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Our Community

Our neighborhood, Germantown-Homewood, is among the most desirable communities in Annapolis. With over 550 residences, it is one of the larger community associations in town. Whether it’s a cup of fresh coffee, an outing to a Navy football game, a walk with the dog or a meal at a nearby restaurant, Germantown-Homewood has a great deal to offer.

The Germantown-Homewood Community Association (GHCA) had its start in 1990. The City wanted to re-zone West Street for commercial uses. Our community banded together as GHCA and a resolution was reached: the properties could become commercial, but they must retain their low-scale character. We can see the results today in that the existing businesses on West Street act as a buffer to the residences behind them while maintaining an acceptable low scale profile.

When Poplar Avenue was seen by the City as a possible relief road for West Street traffic, GHCA neighbors banded together once more. This time we planted trees and thereby established a park, successfully averting unacceptable traffic in our midst. That avenue became Poplar Park as we know it today.

GHCA is active at both the civic and community level. In 2019 alone, we:

  • Successfully petitioned the City to ensure that the new Michael E. Busch Annapolis Regional Library remained in the neighborhood – and, that the City installed a safe pedestrian crossing on West Street in front of the Library.
  • Made our voices heard relative to City and County civic and zoning affairs, including input to the BGE Waugh Chapel Wood Pole Project.
  • Hosted a Spring Wine Party and a Get-to-Know-Your-Homewood Neighbor for the adults, and the 3rd Halloween Luminaria Parade and other activities and parades for families and children.
  • Presented a series called Experts in the Neighborhood, featuring neighbors discussing their unique
    travel, hobby or other expertise of general interest to residents.
  • Maintained the plantings and natural beauty of Poplar Park
  • Provided an informative and helpful platform for neighborly discussions via our private Facebook
    group; created this new website, and transitioned from a biannual printed newsletter to a digital
    monthly Neighborhood News.
  • Engaged in charitable projects on behalf of the GHCA.

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