Focus on Maryland
Experience the Old Line State
Maryland is one of those east coast gems that come to mind when one craves four seasons, picturesque beaches, and small town charm. The state is on the smaller side, but boasts big city life, rich history, and 167 beautiful active adult communities to call home. From metropolitan Baltimore, to the tranquil waters of Chesapeake Bay, Maryland residents share a love of blue crab, and warm hospitality.
George Washington dubbed the troops who bravely fought during the revolutionary war the "Old Line," hence the state's infamous nickname. With a population of 5.976 in 2014, Maryland became a part of the United States on April 28, 1788. Home to the capital of Annapolis, and the birthplace of Francis Scott Key, author of our national anthem, it sometimes called America in Miniature. Cost of living is above the national average, with a median home price of $259.9 according to Realtor.com. While not all retirement income is tax exempt, up to $29,000 of pension income can be excluded, however social security remains untaxed. Aside from state of the art amenities provided by Maryland's senior living communities, retirees have access to the finest medical care at John Hopkins Hospital, and the University of Maryland Medical Center both ranked highest in the region by U.S News and World Report. On a less practical note, once you take the plunge to become a Marylander, you'll discover Old Bay seasoning is an essential pantry staple, and an indulgent fudge coated Berger Cookie is an absolute necessity
The eastern side of the state bordering the Atlantic is a humid subtropical climate with average highs of 75 degrees, and lows of 35. Coastal towns such as North Beach, and Chesapeake Bay, experience mild winters, making them ideal destinations for snow birds seeking refuge from harsher climates. The western portion of the state including Washington D.C, experiences cold, snowy winters with record lows of -40F, and summer highs around 100F. The varied topography from the wetlands of the Coastal Plain, to the lush forests of the Appalachians, lends itself to Maryland's diverse ecosystem.
Salvaged in 1941, the Edgar Allen Poe house, and museum in Baltimore is where you'll experience the life, and times of this legendary writer. What is referred to as the heart of Baltimore, Inner Harbor features fine dining, and shopping, as well as the Maryland Science Center, and Waterfront Promenade. On the Eastern shore, the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge is a wonder to behold with the highest population of American Bald Eagles on the east coast, and is home to three habitats including 8,374 acres of evergreen, and deciduous forest. For 55+ fitness gurus, Maryland has a wealth of outdoor activities including cross country skiing, hiking, biking, and even rock climbing for those dare devils out there. If a history lessen is more your style, visit the Antietam National Battlefield where one of the Civil War's most brutal battles took place. This well preserved site is located in Washington County, and is a solemn reminder of this country's fight for freedom.
Contact www.activeadultliving.com today for more information about the retirement communities located across the state. Single family, apartment life or townhouse, Maryland can offer you the perfect place to hang your hat.
Colonial Charles Villas
Marlboro Ridge - The Estates
55+ Active Adult Condos at the Courtyards at Waverly Woods