Whitehurst on the Magothy in Severna Park

If you are ever lucky enough to be sitting on the deck by the pool in Whitehurst on the Magothy in Severna Park, and you find a view that stretches to nearby Kent Island, and a good idea of why residents in this Anne Arundel County community describe it as living in “summer camp”.

The Community of Whitehurst sits on the Magothy River, where nearby Cattail Creek enters. The social center of the community is its outdoor waterfront pool and a clubhouse with year-round parties and activities. A majority of residents in the community are pool club members.

It’s a community where neighbors socialize weekly, where people of all ages hang out around a pool club and where you can fish off one pier, and take in the Magothy on another.

According to Real Estate data, the neighborhood has about 147 single-family homes that generally have three and four bedrooms, many on leafy lots of about one-third acre. Some date to the start of the community, about four decades ago. Anne Arundel County police Crime Statistics depict a community with very little crime. The pace of burglaries is less than one a month. Neighbors often recognize just about everyone who lives there. Several families have siblings who bought homes here which tends to see neighbors watching out for each other.

Ritchie Highway is the local consumer mecca, lined with stores, gas stations, banks, medical offices, nurseries, and more. Shopping centers include Severna Park Marketplace and Park Plaza, where big chain stores, such as Kohl’s and Old Navy, share the scene with local shops, including Top Nails and Marc Todd Jewelers.

Severna Park School District

Kids and schools Children attend some of the highest-performing public schools in the county at Folger McKinsey Elementary, Severna Park Middle (both blue-ribbon schools), and Severna Park High schools. The nonprofit Green Hornets of the Greater Severna Park Athletic Association runs youth sports programs.

Whitehurst’s pool has a swim team that competes against other neighborhood swim teams. Wednesday night is for boat races. Thursday night is for volleyball. A garden club is active. An adult Olympics takes place every couple of years with Whitehurst among communities participating in tennis, horseshoes, and more. Quiet Waters and Lake Waterford are popular county parks within a short drive.

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