Central Maryland consists of Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Harford, and Howard counties, and also Baltimore City. The state capital, Annapolis, is located in Anne Arundel county. The Metropolitan Statistical Area boasts a population of more than 2.7 million residents and has the fourth highest median household income in the United States.
Central Maryland is home to the Baltimore Orioles MLB team, the Baltimore Ravens NFL team, and the Navy Midshipmen in Annapolis. It is known for outdoor activities, especially boating and fishing, but also has many cultural and historical sites.