Maryland Land for Sale

  • 230 Acres in Maryland

    $2,884,625, 230 Acres , 6850 Debold Road, Frederick, Maryland

    Magnificent mountaintop retreat. 230 acres--70 open/160 wooded. 6 miles hiking/riding trai


Marylanders fancy their little slice of the world as "America in Miniature." Here you can find unspoiled white sand beaches on the Atlantic Ocean, the country's greatest estuary in the Chesapeake Bay and highlands in the Appalachian Mountains that comprise the western part of the state.

Maryland is the fifth most densely populated state but once you scout the listings outside the congested Baltimore-to-Washington corridor there are all sorts of land-buying opportunities in the Free State. It is no coincidence that the federal government selected secluded Catoctin Mountain in Frederick County for the Presidential retreat of Camp David.

With almost 10,000 miles of Chesapeake Bay shoreline boating, crabbing and fishing are the recreational activities of choice in Maryland. If you can't afford land with a dock there are always parcels available nearby, especially in the flat, timbered expanses of the Eastern Shore that is separated from the rest of the state by the bay. Undeveloped land here often yields trophy whitetail deer and eastern wild turkey.

Pimlico Race Track in suburban Baltimore hosts the second jewel of thoroughbred racing's Triple Crown the third Saturday of every May and northern Maryland is renowned horse country. Sprawling horse farms cover the rolling hills of Elkton, Harford, Baltimore and Carroll Counties.

Few states have a county as far removed from its mainstream culture as Maryland's Garrett County, named for John Work Garrett, a president of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad. The waters of most of Maryland drain into the Chesapeake Bay but here they flow to the Mississippi River; while the rest of Maryland tunes in Baltimore television stations here they are in the Pittsburgh media market. Just to drive to this westernmost Maryland county the highway has to squeeze through the narrowest border in America - less than two miles wide. New property owners here are likely to find themselves backing up to public forestland; there are more than 76,000 acres of state parks and forests in Garrett County.