Annapolis, MD

Annapolis is the capital of the state of Maryland and has a current population of 36,500 people. The city is 26 miles from Baltimore and 1 mile from the U.S. Naval Academy first became the temporary capital of the United States after the signing of the Treaty of Paris in 1783. Later, during the Civil War, a prisoner of war camp was set up in Annapolis. The city is home to St. John’s College which was first established in 1789 and is one of the oldest educational institutions in the area. Located just 1 mile from the Naval Station Annapolis, the city offers an old world charm to new residents looking for a place to settle down.

Houses for sale in the area start at $109,000 for a 3 bedroom, 2 bath home. Rentals in the area start at a monthly rate of $996 for a one bedroom, one bath unit. Hotels such as the Courtyard Annapolis and the Westin Annapolis offer temporary lodging for visitors. Amenities include free wireless internet and complimentary breakfasts with rates starting at $139 a night.

Local attractions include the Pirate Adventures on the Chesapeake which offers unique tours of the Annapolis Harbor aboard a pirate ship. The adventure offers treasure map hunts, face painting and tattoos as well as a historical tour of the harbor. Adults and children will enjoy this family experience. The Capital City Colonials offers historic tour of Annapolis by blending food tasting and history. The walking tour takes visitors back in time to where the founding fathers lived and worked. Local cuisine is highlighted from that time period.

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