Welcome to Arnold

Quaint Annapolis suburb with stunning natural beauty and numerous things to do
The sought-after community of Arnold comes from humble roots with a history stretching back to the early 1800s. Today, it is one of the most desirable suburbs in the Annapolis area. Arnold is boarded by expanses of water on both sides, opening residents up to an array of recreational activities on the water. The Magothy River borders one side, and the Servena River sits on the other. Both are fed from the exquisite Chesapeake Bay. Scenic riverside panorama and gorgeous rock cliffs make Arnold the perfect place to take life slow and enjoy Maryland’s magnificent ecosystem.

Arnold boasts the ideal blend of quiet suburban living and access to the city. This charming suburb is located near Arnold, Washington, D.C., and Baltimore. Residents can easily commute to the city for work or a night out. Arnold’s peaceful, coastal charm is perfect for locals to retreat to after a day on the town.

What to Love

  • Stunning natural beauty and access to the water
  • Proximity to Baltimore, Washington, D.C., and Annapolis
  • Serene suburban setting with charming local shops and restaurants

Local Lifestyle

Arnold provides residents with the quintessential blend of quiet suburban living and city access. Those looking for a peaceful place to grow or a pleasant oasis to escape the bustle of the city will love living in Arnold. Located just an hour from Washington, D.C., and 45 minutes to Baltimore, residents don’t have to give up their job or lifestyle to relocate to the suburbs.

Vibrant downtown Annapolis is located just over 10 minutes from the quaint community of Arnold. With numerous local shops, upscale eateries, and friendly venues, those living in Arnold have easy access to numerous recreational opportunities. Arnold is best known for its stunning natural beauty and position by the water. Gorgeous cliff faces and exquisite sandy beaches make Arnold truly one of a kind. The area is full of parks and preserves, offering residents ample opportunities to enjoy the outdoors.

Dining, Entertainment, & Shopping

Arnold residents have access to an array of local eateries and upscale dining institutions. Whatever your craving, it can be satisfied in the Arnold area. Located in the nearby Annapolis is the Boatyard Bar & Grill. This nautical-inspired eatery serves an array of fresh seafood as well as American classics. Vin 909 Winecafe offers a unique cottage-like feel and extensive wine offerings. Their commitment to farm-to-table cuisine means guests get the freshest ingredients and bold, local flavors.

At the heart of downtown Annapolis is Acqua al 2. Dishing out some of the best Italian in town, this local eatery offers an extensive menu and a cocktail bar downstairs. Those looking for exquisite seafood in a waterfront restaurant should check out The Choptank. This Annapolis eatery is located on the banks of Spa Creek and offers Maryland-inspired cuisine.

The Arnold area is home to numerous upscale yacht clubs with fine dining options. The Annapolis Yacht Club is a great place to enjoy a fine dining experience. They offer American cuisine, seafood, and a bar. At the Eastport Yacht Club, guests can enjoy upscale dining and ocean views.

Things to Do

With four distinct seasons, residents get to enjoy an ever-changing selection of seasonal offerings. When winter sets in, bringing chilly weather, many locals take the opportunity to check out the U.S. Naval Academy Museum. With the United States Naval Academy in nearby Annapolis, residents of Arnold can enjoy the institution's offerings. At their museum, guests can learn about the nation’s history of sea power and how the academy prepares officers for command.

Spring foliage and warmer temperatures can be enjoyed at Greenbury Point Conservation Area. The Naval Academy often uses this pristine natural space to conduct training, but it is open to the public when not in use. Miles of hiking trails wind through the preserve, making it a great place to get outside.

Summer in Arnold is the best time to get on the water. Many locals use this time of year to check out the Annapolis Sailing School. They offer sailing lessons for all ages, rentals, and evening charters. In the fall, Annapolis Boat Shows host two huge boat shows. Vessels of all shapes and sizes come to the Annapolis shore during these events.


The Arnold area is home to abundant educational opportunities. Educational institutions in the area include:


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Overview for Arnold, MD

25,056 people live in Arnold, where the median age is 38.2 and the average individual income is $54,398. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Demographics and Employment Data for Arnold, MD

Arnold has 8,633 households, with an average household size of 2.88. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Arnold do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 25,056 people call Arnold home. The population density is 2,315.98 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Schools in Arnold, MD

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The following schools are within or nearby Arnold. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Arnold Elementary
K - 5th
6th - 8th
Montessori International Childrens House
PreK - 6th
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Belvedere Elementary
PreK - 5th
Broadneck Elementary
K - 5th
Magothy River Middle
6th - 8th
Arnold Christian Academy
K - 8th
No rating available

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