Located on the Broadneck Peninsula in Anne Arundel County, five miles north of Annapolis, Arnold boasts several beaches and trails and offers a wealth of opportunities for recreational activities.
Arnold’s water-oriented communities can be found on the Severn River and the Magothy River, as well as on their tributaries. Neighborhoods straddle College Parkway and Maryland Route 2 (Ritchie Highway).
You’ll find some great restaurants here like The Point Crab House & Grill, O’Loughlin’s Restaurant and Mother’s Peninsula Grille.
The early settlement of Arnold began with the farm of John Arnold in the early 1800s. One of his sons, Thomas Arnold, inherited the land, later working as the Arnold Station master for the Baltimore and Annapolis Short Line Railroad. In 1928, a small amusement park opened in what’s now known as The Moorings on the Magothy. It was called the Mago Vista Beach Club and boasted live alligators, a roller coaster and a grand ballroom that hosted jitterbug contests.
Arnold, MD is served by Anne Arundel County Public Schools. Some of the schools serving the Arnold area include: