This blog is the first in our series of cities near Fort Meade, MD and the National Security Agency where we will explore some of the best places to live within a 30 minute commute to Fort Meade. We've chosen this commuting range as it is the most frequently requested by our clients.
We're starting out with Odenton Maryland population 43,000 which is located in Anne Arundel county and borders Fort Meade to the Southeast.
Odenton, MD is a top destination request for Fort Meade homebuyers and renters due to the convenient 5 - 20 minute commute time to the base, the wide variety of housing options (including condominiums, townhomes and single family homes priced from around $250,000 - over $1,000,000), nearby shopping, top rated schools, quick access to the Odenton MARC station & BWI, fantastic restaurant options, nearby cultural events, and lots of nearby recreational opportunities.
If you're thinking of making Odenton your new home, The Roskelly Team would love to get you started with some recommendations for places to live, along with a search link to all homes currently listed for sale in that neighborhood. If the links below show no results, there are not currently homes for sale in that neighborhood. Odenton is popular, and homes sell quickly.
The top neighborhoods in Odenton, MD based on recently closed sales are:
Cedar Ridge - Condominiums
Chapel Grove - Luxury townhomes & Condos
Chapelgate - Duplexes & single family homes
Chestnut Gable - Condominiums
Courts of Four Seasons - Luxury Single Family Homes
Crawford's Ridge - Single family homes
Eden Brook - Age qualified condominiums
Four Seasons Estates - Duplexes & single family homes
Gatherings at Forest Glen - Age qualified condominiums
Hammond Park - Older single family homes
Kings Heights - Older single family homes
Kings Ransom - Townhomes
Lions Gate - Condominiums and townhomes
Maple Ridge - Duplexes & single family homes
Odenton Town Center - Luxury townhomes & condominiums
Peachtree - Single Family Homes
Piney Orchard - Age qualified condos, condominiums, townhomes & single family homes with all the amenities
Seven Oaks - Condominiums, townhomes & single family homes
Two Rivers - Odenton's newest community with age qualified & non-age qualified villas & single family homes
Shopping is close and plentiful from Odenton MD where you're less than 15 minutes from the Arundel Mills Outlet Mall - a huge, regional mall, the Annapolis Mall (so much fun stuff!), and Laurel MD shopping including Walmart and most big box stores. Additionally you're less than 45 minutes from all of the fantastic shopping in Baltimore and Washington including Ikea and lots of boutique specialty shops.
Odenton is ideal for commuting, with it's very own MARC Station that offers plenty of parking, commuter bus service, a 10 minute commute from most locations to The Baltimore Washington International Airport, and even ride sharing possibilities. If you work in Baltimore or Washington, you're about 30 minutes from either if you reside in Odenton.
If you're looking for fun things to do near Odenton you have so many options in or close by including the Piney Orchard Ice Arena, parks and walking trails aplenty, a community library, musical theater, lots of top concert destinations within an hours drive, and much more.
And let's not forget the best places to eat in Odenton. I'm going to name a few faves including...
The Hideaway We went for the famous wings & BBQ, but there are so many menu options with great desserts you will definitely want to check out this hidden gem.
The Orchard Cafe is located in Piney Orchard and it is the "go to" spot for good old fashioned breakfast and anytime comfort food.
Mamma Roma, is also located in Piney Orchard and offers some of the best Italian food around with generous portions and reasonable prices.
Expressway Pit Beef has the hands down best BBQ sandwich and the sides are to die for! Nothing fancy here, just outdoor tables and a pick up window but this is a must try for Odenton eateries. They do deep fried turkeys for the Holidays as well. Trust me and give this place a try.
For Mexican food, you have a couple of great choices but I have to pick a fave, so I'm going with newcomer Lime & Salt Taqueria also in Piney Orchard.
And let's round it out with some fancy at Ruth's Chris Steakhouse in the Odenton Town Center. Hop off the MARC train, walk across the street and grab some dinner.
Odenton Schools have some pretty good ratings and are definitely worth a look if you're planning a move to the area.
Odenton still offers a small town feel with a variety of options for housing and recreation. If you're commuting to Fort Meade, Baltimore or DC, Odenton is a great place to call home!