Calvert County is a rapidly growing waterfront
community, located approximately 25 miles southeast
of Washington, D. C. Prince Frederick, the County
Seat, is centrally located in the heart of this
historic county. Calvert's peninsular geography
allows it to be served easily by a dualized highway
running the entire length of the county, and
navigable water is never more than five miles away.
Calvert County was
founded in 1654 and is rich in historical
attractions. The region has been largely rural, with
its economy dependent upon agriculture and seafood.
However, the recent inclusion of Calvert to the
Washington Metropolitan Statistical Area has fueled
rapid growth in population and business.
effective buying income in Calvert County in 2001
was over $63,000 — almost $12,000 higher than the
Calvert is the
fastest growing county in Maryland. Population in
2000 was over 74,000, with a 45% growth from 1990 to
Calvert County had
the largest increase in personal income in the state
between 1999 and 2000. Also, between 1998 and 2001,
the county's unemployment rate has dropped 44%.x
Congestion in the
counties adjoining D. C. has contributed to
Calvert's growth. New residents are attracted to our
waterfront communities, our affordable land and
housing, and our tranquil way of life.
attracting businesses from neighboring counties to
the area include the relatively low tax rates,
availability of large sites at modest prices, good
highway access to employment centers, and population
Department of Economic Development and Tourism is
committed to cooperation with business, citizens and
government to enhance the economy and way of life in
the county. The Department's objectives are to
create new permanent jobs, expand and diversify the
tax base, and to attract more tourists.
centers have recently been built in Dunkirk and
Prince Frederick. In the Solomons area a small
shopping center was added less than 10 years ago,
and a 90-acre business park is less than a year old.
There are currently four shopping centers in Prince
Frederick alone. More centers, large and small, are
Industrial Park, a 225-acre project, is located 5
miles from Prince Frederick. There are plans to
develop an additional 80 acres there. A new 90-acre
business park, less than a year old, is also planned
for the Solomons area. Other industrial sites
comprise an additional 75 acres of property.
Calvert County has
an amazing array of attractions for tourists:
beaches, the Calvert Cliffs, the Chesapeake Bay and
Patuxent River, numerous historical sites, nature
parks, museums and numerous others. Warm months
bring visitors seeking to enjoy the busy waterfront
towns of Solomons, Chesapeake Beach, Long Beach and
Broomes Island, to name a few.
. . . the land of
Calvert County is
213 square miles and is part of the Washington, D.
C. Metropolitan Statistical Area. It is situated on
a peninsula bounded by the Chesapeake Bay on the
east and the Patuxent River on the west. The
county's northern boundary is 17 miles from
Washington's Capital Beltway.
Calvert County is a
flourishing locale for your business.
Call us to learn
more about Calvert and the properties suitable for
your business and come experience the land of
For More Info
about Calvert County:
Calvert County Government
Calvert County Economic Development
Calvert Commercial Real Estate, Inc.
26 South Solomons Island Road
Post Office Box 2603
Prince Frederick, Maryland 20678