Buying a home can be fun, especially when partnering with a real estate agent who empowers clients and works at their pace: effectively building confidence every step of the way. I encourage you to visit this wonderful part of the country and sample the rural and elegant coastal lifestyle of the Eastern Shore at your own pace. You will enjoy the natural wonders exploring wildlife sanctuaries, participate in magnificent water sports, hike, bike, play a couple of rounds of golf and a feast of blue crab (prepared to perfection) as you explore the homes in Talbot County, Queen Anne’s County, and Caroline County. Here are some of the reasons to move to the Eastern Shore in greater detail.
1. Wildlife: Maryland takes great care in protecting and providing a safe harbor for its native wildlife. The Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge, the Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge, and Assateague Island National Seashore provide shelter for bald eagles, peregrine falcons, tundra swans, wild horses, white-tailed deer, and sika deer. The areas also provide visitors opportunities to commune with nature and observe the local wildlife in its natural habitat effectively cultivating peace, tranquility, and respect for the natural wonders of our world.
2. Ocean & Bay: If you love the water, you will love the Eastern Shore. You will enjoy the majesty of the Chesapeake Bay and the heraldry of the Atlantic Ocean at your leisure and all the waterfront has to offer. Sailing, fishing, surfing, kayaking, and swimming on the beaches of the Atlantic Ocean are all but a short drive away when you find your perfect home on the Eastern Shore.
3. Recreation: There is an abundance of water-sport recreational opportunities stemming from the unique location between the ocean and bay on the Eastern Shore. In addition to water sports, there are inland recreational opportunities with several excellent golf courses to test your skills or develop your skills: including Hog Neck Golf Course, Queenstown Harbor Golf (with two courses), and Blue Heron Golf Course. There are many excellent trails to enjoy by foot or bicycle in the wildlife sanctuaries, and national and state parks. Tuckahoe State Park in Queen Anne County is a local favorite for mountain bikers, hikers, and equestrians with 20 miles of scenic trails to explore, and the 60 acre lake at the park is enjoyed by boaters and anglers alike.
4. Small Town Charm: There are many small coastal towns to choose from on the Eastern Shore. Many of the small towns have their humble beginnings in the 1600’s-1800s. The towns continue to thrive with smaller populations of 600-5,000 people. You will know your neighbors, and your neighbors will welcome you as you join in the hustle and bustle of small town life (including yearly parades, youth sports, 4-H club activities, wine festivals, oyster festivals, and community dinner theater) and fill your kitchen with the fat of the land from one of our local farmer’s markets.
5. Blue Crab: The summertime waters of Maryland are synonymous with the blue crab harvest. About half of the United States blue crab harvest comes from Maryland to the delight of local chefs and diners (and the rest of the country). Enjoy the quintessential Eastern Shore meal of crab…steamed, fried, or deliciously prepared crab cakes. Waterman’s Crab House in Rock Hall has plenty of parking, plenty of floating docks (call ahead for slip reservations), and plenty of crabs! There are a number of seafood restaurants (including Awful Arthur’s Seafood Company, Chesapeake Landing, and The Crab Claw in Talbot County) each with its unique crab cake recipe. Try them all and decide for yourself who truly has the best jumbo lump crab cakes on the Eastern Shore.
Once you have found the perfect crab cake, I look forward to helping you find your perfect home on the Eastern Shore and meeting all of your real estate needs. Contact Chuck Mangold today!