Annapolis, Maryland - Best Retirement Community

by Charlotte Demontigny - Date: 2007-04-18 - Word Count: 318 Share This!

Filled with a plethora of history, Annapolis has been sited as the one of the ten best seasonal cities to retire. Filled with a wide variety of activities, and having a safe and clean downtown, Annapolis is one city which has more cultural venues in which retirees can participate, in addition to engaging in educational opportunities if desired.

While most retirees search for a city offering four seasons, look no further than Annapolis, where activities are available year round. In fact, it has been estimate that over five thousand new homes are planned for construction for which those over 55; and another project is underway in which over two thousand homes will be built in the Odenton area as well. Just to give you an idea of the popularity of this city, many who have moved away are returning in droves.

Annapolis has been called the "Athens of America," and besides the many important figures who have been associated with this city, it is an area where its historic buildings, some fifteen hundred according to estimates, make up the largest l8th century architecture in the US. The U.S. Naval Academy, established in 1845, is one of more well-known facilities in Annapolis. So too, arts and entertain play a huge role in this city. With year round fairs and festivals; a ballet troupe; a symphony orchestra and opera company, as well as its theatres; Annapolis has been touted as one of the top distinctive destinations in the US. This thriving, living community, with a waterside location that offers boating, yachting, and summertime festivals; attract crowds to the City Dock for crisp salt air and views of sailing vessels. This charming city is approximately thirty miles from Baltimore, Washington, and Delaware.

As an ideal place to retire, Annapolis wins hands down. If you are a history aficionado, or have a particular love for the arts, this city will welcome you with open arms.

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