The Downs is located on the Severn River on the northwest side of Annapolis. There are two marinas, tennis courts, swimming pool, play ground, club house. Being on the west side of Annapolis there is easy access to BWI, Washington, and Baltimore. While in a heavily wooded area, the community is only five minutes from major shopping centers. It is a community of 220 homes in the upper brackets. It is a very real community with active participation in community functions.