With short commutes to the D.C. area and excellent employment opportunities within Southern Maryland, Charles County Maryland is appealing. Maybe you are looking to live near, but not in, the capital, or maybe you have a job in one of the many employment districts within Charles County. While there are plenty of benefits to living in this area, Charles County has a few drawbacks. With over 140,000 people living there, life can feel a bit crowded. The schools in Charles County also leave something to be desired, ranking 18th out of the 25 districts in the state.
Just to the east of Charles County lies the appealing Calvert County. Here, excellent schools and a smaller population combine to make an ideal place to build a new home, yet you will still be within a short drive of Baltimore and the D.C. metro area. Move a little further to the south and you will find the idyllic communities of St. Mary’s County. As you search for Charles County home builders, consider Curtis Homes, which has communities in nearby Calvert and St. Mary’s Counties.
Top Schools Draw People to Calvert County, MD
With a commute of around an hour to Washington, D.C., Calvert County is well within the greater metro area. What draws many people, families particularly, to this real estate wealthy community is its excellent schools. Rated as the top district in the state, Calvert County has schools known for a positive environment, low drop-out rates and strong academics. They are part of the reason that the county was named one of the “Top 100 Best Communities for Young People.”
Yet schools are not the only reason to consider moving your dream home a little to the east. Calvert County has a small population of just over 88,000 people, and one of the lowest costs of living in the area. You will get more out of every dollar you spend on your new home in Calvert County.
Job Growth Fuels Population Growth in St. Mary’s County
For those in search of a job, St. Mary’s County has plenty to offer. With major employers like the Patuxent River Naval Air Station and Eagan, McAllister Associates, Inc., the job growth potential here is strong, particularly in maritime aviation research, development and testing. Yet, the home community remains, at its core, a historically appealing place to live.