Odenton is a great place to live for people in all stages of life, with a wide variety of housing types from condominiums, town houses, and single family homes. Condominiums with contemporary Italianate exteriors feature large open floor plans, balconies, and galley kitchens, while town houses in subdivisions boast two to three floors of living space. Single family homes in Odenton come in a variety of architectural styles, from 1970's era split levels, to contemporary ranch houses, and traditional two-story colonials.
Students from Odenton enjoy the benefit of an education from the Anne Arundel County Public school system and schools in the area include Odenton, Piney Orchard, and Waugh Chapel Elementary Schools, Arundel Middle School, and Arundel and Meade High Schools. Particularly gifted students can also compete for acceptance into the selective magnet programs at Annapolis High School.