Crofton is a census-designated place and planned community in Anne Arundel County, Maryland, United States. The town is located 20 miles east-northeast of Washington, D.C. 20 miles south of Baltimore and 15 miles west-northwest of Annapolis. Established in 1964, Crofton held its 40th birthday celebration in 2004. In July 2007 Crofton was named by Money magazine as one of "100 Best Places to Live" in the United States. Crofton placed 72nd out of 100 cities on the list.