Fort George G. Meade Army Base

Northeast Region Installation Management Activity, United States Army Field Band
830 Chisholm Ave, Fort Meade, MD 20755


In Anne Arundel County, the eastern half of the county has hot, humid summers and cool, moist winters, and the western half of the county gets slightly colder winter temperatures and more snow. Annual rainfall averages 40 inches throughout the county. The average summer temperature is 87 degrees, with winter averaging 31 degrees. On average, 20 inches of snow fall each year.
Summers in Howard County are also hot and humid. Winters are cool and rainy, with lower temperatures away from the water. Snowfall ranges from 10 inches in the east to 30 inches in the west, with the area getting an average of 18 inches of snow annually. Annual rainfall averages 45 inches countywide, and residents can expect average temperatures of 24 degrees during winter’s three coldest months coupled with an average high of 85 in June, July and August.
Fort Meade
Cost of Living

The cost of living index in Odenton, MD is 125, which is 4% higher than the average in Maryland and compared to the national average it is 25% higher.


If you look at everyday goods and services they can be a good indicator in a certain city of the general costs of goods there. In Odenton, MD goods and services come in at 3% lower than the average in Maryland and are 6% higher than compared to the nationwide average.​

Getting to Know the Area

The post is near the communities of Odenton, Laurel, Columbia and Jessup. Howard County borders Anne Arundel County on the northwest.


The most centrally located county in Maryland, Anne Arundel County forms part of the Baltimore-Washington metropolitan area and is bordered by North America’s largest estuary, the Chesapeake Bay.


Anne Arundel and Howard counties maintain regional, community and neighborhood parks with sports facilities, recreation areas for picnics, and scenic outdoor trails for hiking and exploring.  In addition, there are many options for the arts; theaters, music and dance, museums and historical sites, shopping and dining.


Anne Arundel County website will help you with information on many of the these options.


Check out these websites for a list of all of the great events going on in the area.  

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