Worcester County Real Estate

Located on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean, Worcester County includes a large Intracoastal Waterway bordered by barrier islands to the east. The county is best known for its beautiful beaches and resorts, and large forests further inland. Perhaps the most well-known community in Worcester County is Ocean City, a popular vacation destination. Read more about Worcester County.

Aerial view of Ocean City, Maryland homes

Worcester County Real Estate Stats

Average Price $567K
Lowest Price $1
Highest Price $15.9M
Total Listings 1,018
Avg. Days On Market 120
Avg. Price/SQFT $702

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Worcester County Real Estate Listings

Worcester County Properties & Real Estate

Worcester County is located on the eastern boundary of the state of Maryland and is the only county in Maryland to border the Atlantic Ocean. Worcester County is situated on the Delmarva Peninsula, which it shares with Delaware, Virginia, and eight other Maryland counties. 

Worcester County has two barrier islands, Fenwick Island and Assateague Island, which shield a series of large Intracoastal bays. To the north is the state of Delaware, while the eastern portion of the county touches the bay and ocean. Directly south is the state of Virginia. Somerset County is located to the west, with Wicomico County located to the northwest. 

As of 2021, the estimated population of Worcester County is just over 53,000.

Several major roads and highways connect the areas of Worcester County. Here are a few:

  • Worchester Highway (Maryland Route 113), which runs north-south from Delaware down to Pocomoke City
  • Ocean Gateway (Maryland Route 50), which runs east-west from Wicomico County to Ocean City
  • Ocean Highway (Maryland Route 13), which connects Pocomoke City to Virginia
  • Ocean City Expressway (Maryland Route 90), which connects the Ocean Gateway to Ocean City

Worcester County residents can travel easily throughout the county and beyond via the network of highways. Getting to other major cities, such as Salisbury, is convenient. Travelling from Ocean City, Worchester County's most eastern point, to Baltimore takes roughly 2 hours and 45 minutes.

Featured Areas In Worcester County

Real Estate in Worcester County

Ocean City is a popular holiday destination in Worcester County, attracting millions of visitors every year, and Snow Hill is the county seat. 

Real estate in Worcester County includes a range of waterfront and canal homes, beach houses, farmland, and small-town suburbs. Although Ocean City is perhaps its most well-known city, the largest area by population is Ocean Pines.

Homes in the coastal communities of Worcester County tend to lean into this theme architecturally. As a result, there are many beach style homes, and a lot of the times this is seen in both interior and exterior design. Ocean City is home to some of the county's most luxurious properties because of its highly-desirable waterfront location, although there are luxury homes for sale in many communities. 

While real estate in this county is primarily single-family homes, there are, of course, condos and townhomes for interested homebuyers. Both condos and home present some really great opportunities for investment, especially those location on the waterfront. As well, many of the homes by the area beach are second homes for those longing for a summer escape. Ocean City is one of the hottest areas in the county to purchase real estate at the moment; Berlin is a close second. 

Worcester County offers everything from traditional farmhouses to custom-built waterfront estates. This also includes historic properties and vacant land. Many purchase lots and then build their dream home, with all their personal preferences.

Worcester County History

Previously portions of Somerset County, Worcester County was founded in 1742. The county itself played a part in both the War of 1812 and the Civil War. It has it economic roots in the agriculture, logging, and manufacturing industries, which later on grew to include shellfish and crab harvesting. However, this later would be overtake by poultry. 

Worcester County is also known for its historic buildings and landmarks. There are currently 33 entries for Worcester County listed on the National Register of Historic Places. This includes the Berlin Commercial District , the Pocomoke City Historic District, and the Makemie Memorial Presbyterian Church in Snow Hill.

Worcester County: Highlights & Attractions

Besides the beaches, islands, and bays, other natural attractions in Worcester County include the Pocomoke State Forest and Assateague State Park. There are, of course, a great number of smaller parks and wildlife management areas located all throughout the county.

There are also quite a few museums and landmarks. These include the following:

  • Julia A. Purnell Museum in Snow Hill
  • Delmarva Discovery Museum in Pocomoke City
  • Furnace Town Historic Site outside of Snow Hill
  • Ocean City Life-Saving Museum in Ocean City
  • Sturgis One Room School Museum in Pocomoke City
  • Costen House in Pocomoke City

Worcester County At A Glance

Ranked #1 Maryland County For Retirees

Ranked #3 For Best School District In Maryland

Ranked #8 In Best Maryland Counties For Young Professionals 

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