Annapolis is located and the state capital of Maryland and a set of Anne Arundel County. It sits on the mouth of Chesapeake Bay in the southeastern part of Baltimore, along the Severn River. The area was originally settled as Providence by Virginian Puritans in 1649 and the area was later on then named Town Land at Proctors and Anne Arundel Town. The colonial capital was then moved to the site from St. Mary's City in 1694. A year later, it was renamed Annapolis in honor of Princess Anne, who later on, as a queen, gave the site its charter. Like those of Boston, the Annapolis patriots held a “tea party” in 1774 and then led to the owner of the brig Peggy Stewart to burn his ship and cargo of taxed tea. The city kept itself from being involved in the battles of the American Revolution, the War of 1812, and of the American Civil War, although there were numbers of Civil War wounded that were hospitalized there. The city also straddles the Chesapeake Bay close to the Severn River’s mouth. Annapolis is the nearest state capital to the national capital. From 1783 to 1784, Annapolis served as the national capital of America. It has been the site of many landmark events in the history of the US. The city is one of the best places to stay in Maryland. More than 39,000 people live in Annapolis, and approximately 515 of them rent their homes. The city’s median home value is $395,900, which is significantly higher than the national average of $184,700. Meanwhile, the median rent in Annapolis is $1,521, which is slightly higher than the national average of $949. Aside from families, many young professionals reside in Annapolis, which may be one of the reasons why moderate political views are common among residents. Notable destinations in the city include the Maryland State House, William Paca House & Garden, and US Naval Academy Museum.
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