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 Community Info: Maryland

Maryland: Maryland has been labeled "America in Miniature." Extending from the Atlantic Ocean to the Blue Ridge Mountains, the state can be divided into 4 geographical regions: the Eastern Shore, Central Maryland, Southern Maryland and Western Maryland. You can find water and mountain activities throughout Maryland's 23 counties.

Geography
There are 23 counties in Maryland that extend from the Atlantic Ocean to the mountains in the western portion of the state. The state can be divided into five geographical regions, including, the Capital Region, Central Maryland, the Eastern Shore, Southern Maryland and Western Maryland. One of the state's main attractions is the Chesapeake Bay which is 195 miles long in Maryland and 1,726 square miles in area. The Chesapeake varies in width from 3 to 20 miles with two outlets to the Atlantic Ocean. There are 47 operational state parks and 2.7 million acres of forest area.

Population
Over 6 million people live in Maryland according to the US Census Bureau population estimates as of July 1, 2016.

Income
In 2015 the median household income was $74,551.

Real Estate
The state homeownership rate for 2011-2015 was 66.8%.

Industry
Maryland's industry clusters are at the forefront of innovation and technology, fueling economic growth and opportunity. The key industries are: Aerospace & Defense, Energy & Sustainability, BioHealth & Life Sciences, IT & Cybersecurity, Military & Federal, and Manufacturing.

The Port of Baltimore serves over 60 ocean carriers making nearly 2,500 annual port visits. The chief exports are coal, corn, soybeans, lignite and coal coke, petroleum, fuel oils and asphalt. Major employers in the state include Bethlehem Steel, Computer Sciences Corp, General Motors, Lockheed Martin, Marriott, McCormick & Co, and Northrop Grumman.

Sites/Landmarks
Baltimore's Inner Harbor attracts millions of visitors a year. The Inner Harbor includes the Maryland Science Museum and the National Aquarium. Annapolis is the state's capital and also attracts many tourists. The Western Maryland mountains and the eastern shore's ocean resorts are popular vacation areas.


LORENCE "CHUCK" OTTLEY
Broker/Owner, Master Certfied Real Estate Negotiator
Sellstate Dominion Realty
10266 LAKE ARBOR WAY
BOWIE, MD 20721
Office: (301)333-1111 ext: 100
Fax: 888-908-2827
Toll Free: (800)895-7653 (SOLD) ext: 100
Cell: 301-792-0362