  Hey, that's OK, we enjoy visitors!  Glad you enjoyed reading about Annapolis.  You would enjoy a visit even more, it is truly a picturesque town with a variety of activities.  Or just enjoy walking around the town, lots to see on a short walk through the historical side streets.  Not as big as Texas though!  :)
Sep 14, 2007 01:25 AM
Pat Hommel
Annapolis Plaza CB Residential and Commercial - Annapolis, MD
Annapolis, AA Co., Md. Real Estate Sales
Hi Brian,  This is a great time to visit Annapolis again.  The breezes from the waterfront make it so perfect for walks around town.  You had a good view of Annapolis from a sailboat - and enjoyed the Bay both as a sailor and eating the crabs from the Bay!  Time to come back!
Sep 14, 2007 01:30 AM
Midori Miller
Talk 2 Midori, LLC - Daytona Beach, FL
Online Marketing For Real Estate Professionals
Pat-Your own paradise...it's beautiful.  I never realized just how beautiful Maryland is. Crabbing, I love it!  I have clammed a time or two here.  Thanks for sharing and thanks for commenting on my post
Oct 04, 2007 03:19 PM
Lewis Poretz
Apex Home Loans - Annapolis, MD
Business Development Manager
Pat -  it's a great place isn't it.................  my office is about 2 miles from the South River......  now that is awesome!
Oct 04, 2007 04:26 PM
Pat Hommel
Annapolis Plaza CB Residential and Commercial - Annapolis, MD
Annapolis, AA Co., Md. Real Estate Sales

Midori,   Thank you for coming by and reading about Annapolis.  You would enjoy a visit here, maybe we could do some crabbing.  I've never clammed, I hear that can be fun too.

Lewis,  Wow, you have a great office location.  You can take a break and go to the river and relax.  Thanks for commenting on the post.

Oct 05, 2007 01:06 AM