Maryland is known as “Little America” or “America in Miniature” and with good reason – it has just about everything that makes the US such a beautiful country.To its west are majestic mountains, while the serene Chesapeake Bay and majestic Atlantic Ocean are situated to its east, opening up tons of outdoor recreational opportunities. Visitors and locals alike are drawn by its diverse culture, which fuses Southern traditions with a bit of Northern flair. It’s where you’ll find some of the country’s most iconic port cities (Annapolis and Baltimore), wildest open spaces, and beautifully preserved historic towns.
If you’re thinking about moving to the Old Line State, here are a few things you can look forward to:
A state of all seasons
Maryland is a relatively small state, which means the climate is more or less the same no matter which area you choose to live in. January is a great time to hit the mountains for skiing and snowboarding. Springtime is perfect for activities like camping, visiting some of the many local parks, or heading down to DC to see the cherry blossoms.
It gets pretty humid during the summer, but the good news is, you can go to destinations like the Eastern Shore areas or Ocean City if you need to cool down. Fall is the perfect time to drop by some of the many farms around the state, where you can navigate through corn mazes, pick your own pumpkins, and enjoy freshly baked goods.
The world-famous blue crabs
Foodies from different parts of the world know all about Maryland’s blue crabs. Whether you prefer sinking your teeth into a delicious blue crab cake or pulling the delicious crab meat out on your own, this is definitely one of the best places in the country to enjoy some crabs, especially with Maryland’s signature Old Bay seasoning.
Sizzling nightlife venues
Baltimore boasts an amazing nightlife scene, where you’ll find a vibrant selection of bars, night clubs, live music venues, comedy clubs, and exclusive restaurants. There’s plenty to enjoy outside of Baltimore as well – other parts of Maryland are typically more laidback when it comes to nightlife, but you’ll find many great bars and restaurants if you’re looking to enjoy a night out during the weekend.
Legendary sports teams and icons
The Baltimore Orioles introduced the world to Cal Ripken Jr., one of the best shortstops and third basemen to ever play baseball. Baltimore also used to be the home of the Colts, before they relocated to Indianapolis in the 1980s.
The city was left without an NFL team after awhile, but then the Ravens rolled into town.The team has entered the playoffs ten times since 2000, and currently has two Super Bowl victories, two AFC Championships, and 15 playoff victories under their belt, making them one of the league’s most successful franchises.
These are just some of the many things you can enjoy when you’re living in Maryland! If you’re looking for the finest luxury homes available in the Old Line State, get in touch with Appleton Properties by calling 301-652-2707 / 202-888-4846, or send an email to info(at)appletonproperties(dotted)com.
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