Introduction to Annapolis, Maryland
Founded in the mid-1600s, Annapolis is the capital of the State of Maryland. Annapolis is a small city with a population of slightly over 36,000 people. Annapolis is part of the Baltimore-Washington metropolitan area, which is home to eight million million people according to U.S. Census Bureau Estimates.
Annapolis is located near the entrance to the Chesapeake Bay, on the Severn River. It is approximately 40 minutes southeast of Baltimore, Maryland, and 40 minutes northeast of Washington DC. While there are no Fortune 1000 companies located in Annapolis, nearby Baltimore and Washington DC are home to almost 10 Fortune 1000 company headquarters. Annapolis is home to the United States Naval Academy.
Annapolis enjoys a temperate climate characterized by hot summers and cool/cold winters. July is the warmest month of the year with average daily temperatures in the high eighties (degrees Fahrenheit). January is the coldest month of the year with an average daily temperature of 47 degrees Fahrenheit.
Annapolis Arts and Entertainment
Annapolis has many arts and entertainment offerings of its own, as well as providing easy access to the rich cultural and entertainment offerings of nearby Baltimore, and Washington DC. Some of the more significant attractions in Annapolis include:
- The Annapolis Chorale
- The Annapolis Maritime Museum
- The Annapolis Opera
- The Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre
- The Annapolis Symphony Orchestra
- The Ballet Theatre of Maryland
- The Bay Theatre Company
- The Colonial Players of Annapolis
- The Maryland State Archives
- The Old Treasury Building
For the sports minded, Annapolis residents have easy access to all of the professional sports offerings of nearby Baltimore and Washington DC, which includes: Major League Baseball's (MLB) Baltimore Orioles and Washington Nationals, Major League Soccer's (MLS) D.C. United, the National Basketball Association's (NBA) Washington Wizards, the National Hockey League's (NHL) Washington Capitals, the National Football League's Baltimore Ravens and Washington Redskins, and the United Soccer League's (USL) W-League Washington Freedom.