With abundant waterways, unique shops and museums, excellent restaurants, natural parks and a calendar filled with interesting festivals and activities, Calvert County has earned its nickname, the “Charm of the Chesapeake.” Looking for activities in this area? Click here to discover 25 FREE fun things to do in Calvert County!
Discover a place where there are still places to discover…
A peninsula bounded by the Chesapeake Bay on the east and the Patuxent River on the west, Calvert County is only an hour’s drive from Washington, D.C. and yet offers one of the lowest costs of living in the greater metro area. Its no wonder new homebuyers are discovering this “best kept secret.”
In the middle of the county lies Prince Frederick, the county seat. Route 4, which runs through the county, connects Calvert County to Anne Arundel County, MD in the north and St. Mary’s County, MD in the south.
Why Did We Choose To Build In Calvert County?
Calvert County has been named one of the “Top 100 Best Communities for Young People” for three years and counting! The 100 Best Communities for Young People is an annual competition that rewards and recognizes communities making extraordinary efforts to reduce dropout rates and provide outstanding services and supports to their youth. These communities, while not without their own challenges to overcome, have demonstrated a significant and lasting commitment to their youth for which they deserve to be recognized and commended.
Rated the highest in Maryland schools, and abundance of recreational fun, and a secure atmosphere, Curtis Homes chose Calvert County in Southern Maryland, the “Charm of the Chesapeake” to build homes for people like you. We’ve done our research and here are some facts about why you might want to consider recommending Calvert County (versus others) to your prospective buyers:
• At $81,927, the average household income is higher. Charles County averages $62,199.
• Ranked #1 of 25 in Public Schools (source: Schooldigger.com). Charles County ranks 18.
• While Calvert County has two “towns” (Chesapeake Beach and North Beach), Dunkirk, Huntingtown, Lusby, Owings, Prince Frederick, St. Leonard and Solomons have all been designated as “town centers.” The reason behind the “town center” designation is to cluster new development within established areas with existing infrastructure, thus discouraging urban sprawl. The implementation of the “town center” concept in Calvert County over the past two decades has for the most part been successful in preserving rural and agricultural areas outside the designated “town centers”, and stands as a key example of the smart growth planning strategy.
Calvert County is also home to:
A one-room school house
In 1977, Port Republic School Number 7’s old school bell rang out once more, and the little one-room school house, filled with its memories and memorabilia, was ready for visitors. It is now one of the county’s tourist attractions.
In Calvert County, you can find non-fossiliferous sands, probably of Pliocene age (the period in the geologic timescale that extends from 5.332 million to 2.588 million years before present)!
Battle Creek Cypress Swamp Sanctuary
Calvert County has a 100-acre nature sanctuary that recalls a time some 100,000 years ago when cypress swamps were common over large parts of the region and now-extinct animals like mammoths roamed the landscape. As you walk on the quarter-mile boardwalk trail, listen to nature’s harmony of calling frogs and songbirds, examine the intricate beauty of seasonal wildflowers or just gaze up at the inspiring 100-foot canopy of cypress trees that can reach an age of over 1,000 years.
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