Manhattan Beach, a quiet residential community in Severna Park, Maryland, is bordered by Cypress Creek, the Magothy River, Dividing Creek and Governor Ritchie Highway (Maryland-2). Auto access from Ritchie Highway at Jones Station Road is limited to tree-lined Manhattan Beach Road.Â Residents organized the Manhattan Beach Civic Association (MBCA) in 1929. Manhattan Beach became a Special Community Benefit District within Anne Arundel County on May 15, 1992. Neighborhoods within the community–Manhattan Manor, Manhattan Woods, Oak Grove, Buckingham Estates and Windrush Farmâ€”are included in the district, with MBCA acting as administrator. All property owners in the special tax benefit district are assessed an annual tax of $25 as part of their county property taxes. Anne Arundel County returns the aggregated funds to the MBCA for Community Center maintenance, insurance and community upkeep.