Central Parke at Victoria Falls, Laurel, Maryland
Laural is outside of Washington, D.C. and is the location of Central Parke at Victoria Falls, a 55+ community with condos, town homes, single family homes, gardens, swimming pools, tennis courts and more.
The Parke at Ocean Pines, Ocean Pines, Maryland
Ocean Pines is a master planned development and census designated place all rolled into one and is the site of The Parke at Ocean Pines, a 55+ neighborhood with a golf course, community garden, a crabbing pier, single family homes, attached homes and more. The Intracoastal Waterway is just 10 minutes away.
Captain John Smith was in the vicinity of Chesapeake Bay in 1608, and a royal charter was granted by Charles 1 in 1632. Then, English settlers arrived in 1634. Puritans revolted in 1654 through 1658 and ended rights granted during the Toleration Act. The Mason Dixon Line was created during 1763 to 1767 and Maryland gave away some land in 1791 to create the District of Colombia, which is home to the U.S. Senate, Congress, and the White House.
British troops attempted to capture Baltimore in 1814, and this is when Francis Scott Key wrote The Star Spangled Banner. Maryland was a slave state during the Civil War but stayed in the Union. The state covers both sides of Chesapeake Bay and it has one of the longest waterfronts of any state. A few vital agricultural products are nursery and greenhouse products, dairy products, chickens, soybeans and eggs. The waters from Chesapeake Bay grow clams, finned fish, oysters and crabs. Minerals mined here are coal, sand, stone, cement, gravel, and clay.
Baltimore has Johns Hopkins University and Hospital and the 2nd biggest port for foreign tonnage in the U.S. Annapolis is where the U.S. Naval Academy is. Popular sites for visitors in this state, include Harpers Ferry, Fort McHenry, Antietam Natl. Battlefield, the USS Constellation, the National Aquarium, Goddard Space Flight Cntr., Ocean City (beach resort), Catoctin Mountain, and the Maryland Science Center.