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Living in Elkton, MD

Elkton is a prominent historical town located near the Chesapeake Bay in Cecil County, Maryland. At the head of the Bay is the Elk River, which is directly located in Elkton. In fact, the town was named by Captain John Smith because of its location along the Elk River. Today, living in Elkton, Maryland, is much like taking a step back in time to the colonial days. With Colonial architecture prominently displayed all around Elkton and new business structures dispersed throughout, this community is one of a kind.

Downtown Elkton intersection in Elkton, MD

Town History

Perhaps the most captivating factor of the Elkton neighborhood is its rich American history. Because of its location along the Chesapeake Bay, many colonial Americans, including American forefather, made their way through the village during the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812. Many buildings created in these time periods still remain intact today, offering residents a daily glimpse into America's past. This town's deep roots in American history makes it a prime location for those who wish to settle in a well established and historically significant area. This history can be further explored by locals through a trip to the Cecil County Historical Society in Elkton.

Dance Station in Elkton, MD

Real Estate in Elkton

Homes for sale in Elkton, Maryland, often consist of single-family housing units. Elkton real estate also offers farms, ranches, and waterfront properties, as well as apartments. The area is often chosen because of the location of the properties in relation to the Chesapeake Bay. Many who purchase real estate properties in Elkton enjoy historical areas and hobbies such as camping, boating, or fishing and want to have easy access to the local Elk Neck river. These individuals may be particularly interested in real estate near Elk Neck State Park. Properties in Elkton are also surrounded by local restaurants. These eateries are known for their delicious seafood—especially their fresh crab cakes.

Main St Cafe in Elkton, MD

Commute and Travel from Elkton

Fortunately for those who appreciate Elkton's small-town charm, but still enjoy the buzz of big cities, Elkton is conveniently located near several of them. Located 53 miles from Baltimore City, 55 miles from Philadelphia, and a little less than 8 miles from Newark, Delaware, the town offers easy access to big cities. Many residents of Elkton, MD, take advantage of these local urban environments for both work and entertainment purposes. With peaceful country living and metropolitan amenities at their feet, Elkton residents have access to the best of both worlds.


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  • Colonial architecture is the main attraction in this prominent historical town. Many colonial Americans made their way through Elkton during the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812.
  • The Cecil County Historical Society Museum features an impressive collection of government documents pertaining to the area and dating back to 1827. The museum is also home to many 19th century furnishings and artifacts.


Elkton Real Estate at a Glance

  • 95 Homes Sold*
  • 121 Avg. Days on Market*
  • $399,700 Median Price*

*over last 3 months

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