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Grab your engineer’s hat, gloves, and kids. Celebrate the days of the Baltimore Annapolis Short Line Railroad in West Annapolis. Special events to help you explore, shop, and dine as in the days of old.

West Annapolis is celebrating Maryland Day 2014 with a weekend full of activities tied to a railroad theme. The historic Baltimore and Annapolis Short Line Railroad ran from Bladen Street through West Annapolis and over the Severn River to Baltimore from 1887 until 1968. Activities organized by the West Annapolis Heritage Partnership and the West Annapolis Business Affiliation will start Friday night, March 21st and run through the weekend. Read more.


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Discover West Annapolis

West Annapolis is a hidden gem just off Rowe Boulevard. Experience the charm of a quiet neighborhood with unique shops and restaurants. Have an afternoon of unhurried delights.

Steps away from the primary point of entry to Annapolis and a short drive from the city’s vital center, West Annapolis is home to a strong and civically active business community. Known for its colorful boutiques, antique stores and upscale services in its commercial core, West Annapolis’ side streets discreetly house the largest concentration of professional and healthcare provider offices in the city.


  • Stroll through quaint, tree-lined streets.
  • Find one-of-a-kind gifts, vintage & children's clothing.
  • Browse lovely antique shops.
  • Get pampered from head to toe.
  • Heal your mind, body & spirit.
  • Enjoy great international food.

It's all here in West Annapolis!

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West Annapolis Sector Study

The City has identified West Annapolis in the Annapolis Comprehensive Plan (2009) as one of four “Opportunity Areas” with good potential for additional mixed commercial and residential development. A study is underway to look at these potential uses as well as how to improve traffic flow and safety in the neighborhood while preserving its character. Learn more