Saint Mary's County Real Estate
St. Mary's County, Maryland, is one of the three counties in Southern Maryland. This county is on a peninsula between the Potomac River and the Patuxent River. People looking for St. Mary's County homes for sale will find them in several parts of the county. Those who want to live near a river can purchase a home on one of the rivers. Commuters to Washington, D.C. may want to purchase St. Mary's County real estate in Mechanicsville or Charlotte Hall. These towns are about 45 miles from Washington. History buffs will enjoy living in the historic town of St. Mary's City.
The Patuxent River is on the eastern side of St. Mary's County. Golden Beach is on the Patuxent River in the northern part of the county. Some of the St. Mary's County homes for sale in this community are on the water. Residents in this community can go fishing and boating in the river. Golden Beach is less than 50 miles from Washington, D.C.
The Potomac River is on the western side of St. Mary's County. Piney Point is on the Potomac River near the southern tip of the county. Some of the St. Mary's County real estate here is waterfront property. Residents who purchase the homes for sale on the water may have views of the water from the rear and the front of their homes. Many people from Washington, D.C. spent their summers in Piney Point during the 19th century. The Piney Point Lighthouse was built in the 1830s.
Mechanicsville is in the northern part of the county. It is four miles from a commuter bus stop in the town of Charlotte Hall. The bus ride from Charlotte Hall to Washington takes about an hour and a half. Most of the St. Mary's homes for sale in Mechanicsville and Charlotte Hall have between two and five bedrooms.
St. Mary's City is near the southern tip of the St. Mary's County peninsula. The first town in this area was founded in 1634. The town was later abandoned. Excavations in the 20th century uncovered the site of the town. A museum, Historic St. Mary's City, stands on the original site of St. Mary's City. Museum exhibits focus on the lives of the town's early settlers. Historic buildings have been recreated at the museum. People who buy St. Mary's County homes for sale here will find themselves near historic sites.