Von Paris has been serving the Annapolis community
for over 120 years.
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Trust the Von Paris Annapolis movers to help make your next move stress-free, safe and affordable. Call us today at (410) 974-0400 or complete the form on this page for a free estimate. Von Paris is a full service moving and storage company that has been in business since 1892, providing expert guidance with local and long distance relocation. We take great pride in the services we provide, which include both residential and business moves. So whether you’re moving your family to a new home, or relocating your offices to a new commercial location, Von Paris is the Annapolis moving company you can rely on to provide personalized, professional assistance to and from the Annapolis area.
For relocation of all types: home, residential, office, commercial, and business moves and storage, Von Paris Annapolis is always delighted to hear from you. Our 125 years in business in the Annapolis area is the proof in the pudding that we maintain a good standing with our communities as we strive to provide the friendliest and most professional solutions to your storage and moving needs. Von Paris Moving & Storage is there for you!
Von Paris of Annapolis has an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau, and our movers have an average of over 21 years of experience. A personal moving consultant will come out to your residence or office to assess your moving requirements. Your free written estimate will assure you that the price you are quoted is accurate. Von Paris can also provide full packing services, or if you prefer we can supply you with all of the packing materials and moving supplies to self-pack.
We fully protect your residence by padding your railings, tight corners, doors and floors. We can arrange professional crating services for fragile wall hangings and fine art. Von Paris movers will properly label and keep an inventory of your belongings and can even move them into the appropriate rooms. Optional short-term or long-term climate controlled storage of fine art and special items is available as well. Von Paris also provides optional cleaning services and disconnecting and connecting services of appliances such as stoves and hot tubs. Trust the Von Paris Annapolis movers to make your next residential moving or commercial moving experience a flawless one.
Local Information About Annapolis, Maryland
Annapolis is the capital of the U.S. state of Maryland, as well as the county seat of Anne Arundel County. Located on the Chesapeake Bay, about 25 miles South of Baltimore and 30 miles East of Washington DC, Annapolis, with its historical charm, naval traditions, and marine ambiance, offers the atmosphere of a small quaint village with the excitement of a leading metropolis. From its early days as a colonial capital city, Annapolis was known as the “Athens of America ” because of its abundance of cultural activities combined with a glittering social season, gracious hospitality and intellectual stimulation. The seaport of Annapolis has been welcoming visitors for more than 300 years and still remains a wonderful place to live, work and raise a family.
Annapolis, equidistant from both Baltimore and Washington DC Annapolis is considered part of the Baltimore–Washington metropolitan area.
Annapolis has a rich history. The area that now encompasses Annapolis was first settled in 1649 by Puritan exiles from Virginia. The settlement went through several name changes starting with Providence, to Town at Proctor’s, Town at the Severn, and later to Anne Arundel’s Towne. In 1694 a Royal Governor, Sir Francis Nicholson, moved the colonial capital to Anne Arundel’s Towne and renamed the small seaport, Annapolis in honor of Princess Anne of Denmark and Norway, who would soon become Queen of Great Britain. Sir Francis designed this new city in a similar to the magnificent capitals of Europe. He drew circles with radiating streets to create focal points and give importance to certain structures.
Annapolis was incorporated as a city in 1708, growing rapidly for most of the 18th century. Annapolis became the temporary capital of the United States after the signing of the Treaty of Paris in 1783, which marked the end of the American Revolutionary War. A thriving shipping industry brought great wealth to Annapolis. The prosperous merchants and plantation owners built mansions that would rival any found in England. Annapolis still has many stunning examples of 18th-century houses. Many are open to the public. The interior and exterior beauty as well as their architectural style are a major city attraction. Some authorities say that Annapolis has more of these original 18th century structures standing than any other city in the United States. The names of a number of Annapolis streets such as King George’s, Prince George’s, Hanover, and Duke of Gloucester, among others, also date from colonial days. Much of the Maryland State House, the oldest such capital building in continuous use in the United States was built by John Shaw, a cabinetmaker. Annapolis also can boast as having the first theater in the new world.
Today Annapolis has a number of o theaters and performing arts companies. You can enjoy concerts and quality performances throughout the year in a number of venues throughout our city including the Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, a thriving center for studying, exhibiting, performing, and practicing the arts.
During World War II and later during the Korean and Vietnam wars, the shipyards in Annapolis were used to build a number of military vessels such as minesweepers PT boats, and patrol boats.
Most people associate Annapolis with the United States Naval Academy, which was founded in 1845. However the oldest college in town is St. John’s College, founded in 1696 as King William’s School. It is the third oldest college in the United States after Harvard and William and Mary.
The Chesapeake continues to play a major role in commerce. Even though Annapolis eventually lost out on the shipping trade to the much deeper harbor in Baltimore, recreational boating, fishing, sailing and racing are activities that take place year round. A robust maritime industry has evolved which comprises a major part of the local economy. An annual Maritime Heritage festival is held on the City Dock to celebrate Annapolis’ maritime lifestyle. In the fall, the largest in the water boat shows in the world are held on successive weekends for sail and power enthusiasts.
Situated on the Chesapeake Bay at the mouth of the Severn River, Annapolis is home to roughly 36,000 people. While some of the town’s areas feel like a typical sprawling American burg, the historic downtown area, which sits on a peninsula jutting out into the bay, has a totally different vibe.
Living in Annapolis requires a car. Most of the homes for sale in downtown Annapolis are relatively expensive as there is a limited amount of buildable land, and there is a high demand to live near the state capitol, the bay and in around Church Circle. If you’re interested in buying a home in the center of Maryland’s state capital, be prepared to pay a lot since most properties cost as much as they would in the nation’s capital. However there are other neighborhoods outside of the historic district where homes are newer, but prices still vary considerably. Many people who live in Annapolis consider it i a wonderful place to live, but costly if you are on a fixed income. Popular residential neighborhoods include Admiral Heights, West Annapolis, Eastport, Annapolis Gardens, Truxton Heights, and Sailors Quay. There are eight elementary schools, four middle schools and one high school. This is a beautiful city but it is NOT for everyone so do your research before moving here!
The Annapolis area has 7 different zip codes: 21401, 21402, 21403, 21404, 21405, 21409, 21411 and 21412.
Welcome to Annapolis.