Annapolis is overflowing with history, welcomes erudite and eclectic residents and visitors, treasures “old salts” and is graced with many close knit neighborhoods – all within a maritime community. From galleries, local shops, diverse cafes and live entertainment, the city relishes and celebrates times gone by, as evident during a pleasant stroll down Main Street or while meandering through one of its many museums and historic sites. Nicely speckled with small local boutiques and restaurants, Annapolis also boasts a recently expanded mall, providing access to just about anything today’s shopper desires.
Annapolis is also a quiet college town as the home of St John’s College and the United States Naval Academy. Both historic gems bring a unique flavor to our town. St. John’s College (the third oldest institution of higher learning in the United States), a private liberal arts college, is known for a curriculum which is based on the “Great Books” of Western Civilization. Just across King George Street is the United States Naval Academy, founded in 1845. The 4,000-member Brigade of Midshipmen pursues a rigorous academic program and undergoes intense physical training in preparation for their commissioning at the completion of their four year academic endeavor.
For a more detailed look at Annapolis “by the numbers”, see an Annapolis MD community overview, including data on: population, climate, education, employment, crime, and much more.