Written by Malcolm Lawson

Welcome to Arundel-on-the-Bay

As a premier Annapolis waterfront community, Arundel-on-the-Bay offers an idyllic location nestled along the scenic shores of Annapolis, Maryland. Living in Arundel-on-the-Bay provides a harmonious blend of coastal charm, natural beauty, and convenient access to urban amenities. When I talk to folks about what it is like living in Arundel-on-the-Bay, the typical response is the community is family-friendly, it’s easy to get to know your neighbors, and the peaceful vibe makes coming home something to look forward to.

As you can imagine, Arundel-on-the-Bay is a boater’s dream community and is perfect for families or just about anyone who appreciates waterfront living. Residents here enjoy breathtaking views of the Chesapeake Bay, serene surroundings perfect for outdoor enthusiasts, and a strong sense of community that fosters a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Whether you’re drawn to boating, fishing, or simply relaxing by the water’s edge, Arundel-on-the-Bay provides an unparalleled lifestyle that combines the best of waterfront living with the comforts of home.


Homes in Arundel-on-the-Bay, Annapolis

From above, the waterfront views winding tree-lined streets in Arundel-on-the-Bay.


Cost of Living in Arundel-on-the-Bay

Living in Arundel-on-the-Bay comes at a price; waterfront homes sell for a premium, with the median list price of homes in Arundel-on-the-Bay approximately $628,000. The homes sold in the community range from $570,000 to 2M. Renting a home runs from $3,800 to over $6,000 per month. There are 300 homes in Arundel-on-the-Bay, with many offering water views from both the first and second levels. It is common to find second-story homes with expansive outdoor decks, pools, and private docks. The architectural styles vary from two-story craftsman to coastal cottages and sprawling single-story ranchers. Most residents living in Arundel-on-the-Bay own the homes and are year-round occupants. The median household income of Anne Arundel County is $89,860, and the county is the 18th richest in the United States. 

The History of Arundel-on-the-Bay

An important aspect that makes living in Arundel-on-the-Bay unique is the community’s rich history. Generations have lived in the community, and this is captured in a book titled The Amazing Story of Arundel-on-the-Bay: 1600s to Today. The story of the community started in 1890, and the book authors are comprised of a group of history-minded residents. 

The community history book seems worth having because it’s a brand new, illustrated journal that chronicles generations living in the community.

Arundel-on-the-Bay Community Amenities

Living in Arundel-on-the-Bay is about savoring a laid-back lifestyle and breathtaking water views. Residents can access a private community beach and all things on the water. From boating to swimming, fishing, and lazy days at one of the numerous nearby parks, there are plenty of outdoor activities near and within the community. Arundel-on-the-Bay is pedestrian-friendly and perfect for those who enjoy walking their dogs or exercising by jogging in the early mornings or late evenings. Along with all that living in Arundel-on-the-Bay offers, the county is known for its watersports, swimming, and hiking. Arundel-on-the-Bay residents are near two state parks, four regional parks, and the 13-mile Baltimore and Annapolis Trail.


Panoramic water views among the homes for sale in Arundel-on-the-Bay

Views from first and second story homes in Arundel-on-the-Bay

Nearby Points of Interest

Residents living in Arundel-on-the-Bay are close to many popular points of interest, including Thomas Point Park, one of the area’s most scenic locations; guests can access a pavilion, picnic areas, restrooms, and hiking Trails. The Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse is a popular venue with a rich history dating back to 1875; the lighthouse is still an active Lighthouse beckoning sailors to this day. Other popular areas nearby include Highland Beach and Quiet Waters Park. Quiet Waters Park has an ice-skating rink, pavilion rentals, a launch for canoes and kayaking, and a dog park and beach. Plus, residents living in Arundel-on-the-Bay are only 5 miles from Annapolis, Maryland’s capital city, considered one of the best places to live on the East Coast.


Things to see near Arundel-on-the-Bay

Nearby Points of Interest to Arundel-on-the-Bay/Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse


The Community Spirit of Arundel-on-the-Bay

Whenever I work with buyers or sellers interested in living in Arundel-on-the-Bay, they comment on how comfortable they feel in the community. As you drive around, you will see people out walking, visiting each other on their front lawns, and don’t be surprised to get a wave or two from folks. As a resident, you can stay abreast of what is happening in the community through the association newsletter or the community Facebook page. Getting to know your neighbors by hanging out at the private beach or community playground is easy. And, of course, kayaking or boating is another way to get to know your neighbors; there is nothing like hanging out with friends and family on the water.

Moving to Arundel-on-the-Bay

Living in Arundel-on-the-Bay offers a truly one-of-a-kind experience for those seeking a coastal lifestyle. With its picturesque waterfront views, abundant outdoor recreational opportunities, and close-knit community atmosphere, Arundel-on-the-Bay provides a haven of tranquility and natural beauty just minutes from the vibrant city of Annapolis. Whether you’re seeking a peaceful retreat, an active outdoor lifestyle, or a place to call home, we would love to show you around Arundel-on-the-Bay. Give us a call.


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