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What We Offer
Calvert County's cost of living continues to be one of the lowest in the metropolitan Washington, D.C., area. Calvert's location provides unlimited access to a variety of cultural and recreational activities including museums, theater, professional sports, symphony orchestras and natural attractions. Calvert also boasts an excellent public school system and 1st-rate health care services. A low crime rate creates a safe place to live and economic planning protects the county's rural character while allowing for favorable economic growth.
These quality factors provide employers and families an environment where they can live, work and prosper.
Calvert County's crime rate continues to be one of the lowest in the State of Maryland. For more specific information, please contact the Calvert County Sheriff's Office at 410-535-2800 or the Governor's Office of Crime Control and Prevention at 410-821-2828.
Washington, D.C., Metropolitan Statistical Area
The Washington area (including D.C., Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia) total crime, violent crime and property crime rates are below the national average and well below the U.S. metropolitan area average. To view specific information, visit the Federal Bureau of Investigation website.
Supporting the Arts & Historical Preservation
An active cultural arts council and community-based groups support outdoor and theme concerts, theatrical productions, art shows, crafts and antique festivals. In addition, the county is only a short drive away from the many cultural attractions of our nation's capitol.
Historical buildings and landmarks dot the countryside and a wide range of special events and festivals are scheduled throughout the year reflecting the diverse and distinctive flavor of the county.
Calvert County has an active historic preservation program including designation of sites as historic districts and tax credits for restoration work on structures in historic districts.
The Arts and More
The county's thriving arts scene features an arts trail, engaging art space, museums and more. Visit the Calvert County visitors website for all the details.
Health care and emergency services are available via state-of-the-art equipment and highly trained medical staff. Certified EMS volunteers provide rescue and emergency services throughout the county.
CalvertHealth is located in Prince Frederick and operates satellite medical office buildings in Dunkirk, Solomons, the Twin Beaches and Prince Frederick.
Promoting Learning and Educational Opportunities
A regional community college serving Calvert, Charles and St. Mary’s counties, the College of Southern Maryland (CSM) enhances lives and strengthens the economic vitality of a diverse and changing region by providing affordable post-secondary education, workforce development, and cultural and personal enrichment opportunities.
Recognized as one of 150 community colleges nationwide eligible to compete for the 2019 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, CSM is focused on student progress and completion, providing targeted programming to meet regional needs, developing the workforce, and functioning as one regional college. CSM champions the merits of lifelong learning and the vital importance of education in a civil society. Visit CSM's website or call 301-934-2251 for more information.
Housing Options and Average Home Prices
Calvert County offers a variety of housing options. Communities are located throughout the county and residents are able to find a great selection of affordable single-family homes, apartments and town homes.
Looking For a Home?
For more information, contact the Southern Maryland Association of Realtors.
There are four private schools located in Calvert County.
- The Calverton School, Huntingtown
- Cardinal Hickey Academy, Owings
- Our Lady Star of the Sea, Solomons
- Tidewater School, Huntingtown
Educating Local Youth
Calvert County offers an outstanding public school system, which operates 13 elementary schools, 6 middle schools and 4 high schools. A comprehensive curriculum combining basic subjects, advanced studies and a fundamental understanding of how technology interfaces in both personal and professional lives of students helps prepare them for future success.
About the Career & Technology Academy
As part of the public school system, the Career & Technology Academy in Prince Frederick serves students throughout the county, providing course work in automotive mechanics, carpentry, data processing, drafting, electronics, food services, health occupations, heating, air conditioning and refrigeration mechanics, masonry, printing and graphic arts and cooperative business education.
Local Activities and Attractions
Calvert County is best known for its attractive location on the Chesapeake Bay and Patuxent River. Because of its unique natural and man-made attractions, Calvert provides excellent recreational opportunities for boating, sailing, charter fishing, swimming, crabbing, canoeing, kayaking, biking, camping, golf and fossil hunting. Miles of Chesapeake Bay and Patuxent River shoreline make Calvert County the ideal destination to enjoy the great outdoors.
Learn More About Calvert County Attractions
For further information on activities, attractions and more, please visit the county's tourism website.
Learn More About Calvert County Department of Parks & Recreation
The Calvert County Department of Parks & Recreation strives to enhance the health, economy and well-being of our community through sustainable practices, leisure opportunities and environmental stewardship.