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Maryland Luxury Real Estate View Map Neighborhood Description View School Information Request Information Maryland Description The State of Maryland is at the center of cultural, educational and recreational activities on the Atlantic coast. It has economic vitality, gorgeous scenery, is close to Washington, D.C., and has a strong sense of community, making it a popular place to live. The five regions in Maryland include the excitement of its large cities along with the charms of the countryside giving residents plenty to see and do. Sail down the Chesapeake Bay, relax on the beaches of Ocean City, take a tour through the countryside or a stroll along Baltimore’s Inner harbor and explore the cultural attractions of nearby Washington, D.C. With all of its opportunities and conveniences, Maryland is home to some of the wealthiest property values in the country. Communities throughout Maryland offer a broad range of amenities and lifestyles depending on your needs and budget. A vibrant economy and growing job market tend to be the balancing factors to residents facing a higher cost of living in Maryland. The state’s job growth consistently outpaces the nation. Biotechnology, software development and applications, and defense and security-related businesses maintain a strong presence, and compared to the rest of the nation, Maryland ranks first in the percentage of professional and technical workers. Its highly accredited educational institutions provide virtually every kind of training and research required by business and industry. It is also one of the top states in the nation for educational attainment as nearly 40% of the state’s population age 25 and above hold a bachelor’s degree or higher. Most of the population of Maryland lives in the central region of the state, in the Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan Area. The Eastern Shore is less populated and more rural, as are the counties of western and southern Maryland. Cities such as Bethesda, an affluent suburb of our nation’s capital, charming Owing Mills and historic and riverfront Edgewater, are among the most popular Maryland cities for new residents. Maryland real estate includes everything from urban town homes, waterfront estates, planned suburban communities, small historic towns, or country retreats. Maryland has a remarkably varied climate depending on the region of the state one resides. Overall, July is the warmest month, with highs reaching into the 80s and 90s. January is the coldest time of the year, with average lows in the 20s. There’s plenty of rain throughout the year, and there tends to be snow in the winter months; average snowfall a year is about 20 inches.