Eastport Community Information
Eastport is one of the Annapolis area’s most unique and quaint neighborhoods. I don’t know if it’s the tree-lined streets, the expansive waterfront or the diversity of homes that will first impress you. The uniquely painted bungalows, the multiple marinas, the vast array of restaurants and their tastes add to the charm of this tiny peninsula that’s a stone’s throw from the downtown city dock area and the United States Naval Academy.
During an evening stroll through Eastport you may find yourself observing several marinas, the world-renowned Annapolis Sailing School, quality waterfront eateries, local taverns, playgrounds and, of course, neighbors, tourists and friends If you want to enjoy all that Annapolis city dock area has to offer it’s a water taxi ride away or a stroll over the arched Eastport bridge with its old-style draw span and you’re in downtown Annapolis.
Home choices vary from condos on the water to 1950’s bungalows to multi-million-dollar estate homes on Spa or Back Creek.
The History of Eastport dates back to the 1600’s when a gentleman, Robert Clarkson, obtained a patent for 300 acres called Home Point, which extended from what is known today as Spa Creek to Back Creek. This unique community expanded from there and was annexed to the City of Annapolis in early 1950. A great resource for detailed historic information and current activities and events can be found at Eastport Civic Association’s website.
My wife and I have enjoyed many visits to Eastport. We dine often at the Chart House Restaurant to watch the Wednesday night races that originate from the Yacht Club across the creek. We have enjoyed many romantic water taxi tours, strolls down the picturesque streets as well. The sailing schools are unsurpassed, the history fascinating, the homes charming and interesting. Eastport is one place you don’t want to miss when living or visiting the Annapolis City area.