Homes in Crofton Community, Maryland by Jimmy Fasusi

Crofton is a census-designated place and planned community in Anne Arundel County, Maryland, United States. Crofton is located 24 miles (39 km) south of Baltimore, 14 miles (23 km) west of Annapolis, and 24 miles (39 km) east-northeast of Washington, D.C. As of the 2010 census, it had a population of 27,348. The community was established in 1964.

In 1963, after the Crawford Corporation accumulated over 1,600 acres (650 ha) of land, it announced that it would build a new community called Crofton. This new town and planned community was founded at the same time as Reston, Virginia (April 17, 1964) and Columbia, Maryland (1967). Crofton would be anchored by a community golf course, which later became the Crofton Country Club. Crofton was officially founded in the fall of 1964. The company considered picking an English name for the new town that “sounds well and implies that this is a pleasant place to live.” It ended up picking the name “Crofton”, named after a small township in Cumberland County, England. The English town was originally called Croft-town, derived from the word “Croft”, as the town standing upon the Crofts. Originally an exclusive gated community, Crofton’s gates were opened and they now only serve as a symbol for the community.

Well established residential neighborhoods reflect a colonial atmosphere with single-family homes, townhouses and condominium complexes. Crofton was in the national news in late June and early July 2002 after a Northern Snake head fish was discovered in a pond behind the Crofton post office (not the local landmark Lake Louise, but instead across Route 3 from it).

The snake head species, which is highly aggressive, voracious, and can walk short distances on land, came from a live Asian food market, where the fish is a delicacy. In order to ensure that the fish were eliminated, the pond was dosed heavily with rote-none and subsequently with potassium permanganate, on September 17, 2002. Six adult snake heads and more than one thousand juvenile fish were found and destroyed.

Ultimately, the incident initiated a national discussion on invasive species and comparisons with the mute swan, also an invasive and destructive species of the Chesapeake Bay watershed but, in comparison, quite beautiful, and which garnered support from some environmental and animal rights groups.

There have been several movies inspired by this incident. Sci-Fi has aired two movies in relation to the snake head outbreak. In March 2004, a movie called Snake head Terror was featured, and in June 2004, the movie Franken fish was aired. There has also been a movie produced by Ten Pound Films titled Swarm of the Snake head which related to this incident.

Finding the right property is more than a finding an agent or a calculation of the right number of rooms in the right place and for the right price. Yes, those things are important, but there is a far great deal more to the equation. Crofton, Maryland homes for sale can be about making a good investment in the housing market, security for your family, or a good place to raise your family. X-Class Realtors knows you have more than a price range in mind and has plenty of tools to make your Crofton home search more pleasant and personal.

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