In 1742 Somerset County was divided and the result was the beginning of Worcester County. The region contains the entire length of the Maryland Atlantic coast and is positioned at the easternmost part of the state. The county is known for its wildlife habitats, bountiful foliage and the Pocomoke Swamp as well as the popular Ocean City resort. The county seat is the town of Snow Hill. The population (approximately 52,000) resides in an area that is 694.73 square miles.
Major U.S. highways include U.S. Route 50, U.S. Route 13, and U.S. Route 113. The county is in charge of eight census-designated places and 14 unincorporated places not listed as Census-Designated Places. Somerset County is the perfect blend of suburban and rural environments. There are plenty of outdoor activities to satisfy the most avid sports enthusiast. There are a number of properties listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Real estate sales happen to be rising as prospective homebuyers look to secure attractive deals on local property. There is still fluctuation in the market but the trend favors a slow and steady increase in home values. The state continues to recover from the Great Recession and the real estate market in Worcester County is constantly improving as its population grows.