Master-Planned and Gated Communities in Maryland
Welcome to Maryland. Or, better yet, welcome home. You might be here for the blue crabs or the intriguing, historical port city of Baltimore. Or it may be something else. But whatever the reason you’re here, we’re glad. We’re excited for you to make your favorite aspects of Maryland part of your everyday life—while you discover new things to love about this state.
Why Choose a Maryland Community?
There are lots of great places to settle in Maryland, but what makes some of them stand out? We’ll start with the communities on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. If you’re looking for waterfront retirement living, consider the area near the Chesapeake Bay. One of the biggest draws is, of course, the access to water sports and activities. Paddle out on the water in a kayak or a canoe, or just take in the gorgeous views. Not to mention it offers a prime location for sailing and fishing. But you’ll also find active retirement communities and 55+ communities packed full of amenities—including pools, clubhouses, and fitness centers—that will keep you busy and entertained.
This area is also home to some of Maryland’s long-rooted history. Kent Island, the country’s third oldest English settlement, is a great place to explore. You can wander the charming historic districts and enjoy delicious seafood. Another advantage to living in this area? You’re not far from big-city conveniences. Whether you want to head into Washington D.C., Annapolis, or Baltimore, these cities are all close by and ready for you to enjoy their entertainment, dining, and shopping attractions.
Living in MD
Maryland’s options for communities are a great reason to make the move here, but there are other perks that make this state a good contender for the next phase of your life:
- Weather – If you love distinct seasons, you’ll get all four here. Winters are still cold and summers are still hot, but neither are extreme. On average, you can expect a comfortable year-round climate.
- Taxes – The good news is that Social Security benefits are not taxed at the state level. But it’s important to note that other forms of retirement incomes, like 401(k)s, IRAs, and private pensions are taxable. You’ll also find that there are estate and inheritance taxes. As you plan your finances for this part of your life, keep these things in mind.
- Cost of Living – With a lower-than-average state sales tax and no city or county sales taxes, your wallet can breathe a little easier. Plus, property taxes hover around average, adding another positive to the “financial” column.
- Healthcare – Your health and well-being is a top priority. Maryland is full of top healthcare facilities to ensure you get the best treatment if a need arises.
Research and Explore the Best Communities in Maryland
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K. Hovnanian’s ® Four Seasons at Kent Island is an active lifestyle community offering waterfront living with new single family homes and luxury elevator condominiums. After decades of anticipation, this community is finally open—and homes are selling fast. Set along the banks of Maryland’s Chester River and Macum Creek, Kent Island offers stunning views and a wealth of outdoor recreation, from a canoe and kayak launch to in-community trail system, connected to the popular Cross Island Trail.
There’s even more shopping, dining and recreation to explore in nearby Washington, DC, Baltimore and Annapolis, MD. Future amenities at the waterfront Chester House clubhouse include indoor and outdoor pools, a state-of-the-art fitness center, tennis and pickleball courts, and a 450-foot in-community pier overlooking the Chester River. This is truly a once-in-a-lifetime new home opportunity. Schedule a tour of five fully decorated single family model homes today! Condo models are coming in 2019! K. Hovnanian’s ® Four Seasons at Kent Island is an active lifestyle community offering waterfront living with new single family homes and luxury elevator condominiums. After decades of anticipation, this community is finally open—and homes are selling fast. Set along the banks of Maryland’s Chester River and Macum Creek, Kent Island offers stunning views and a wealth of outdoor recreation, from a canoe and kayak launch to in-community trail system, connected to the popular Cross Island Trail.
The secret to having it all is simply knowing you already do. At Miller & Smith, we know all it takes is investing in good design today and you’ll love your home for years to come. Of course that happens in the design of the elevator townhomes, but it extends down the street and into a neighborhood of convenience. Where the location close to Downtown Columbia adds just the right definition to an already perfect composition. Your morning walk and your morning cup of coffee happen hand-in-hand. And there are no limits to whatever you need or want to do. Your included elevator makes you unstoppable. Time of your life meet 55 & forward townhomes by Miller & Smith.
With accolades like #1 Best Place to Live in the U.S. by Money Magazine, Columbia is the perfect backdrop to have the time of your life, every day. An arts and music destination with a newly renovated Meriweather Post Pavilion will keep you singing. No matter your mode of transportation whether on two-wheels or two-legs, The Downtown Columbia Trail will keep you going. And countless other ways to dine, shop and pamper will keep you exploring. Time of your life, meet the perfect location near Downtown Columbia.
Taking the Next Steps
Some of the best places to retire are right here. After browsing the communities below, you’ll be one step closer to knowing for sure which one is right for you. If the option is available, consider exploring the community in person for a weekend. After a first-hand look, the decision to call Maryland home will be an easy one.