The beautiful Anne Arundel County in Maryland was named after Lady Anne Arundell from Cornwall, United Kingdom. This wonderful county is home to approximately 537,700 residents within its many cities, towns, municipalities and census-designated places. As part of the Baltimore-Columbia-Towson Metro area and the Washington-Baltimore-Arlington Statistical area, Anne Arundel County is composed of 588 square miles, 173 of which are water. South of Baltimore, Anne Arundel County’s borders are primarily water. Deep Run forms the border on the northwest, Calvert County, Howard County and Lyon Creek form the border on the south, the western shore of the Chesapeake Bay forms the border on the east, and the Patuxent River forms the border on the west.
As you might imagine, the stunning location of Anne Arundel County contributes a great deal of natural beauty to the county. And within this picturesque area you will find the charming census-designated place known as Riva, Maryland. Riva is small, close-knit community of approximately 4,100 residents. Riva is a beautiful area that continues to grow as the suburbs of Annapolis, Maryland spread outward.
Though small, just 2.9 square miles, Riva affords its residents easy access to entertainment, recreation, shopping, dining, and everything else required for daily life. Riva is also home to the Aisquith Farm E. Archaeological Site which was added to the National Register of Historic Places in the early 1990’s. In addition to being located in the beautiful Anne Arundel County and having a quiet, small town ambiance, Riva, Maryland, also has some wonderful real estate options. There are typically fewer than fifty properties for sale in Riva at any given time, and most of those are single family homes, with a few townhomes tossed in the mix. However, what Riva lacks in quantity it makes up for in quality, and the homes for sale in Riva are wonderful. Single family homes in Riva, Maryland, have an average listing price around $700,600 and top out around $2.4 million, while townhomes in Riva have an average listing price around $403,700 and top out around $440,000.
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