Baltimore, MD Real Estate Market Has Something for Everyone

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Baltimore Maryland’s Real Estate Market has been booming for the last several years. There has been quite a lot of growth in all areas of the state.

Maryland appeals to many different home buyers for many different reasons. Each city has something to offer just about everyone and Baltimore and Washington are just a stones throw away to visit. The following is a list of counties in Baltimore, Maryland and what real estate averages are for each area.

Anne Arundel County - Annapolis is the State Capitol where many state offices are located. This historic city located on the banks of the Severn River just a short boat ride to the Chesapeake Bay. A popular place with sail boat owners, Anne Arundel homes range from luxury water front homes in Annapolis to more affordable homes in Pasadena, convenience of homes in Crofton and affordability of Glen Burnie homes. Anne Arundel real estate average price is $450,458.

Baltimore County- Baltimore County, Maryland real estate is dynamic and diverse county with a history of Americana including the unique homes in the City of Baltimore, easily identified by the brick facade and white marble stoop. Northeast of Baltimore City, homes in Baltimore County are very affordable and popular with folks who work in Baltimore City. Many Baltimore County residents work in and commute to Washington, D.C. daily. MARC Train serves many and avoids the traffic on this popular commuter route.

Baltimore County enjoys a variety of home styles, prices, and lot sizes. The areas in the north west areas of the county, known as "horse country" offers luxury homes, farms and a number of historical home sites to help us all remember what homes were like in the 17th and 18th Century. Historic communities offer homes to Baltimore home buyers who wish to own and preserve these wonderful examples of homes built in the 1800s and still occupied today.

There are also areas in "horse country" where there are farms, large lot communities with luxury homes and quiet countrysides in this area. Two major impoundments also offer fabulous recreational activities for the fishermen and boaters in Loch Raven Reservoir and Pretty Boy Reservoir. Average Prices depend upon the area of Baltimore County that you choose to live. They are as diverse as the county itself.

Calvert County - Calvert County offers fantastic value for luxury home sites in Dunkirk and Huntingtown and affordable homes in Lusby and Prince Frederick. Also popular are the marina and well priced homes in Chesapeake Beach. The Average price for homes in Calvert County are $428,682.

Carroll County � A more rural county in Maryland, Carroll County has vast rolling hills as well as many affordable communities. Westminster, Sykesville, Eldersburg, and Hampstead offers a variety of well priced homes. Real estate prices for Carroll County homes average in the $370,000 range.

Cecil County - Elkton and Northeast offer rural home site and water front homes in prices much lower than other Maryland water oriented areas. Average home in Cecil County price - $325,676.

Charles County - Waldorf is the most popular residential area in Southern Maryland. Known for well priced communities, Waldorf and La Plata, the county seat, are popular with commuters to D.C., Andrews AFB and Northern Virginia. Average price homes in Charles County range in the $370,000s.

Harford County - Bel Air, north of Baltimore County is popular for price and convenience to Baltimore. It is well known for having wonderful schools, great communities, and still maintains a more rural atmosphere. Harford County homes are priced well. Harford Count homes average price - $380.000.

Frederick County � Frederick County is full of rolling hills and agriculture. Nestled in Frederick, Urbana, Mt. Airy, Middletown and New Market are communities that offer very well priced homes compared to the more expensive homes in Montgomery County. Average price real estate in Frederick County is $380,445.

Howard County - Columbia homes are very popular in a planned community offering homes in all price ranges including luxury home sites. Other residential areas include Ellicott City and to the west are the rural areas of Dayton and Clarksville and the more affordable homes are in Elkridge. Howard County homes average price is $439,060.

Montgomery County - Homes in Potomac and Bethesda (Metro) are luxury priced and popular because of high ranking Public Schools and convenience to D.C. as well as Northern Virginia. Real estate in Gaithersburg, Germantown and Damascus offer a variety of prices. Silver Spring, Rockville, and Olney are popular for a variety of home styles and prices as well as METRO. Average price homes in Montgomery County starts at $500,000.

Prince George's County - Bowie is the most popular town in the county offering well priced and convenient homes in all prices in older as well as newer communities. To the south, Upper Marlboro offers large lot luxury homes sites as well as well priced communities such as Marlton. $358,653 is the average price homes in Prince George's County.

St. Mary's County - Lexington Park is home to the Patuxent River Naval Station. Semi-luxury homes are popular in St. Mary's county because of prices compared with areas closer to D.C. St. Mary's County offers water front communities as well. Average price real estate in St. Mary's County is $328,971.

Washington County - Hagerstown and Boonsboro real estate was once considered country. Not any more. It is very popular with home owners who use MARC Train to commute to Rockville and D.C. Average homes in Washington County are $267,096.

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Marti Kougel is a writer and real estate professional in the Baltimore MD Real Estate market.

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