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    Odenton is a city in Central Maryland within Anne Arundel County. South of Baltimore, northwest of Annapolis, and northeast of Washington D.C., Odenton is centrally located between all three cities. Although mostly residential, the nearby areas offer easy access to outdoor recreation, shopping, and entertainment.

    Climate & Geography

    Being in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States, Odenton experiences all four seasons.

    The city receives more sunny days and rainfall than the national average, and less snowfall. 

    Odenton is east of the Blue Ridge Mountains on lower land, and Little Patuxent River runs through the city. Odenton is close to the eastern coast of Maryland, nearby Chesapeake Bay.

    Recreation, Culture & Entertainment

    While Odenton offers some stores and recreational activities, it is a city that is mostly residential. The surrounding areas, however, offer plenty of opportunities for outdoor recreation. 

    Point State Park allows visitors to relax on the beach, swim, or fish in the Chesapeake Bay. Piney Orchard Nature Preserve offers hiking trails with scenic views of the wooded environment.

    The Odenton area is home to many festivals and events throughout the year, offering the community a wide selection of entertainment options. During the warmer months, Odenton hosts the weekly Piney Orchard Farmers Market, providing locals with fresh produce and a variety of goods. The city offers multiple grocery stores, making any essentials a close distance away. 

    Odenton residents have convenient access to larger scale shopping and entertainment opportunities in Baltimore, Annapolis, and Washington D.C.

    Cost of Living & Taxes

    The cost of living in Odenton is higher than the state and national averages. Grocery and health costs in Odenton are lower than the state and national average, and the cost of housing plays the largest role in raising the overall cost of living. 

    Property taxes in Maryland are just lower than average compared to the rest of the country. The state does not tax Social Security benefits. Income tax in Maryland can range from 2.0 percent to 5.75 percent, and counties in Maryland can levy additional tax.

    Health Care

    Odenton is just a drive away from many of the top rated hospitals in the state. The state of Maryland scores on the lower end of average on Gallup’s Well-Being Index, as does the Baltimore area.

    Johns Hopkins Hospital, located in Baltimore, is ranked No. 3 in the country and No. 1 in the state. University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore is ranked No. 2 in the state, and Anne Arundel Medical Center, located in Annapolis, is ranked No. 4 in the state.

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