SCHOA is a business organization representing 854 homes of the Shipley’s Choice community. SCHOA works to preserve homeownership value through upkeep of common areas as well as covenants enforcement.
SCHOA is a self-managed non-stock Maryland Corporation with a mandatory membership of 854 homes. It’s Declaration of Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions are for the purpose of protecting the value and desirability of the homes and common areas. Per MD law, new homeowners are provided a “Resale Packet” containing governing documents and important community information.
The community has two Homeowners’ Associations
Shipley’s Choice is a family-oriented community of primarily two-story, single-family homes with two-car garages, situated on quarter acre lots. It is located in Anne Arundel (AA) County in the Greater Severna Park area and it is nestled in the suburbs between Washington DC and Baltimore. It is located about 10 miles north of Annapolis, MD, which is the United States’ sail-boat capital, the seat of Maryland state government and home to the United States Naval Academy and St. John’s College. SCHOA is on the western edge of Severna Park and feeds into the top ranked Shipley’s Choice Elementary School, Severna Park Middle School and Severna Park High School.
Local roads provide convenient access to Annapolis, Baltimore and Washington DC. It is located 1½ miles from exit 10 off interstate 97, is 17 miles from Baltimore, 34 miles from Washington DC, and 8 miles from Thurgood Marshall Baltimore-Washington International (BWI) Airport. Available transportation includes BWI Airport, the AMTRAK train station, a light-rail train to Baltimore, and access to the interstate highway system to Western Maryland, Pennsylvania and the Ocean City and Delaware beaches. There is boating access to the Chesapeake Bay and Severn River.
The Shipley’s Choice Elementary school and the Shipley’s Choice Swim and Tennis Club (SCS&TC) are within walking distance. There are several community flower gardens, sitting benches, a Tot-Lot and two “Little Libraries.” Anne Arundel County provides street repairs and snow and trash removal.
SCHOA provides many “good neighbor” opportunities for its residents to participate in keeping Shipley’s Choice a great community. Upkeep of residents’ homes is encouraged and there is an annual clean-up event for the communities’ common grounds.
There are multiple opportunities for residents to join service organizations. The community is within the drawing area of the Greater Severna Park Athletic Association (GCPAA) sports leagues and teams.
Below is a Google Maps link to our location.
The monthly SCHOA E-Voice is published exclusively for members of the Shipley’s Choice Homeowners’ Association, Inc. To subscribe, please email a SCHOA home address and up to two names and email addresses per household to firstname.lastname@example.org. Subscriptions are perpetual and need not be re-confirmed.
The Officers and Directors Board meet the first Monday of the month and meetings are open to all SCHOA members. Meeting dates, times and locations are posted in the SCHOA E-Voice and are displayed on three signs located on Governor Stone and East-West Boulevard. Meetings are conducted according to Robert’s Rules. The SCHOA Board of Directors is elected from and by SCHOA residents and serve two-year terms. Roughly half of the board’s positions are subject to the annual election process.
SCS&TC is a private recreational facility serving resident members of Shipley’s Choice in Millersville. It is not managed by SCHOA. For information contact the club at 410-987-9028 or search online at SCS&TC Millersville, MD.