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Living in Dunkirk, MD

Dunkirk's location along the Patuxent River injects a rural feeling into this southern Maryland community. The area is a fisherman's paradise, thanks to the presence of Chesapeake Bay and major waterways. However, Dunkirk, Maryland, is close enough to Washington, D.C., for residents to enjoy fairly reasonable commutes if their job is in the nation's capital.

Tree sculpture in Dunkirk, MD

Things to Do in Dunkirk

Dunkirk District Park offers a wide array of choices to sports enthusiasts and fitness-minded residents of all ages. Tennis courts, basketball courts, baseball diamonds, and multi-purpose sports fields are all available. The skate park is another popular gathering spot. Get some fresh air out on one of the trails, or relax in the shade for a casual afternoon picnic.

Just across the Patuxent River is the Merkle Wildlife Sanctuary, a haven for birdwatchers and nature enthusiasts. In the summer, ospreys nest close to the visitor center, and you may even see a red fox or a white-tailed deer while hiking the hilly Mounds Trail. At the Nottingham Patuxent Riverkeeper Center, rent a canoe or kayak for a day out on the water.

After a day of hiking, biking, or kayaking, relax at a local eatery offering blue crabs or oysters harvested from nearby Chesapeake Bay. Grab a cheesesteak sandwich, or savor some fine Italian, Thai, or Chinese cuisine. A number of Dunkirk restaurants are conveniently located along Southern Maryland Boulevard.

Boardwalk Cafe in Dunkirk, MD

Housing in Dunkirk

Dunkirk real estate includes a variety of single-family homes, with many on half-acre to 3-acre lots. You'll find a diverse array of homes for sale in Dunkirk, Maryland, including Colonials, ranch-style homes, Cape Cods, and an occasional contemporary-style home. The Dunkirk Town Center features many three- and four-bedroom homes built in recent decades. The Ferry Landing Woods neighborhood is situated right along the Patuxent River and offers waterfront living. Apple Greene, Tall Oaks, and Twin Shields are additional Dunkirk neighborhoods for potential home buyers to explore.

Mural on beach in Dunkirk, MD

Transportation and Travel

Residents of Dunkirk, enjoy easy access to everything from rural pleasures to the culture and history of the nation's capital. Southern Maryland Boulevard is a major route through Dunkirk. Bus routes link those living in Dunkirk, Maryland, to significant shopping, employment, and medical areas. For example, the Dunkirk Route provides weekday service to the local marketplace, a shopping center and the Sunderland Park and Ride, which allows residents to park in a lot then easily travel into a major city via public transportation. The Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) offers commuter bus service to Washington, D.C., and other population centers.


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What Locals Love

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  • With access to the Chesapeake Bay and the Patuxent River, Dunkirk is a fisherman’s dream come true.
  • Nature lovers will love to explore the variety of natural landscapes around town including the Merkle Wildlife Sanctuary, Mounds Trail, and the Nottingham Patuxent Riverkeeper Center.
  • Southern Maryland Boulevard is home to plenty of restaurants featuring freshly caught seafood, as well as a variety of international cuisines.


Dunkirk Real Estate at a Glance

  • 12 Homes Sold*
  • 104 Avg. Days on Market*
  • $764,000 Median Price*

*over last 3 months

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