Crofton

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Crofton

Type of Town and Homes Available: Begun in 1964, Crofton was conceived as a planned community and bill' around a championship golf course at a location about equidistant from Baltimore, Washington, Annapolis. Its population of about 16,000 persons live in a good mix of single family, townhouse and apartment units. Highly praised for its innovative development techniques, Crofton is a bedroom community with excellent access and close to shopping facilities. Single-family homes range from $170,000 to $350,000.


More expensive custom-built homes are sometimes on the market. Townhouse condominium resales range from $95,000 to $175,000. Two-bedroom rental apartments start around $750 per month. Crofton was designed with a Williarnsburg motif, a style characterized by its village green colonial shops and offices illuminated at night by gas lights. New homes were built in traditional and modern styles of architecture.

Tax Situation: Homes assessed at 45% of fair value. Crofton tax rate to county/state levy of$2.56/$100; and add .26 per $100 to county levy for those residents in the special taxed district.

Public Transportation: Metrobus commuter morning and evening service to New Carrollton Metrorail Station, Arntrak train service at Lanham on Beltway to Washington and Baltimore. 25 minutes driving to Baltimore-Washington International Airport.

Public Facilities and Services: Electricity, gas, water, and sewer provided throughout town; taxpaid services include 6 fulltime officer police force, town manager, Town Hall, and maintenance of common areas. Large county library branch 106,000 volumes, loan films, cassettes, and nonfiction adult videos and children's ficton videos,Open Mon.-Thurs., 9 a.m, to 9 p.m., Fri. and Sat. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.. Sun. I p.m.-5 p.m. Library (410) 222-7915. Firei station in Crofton.

Public Schools: 3 elementary (K-6), I junior high (6-8); high schoolers bused 8 miles toArundel Senior High School. Center of Applied Technology North 11 miles north, 9-12.

Private Schools: I nursery school, 3 day-care centers, I tutoring school (reading and math). Several elementary) and secondary private schools within 10 miles.

Places of Worship: I Baptist, I Catholic, I Methodist, I Presbyterian.

0rganizations: Many, including dramatic club, tennis club, golf association, Athletic Council, and CARP.


Recreational Facilities: Athletic fields for football, baseball, lacrosse and soccer; 7 ball diamonds and basketball courts, 2 town tennis courts, county archery range. Town owned lighted ballfield, 2 of 4 park areas developed including 2 playgrounds and lake. 100 acre regional park boasting 2-mile jogging trail, 4 softball diamonds, lake, playground equipment, picnic grounds, and amphitheater.Year round sports programs for boys and girls include basketball, softball, soccer, gymnastics, tennis, swimming, baton; nightplay in soccer and football. Private facilities include country club with swimming, tennis, and 18-hole golf course and private swim and tennis club. Information: (410) 222-7300.


Medical Facilities: Numerous physicians and dentists located throughout the greater Crofton community.
2 closest hospitals (both about I I miles away) are Anne Arundel Medical Center and North Arundel General.
Crofton Convalescent Center is a ISO-bed nursing home. 2 assisted living centers, the 2nd slated for 1995.
Shopping: Small shopping centers; Annapolis Mall 9 miles away.




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