Located in St. Mary’s county, Mechanicsville, Maryland sits near the heart of Maryland’s Amish country. The small community with its business district along Maryland Route 5 gives residents the chance to enjoy the culture and ambiance of a rural setting, all while offering a simple commute to Baltimore and Washington D.C. as well as Southern Maryland.
Curtis Homes is pleased to offer several new home communities to choose from within a short distance of Mechanicsville. By relocating to this maritime region (Southern Maryland), you will enjoy outdoor adventures, numerous employment options, highly rated schools and fabulous shopping and dining. Whether you fancy yourself cracking open some crabs along the shore or climbing a historic lighthouse, you can easily do it from a new home in the region!
Why Live in St. Mary’s County?
For those who need a place to work, St. Mary’s County offers numerous employment options. It was recently rated the top county in the state for both job growth and personal income growth potential. People who are skilled in engineering and aviation research are drawn to the employment options presented by the Patuxent River Naval Air Station and other area employers. Many of the new housing developments are found along the Pax River and the naval air station, which is serving as the focal point of the area’s growth.
Yet, in spite of this economic growth and the rise of many newly built communities, St. Mary’s County has been able to maintain the colonial charm that has drawn many here in the first place. If you choose a newly built home in St. Mary’s County, you can take a Saturday to climb to the top of one of four historic lighthouses situated on the Potomac, or you can paddle a boat through a tidal run. For a weekend, consider a getaway to the charming Solomon’s Island resort town.
Things to Do in St. Mary’s County
Tour a historic lighthouse
St. Mary’s County boasts four lighthouses, all sitting along the Potomac. Of these, the Piney Point Lighthouse in Piney Point is the oldest, built in 1836. Climb to the top to see lovely views of the six-acre park and the river below.
Visit Myrtle Point Park
Myrtle Point Park has two miles of shoreline, including several beach areas, making it a popular destination among St. Mary’s County residents who want to enjoy some time in or near the water. Three miles of hiking trails give the “land lubbers” a place to explore as well, and a kayak launch gives you access to the water if you wish.
Historic St. Mary’s City
See where Maryland got its start at this historic living history location. Costumed interpreters will re-create life as it was in colonial times. You can even explore the Maryland Dove, a re-created tall ship reminiscent of those that once carried settlers across the ocean to this brave New World.
To see the current developments Curtis Homes has in St. Mary’s County, click on our “Browse by Community” link to see the interactive map.