St. Mary’s County is home to over 100,000 residents who reside on 361 square miles of land. The actual boundaries of the County encompass another 403 square miles of waterways. The County seat is called Leonardtown which is the only incorporated municipality in the County. St. Mary’s County also has four census designated places as well as 28 unincorporated areas.
There is quite a lot of historical significance to this region. The first County to be established in Maryland was St. Mary’s County in 1637. The poet Francis Scott key grew up here. There are quite a few areas that are listed with the National Registry of Historic Places including historic buildings.
Although St. Mary’s County has only one registered town (Leonardtown) there are also four census designated places and 28 unincorporated areas within its borders. The County also hosts the Naval air station, Patuxent River and is the home of two traditional religious communities; Amish and Mennonite.
The overall trend in the Maryland real estate market is positioned for positive growth. The effects of the dramatic downturn in the market starting in 2007 have reversed themselves and 2012. The incentives are still available for prospective homebuyers who are looking for reasonable options for financing. St. Mary’s County offers a lot of potential for anyone interested in purchasing a home.