Hillsmere Shores is located 3 miles southwest of historic downtown Annapolis, Maryland and is considered one of the best places to live in Maryland. A gentleman’s farm in the early 1900’s, Hillsemere was developed between 1952-59. Nestled between Duvall Creek and Quiet Waters Park, Hillsmere Shores is a quiet, waterfront community with approximately 1,200 homes.
The neighborhood boasts stands of mature trees, including the cypress trees originally planted along the main farm road (now Hillsmere Drive). Several of the original estate buildings have been remodeled and incorporated in the Key School campus, including the main dairy barn and Manor House.
Residents of Hillsmere Shores enjoy a private marina with direct access to the South River, multiple playgrounds, waterfront pavilions, a sandy beach and community pool. Hillsmere Shores is within walking distance to Quiet Waters Park, the Eastport-Annapolis library branch, Hillsmere Elementary School, PAL Park and the Bay Ridge Plaza shopping center.
There are 1,110 residences in Hillsmere. Nearly all of them are single family homes. 32% of households have children under the age of 18. The minority population of Hillsmere amounts to 7% of their residents, as compared to the state of Maryland average of 41.8%.
Hillsmere has a private beach on the shores of the South River, as well as a marina. Playgrounds, a community beach, nearby community playing fields and tree-lined streets make Hillsmere a community popular with people who enjoy an active lifestyle.
49% of residents in Hillsmere have at least a Bachelor’s degree. The community public schools are listed below followed by their Great Schools ranking.