Maryland is often overlooked as a retirement state, but several towns, including Silver Spring and Wheaton-Glenmont, are worth checking out for retirement thanks to their clean air, average tax rates and low crime rates (housing, though, is expensive). There are also some terrific retirement communities in the state.
Central Parke at Victoria Falls
Central Parke at Victoria Falls is an award-winning community and is appealing to those seeking easy-to-care-for single family and condominium homes in a resort-like setting just 30 minutes from Baltimore and 25 minutes from Washington, D.C. Not far off is fun shopping, great cultural amenities and top-notch health care options. When it is finished, this 55+ development will boast 609 residences. There is regularly scheduled maintenance, a 13,500 square foot clubhouse with a Victorian theme that houses a large indoor and outdoor pool, an auditorium and a business center. Parks, museums, water activities, excellent dining, sporting events and shopping are all within a 30 minute drive.
The Residences at Bulle Rock
A deep appreciation of horse culture and a championship 18-golf course combine to make this 55+ community a place many retirees want to call their own. Bulle Rock, located in Havre de Grace, was once a horse farm but today offers condominiums and single-family homes for sale. There are 25 distinct neighborhoods and amenities include a marina, a clubhouse with indoor and outdoor pools, tennis courts and a spa. Residents also enjoy walking and biking paths. Shopping, dining and more is available in nearby Havre de Grace.