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Living in “The Pleasant Peninsula”

The communities we serve offer an attractive lifestyle – from high-ranking schools and a low crime rate to a moderate climate and abundant recreational opportunities. New residents quickly find out why we’re known as “The Pleasant Peninsula.” Although Maryland’s smallest county at 213 square miles, Calvert County and the surrounding communities we serve enjoy one of the highest median household incomes in the U.S. We are home to 5,200 businesses and major industries including defense contracting, information technology and tourism.

Our primary service area is situated between the Chesapeake Bay to the east and the Patuxent River to the west, where there is plenty to enjoy from our sandy beaches and nature parks to boating, biking and hiking. Calvert County is also home to several museums, a water park, aquatic center, sculpture garden, antique shops, art galleries and libraries that offer fun and educational activities for all ages.

“I always knew I wanted to be a doctor and decided early in my training that I wanted to be a family medicine physician. I also knew that I wanted to work in a family-oriented community. Calvert is a great place for me. I am close to my family; I met my husband here and we have started our own family here. And in Calvert we have plenty of room for all the four-legged members of our family!” Michelle A Folsom-Elder, MD, Family Medicine, Primary Care

“I came to Calvert County for the same reasons many people do – this is a great place to live and raise a family. Good schools, lots of outdoor activities, the sense of community. The proximity to DC, Annapolis and Baltimore was an extra bonus!” J. Michael Brooks, MD, Family Medicine, Primary Care

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Top 10 Things to Do

Our relaxing waterside communities let you fully experience the Chesapeake Bay lifestyle with unforgettable experiences:

  1. Hunt for fossils, shark teeth, shells and sea glass at the beach.
  2. Shop a farmer’s market or roadside stand for local produce.
  3. Visit an art gallery showcasing local talent.
  4. Spend an afternoon fishing or crabbing.
  5. Paddle the Chesapeake Bay or Patuxent River.
  6. Wander through antique shops and unique boutiques.
  7. Sample local wines and ales at various wineries and breweries.
  8. Take a step back in time at a museum or tour a historic lighthouse.
  9. Attend one of our many free events and festivals.
  10. Experience the area's eclectic cuisine at a waterfront café or restaurant.
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