- The city boasts the most 18th-century brick buildings of any city in the U.S.
- Annapolis has been incorporated as a city for more than 300 years.
- The city has no rail transport.
Referred to as the sailing capital of the world, Maryland’s capital city of Annapolis is known for other attributes.
Said to boast the most 18th-century brick buildings of any city in the U.S., Annapolis is home to the Maryland State House, which is topped by the largest wooden dome built without nails in the nation. The state house has been in continuous legislative use since 1779.
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The city is roughly 32 miles from both Baltimore and Washington, D.C., and is also home to the United States Naval Academy, which was founded in 1845. The academy is one of the city’s top employers and has an enrollment that hovers around 4,600 mid shipmen.
Nearby Preble Hall houses the U.S. Naval Academy Museum, which contains thousands of prints depicting European and American naval history from 1514 through World War II.
St John’s College, a private liberal arts school, also calls Annapolis home.
Incorporated as a city in 1708, Annapolis has a population of roughly 39,000.
The area’s median home sales price in January was $340,000. Entering February Annapolis had 5.4 months of existing housing supply, with homes selling for 95.9 percent of their original list price.
The primary submarkets of the city are West Street, West Annapolis, City Dock & Main Street, Eastport, and State Circle & Maryland Avenue.
Annapolis is said to be the only capital city east of the Mississippi River without rail transport. The former railway lines are now the 13.3-mile Baltimore & Annapolis Trail and the 10.25-mile Washington, Baltimore and Annapolis Trail. The Baltimore & Annapolis trail runs from Arnold, a suburb of Annapolis, to an area near the Baltimore Light Rail’s Cromwell Station.
The median household within the city earns nearly $95,000.
The city lies within the Anne Arundel County Public Schools district, which recently ranked as the sixth-best school district in Maryland.