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BayWoods of Annapolis

Parker and Patty Williamson, Shareholder Residents

7101 Bay Front Drive

Annapolis, MD



A diverse group of people with various backgrounds, BayWoods of Annapolis residents have a commitment to wellness that brings many together for activities, lectures and other events. With less than 200 residents, this is a warm, neighborly community. A full continuum of onsite health care services includes short stay rehab and a 47 private room health care center.

North Carolinians Patty and Parker Williamson became acquainted with BayWoods of Annapolis while sailing in the area. They were impressed by what they found— an attractive waterfront retirement community on the Chesapeake Bay, with close proximity to their boat and to all the historic charm of Annapolis.

“BayWoods became the perfect launch for our retirement adventure,” says Parker. “We discovered luxurious yet affordable accommodations and amenities, access to excellent medical care, and local Annapolis entertainment, all with easy access to Baltimore and Washington.”

Patty enjoys walking the couple’s dog, Briny, in Quiet Waters Park, just across the street from BayWoods, in addition to pursuing community activities as a volunteer with Hospice of the Chesapeake. “This is an active lifestyle filled with adventures every day, all in a pet-friendly continuing care retirement community with equity ownership,” she says.

BayWoods of Annapolis is one of only two Maryland continuing care retirement communities (CCRC’s) that is a co-op. Residents are cooperative owners of the property. A co-op has many advantages. One is that in the last few years, residents have enjoyed a fee holiday: a month with reduced or no fees.

The for-profit housing co-op model appeals to baby boomers who value ownership and want to be involved in the management of their community. Resident-owned and resident-run, their best interests are truly at the heart of every decision. With tax advantages and equity ownership, shares can be passed on to owners’ heirs.

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