Average Home Price: $340,500
Population: 28,086 (July 2014)
Median Age: 34 years old
Founded in the fall of 1962, Crofton is a planned community in Maryland. The city is located directly in between Washington, DC and Baltimore- 24 miles from each, but everything you need is within a couple mile radius of the center of town. It is a perfect community for families and young professionals with plenty of great schools, amenities, and local activities.
Shopping and Entertainment:
Crofton boasts the Waugh Chapel Towne Center, which includes not only the area’s largest selection of shops, but also restaurants, multiple grocery stores, and weekly entertainment events like outdoor concerts. Just a 15-minute drive down the road from Crofton is Historic Annapolis filled with 5-star restaurants, unique shops, and a lively nightlife.
The neighborhoods of Crofton are filled with bike paths, trails, and parks, giving residents constant accessibility to enjoying the outdoors right outside of their doors. Additionally, community parks, pools, golf courses, and sporting fields are littered throughout the region. The original planned Crofton community that lies within the couple mile loop of Crofton Parkway is home the beautiful Crofton Country Club and golf course. Just outside the Parkway is Crofton Park- a hub for hiking, youth sporting events, and relaxation.
Transportation and Commuting:
Most Crofton residents own a car to get from place to place. The location gives them easy access to major cities and other communities within anywhere from ten to thirty minutes.
Commuting to Baltimore via personal transportation: 25-35 minutes
Commuting to Washington, D.C. via personal transportation: 30-45 minutes
Within 13 miles of the area are two Amtrak stations, New Carrollton and BWI Airport Rail Station. Also, Crofton residents have access to three major airports with Baltimore Washington International being just 20 minutes away.
New Carrollton: (Amtrak)
BWI Airport Rail: (Amtrak, MARC Train, Light Rail)
Baltimore Washington International Airport:
Crofton Community Schools: http://www.croftonschools.org
Anne Arundel County Public Schools: http://www.aacps.org
Crofton Community Library: http://www.aacpl.net/location/crofton