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Living in Pasadena, MD

Located about halfway between Baltimore and Annapolis, Pasadena, MD, is a part of Anne Arundel County. The Pasadena neighborhood is a largely residential area with some commerce interspersed between smaller communities.

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Things to Do in Pasadena, MD

Compared to neighboring cities like Baltimore, Washington, D.C., and Annapolis, Pasadena is a quiet place where people can relax and enjoy their homes without the hustle and bustle of big crowds. Despite its relaxing environment, the area has plenty of recreational activities for residents to enjoy.

Lake Waterford Park is the largest park in Pasadena. Recreational facilities at the park include over one mile of trails, four tennis courts, two basketball courts, and picnic areas; people are also welcome to fish in Lake Waterford.

Other local parks with similar recreational facilities include Beachwood Park and the Jacobsville Recreation Area. The Lake Shore Athletic Complex sits just east of the city limits, but many people in the area consider it an unofficial part of Pasadena. Downs Park, which many residents also consider an unofficial part of Pasadena, MD, has over five miles of paved and over one mile of natural trails suitable for walking and riding bikes.

Golf is a popular pastime for people in Pasadena. They can enjoy courses at Compass Pointe and the Pasadena Golf Center. Both of these courses are open to the public, so you won't have to pay expensive membership fees to play a few rounds.

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Housing in Pasadena

Pasadena real estate includes a diverse range of houses, condos and apartments. Most of the homes for sale in Pasadena are single-family houses with one or two stories. However, there are many types of building plans, including ranch, Cape Cod, and Colonial styles. Particular styles aren't concentrated in specific neighborhoods, so it's best to browse homes in several parts of Pasadena to find one that appeals to you.

The cost of living is slightly higher in Pasadena than the rest of Maryland. Still, it is an affordable place compared to affluent neighborhoods near Baltimore and Washington, D.C., so the area's real estate is worth researching no matter what your budget.


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  • Recreational space reigns supreme in Pasadena. Lake Waterford Park features tennis and basketball courts, plus plenty of places to enjoy a picnic after scoring the winning shot. Fishing is also allowed at the lake.
  • Golf enthusiasts can practice their golf swing at Compass Pointe and Pasadena Golf Center, both of which are open to the public.


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