Want to know what it's like to retire in Annapolis?
I am a hospital administrator and a clinical psychologist. I work in Annapolis and enjoy living in this vibrant community. My husband and I have 2 sons, ages 34 and 27. Our older son is married and lives nearby while our younger son is living in Chicago, Illinois. I enjoy spending time with family and friends, the theater, sporting events, painting, museums, and bicycling. I love being by the water and going for long walks along the shoreline.
Annapolis is a beautiful city, full of history and activity. The Naval Academy and St Johns College provide many educational opportunities, lectures, plays and sporting events. The downtown area is quaint with its cobblestone streets and shops and restaurants. My husband always liked living near the water, that and the proximity to two large metropolitan areas made Annapolis a perfect location to reside. Annapolis is a sophisticated city with the feel of a seashore town. Its location between Washington DC and Baltimore, MD provides access to cultural and sporting events.
Traffic can be difficult at times, especially in the summer, as the main highway that leads to Annapolis continues onto the eastern shore of Maryland and the ocean beaches.
Being able to take a walk along the bay, see ducks crossing the road or a turtle in our back yard. The sounds of the boats on the water and the fog horn from the coast guard station which make me feel as if I am on a prolonged vacation.
The waterviews and access to the bay, as well as, the close proximity to the two major cities and the cultural events available.
Since there is a limited number of retirement communities and affordable housing it may be difficult to find a typical retirement home. I recommend renting at first to make sure that you find the right home and location.
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