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Living in Federalsburg

Home to three different industrial parks, Federalsburg is the largest industrial area within Caroline County—the Eastern Shore's economic powerhouse. Nevertheless, Federalsburg, Maryland, has a small town feel, thanks in part to its modest Town Hall and small population.

While Federalsburg, Maryland, is known for industry, its real estate market also offers more than enough housing opportunities within the small town. Single-family homes, as well as apartments and townhomes, are available within town limits. Lots are also available if you would prefer to build a home yourself. Most of the homes for sale in Federalsburg are charming older homes with an historical flair.

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Culture and Heritage

History abounds in the area, beginning with the political origin of the town's name. The town was originally called "Northwest Fork Bridge," based on the town's proximity to the northwest fork of the Nanticoke River. In 1812, the town's name was changed to Federalsburg, in part because the Federalist Party met frequently in the town.

Initially incorporated in 1823, Federalsburg began as a shipbuilding hub. However, the economic focus of the town began to pivot around the time of the Civil War, as new rail access expanded the town's access to distant markets. These railways continue to be integral to the town and its vibrant manufacturing industry.

Several historic buildings still stand in the town. For example, a property named Exeter was built around the turn of the 19th Century and is Federalsburg's oldest standing structure. Because it has been preserved so well, Exeter was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978. Information and artifacts from this home and others are displayed at the Federalsburg Historical Society and Museum.

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Recreation in Federalsburg

Living in Federalsburg, MA, means plenty of fun, especially for those who like to spend time outdoors. Built alongside Marshyhope Creek, it's only about 20 miles from Chesapeake Bay and 40 miles from the Atlantic Ocean, making Federalsburg, Maryland, a boater's dream. The Federalsburg Recreation Marina and Park offer not only two boat ramps, but also a children's playground, a hiking trail, pavilions, basketball courts, a tennis court, and a volleyball court. For those who prefer golf, the area is home to some of the finest courses in the state.

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Shopping and Dining Opportunities

Once you're finished playing outdoors, you can enjoy wonderful shopping opportunities in Federalsburg. Located in downtown Federalsburg, Main Street is home to a variety of boutique stores, while the sewing outlet offers great deals on fabrics. Plus, the nearby outlet center in Rehoboth Beach offers residents a chance to shop tax-free.

All of these activities are sure to work up your appetite, which you can satiate at a number of restaurants in the Federalsburg neighborhood. From fast food to fried chicken to seafood, the many dining choices make living in Federalsburg a treat.


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  • With a name like Federalsburg, you know there’s plenty of historical sites and buildings to check out, like Exeter, which is recognized as the oldest standing structure in town. The Federalsburg Historical Society Museum is full of artifacts that tell the history of the town.
  • The Federalsburg Recreation Park and Marina is a boater’s dream come true, with two boat ramps plus plenty of fun activities for the kids, including a playground, hiking trails, and athletic courts.
  • Shopaholics know the place to find the best deals is on Main Street. Located in downtown Federalsburg, the area is known to have a variety of boutique and specialty shops.


Federalsburg Real Estate at a Glance

  • 10 Homes Sold*
  • 80 Avg. Days on Market*
  • $249,900 Median Price*

*over last 3 months

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