Magothy River

The Magothy River in Maryland extends 12.1 miles, through Anne Arundel County. It’s located south of the Patapsco River and North of the Severn River, from the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay, toward Gibson Island. The Magothy River’s tidal estuary portion is roughly 8 miles long, from the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay, South of Gibson Island. Magothy River tidal areas include Sillery Bay and Tar Cove, which border Gibson Island on the West.

The total population of the Magothy River area is 113,500, and includes these popular neighborhoods:

In 1946, the Magothy River Association (MRA) was formed, when the U.S. Naval Academy wanted to use the Sandy Point Peninsula for a Naval training base. The land owners agreed to give the land to the State, provided the State build a park. This was one of the earliest examples of “Environmentalism” in our Nation.

This active, non-profit organization maintains and improves Magothy River water quality, wildlife, and plant life. MRA also provides knowledge and information on all aspects of aquatic life and river health. Magothy River Association’s stewardship enhances the quality of life for waterfront property owners and area residents looking to enjoy the beauty and activities along the Magothy River.


Living on the Magothy River

Many communities offer water privileges. These privileges can range from small community piers, to those with marinas and sandy beaches. Activities range from sailing, kayaking and fishing, to crabbing and water skiing in the summer sun.  Boating and fishing are also popular on the River.  Friendly river communities offer a small town, neighborly feel.  This gorgeous area consists of many wonderful neighborhoods featuring luxury and custom homes as well as more modestly priced waterfront real estate.  Most communities are located near major highway commute routes to Washington D.C., Baltimore and Annapolis.


Shopping & Dining Options around The Magothy River

The Magothy River area offers many dining options.  Obviously, close proximity to the water, means fresh seafood; however, a variety of options and ethnic choices also exist.  A few of the local favorites include; Anne Arundel SeafoodThe Point Crab House & GrillRiverbay Roadhouse and the Severn Inn. The area is also well known for many cafes and coffee shops, offering an array of pastries and breakfasts or casual lunch menus.


Education & Health in the Magothy River Communities

The Anne Arundel County Public School District supports area communities and features over 100 top rated schools. The respected higher learning institutions of  Johns Hopkins University, Bowie State University, the University of Maryland and the U.S. Naval Academy are also nearby. Complete medical care is provided by top ranked Anne Arundel Medical Center.

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