Calvert County Information and Real Estate

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Calvert County is Maryland’s smallest county in land area with 213 square miles. It is home to over 87,000 people and has one of the highest standards of living in Maryland. There are more than 5,200 businesses in the County and a labor force of at least 1.8 million resides within a one-hour drive. Major industries include defense contracting, information technology, tourism and administrative services.

Calvert is a peninsula, bounded by the Chesapeake Bay on the east and the Patuxent River on the west. Steep cliffs and woods predominate on the bay side while along the Patuxent, rolling fields slip gently down to the river. The County's many creeks provide refuge for wildlife as well as scenic areas for boating and fishing. Containing approximately 219 square miles, the County is nine miles wide at its widest point, and 35 miles from the Anne Arundel line to Solomons.

Prince Frederick, the County seat, is located 35 miles southeast of Washington, D.C., and 55 miles south of Baltimore. There are two incorporated towns in Calvert County: North Beach and Chesapeake Beach, located on the bay at the northeast corner of the county. In addition, the Comprehensive Plan identifies seven "town centers." These include (from north to south) Dunkirk, Owings, Huntingtown, Prince Frederick, St. Leonard, Lusby, and Solomons.

The topography of Calvert County is variable and rugged. An upland plain runs generally in a northwest‑southeast direction and forms the central spine of the County. On the Chesapeake Bay side, the upland terminates in high cliffs of clay, gravel and sand rising from the shoreline to maximum heights of 125‑135 feet. These cliffs are famous for the prehistoric fossils and sharks teeth that have been found in them. On the west, the upland areas slope toward the Patuxent River forming a level terrace commonly called "bottom land" and boasting some of the best farmland in the county. The elevation here varies from approximately 10 to 40 feet.

Calvert County Commissioners


http://www.co.cal.md.us/government/bocc/
175 Main Street
Prince Frederick, MD 20678
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(410) 535-1600

"Beginning with the general election to be held in Calvert County in November, 1978, 5 county commissioners shall be elected by countywide vote. One shall be a resident of the first election district, 1 a resident of the second district, and 1 a resident of the third election district of the county. Of the remaining candidates, the 2 receiving the highest number of votes shall be selected. Commissioners who are elected and qualify shall take office the third Tuesday of December following election. Each commissioner shall hold office for 4 years or until a successor is elected and qualified (Code 1981,s/s 4-102; 1985,ch 715,s/s 2.)" See Code of Public Local Laws of Calvert County, Section 2-102.


http://www.co.cal.md.us/
175 Main Street
Prince Frederick, MD 20678
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(410) 535-1600 (301) 855-1243 FAX: (410) 535-5594

This is the official website of the Calvert County Government.


http://www.co.cal.md.us/residents/health/
175 Main Street
Prince Frederick, MD 20678
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410-535-1600 x331 FAX: 410-535-1787

The Department of Health and Human Services oversees a wide array of services that both enhance and sustain the quality of life of our citizens, while at the same time serves to ensure that these services are equitably administered and are responsive to the changing needs of the community.


Legislative Districts for Calvert County

http://planning.maryland.gov/ourproducts/legcongmaps2000.shtml

A detailed map of the state legislative districts (27A, 27B, 27C) for Calvert County.


Calvert County Department of Economic Development

http://www.ecalvert.com/
175 Main Street
County Courthouse
Prince Frederick, MD 20678
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800-331-9771 FAX: 410-535-4585

The Department of Economic Development acts as a catalyst to enhance the economy of Calvert County within the parameters set by the County's comprehensive Plan. The Department concentrates on working with the private sector to provide employment opportunities for Calvert County residents, increasing the commercial tax base and increasing the number of visitors to the County.

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Neighborhoods

 

Chesapeake Beach, Maryland

http://www.chesapeake-beach.md.us/
TOWN HALL
P.O. Box 400
Chesapeake Beach, MD 20732
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(410) 257-2230

The Town of Chesapeake Beach began as the dream of developers of the late 19th century who planned a grand resort on the shores of the Chesapeake Bay. The State of Maryland granted a charter to the Washington and Chesapeake Beach Railway Company in 1891, and in 1894 the W&CBR was granted a charter to incorporate the Town of Chesapeake Beach. The grand schemes of the W&CBR were never to be implemented, however. A new company, the Chesapeake Beach Railway Company, took up the idea in 1896. This company completed the railway, and on June 9, 1900, the resort staged its grand opening. As the years progressed, the adjacent community of North Beach continued to develop as a neighboring cottage community.


North Beach, Maryland

http://www.ci.north-beach.md.us/
8916 Chesapeake Avenue
P.O. Box 99
North Beach, MD 20714
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301-855-6681 (Town Hall) 410-286-3799 (Welcome Ctr) FAX: 301-855-0113

Nestled on the Chesapeake's western shore, the town of North Beach epitomizes "land of pleasant living." Its seven-block waterfront contains a public fishing pier, and a new half-mile-long boardwalk with accompanying bike path. The boardwalk is dotted with benches for residents and visitors alike to linger an Bay-watch. Located at the northern tip of Calvert County, North Beach also encompasses a wildlife refuge in its tidal marshlands, home to native wildlife and host to seasonal migrations.


Chesapeake Ranch Estates

http://www.poacre.org/outside_home.asp

410-326-3182

395 Clubhouse Drive

Lusby, MD 20657

Since 1958, CRE has been an eclectic private community situated on the western shore of the Chesapeake Bay, just north of the mouth of the Patuxent River, in Calvert County, Maryland. We are just 60 miles off the Capitol Beltway (I-495) around Washington, DC, and 57 miles south of the Maryland state capital, Annapolis, home of the U.S. Naval Academy. The area’s major employment center is the nearby Patuxent River Naval Air Station and Headquarters of the Naval Air Systems Command, plus the literally hundreds of surrounding private companies that support that government facility providing analytical science and engineering consulting in the fields of aircraft development and flight testing.


Town of Solomons

www.solomonsmaryland.com

Like a charming New England fishing village, yet with the culture and commerce to meet any taste. Lodging, shops, restaurants and marinas serve the discerning visitor. Retirement communities and upscale housing enjoy waterfront views. Year-round events, a Museum and a sculpture garden provide both excitement and contemplation.


Bayside Forest Community Association

P.O. Box 3604
Prince Frederick, MD 20678
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The BFCA represents approximately 250 residences in both the Bayside Forest and Chesapeake Heights on the Bay communities. These communities are located approximately 3 miles east of the Prince Frederick town center and borders with the Chesapeake Bay.



Chesapeake Heights on the Bay Community Association

P.O. Box 3604
Prince Frederick, MD 20678

The Chesapeake Heights on the Bay Community Association represents approximately 250 residences in both the Bayside Forest and Chesapeake Heights on the Bay communities. These communities are located approximately 3 miles east of the Prince Frederick town center and borders with the Chesapeake Bay.


Chesapeake Beach, MD

Richfield Station is a master-planned development located in the charming bayside community of Chesapeake Beach, Maryland. Beyond the marinas, restaurants, museums, and water park in Chesapeake Beach, Richfield Station's many amenities include neighborhood basketball courts, tennis courts, a ball field, and several tot lots situated throughout the community.

Utilities


Baltimore Gas & Electric (BG&E)


1-800-685-0123

BG&E provides electric service for northern Calvert County. The remainder of southern Maryland is serviced by the Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO). SMECO is owned by its customers.


Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO)


15035 Burnt Store Road
P. O. Box 1937
Hughesville, MD 20637-1937
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1-888-440-3311 1-877-74-SMECO (outages) FAX: 301-274-0086

Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative provides electric service to all of Charles and St. Mary's counties, all but the northern tip of Calvert County, and the southern portion of Prince George's County. SMECO is a cooperative corporation, owned by its members and operated for them on a non-profit basis. Rates are based on the cost of doing business. Surplus income, if any, is returned to the members through Capital Credits.


Calvert County Water and Sewage


175 Main Street
Prince Frederick, MD 20678
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410-535-1600 x2329 FAX: (410) 414-2498

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