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Edgewater Peninsula - South River, Seafood, Sports & Affordability

ZIP CODES: Edgewater/"Selby On The Bay" 21037 - Riva - 21140 - 21106 Mayo


Thousands are proud to call Edgewater, Maryland home. The growing community is located a few miles south of Annapolis, just off the South River bridge. It’s a small town with character, whose beaches provide an environment that sets the community apart from surrounding areas. If you live here, then you know for a fact there is a lot to love about Edgewater. And here are just a few reasons why we do.

Location, Location

Beverly Triton Beach Park, off of Triton Beach Road in Edgewater, is our secret summer retreat.

Edgewater is a happy medium for those who crave a laid-back lifestyle and a city atmosphere all in one. In addition, it’s the ideal city to settle into if you wish to avoid routine traffic, especially around the summer season. And, you are situated within just a few miles of downtown Annapolis where you can enjoy fine dining, shopping, culture, and nightlife.

For the folks who would rather spend more time at sea than on land, Edgewater is the picture-perfect resting place. The truth is you don’t need to trek up to Ocean City or Rehoboth to soak up the sun or enjoy an excellent book on the beach. Heck no. Water surrounds the town, and there are endless opportunities to catch a glimpse of the water and stick your toes in the sand.


Another aspect that we love about Edgewater is the sunny beaches. Beverly Triton Beach Park, off of Triton Beach Road in Edgewater, is our secret summer retreat. The park features a cartop boat launch, fishing, and a nature trail. Take the family and drop a line and catch a fish in Beverly Lake, Deep Pond, or the Chesapeake Bay. Or, take a walk or a bike ride on the 3.5-mile natural trail. Best of all, you are welcome to bring your dog!

We also have the beautiful community of Woodland Beach, which is located about five miles from Annapolis on the South River. About 7,500 people live here, and the beaches are a prominent feature of community life. There are numerous areas for swimming, sand for sunning, and piers for crabbing and docks. Interestingly, the majority of homes in Woodland Beach have a history, as the majority are either colonial or rancher style homes built between 1920 and 2018.

The History

The William Brown House is the centerpiece of the town. Visitors can take a guided tour during the week and on weekends. Image Source: Wiki Media

Which brings us to how cool our history is in Edgewater, Maryland. It isn’t just some small town south of Maryland’s capital. London Town was founded in 1683 by Colonel William Burgess, one of the area’s original settlers. Fun Fact: London Town was once considered to be the original site for the capital of Maryland. In fact, trade was very prominent in the area, and the town became a significant player in the trans-Atlantic trade network. Also, many people lived or owned property in London Town, as did tailors, tavern-keepers, ferry-masters, mariners, and blacksmiths. However, the Revolutionary War eventually created a lack of trade that caused the town to decline and disappear by the 19th century.

Subsequently, only a few original buildings still remain from that time, one known as the William Brown House. It was built in 1760 as an upscale tavern for travelers crossing the South River by ferry boat. Today, the park partially consists of the original 100-acre town. And, the house now serves as a museum that hosts hundreds of weddings and events every year.


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Edgewater has a population of 9,307.Edgewater is less family-centric than the surrounding county with 30% households with children. The county percentage for households with children is 31%.



Riva elementary age school children may go to Davidsonville Elementary School. If schools are integral to your home purchasing decision it is always best to confirm the address you are considering purchasing to ensure that it conforms to the schools's districts requirement.

The median household income in Edgewater, Maryland is $86,158. 


The median household income for the surrounding county is $77,996 compared to the national median of $49,877.The median age of people living in Edgewater is 43.1 years.

The average high temperature in July is 87.7 degrees, with an average low temperature in January of 23.8 degrees. The annual precipitation is 44.78.

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