A city that most consider a suburb of Annapolis, Edgewater, Maryland's 3.8 square miles is home to about 9,000 people. The lower-than-average unemployment rate, low crime rate and close proximity to culture and history make Edgewater a popular family town. In fact, 66 percent of the city's households consist of families, with the average home price falling at around $329,000.
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Edgewater, Maryland is served by Anne Arundel County Public Schools. Students attend one of three elementary schools before going on to one middle school and one high school. The Center of Applied Technology South is also a part of the district. Edgewater is close to several colleges, four of which are within 20 miles - United States Naval Academy, Anne Arundel Community College, Bowie State University and Prince George's Community College.
Edgewater, Maryland generally has cold winters and hot summers. In January, temperatures range from the low 20s to the low 40s, and in July, they fall between the 60s and 80s. True to its name, Edgewater offers plenty of opportunity for water activities, including fishing and boating at Beverly-Triton Beach Park. For a more educational experience, many residents enjoy taking small boats, canoes or kayaks to the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center. London Town and Gardens offers 23 acres of history, archaeology and horticulture, and is also home to a kid-friendly sound and sensory garden and to the William Brown House, which is a National Historic Landmark. Loch Haven Park can provide a casual day for playgrounds and picnicking, and a variety of small boutiques and restaurants round out Edgewater's entertainment. Nearby Annapolis provides many other entertainment options, including malls, chain restaurants and the annual Annapolis Craft Beer and Music Festival. If you like the small town environment, but also like being close to a larger city, Edgewater, Maryland could be what you're looking for. Browse our available home listings to start looking for your perfect family home.