Ocean Pines is a cozy beach-side community of approximately 15,000 year-round residents; the seasonal population swells by more than 50% during the warm summer months, as Ocean Pines is home to a number of beautiful summer beach homes.
Situated a stone’s throw from the tourist mecca of Ocean City, Ocean Pines is perched on the Maryland shore, with more than 3,500 acres of waterfront real estate bordering the Isle of Wight Bay, the Saint Martin River and Manklin Creek. Residents enjoy easy access to Route 90, with all of the attractions of Ocean City located a mere eight miles away. Other nearby towns include Snow Hill, Pocomoke, Salisbury, Crisfield and Berlin, which is home to Atlantic General Hospital, one of the largest in the region.
Individuals who are considering purchasing Ocean Pines real estate often inquire about the community’s attractions and features. They include:
- two boating marinas;
- an 18-hole golf course, designed by famed golf course designer Robert Trent Jones;
- five community swimming pools;
- a large tennis complex, featuring soft courts and hard courts;
- several soccer and baseball fields, along with multiple basketball courts; and
- several parks, a picturesque duck pond, playgrounds and walking trails.
Residents also enjoy strolling along the beach, while taking in a breathtaking view of the sparkling Ocean City skyline. Ocean Pines is also home to an array of happenings and cultural events, including fairs and festivals, a farmer’s market, concerts in the park, wine tasting events, 5K walks and beyond.
Ocean Pines is a cozy community that touts a robust business district, featuring an array of shops, grocery stores and restaurants. In fact, Ocean Pines is home to a number of crabbers and fishermen, so the restaurants feature some of the freshest, most delicious seafood in the entire region!
The Ocean Pines real estate market has been on a steady growth trajectory since the community was established as a summer resort mecca by Boise Cascade in 1968. Prior to the late ’60s, Ocean Pines was a small community, comprised primarily of retirees. Today, the town’s residents are a diverse blend of families, young professionals and retirees.
The Ocean Pines real estate is equally diverse. Real estate buyers can choose from starter homes, luxury condominiums, townhomes, retirement communities, even ocean-side multi-million dollar estates. Compared to a number of similar communities in the region, Ocean Pines residents enjoy a relatively low tax rate and moderate HOA fees.
Home Owners Association
- Curbside Trash and Recycling – Republic Services
- Electric– Choptank Electric Cooperative
- Water & Waste Water– Worcester County
- Gas– Sandpiper Energy
- Cable and/or Internet– Mediacom
- Phone– Mediacom, AT&T or Verizon
- Leaf Clean-Up
If you’re interested in Ocean Pines homes for sale, contact Donna Lewis Stiles, The Home Beach Agent … Your Guide to Beach Home Living.