Welcome to Pasadena, Maryland
A suburban enclave perfect for young professionals and commuters.
Pasadena, Maryland, is situated on the Chesapeake Bay and is home to miles of waterfront shoreline. While a rural attitude pervades Pasadena, it is still technically a Baltimore suburb. Situated in Northern Anne Arundel County, Pasadena is only a 30-minute commute to Baltimore city. Residents enjoy the suburban feel of Pasadena, which is apparent in its natural beauty being situated between the Magothy River and the Patapsco River. Downs Park, Lake Waterford Park, and Fort Smallwood Park are among the more popular recreational areas in Pasadena, Maryland. In addition, Pasadena is located only a short drive from Annapolis and all of its amenities including shopping, restaurants, and night-life.
Pasadena is home to approximately 24,000 residents however, Riviera Beach and Lake Shore are considered part of Pasadena by its residents making the area population closer to 56,000.
Many residents enjoy outdoor activities such as boating, fishing, and kayaking due to the abundance of waterfront access. Pasadena boasts many sports organizations for youth and adults including lacrosse, soccer, baseball, wrestling, basketball, and football that all play neighboring communities.
The schools in Pasadena offer excellent academic programs and sports teams and are a part of Anne Arundel County Schools. Local students have opportunities to pursue their interests at some of the many magnet programs via AACPS, or attend local private schools.
What to Love
- Waterfront Access
- Excellent schools
- Great location for working professionals
Life in Pasadena is peaceful and relaxing due to its waterfront access, excellent schools, and local goings-on. Both Baltimore and Annapolis are short drives away and offer many exciting amenities. The seasonal changes in Pasadena bring many different festivals, events, and parades. The Pasadena Business Association Veteran's Day/Harvest Parade is a popular event, as well as a number of events at Kurtz Beach such as Wine on the Water, and Made in Maryland festival.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Sam & Maggie’s Dockside Grill is one of a few waterfront dining options. Many weddings and events are held each year at this waterfront restaurant. Caribbean influences distinguish this restaurant, and some of the most popular menu items include the island burger, chipotle rubbed steak tacos, and brick grilled tamarind chicken.
Rumor Reel is another local favorite that offers pub-style and elevated seafood with waterfront dining on Main Creek.
Finally, Dessert lovers will not want to miss the Daily Scoop with freshly made ice cream, and ice cream cakes, consistently voted Best Ice Cream Shop in the area.
Things to Do
The Chesapeake Bay and Magothy River offer residents plenty of opportunities to fish, boat, and swim. Pasadena is also home to a few marinas where residents can house or rent boats and explore the Magothy River, Patapsco River and their tribuaires.