The area that would become Severna Park has probably been inhabited since prehistoric times. However, the first record of European settlement didn’t come until the 17th century, and the region remained rural for much of its existence as the nearby cities of Baltimore and Annapolis grew. During the early 20th century, Severna Park finally grew populous enough to earn a proper name. Legend has it that the winner of a contest to generate this name earned $500, a sizable sum for the time. As nearby Baltimore continued to grow, Severna Park became a bustling bedroom community and summer-home destination. These days, the Severna Park and Arnold Chamber of Commerce works tirelessly to attract new business to the city.
Severna is located on the western shore of the upper Chesapeake Bay. As part of Anne Arundel County, it’s located about halfway between Baltimore and Annapolis. Severna Park is surrounded by water on two sides and is nearly bisected by Maryland Highway 648. Other major thoroughfares in the area include Interstate 97 and Maryland Highway 100. Outside of the suburban developments that make up a considerable portion of its land area, Severna Park is characterized by marshy inlets and stands of deciduous forest.
According to the most recently available figures, Severna Park has a population of just under 40,000. This figure has steadily expanded since the middle of the 20th century and could grow for some time to come. Many new arrivals come in search of relatively low land prices and larger lots than can be found in Baltimore’s inner suburbs. Severna Park’s families appreciate the excellence of the local school district: Severna Park High School and its feeder schools are routinely called out for their achievements. Additionally, the area’s natural beauty makes it a magnet for second-homeowners.
There’s plenty to do in Severna Park. For shoppers, the Highway 648 strip is punctuated by dynamic retail outlets like Park Plaza Shopping Center. Fishermen enjoy the teeming shallows of the Severn and Magothy Rivers. For joggers, dog-walkers and sunbathers, Jenning Road Recreation Area offers year-round options for outdoor activity. Meanwhile, kids and parents alike delight in the ever-changing animal exhibits of Kinder Farm Park, one of the region’s last working farms. The Point Crab House & Grill has some of the freshest seafood between Baltimore and Annapolis.
Like much of the rest of the Chesapeake Bay region, Severna Park has a subtropical climate that’s heavily influenced by the nearby waters. Although frosts and even freezes are fairly common, the area’s winters are considerably milder than those of central and western Maryland. Rain is far more common than snow during this time of year. In the spring and fall, changeable conditions and frequent showers lengthen the area’s growing season. Summer can be quite muggy, but persistent onshore breezes limit the extent of the discomfort that local residents feel.
Since the late 1960s, Coastal HVAC has provided dependable, responsive heating and air conditioning service for the proud residents and business owners of Severna Park and the surrounding communities. As a one-stop shop for virtually all HVAC needs, Coastal employs highly trained, NATE-certified technicians who can perform complex installations, time-sensitive retrofits and routine maintenance work with equal aplomb. What’s more, these professionals offer value-added services like indoor air quality audits, energy efficiency examinations and HVAC troubleshooting in any season. Since emergencies can strike without warning, Coastal keeps a team on call 24 hours per day to deal with service calls that can’t wait.
Coastal HVAC doesn’t just employ competent technicians with combined decades of service experience. The company is also a factory-authorized Carrier dealer that offers access to state-of-the-art systems for every taste, budget and need. Whether its clients need a powerful central air conditioning system, energy efficient geothermal water heater or compact heat pump, Coastal’s experienced staff can easily point them in the right direction. A comprehensive selection of accessories like thermostats, filters, coils and duct covers rounds out its selection, and factory warranties provide added peace of mind. With Coastal, Severna Park enjoys year-round comfort and convenience.
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