Nestled in between the banks of the Severn and Magothy Rivers in Anne Arundel County, Severna Park is a picturesque community located about eight miles north of Annapolis, Maryland.
A boating enthusiast’s paradise, the waterfront and water-privileged communities of Severna Park offer ample opportunities for those who love to spend time on the water. Many of Severna Park’s larger neighborhoods, even those not on the water, will have a community marina or boat ramp.
Severna Park is a highly desirable community for those commuting to Baltimore, DC and Annapolis. It is split in half by Ritchie Highway, which runs from Annapolis to Baltimore and it’s only a 15 minute drive to Baltimore City or BWI Airport, 10 minutes to Annapolis and 25 minutes to the DC Beltway.
The name Severna Park is rumored to have originated from a 1906 contest held by Oscar Hatton. Originally named “Boone,” it was a stop along the Baltimore & Annapolis Railroad, which was converted to the B&A Rail Trail in 1990. The Severn School was established in 1914 with the intention of preparing young men to pass the entrance exam at the United States Naval Academy. It is now the largest and oldest independent school in Anne Arundel County.
Severna Park is highly regarded for its blue ribbon schools and is served by Anne Arundel County Public Schools. Some of the schools serving the Severna Park area include: