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Piney Orchard is a Planned Community in Anne Arundel County, Maryland.   Our Community Features Singles, Towns, Condos and Apartments.  Piney Orchard is a "Mixed Use" Community and a significant number of acres are zoned for light commercial and industrial use, though except for a BGE depot, we have yet to see any office or industrial space built out.

This website is place for residents to share information and a resource if you're considering moving here. 

Located a little closer to Baltimore than to DC, Piney Orchard is a very large community that aims to be a "mini-Columbia," but without the brown (FYI, I have gotten three or four emails thinking this is a racist remark---get a grip.  Columbia is noted for the original communities camouflaging themselves into the natural surroundings by requiring all the homes be brown.) .  Piney Orchard is developed by Constellation Real Estate, a division of BGE.  You'll notice a large BGE installation located in our community.

Most folks who live here commute to DC for work, making the nearby Odenton MARC station one of the busiest station in the system.  The newly renovated station is a pleasant place and MARC is great way to get to work.  Imagine putting less than 10,000 miles on your car in a year...take the MARC and you will.

Located in Odenton, Piney Orchard attracts folks looking for a great house and are willing to invest in a less than perfect (for now) location.  Odenton is an old train and farm town and is the home of Fort Meade.

Odenton has never been a yuppie neighborhood and "west county," aside from the Laurel area, has never gotten much attention from the Anne Arundel establishment.  So until recently, we haven't had much convenient shopping.  That changed with the opening of our own small shopping center and the much larger Village at Waugh Chapel.  You now have a variety of restaurants and retail stores close by.  Those of us who moved here 10 years ago when the community was just starting are thrilled, and you will be too.

But the best thing to arrive is Arundel Mills Mall.  Big, Huge, a shopper-tainment complex. Outlets, company stores, Jillians, a 24 screen Egyptian themed state-of-the-art movie complex are located just 10 minuets from the center of Piney Orchard.  I have only three words to describe Arundel Mills:  Kenneth Cole Outlet.

Annapolis, Columbia and Bowie are close by, each about 20 minutes away.  DC takes about 35 minutes with no traffic and Baltimore's Inner Harbor takes about 25 minutes.  DC in rush hour is a crap shoot--anywhere from 45 minutes to an hour and a half.  MARC takes about 50 minutes from parking to the Metro.

The addition of our Village Center this year has provided residents with food store, great pizza, a gas station and other stores.  It's great to be able to run into your neighbors over a slice a Sal's or renting a tape at Blockbuster.

Got Kids?  We have an elementary school located right in the community. Piney Orchard Elementary School was a great accomplishment and has really set Piney Orchard apart from other communities.  The school is well equipped and funded.  Piney Orchard Parents take great pride in the school.

Homes are still being built, so come on out and take a tour of our community.