Waterfront Land for Sale in Anne Arundel County Maryland

Waterfront Land for Sale in Anne Arundel County Maryland

Have you dreamed about building your own home at the edge of the Chesapeake Bay in Anne Arundel County Maryland?  The first step in realizing your dream come true is finding the right lot to build on with just the right bay front vista.  One approach is to find an existing structure, tear it down and then rebuild.  Of course, you’ll be restricted to building on the existing footprint, especially if you’re within 1,000 feet of the waterfront.  The other approach is to find undeveloped land upon which you could build what you want.

Chesapeake Bay Waterfront Land For Sale

There are many aspects to building your dream home along the edge of the Chesapeake Bay, Severn River, South River, West River, or any of the many tributaries along in the Bay’s watershed.  One complicating factor is the Critical Areas Act which:

… identified the ‘critical area’ as all land within 1,000 feet of the Mean High Water Line of tidal waters or the landward edge of tidal wetlands and all waters of and lands under the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries.

It is not impossible to build along the Bay or one if its many creeks and rivers, but, there are restrictions and limitations.  You’ll need a strong team to accomplish your goal including a real estate agent knowledgeable in waterfront properties, an architect and/or engineering firm (for example Bay Engineering, Inc.) to assist you in the site planning for your home, and a builder (for example Lynbrook of Annapolis) and/or contractor who has the expertise to construct the home of your dreams.

If you’re considering purchasing waterfront land around Annapolis Maryland in Anne Arundel County, there are 60 active waterfront listings on the market today (March 7, 2011).  The lowest priced piece of property starts at $165,000 which will buy you a little more than a half acre facing out over the South River.  While the most expensive is asking $7 million which will buy you five buildable lots facing East directly on the Chesapeake Bay which expansive views from Rock Hall to the Bay Bridge.

Click Here for the List of Waterfront Land for Sale

But there are lots in between those extremes, but don’t expect to find much that is cheap.  The average asking price for active waterfront lots today in Anne Arundel County is $775,088.  There are two parcels of land under contract at an average asking price of $524,900.  And, in the last 180 days, there have been seven lots that sold with an average asking price of $808,414.  The average sold price for those pieces of land was $684,614 which is an 85.52% discount off asking price.

This time of year, before Spring really gets going, is a great time to look for land and homes along the Chesapeake Bay since you can really see the land before the trees, scrub brush and other vegetation starts to fill in and obstruct the view.  So, get out your boots and blue jeans and lets go walk some lots!!!

Waterfront Land for Sale in Anne Arundel County Maryland

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About the Author:

Stephen Howell, Associate Broker, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Annapolis, MarylandIf you are interested in buying or renting a home in Annapolis, Maryland or the surrounding area and want to tour any property currently on the market, or if you have a home to sell or lease in Annapolis, Maryland and want a professional consultation on current market conditions, please contact me at 443-994-8043 or e-mail me at showell@cbmove.com or visit my website at LiveInAnnapolis.com.

Stephen Howell came to Annapolis to sail the Bay in 1994. What he discovered was a whole new lifestyle. Ever since Stephen Howell has been successfully helping others make the most of Annapolis. You’ll find that with the right professional by your side, you can Live the Lifestyle and Live in Annapolis.

Stephen Howell and Rocky (his lab-mix from the SPCA of Anne Arundel County in Annapolis) live on the Chesapeake Bay near Annapolis, Maryland. He works in the Annapolis real estate market. His website lets people search the Washington and Baltimore metropolitan area MLS. Buyers can also search for waterfront homes along the Chesapeake Bay. His website has current real estate data on Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, and Maryland.

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