Annapolis is the capital of the state of Maryland, as well as the county seat of Anne Arundel County. It is situated on the Chesapeake Bay at the mouth of the Severn River, 26 miles south of Baltimore and about 29 miles east of Washington, D.C. The city was also the temporary capital of the United States in 1783–1784! From its earliest days as a colonial capital city, Annapolis was known as the "Athens of America." For here one could find a wealth of cultural activities, a glittering social season, gracious hospitality and intellectual stimulation. The small seaport brought visitors from around the world who shared the news of the day while enjoying the ambiance and exquisite tidewater cuisine of the local pubs. You will find the same atmosphere today, drawing more than 4 million people a year to its shores. Annapolis has been welcoming visitors for more than 300 years, but also remains a wonderful place to live, work and raise a family. Annapolis is also the home of the U.S. Naval Academy & St. John's College. Neighborhoods & surrounding cities include: Admiral Heights, Annapolis Cove, Arnold, Arundel on the Bay, Bay Ridge, Cape St. Claire, Cape St. John, Crofton, Crownsville, Davidsonville, Downtown (Also known as the Historic District), Eastport, Edgewater, Epping Forest, Fishing Creek Farms Water Front Neighborhood, Harness Creek, Hillsmere Shore, Murray Hill, Oyster Harbor, Parole, Riva, Rolling Knolls, Severna Park, Sherwood Forest, St. Margarets, & West Annapolis.