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Chesapeake Property Management & Anne Arundel County
Anne Arundel County - and the Ft. Meade area - is an amazing place. However, it can also be confusing and overwhelming for a first-timer. Between Washington DC and Baltimore, the Ft. Meade area is densely populated, geographically spread out, and, depending on where you are coming from, expensive.
This article titled Odenton Shopping Center: What's Under the Asphalt describes the Odenton Shopping Center, a local fixture for over 50 years, and the historical significance of the land it is built upon. The article explains,
"Several families owned the sections of land that would need to be purchased to build the OSC. David Eutsler purchased the wooded lots in the late 1950?s and later partnered with Stanley Yaffe to assemble the lots necessary to build the OSC. Research is ongoing into the dates the OSC opened and tenants filled the space. From what has been learned thus far, the Odenton Shopping Center opened in 1958."
Those families - including the Yaffe family - became the area's first retailers and business resources. One family member ran the Grapevine Restaurant in the Odenton Shopping Center and Stanley Yaffe (Wayne's dad) operated the Beacon Pharmacy until 1995. You can imagine how many families he got to know and take care of over the years. His children grew up running up and down the aisles, getting to know customers, selling snowballs and generally helping out wherever necessary. In the early 2000s, we had an office in the Piney Orchard Shopping Center. We know this area intimately.
In this blog series about Anne Arundel County, we'll explore with you the following great neighborhoods so you can get a better feel for what makes the county and these different neighborhoods such amazing places to live in. More specifically, we'll cover: Piney Orchard (in this article), Seven Oaks, Chapel Grove and other great Odenton communities, Hanover/Arundel Mills, Annapolis, Crofton/Gambrills, Howard County/Columbia/Ellicott City and Baltimore/Federal Hill/Fells Point/Harbor East.
What Makes Piney Orchard in Odenton, Maryland Such a Great Place to Live In?
Piney Orchard is a planned unit community in Odenton, MD (just a few miles from Ft. Meade) that offers a variety of housing and amenities. Development began in 1991 and includes over 3900 units.You can buy or rent a condo, townhome or a detached home as well as apartments.
As the largest planned community in Maryland, Piney Orchard includes the Piney Orchard Village Shopping Center and the Piney Orchard clubhouse, not to mention pools, parks, walking trails, and convenient access to public transportation (the MARC train to Baltimore and Washington DC). The Piney Orchard Community Center is an important resource for community and home owner activities. With an active Home Owner Association, you can be assured that there is always something going on in Piney.
For more information about schools, be sure to visit the Anne Arundel Public Schools site.
Piney Orchard's close proximity to BWI airport, Ft Meade and numerous other employment centers, make it an ideal living location. You can easily enjoy the dining, culture and history of Annapolis, Baltimore & Washington DC and then go home to the quiet oasis of Piney Orchard.
Real Estate in Piney Orchard
As you can imagine, what makes Piney Orchard in Odenton such a great place to live is also what makes it an extremely desireable location to move into as a property owner or as a tenant.
- On the Yaffe Real Estate site, you can check out some local housing and pricing for all of Odenton (note that rentals are grouped in the lower price range).
- On the Chesapeake Property Management site, you can check for vacancies in Odenton. As you will see, inventory is tight as these areas are very popular, so be sure to check back often as we update on a daily basis
If you have property in Odenton, Maryland, you may want to explore renting out your home.
If you are looking to rent out your home or rent a home in the Spring 2015, contact us now so we can answer your questions and help you get started.