Retire in Annapolis

Meet Desi

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.

So Desi, what about Annapolis initially appealed to you?

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.

What is an aspect of the area that you, or other retirees may dislike?

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.

What is an aspect of your daily life in the area that you weren't expecting before you moved?

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.

If you ever left Annapolis, what would you miss the most?

The waterviews and access to the bay, as well as, the close proximity to the two major cities and the cultural events available.

What advice would you have for people moving to this community?

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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