Welcome to Maryland! You will find that Anne Arundel county is minutes from everything. Severna Park, Millersville, Odenton, Gambrills, Crofton and Severn seem to be the most popular destinations for many relocation buyers. If you still need help feel free to give me a call! 410-294-9915
You should consider the areas of Columbia and Ellicott City in Howard county. It is between Ft. Meade and Baltimore and has a great Education system.
I lived in these areas and work in these areas. If you need assistance, let me know. I'd be happy to help!
MD/VA and DC
If you can share a little more about what you are looking for in a neighborhood and the investment range on your new home, I could give you better information.
Regarding schools, there are a couple of places you can find the answers. You can check out the board of education or try http://www.greatschools.net
I hope this helps, and if you would like to discuss any information about neighborhoods and their amenities and which one may be best for you, give me a call 443-837-5404.