Calvert County is located on a peninsula between the Chesapeake Bay and the Patuxent River, southeast of Washington, DC. The county is about 40 miles long and 8 miles wide. A rural area, Calvert is home to abundant wildlife. Large water birds such as bald eagles, osprey, geese, and great blue herons are common. Much of the county is still farmland, pasture, woods, and wetlands, with increasing suburban development scattered throughout. There are several towns including Dunkirk to the north, Prince Frederick in mid-county, North Beach and Chesapeake Beach on the Chesapeake Bay, and Solomons Island at the southern tip of the county.
Along Chaneyville Road leading to Lower Marlboro are some of the largest and most productive family farms in the county. Local produce, fresh fish, crabs, and oysters are available at roadside stands and farmer's markets that operate much of the year.
Waterfront land is highly prized and becomes available for purchase only rarely. Because of issues with runoff and pollution in the Chesapeake Bay, strict regulations make much of the remaining waterfront land no longer developable. The availability of the Harbor Master's House is a truly once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to own a piece of history as well as an elegant residence perfect for entertaining or quiet family evenings on your own private piece of paradise.
Cavert County is justly proud of its school system. Many families move to the county specifically for the schools.
Lower Marlboro is served by:
Mount Harmony Elementary School http://www.calvertnet.k12.md.us/info/schools/schoolinfo.asp?id=mhes
Northern Middle School
Northern High School
in addition, several private schools serve the county, including:
The Calverton School (pre-K-12) http://www.calvertonschool.org
Cardinal Hickey Academy (Pre-K-8) http://www.edline.net/pages/Cardinal_Hickey_Academy
The Tidewater School (K-5) www.thetidewaterschool.org/