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Like other coastal Maryland counties, Queen Anne’s is the perfect spot for crabbing, watersports and escaping metropolitan hotspots like Baltimore and Washington, DC – both of which are easily accessible by car and air.
Queen Anne’s County is also perfect for shopping and exploring. The county boasts over 65 outlet stores, a thriving antique market, two vineyards on the Chesapeake Bay Wine Trail and more than 27 farms.
Queenstown is one of the main communities in Queen Anne's County.
Queen Anne’s County appeals to people who enjoy maritime activities, history, and love the outdoors. From Kent Island’s commercial hub, to rural small towns, county residents can enjoy a more relaxed pace of life, just across the bay from Annapolis, Baltimore and Washington DC.
Real estate in Queen Anne’s County offers many beautiful homes at a variety of price points, in a variety of unique towns. Whether you are looking for a luxury waterfront estate, a single-family home in a quiet family-friendly neighborhood, or rural farm property, you will find it here.
Architecture features a variety of influences, from historical Victorian and brick Colonial homes, to newer builds featuring Cape Cod and Craftsman stylings, as well as sleek modern designs.
Many neighborhoods along the coast back onto various waterways and canals, offering either private water access, or neighborhood-adjacent access. If you are looking for a more active lifestyle, there are also numerous golfing communities.
Real estate in Queen Anne’s County’s rural inland features wonderful acreages, horse farms and other commercial farming ventures.
Queen Anne’s County history begins in 1631, when a trading post was established on Kent Island. This makes it one of the earliest European settlements in what would become the state of Maryland.
From its settlement, watermen have harvested oysters, crabs, terrapins from the waters of the bay. Hunting of waterfowl, including geese and ducks, has also been an important part of its history.
Queen Anne’s County was founded in 1706, named after the reigning Queen Anne of Great Britain. In 1713, it became an English Postal District, with the sheriff and postmaster travelling to Annapolis by boat across Chesapeake Bay to obtain mail. In 1773, a portion of the county was taken to form Caroline County, establishing its current boundaries.
By the time of Independence, the county had several churches, a government, school and postal system. While plantations focused on tobacco as an early commodity crop, it was found to exhaust the soil. Planters then switched to mixed agriculture, which was much less labor intensive. As a result, many plantations sold enslaved African Americans to developing cotton plantations of the Deep South.
In 1868, the Railroad Company completed a route from Baltimore around the top of Chesapeake Bay, down to Queenstown, and connected to other railroads continuing into Delaware and Virginia.
In 1876, Queen Anne’s County had its first printed independent newspaper, the Maryland Citizen. A bank was also established in Centerville, with the Centerville National Bank still operating to this day.
Queen Anne’s County celebrates its history and rich heritage to this day, with many museums, historical sites and locations on the National Registry of Historical places.
Located on the eastern shore of Chesapeake Bay, and just across the Bay Bridge, Queen Anne’s County is a mecca of small waterfront towns, water activities and pristine lakes and trails.
Chesapeake Bay beckons boaters, kayakers, canoers and fishermen. There are a large number of marinas, public boat ramps and landings throughout the region. Sportfishing is a big deal In Queen Anne’s County, with both saltwater and freshwater fishing experiences. Anglers can take advantage of any number of local piers, or take to the waters. There is also a large selection of charters ready to help you get your excursion started. Hook striped or largemouth bass, trout, bluefish, Spanish mackerel, black drum, Atlantic croaker, perch and more.
Enjoy beautiful waterfront public parks and beaches along the coastline. Matapeake State Park features Clubhouse Beach, the county’s first public beach, with sandy shores, kayak rentals and a dog swim area. Terrapin Nature Park is a 279-acre nature park with 4000 ft of shoreline, wetlands and tidal ponds. Tuckahoe State Park, with its 60-acre lake, offers visitors walking and hiking trails, boating and fishing.
The county is home to 8 walking and bicycle trails, ranging from 5 to 59 miles. Popular trails include the South Island Trail, and the Cross Island Trail on Kent Island. Other popular nature attractions for wildlife sights, hiking, paddling and more include the Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center, and the Wye Island Natural Resources Area.
Golfers can enjoy a variety of great courses in Queen Anne’s County, catering to all skill levels. Queenstown Harbour offers two scenic waterfront courses for more advanced golfers. Blue Heron Golf Course is a great course for beginners and players of all ages.
Queen Anne’s County features a vibrant arts and culture scene. From live music at local cafes and dock bars, to art galleries and local theatres, inspiring experiences are never far. The historic Stevensville Arts & Entertainment District features galleries and shops with all types of handcrafted fine art, from jewelry to furniture. The county hosts numerous annual music festivals, including the Bay Music Festival, and Drink Maryland.
If you are a fan of food and drink, Queen Anne’s County is a great place to indulge. Local restaurants take full advantage of the bay’s county, with fresh blue crab, clams, oysters, rockfish and more. The area features a great variety of fine dining, casual eateries, and flavors from around the world as well. The county is also home to four craft breweries, two wineries, and two craft distilleries.
Queen Anne’s County offers great shopping options, with malls and shopping plazas in various towns. Discover unique local boutiques, or shop for antiques in any of the great shops. The Queenstown Premium Outlets offers high-end retail outlet shopping without having to head across the bay.
With its abundant farms in the inland section of the county, residents can enjoy many farmers markets and farm stands, with fresh nutritious produce and more. Stevensville hosts a weekly farmers market on Thursdays year-round, and Centerville hosts a monthly event during the summer months.
Of course, with easy access to the Chesapeake Bay Bridge, Queen Anne’s County residents are also within driving distance of amenities in major cities like Annapolis (32 min/28 mi), Baltimore (1 hr/ 54 mi) and Washington DC (1 hr/56 mi).
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Listing information last updated on October 17th, 2021 at 12:46pm EDT.