July 6, 2021
Ginger Cove affords residents access to the best of Annapolis, while providing a robust independent lifestyle in a caring, accredited continuing care retirement community (CCRC). Amenities abound for the mind, body and soul. Take laps in the new aquatics center, unwind at the spa with a therapeutic massage and dine with friends overlooking the Gingerville Creek.
Busy lives at this quaint Annapolis retirement community (check out our floor plans) are accommodated with complimentary transportation for shopping, medical appointments and other services, and there are additional levels of support, too — should you need them — including assisted living, memory care and skilled nursing care.
8 Reasons Why Maryland’s capital city is the perfect retreat for active retirees:
- Nestled along the Chesapeake Bay, contemporary culture and nautical heritage can be found throughout Annapolis, from its historic downtown district and lively arts scene to world-renowned seafood and picturesque water views that seem to greet you at the end of every street.
- Annapolis has public beaches, sprawling waterfront state parks and a busy downtown harbor offering water activities on the Chesapeake Bay. Baltimore and Washington, D.C. are convenient day trips.
- History comes alive in this city, which served as the nation’s capital for nine months between November 1783 and August 1784. Visit the domed Maryland State House, the oldest state capital in continuous use by a legislature and the only state capital to serve as a U.S. capital building.
- Stroll through the city’s historic district to see stately 18th-century homes and period architecture, including the William Paca House and Garden, a circa 1760s property featuring a sprawling Georgian mansion and landscaped gardens once belonging to Maryland’s third governor and a signer of the Declaration of Independence.
- John’s College, founded in 1696 as King Williams’ School, lies in the heart of historic Annapolis.
- The U.S. Naval Academy Museum salutes the U.S. Navy and the Marines and within its impressive collections is a room filled with model ships, some dating back hundreds of years. Each was made at the same time that their namesakes were being constructed and in some cases, the oldest models serve as the only record of a ship’s construction.
- Shop the vibrant arts district and eat well at any of the city’s waterfront establishments in Eastport. Crab cakes are king here – but there’s so much more taste.
- Soak up the summer sun by people-watching at City Dock and watch regatta and weekly sailboat races, or book sunset cruises and fishing charters. Sailing enthusiasts can visit the National Sailing Hall of Fame at City Dock.
The sea is calling is you home. As North America’s gateway to the Chesapeake Bay, “we’re all about getting on the water…and there are so many ways to do that,” says Susan Seifried, vice president of public relations and communications at Visit Annapolis and Anne Arundel County. Retirees looking for a lifestyle near the water will find ample opportunities, whether they want a two-hour sail on a 75-foot schooner, an afternoon charter experience on the bay – or just a quick water taxi ride to a new restaurant.
Those activities, plus an abundance of U.S. history coupled and an energetic city vibe, make Annapolis an attractive place to live, retire, and play.
Just walking the streets, visitors “feel like they get that taste of history…but at the same time, there’s so much energy on the streets,” Seifried says. “If you live in this area, you’re just blessed with all of these natural options that are right out your door and right around the corner.”
Be as active or laid back as you want to be in this gateway to the Chesapeake.
Located in Annapolis, Ginger Cove is a 15-minute drive to the downtown waterfront. Get to know Ginger Cove and schedule a safe, in-person tour by filling out our contact form.