Harwood, Maryland is located in Anne Arundel County just a few miles south of Annapolis, the capital of Maryland. Extending from the Patuxent River on the west to the West River and the Chesapeake Bay on the east, it is primarily a rural residential area with a rich historical background dating back to the seventeenth century. Most residential property sold within the last eighteen months encompassed between one and six acres. Property resale prices reflect the wide variety of homes available. Prices ranged from less than $300,000 to over$1,000,000.

Harwood’s High School, Southern High School, has been recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School.

For further information on the rich history of Harwood, refer to “ Historical Perspective” in the Archives.

The Mission of the Harwood Civic Association shall be to build community awareness and spirit in the geographical area known as Harwood.


Special notice



The Harwood Civic Association (HCA) and The West River Improvement Association are cosponsoring a 2014 Candidates’ Forum on September 16, 2014 starting at 7:30 PM.  The event will take place at the Galesville Memorial Hall where the HCA has held its last two Annual Meetings.  The address is 952 Main Street Galesville, MD 20765.


We have invited the Democratic and Republican candidates for Anne Arundel County Executive (George Johnson, Democrat/Del. Steve Schuh, Republican), Maryland State Senate District 30 ( Senator John Astle, Democrat/Don Quinn, Republican), Maryland House of Delegates District 30B (Mitchelle Stevenson, Democrat/Seth Howard, Republican). 


Each candidate will be asked to address the question:  What services should government provide to citizens and how should government pay for them.  The candidates will then be given time to tell the audience why he or she deserves their votes.  Once this portion of the event has concluded, the remainder of the evening will be devoted to the candidates answering questions from the audience submitted in writing on cards. 


The forum is an excellent opportunity for voters to learn first hand of the candidates’ positions in preparation to the November election.  The number of candidates will be small enough to allow a thorough discussion of the issues.  Reserve this date on your calendars.















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