Part of the Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan Area, Calvert County, Maryland is located on the Calvert Peninsula, between the coasts of the Chesapeake Bay on the east and the Patuxent River on the West. Occupying a total area of 345 square miles with about 38% water, Calvert County is adjacent to Anne Arundel County to its north and Saint Mary's County to its south. Its county seat is the town of Prince Frederick. Other cities in Calvert County include Chesapeake Beach and Huntingtown.
With median household incomes among the highest in the U.S., not surprisingly the cost of living in Calvert County is high. Nonetheless, population growth has been significantly higher in Calvert County than the Maryland state average since 1990. The estimated median house or condo value in Calvert County in 2009 was $387,000, outpacing the state median of $319,000. Median prices of home sold rebounded in mid 2010 after mostly flat growth since mid 2005. For veterans and military service members interested in living in Calvert County, the VA offers favorable loan terms including increased lending limits up to $625,500 for members with full entitlement.
Barstow, Broomes Island, Chesapeake Beach, Dowell, Dunkirk, Huntingtown, Lusby, North Beach, Owings, Port Republic, Prince Frederick, Saint Leonard, Solomons, and Sunderland