Maryland's Eastern Shore

 More than a weekend getaway

The Eastern Shore of Maryland lies predominantly on the east side of the Chesapeake Bay and consists of nine counties. Just under 8 percent of Marylanders live in the region. It’s a place known for farmland and waterfront homes, steamed crabs and sweet corn. On weekends during the warmer months, the populations grows exponentially as people from Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Annapolis and more make their way to the shore to spend a weekend in peace.

But a weekend on the Eastern Shore is hardly ever enough. Many decide after spending time in one of our waterside villages or small arts towns that they’d like to retire here or buy a second home. Vacationers see it’s a great place to raise a family and start looking for their first place.

The residents of Maryland’s Eastern Shore consider themselves lucky to be surrounded by such natural beauty: coves and creeks, fields and forests. It’s a haven away from city life and suburbs.

Each area of the Shore has its own personality. Click on the links above to learn more about the counties we work in: Talbot, Dorchester, Caroline, Kent and Queen Anne’s.

Close to home

The Eastern Shore is an easy drive away from major cities like Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Annapolis, Philadelphia and New York.

Seeing stars

Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass were born here. Artists, athletes and politicians call it home. The place itself stars in films and books.

Wide open spaces

Though the Eastern Shore makes up about a third of the state of Maryland, only 8 percent of the state’s population live here year-round.