Dorchester County is located on the eastern shore of Maryland. Like much of Maryland, this region enjoys a rich history going all the way back to Paris Revolutionary War days. The county enjoys the reputation of being "The Heart of Chesapeake Country," due to its location and its general shape on the map. The population of roughly 33,000 residents occupies a total area of 982.92 square miles of land.
The county operates under the Charter Home Rule and are managed by five city Council members. Although the land is primarily used for agriculture there are plenty of lakes, tidal streams and salt marshes. Many of the residents make their living on the waterways. Fishermen work the Chesapeake Bay for crabs, fish and oysters.
Residential property in Dorchester County is actually experiencing an increase in property values at this time. Single-family residences such as two-bedroom, three-bedroom and four-bedroom homes are extremely popular right now. The local market which was once struggling is currently on the upswing. There are still a number of excellent homes available at attractive prices currently available.