Harbours at Solomons Island
13888 Victory Lane, Dowell, Maryland 20629
Good Looking 55+ Community of Harbours at Solomons Island Boasts Single Family Homes, Carriage Homes, a Waterside Clubhouse and a Protected Deep Water Marina
Classic Group, LLC began construction on the Harbours of Solomons Island in 2015. Rising on land once occupied by the US Naval Amphibious Training Base, this 55+ community is bracketed by the Chesapeake Bay and the Patuxent River in south central Maryland. It is less than one hour from the Capital Beltway and less than two hours from Baltimore.
At build out, the Harbours should contain 250 single family homes and attached carriage homes. Four floor plans offer a garage, a great room, a breakfast bar, marble countertops, a laundry room, and a screened porch. The carriage homes are approximately 1,800 square feet with two bedrooms, two baths, unfinished basements, and patios. Single family homes may be more than 2,000 square feet with three bedrooms and a loft.
Prices start in the mid-$300,000s, although models in this price range are sold out (resales occasionally come up in this price range). Please verify these prices with a Realtor as they may change over time.
The gated Harbours has its own protected deep water marina. The waterside clubhouse boasts a fitness center, a billiards room and bistros. Plans are underway for walking paths, parks, and fishing lakes. Other outdoor amenities include a beach, a kayak launch, and a swimming pool.
Residents can explore the restaurants and antique shops of the 150-year-old village of Solomons Island. The planked River Walk spans the length of the village. The Calvert Marine Museum maintains two light houses as well a log-built bugeye and a skipjack. The beach and marshlands of the Calvert Cliffs State Park afford unique possibilities for fossil hunting and fishing. The Annmarie Sculpture Gardens and Art Center sponsors festivals, classes and rotating exhibitions.
MedStar St. Mary's Hospital is in Leonardtown, about 10 miles away, and is accredited by the Joint Commission.
Summer temperatures are in the 70s, 80s and low-90s. Winters bring temperatures in the 20s, 30s and 40s. The area receives 43 inches of rain and a dusting of snow every year.
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English explorer Captain John Smith first saw the Chesapeake Bay in 1608. Soon after, in 1634, settlers arrived, ready to start a new life. In 1791, locals gave away a portion of land to create the District of Colombia, which is now home to the U.S. Senate, the U.S. Congress, and the White House.
British troops attempted to capture Maryland's capital city, Baltimore, in 1814, leading to Francis Scott Key writing The Star Spangled Banner. During the Civil War, Maryland was a slave state but remained in the Union.
The Old Line State spreads out from both sides of the Chesapeake Bay and has one of the country's longest waterfronts. A few vital agricultural products are chickens, soybeans and eggs. The waters from the Bay grow clams, finned fish, oysters and crabs. Minerals mined incluce coal, sand, stone, cement, gravel, and clay.
Baltimore is home to Johns Hopkins University and Hospital. Annapolis hosts U.S. Naval Academy. Popular tourist sites include Harpers Ferry, Fort McHenry, Antietam National Battlefield, the USS Constellation, the National Aquarium, Goddard Space Flight Center, Ocean City, Catoctin Mountain and the Maryland Science Center.
The first dental school in the United States opened at the University of Maryland in 1840.
The state's Tilghman Island is home to the Skipjacks, the only commercial sailing fleet in North America.
The Methodist Church of America was formally organized in 1784 at Baltimore's Perry Hall.
Population - 6,016,447
Persons 65 years old and over - 12%
High school graduates age 25+ - 90%
Bachelor's degree or higher age 25+ - 38%
Persons of Hispanic or Latino origin - 9%
White persons, not Hispanic - 51%
Median household income - $76,075
Median home value - $290,400
Social Security taxed? No
Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Are 55+ Communities Really "Retirement" Communities?
Many people who live in age-restricted communities (usually for people age 55+) are still gainfully employed. So why would they live in what is considered a "retirement" community? Why not continue to live in a standard neighborhood? People still employed choose age-restricted communities for the same reasons as people who are retired do: the safety, amenities and sense of community that one can provide. And whether employed or not, once the kids are grown, it is sometimes nice to live in a neighborhood where small children do not congregate.
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