Big city life has a lot to offer: business opportunities, cultural awakenings, and the kind of high-energy that’s only available in big city bustle. But a life lived in the city can also be stressful. For Baltimore and D.C. executives looking for a little peace and quiet, there are some great Maryland second home towns nearby. Here are some of our favorites:
On a peninsula jutting out into Tangier Sound at the southern end of the state, Crisfield is a beautiful beach and boating destination that’s perfect for leaving your cares behind. Go for a dip in the summer or simply watch the waves roll in during the winter. Charter a fishing boat or visit Janes Island State Park from your bayfront second home. Crisfield is a three-hour drive from Baltimore and just under three and a half hours from Washington.
On the Atlantic side of Maryland sits the town of Berlin, home to antique markets, art galleries, and a downtown area that’s a National Historic District. Take a bike ride down to the coast or see where Tuck Everlasting and Runaway Bride were filmed. Real estate options include homes located within a mile of the shore, condos overlooking the golf course, and historic homes near downtown. Travel time is about two to two and a half hours from Baltimore and D.C.
Closer to the city, Chesapeake Beach lies on the western shore of the bay so you don’t have to fight any Bay Bridge traffic to begin your escape. Bring the family and enjoy the beach, boardwalk, marinas, and delectably fresh seafood. And, of course, there’s always the local waterpark. From Washington, you can be in Chesapeake Beach in about 45 minutes. From Baltimore, it’s a little over an hour.
Looking for something other than a beach town for your getaway? You’re in luck. Just head east instead of west when leaving either D.C. or Baltimore and you’ll find yourself in Big Pool, Maryland in about 2 hours. Instead of crashing waves, you’ll get rolling hills. Instead of seagulls, you’ll hear cows and horses. And instead of a beach bungalow you could own a working farm. Ride your gentle giants, go skiing at the local resort, or simply enjoy mountain and woodland views.
Looking for the perfect home away from home? Check out Hill Meadow Farms in Big Pool, Maryland. This 75-acre property has everything you need to enjoy farm life, plus a stunning and luxurious colonial home—a rare combination in Maryland properties. With a gorgeous chef’s kitchen, an indulgent master suite, and 2,000 square feet of porches and patios, you can enjoy the glory of nature for miles around. Even more incredible, this estate will be available at a luxury absolute no reserve auction on June 30th, 2016. To learn how you can name your own price for Hill Meadow Farms in one of the best Maryland second home towns, contact us or call Supreme Auctions directly at (866) 929-2243.