Pasadena Community Information

Pasadena, Maryland

Located in Anne Arundel County and just a short drive from Baltimore and Annapolis, Pasadena, Maryland is a diverse community with people from different walks of life. Technically considered a census-designated place, or CDP, Pasadena encompasses other CDPs, such as Green Haven, Armiger, Orchard Beach and Riviera Beach. Approximately 12,000+ people currently reside in Pasadena, many who commute to Pasadena and live in the surrounding communities of Glen Burnie, Severna Park, and Baltimore. With close and easy access to Ritchie Highway (Rt. 2), residents live in a community that features a small town atmosphere with big city amenities.

Entertainment & Recreation

A balanced mix of entertainment coupled with dining establishments and outdoor recreational activities abound in Pasadena. Nearby Marley Station Mall in Glen Burnie and the larger Arundel Mills Mall in Hanover offer a variety of specialty shops and department stores, perfect for even the most fastidious shopper. It is guaranteed that you?ll be able to find what you need in either mall.


Pasadena also boasts a number of both fine and casual dining eateries; popular restaurants such as the Texas Roadhouse or Blazin' Steaks, or even the Cheshire Crab offer the best in steak and seafood. If you?re in the mood for Italian, check out Bella Napoli for some authentic and reasonably priced Italian fare, or even Alberto's out in Glen Burnie. For a romantic date night out, make a reservation at Windows By The Bay, a fine dining waterfront restaurant known for its excellent mix of seafood and meat dishes.

Boating & Fishing

Given that Pasadena is located near the Severn and Magothy Rivers, boating and fishing is a major sport and pastime within the community. Many residents live only a short walk away from a number of creeks, inlets and marinas since they?re mostly situated close to neighborhoods. One particular marina located on Rock Creek is known to locals as a "hurricane hole"; while the last major hurricane destroyed many boats in neighboring marinas, that particular part of Rock Creek was spared. Other marinas within the area include Fairview, Pinehurst, Atlantic, and Oak Harbor.


Education holds a high standard in Pasadena, Maryland, and includes a total of 18 public and private elementary, middle and high schools. Nearby colleges, universities and naval academies offer degrees and designations for those looking to continue the learning process and become better citizens. These include the Anne Arundel Community College in Arnold, the well-known United States Naval Academy located in Annapolis, University of Maryland-Baltimore, University of Baltimore, University of Maryland-Baltimore County, Johns Hopkins University, and Coppin State University.

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