Central Maryland comprises Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Harford, and Howard counties. It includes Maryland’s capital, Annapolis, and its largest city, Baltimore. The region of almost 3 million residents has the fourth highest median household income in the nation.
Several Central Maryland counties border on the Chesapeake Bay, a Maryland legacy that is home to some of the East Coast’s most productive (fisheries), a vibrant boating community, popular national historic sites, beaches and resorts, and spectacular real estate. Guests enjoy some of the best coastal seafood in Central Maryland eateries and port town communities.
Central Maryland has highly-rated schools at the K-12 level. The U.S. Naval Academy is based in Annapolis. And Baltimore has the world famous Johns Hopkins University Hospital complex and many other medical, dental, and professional schools.
Two professional sports teams, the Baltimore Ravens football team and the Baltimore Orioles baseball team, call Central Maryland home. These big pro outfits along with University of Maryland’s Division 1 Terrapins basketball team, and the region’s many other college teams, provide plenty of diversion for sports fans.
The region also provides hubs for adult entertainment: Maryland Live Casino and Horseshoe Casino are here in Central Maryland. The well-known Pimlico Race Course and smaller, but also popular, Laurel Park venues for horse racing are each within 30 minutes of downtown Baltimore.
At the same time, from anywhere in the region you are less than an hour away from the U.S. Capitol building, the central point in the nation’s capital, Washington, D.C.