Living in Saint Michaels, MD

Rich in history dating to its establishment as an Episcopal parish in 1677, Saint Michaels, Maryland, is the quintessential seaport village one might picture when thinking of Chesapeake Bay. A vibrant shipbuilding and fishing center throughout the centuries, the primly groomed town on Maryland's Eastern Shore boasts the largest collection of restored 18th-century homes in the state.

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Living in Saint Michaels, MD

This idyllic seaport is well-known for its waterfront sunsets, graceful white-sailed boats, birding trails, and restaurants serving up heaps of local oysters and crabs. Tourists and residents alike frequent the shops and galleries along Talbot Street, go crabbing at Tilghman Island, or attend the town's frequent festivals. The town's top-notch amenities make it an attractive place to live, and you'll find many restaurants, shops, and entertainment venues within its limits. Public transportation is limited in Saint Michaels. Maryland Upper Shore Transit has five daily buses with schedules geared toward commuters.

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Residents of Saint Michaels find plenty of ways to relax in their off time. Browse through the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, which hosts one of the world's largest collections of historic watercraft and Chesapeake Bay artifacts. In summer, meander down to Church Cove Park, locally known as Muskrat Park, for the weekend farmers market or Thursday evening concerts. At any time of year, you can take a walk around town and discover more than three dozen historic buildings dating back to the 17th and 18th centuries. Warm-weather festivals are a near weekly occurrence, kicking off with the Sea Glass Festival in early April. Sea glass artisans from around the country sell handcrafted sea-inspired jewelry, home décor, and artwork made from sea glass and other coastal materials.


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  • In the warmer months, visit Church Cove Park to shop at the farmers market or listen to music at the Thursday evening concert series.
  • Take a walking tour of the community to see its many historic buildings, which date back to the 17th and 18th centuries.
  • Mark your calendar for the annual Sea Glass Festival in early April, where artisans from around the country sell hand-crafted sea-inspired artwork, jewelry and home décor made from sea glass and other materials from the coast.

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