Welcome to Southern Maryland! Located in the Mid-Atlantic region of Maryland, a short drive from Washington D.C. It is comprised of three counties, Charles County, Calvert County and the most southern county in the state St. Mary´s County. Southern Maryland is a diverse and unique destination that boasts history, culture, outdoor activities, rivers the Chesapeake Bay and fabulous seafood!
Southern Maryland´s population is approximately 329,017 as reported by the U.S. Census Bureau in 2007. It is reported as one of the fastest growing areas in Maryland. It is made up of 1,231.42 square miles, 715 square miles of it being water. You will enjoy four distinct seasons throughout the year from the beautiful colors of the autumn leaves to the fun on the water during the hot summer months.
There is an abundance of history within the borders of Southern Maryland such as the Piney Point Lighthouse located in St Mary´s County to Jefferson Patterson Park in Calvert County where the battles of St. Leonard Creek took place in the year of 1812. In 1865 John Wilkes Boothe made his escape through Charles Countyafter the shooting of Abraham Lincoln. Visitors to Southern Maryland can enjoy sites such as the homes of Dr. Samuel Mudd and Thomas Stone as well as Mt. Carmel which is the oldest Catholic convent in the United States.
Southern Maryland offers something for everyone. From the peace and tranquility in the heavily wooded western portion of the counties such as Nanjemoy and Grayton which flourishes with wildlife, to the more populated and urban setting of Waldorf which boasts plenty of shopping as well as the more low-key, quaint Town of Chesapeake Beach where you can spend the day fishing in the deep waters or go to one of the various freshwater ponds and creeks as well as the beautiful Potomac River or Patuxent River. You can also enjoy a relaxing evening with the family at a baseball game featuring the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs who kicked off their inaugural season in 2008 or have dinner at your choice of the various styles of restaurants located throughout Southern Maryland.
Southern Maryland features 88 public schools that have held a steady and successful path with outstanding SAT scores, excellent participation in Advanced Placement courses in the high schools and consistent improvement on all accountability testing for the past several years. Southern Maryland even features several colleges, such as, The College of Southern Maryland, with its main campus located about five minutes outside of La Plata in Charles County and a new secondary campus in, Calvert County. You will also find St. Mary´s College of Maryland established in 1840, is a public, secular liberal arts college located in St. Mary's City, Maryland.
The areas surrounding Southern Maryland offer the workforce many different options.Waldorf, La Plata, Prince Frederick, Dunkirk, Solomons Island, St Mary´s City and Leonardtown offer employment within the area for those who want to stay local. However, for those who don´t mind traveling a little further north, Washington DC and Northern Virginia are also viable options. There are also several military bases in close proximity including NSWC Indian Head which is located in Charles County, Andrews AFB in Prince Georges County, Patuxent River Naval Air Station in St. Mary´s County, Bolling AFB located just outside of Washington D.C. and NSWC Dahlgren, which is right across the Harry W. Nice Bridge in Virginia.
There is a little bit of something for everyone in Southern Maryland. If you need more information about Southern Maryland real estate, contact your Southern Maryland Realtor, Cheryl Bare, for help. Feel free to browse through my listings in Southern Maryland. If Southern Maryland is not exactly what you are looking for you can always contact me for information about the surrounding counties of Prince Georges County, Anne Arundel County, or King George County in Virginia. Thank you for visiting the Southern Maryland page and we hope to see you around!