Hanover MD is a truly unique location in Maryland because it is a "diamond in the rough," remaining a largely unknown and undeveloped part of the state until late 2000.
Despite being located at the intersection of the Baltimore-Washington Parkway and the Baltimore Outer Beltway (Maryland State Highway 100), both of which are well-traveled, Hanover did not see much exploration or expansion until November 2000 when the Arundel Mills Mall was opened. The mall is Maryland's largest retail outlet and draws thousands of visitors to the area every month. Hanover received another boost to its appeal when a large casino and entertainment complex opened at the Arundel Mills Mall in June 2012.
Aside from the Arundel Mills Mall and Maryland Live!, the casino complex at the mall, Hanover also has several other attractions and points of interest either within the city limits or a short distance away. Rockburn Branch Park is immediately to the north while the Patuxent Research Refuge is located to the south, buffered by Fort Meade between the refuge and Hanover's city limits. For baseball lovers, Oriole Park at Camden Yards is just over six miles away.
There are plenty of family-friendly attractions in and around Hanover. The National Electronics Museum is a couple of miles away in Linthicum Heights, the North Arundel Aquatic Center (waterpark) is four miles away in Glen Burnie, the city of Baltimore is filled with enough attractions to keep everyone entertained for days, and Medieval Times is located in a stunning recreation of an 11th century castle, where you and your family can experience a fabulous four-course feast, stunning displays of horsemanship, and the gallantry of chivalrous knights as they engage in fierce jousting just a few feet away from where you sit watching. Medieval Times has nine locations in the United States and is one of America's most-loved and most-visited attractions. The escape into the days of kings, knights, and fair maidens where chivalry was certainly not dead and epic battles on horseback were a commonplace sight has been such a well-received show that many guests are actually repeat visitors!
Because Hanover's residential real estate market experienced a boom after the opening of the Arundel Mills Mall, many of the houses, condominiums, and apartment complexes are fairly new. There are also some more established neighborhoods and real estate developments that are a few decades old, including a development by Washington Homes that features residences on one-acre lots. Arundel Preserve, a master-planned mixed-use development, was completed within the past few years and brought a residential and commercial area to Hanover where you can find dining, shopping, entertainment, recreation, and many other features - all within the same community.
Interstate 95, which connects Baltimore to Washington, D.C., borders Hanover on the northwest side of the city, providing quick and easy access to either metropolis. Several other major roadways also pass through or on the outskirts of Hanover, so the city has an excellent infrastructure with many direct routes to larger cities and beyond. Roughly 20 miles from the edge of downtown Washington, D.C., Hanover is occasionally considered a suburb of Baltimore, since the central downtown hub of Baltimore lies less than 10 miles away. The Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport is on the eastern edge of Hanover, so visitors and residents also have access to the city via a major airport.
If you are looking for assistance or advice on finding the perfect home for your family in Hanover, Maryland, contact a professional real estate agent at Prudential Homesale YWGC Realty today.