The ninth smallest state in the nation may not be the first place that comes to mind when you think of retiring. While it’s not the cheapest place (the cost of living is typically above the national average), there are many benefits to settling down for your Golden Years in Maryland. Firstly, it’s very historic and one of the oldest states in the nation. Many of the cities on this list have retained their charm from centuries before. Secondly, the waterfront location of many desirable cities is a huge draw for boaters and outdoor lovers. If you can afford the pricey real estate and higher cost of living, Maryland is a great place for retirees who appreciate history and desire proximity to the nation’s capital. Here are the ten best places to retire in Maryland.
Located on the eastern shores of Maryland’s Chesapeake Bay, Easton is fast becoming one of the most sought-after places to retire in the state. The town of 16,600 people is charming and laid-back and the outskirts are draped in lush greenery, fields, and farms. Downtown consists of boutiques, galleries, a performance venue, art museums, restaurants, and cute brick sidewalks. Easton is located in Talbot County which is known for having 20 marinas – which means plenty of access to the coast. Easton’s location just 30 minutes from Baltimore and D.C. make it a desirable re-settling locale. And if you ever find yourself needing the best healthcare in the country, John Hopkins Medical Center is just an hour and a half away. Relocation can be an achievable reality with a median home value of around $280,000 (reasonable for Maryland). Additionally, Easton has one of the lowest property tax rates in Maryland.
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