No matter what your interests are, you’ll find something to love about living in Southern Maryland. The good life here can be found whether you’re into the outdoors, technology, or shopping. Here are a few of the things that make Southern Maryland a great place to live.
The Great Outdoors
From the majesty of the Chesapeake Bay to the green beauty of a local park, you’ll find plenty of outdoor spaces to exercise and play in all three Southern Maryland counties. Old railroad lines in Charles and St. Mary’s counties have been converted into paved bike and walking trails. The beaches in Calvert County are open for swimming, seashell hunting, and shark tooth collecting. Marinas in all three counties allow easy access to the bay and the Potomac and Patuxent rivers for boating and fishing.
If local food is your passion, visit one of the farmer’s markets in Southern Maryland or pick your own at the region’s many you-pick farms. Several local restaurants focus on local, in-season food, giving you the opportunity to taste the best Southern Maryland has to offer.
Southern Maryland is a great place to learn! Maryland public schools have been ranked among the best in the nation for years, and the region is home to several colleges. There is a branch of the College of Southern Maryland in Prince Frederick (Calvert County), La Plata (Charles County), and Leonardtown (St. Mary’s County), and the excellent St. Mary’s College of Maryland is situated in gorgeous Historic St. Mary’s City. At the Southern Maryland Higher Education Center in St. Mary’s County, students have access to 90 degree programs in engineering, education, business, IT, and more.
Southern Maryland is a shopper’s paradise! Retail centers in Waldorf, La Plata, Prince Frederick, Lusby, and California provide one-stop shopping for great national retailers, restaurants, and local establishments. The region’s only indoor shopping mall is the St. Charles Towne Center along 301 in Waldorf. Movie theaters in all three counties keep you on top of the latest blockbusters.
Location, Location, Location
Southern Maryland provides the perfect mix of rural and suburban living. No matter where you live, you are close to escaping it all in the middle of nowhere or completing your shopping trip at conveniently located stores. The water is never far away, and if you long for a taste of city life, Washington, DC; Baltimore; and Annapolis are short drives away.