Davidsonville is situated in central Anne Arundel County just west and northwest of Edgewater and Riva, centered around the intersection of Maryland routes 424 (Davidsonville Rd.) and 214 (Central Ave.).
Davidsonville is characterized by its pastoral atmosphere provided by sprawling agricultural farms, horse farms and suburban-like development. With relatively little commercial development and no high-density housing, the community offers open space and scenic beauty. Northern Davidsonville along the South River consists of neighborhoods that provide a waterfront lifestyle. Routes 50, 424, 450 and 214 provide easy access to nearby Annapolis as well as to Baltimore and Washington, DC.
Europeans and their descendants settled and developed farms and plantations in and around what came to be known as Davidsonville in the 17th and 18th centuries. The Davidsonville Historic District was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1992 and consists of fifteen properties: three churches, one commercial building, and eleven houses. Davidsonville is among the best-preserved examples of a crossroads community remaining in the county.
Davidsonville is served by Anne Arundel County Public Schools. Some of the schools serving the Davidsonville area include: