Among the best places to live in Maryland is Crofton, MD. Residents routinely head to work in Baltimore or Washington DC (each one just 24 miles away, north and south respectively), or Annapolis (a mere 14 miles from town). Unemployment is relatively low with work in Crofton focused on public administration, sciences, and technology. The most common jobs held by residents include sales, management, and computer-related employment. They commute about half an hour daily on average, but with the reward of coming home to an appealing location.
Once here, there are many great schools to send children to from pre-K to college. Three campuses of the University of Maryland are within 15 to 18 miles from Crofton (College Park, University College, and Baltimore City). The United States Naval Academy is also located within 15 miles.
Public schools are better funded in Crofton than in the country overall, so your children will receive an excellent start at one of five elementary schools, the middle school, or Crofton’s high school.
There are four shopping centers in town, as well as a well-used public transit system that links individuals all over the city and beyond, thereby resulting in better air quality and less traffic.
The Crofton Country Club offers a private facility with a beautiful gold course, tennis facilities and a swimming pool. It was founded here at the same time the original gated town was established in the 1960s.
John Hopkins was born at historic Whites Hall. George Washington once spent a night at Linthicum Walks, a 200+ year-old house which once stood on a tobacco farm. Although Crofton is a modern town, it boasts centuries-old associations.
The people of Crofton number over 27,000 and their numbers are growing rapidly. A few popular neighborhoods include:
• Chapman Farms
• Crofton Commons
• Crofton Woods
• The Willows
Real estate for sale in Crofton, MD, is generally dated to no earlier than the 1960s and new homes are under construction. Crofton is a great place to raise a family and enjoy life, no matter what stage of it you happen to be in. To learn more about the neighborhoods and homes for sale in Crofton, contact Scott Smolen with RE/MAX Leading Edge today.