Written by Malcolm Lawson


Residents living in Grasonville, Maryland, appreciate the town’s laid-back lifestyle and coastal ambiance. As you explore this charming community located on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, you will soon learn why Grasonville is becoming one of Maryland’s most sought-after waterfront communities.

The location of Grasonville places folks within forty miles northeast of Washington, D.C., and forty-two miles from Baltimore. With a population under 4,000, and proximity to beaches, waterfront dining, and plenty of outdoor activities, homes in Grasonville, Maryland, are selling quickly. When I work with sellers and homebuyers in Grasonville, I always come away with a great sense of satisfaction. It’s like working while being on vacation. Often when showing homes, or after consulting with sellers, we head to a waterfront eatery, enjoy a great meal, and catch our breath relaxing while overlooking Wells Cove.

Cost of Living in Grasonville, Maryland

According to Areavibes, the cost of living in Grasonville, Maryland, is 20% more than the national average. The cost of goods and services is about 11% higher and the cost of housing is 48% higher than the national average. The median home price in Grasonville, Maryland is approximately $600,000. As a family-centric community, 29% of the households have children. The median household income is $93,352, as compared to the national median income of $66,222. 

Residents living in Grasonville, Maryland, have a wide range of housing options from expansive waterfront homes to beachfront cottages, apartments, retirement communities, and cozy villas. As you might expect, the homes for sale in Grasonville often are sold turnkey, fully furnished, and serve as second homes, and Airbnb’s. 


Waterfront homes in Grasonville, Maryland

Waterfront properties in Grasonville, Maryland


Parks in Grasonville, Maryland

As you explore the area you will quickly see that living in Grasonville, Maryland, gives you access to some of the best parks in the Chesapeake Bay area. Grasonville Park is a local favorite offering tennis courts, soccer fields, pickleball, basketball, and more. As one of Grasonville’s largest parks spanning just under 40 acres, the scenic surroundings and amenities of Grasonville Park create the perfect backdrop for spending the day with family and friends.

Other great parks to check out include Long Point Park and Ewing Pond Park.


Parks in Grasonville, Maryland

Grasonville Park in Grasonville, Maryland

Schools in Grasonville, Maryland

If you are thinking about living in Grasonville, Maryland, and have school-age children you will be happy to learn the schools in Grasonville have an outstanding reputation.

Everyone I have ever worked with who is moving to another location comments how they will miss the schools in Grasonville. Just a quick look at the reviews from Grasonville Elementary to Green Run High School, and you will see why so many families love the Queen Ann’s County Public School System.

You can find a complete list of Grasonville schools and their ranking at Greatschools.org.

Best Restaurants in Grasonville, Maryland

When it comes to some of the best restaurants in Grasonville, Maryland, you have to check out The Big Owl! This is one of my favorite waterfront hangouts. You will never leave hungry and there’s something special about hanging out with friends and family, listening to live music by the water.


Restaurants in Grasonville, Maryland

The Big Owl Tiki Bar & Restaurant


Another great place to eat near Grasonville is Fisherman’s Inn; an Eastern Shore dining landmark since 1930, Fisherman’s Inn welcomes diners all week long. Fisherman’s Inn serves up some of the best seafood in the area, and the service is always good. What I like about Fisherman’s Inn is not only the great food but also the throwback decor and the model train running overhead. This is not your run-of-the-mill Maryland restaurant, it’s a great place to take the whole family.

If you are looking for something waterfront, but a more upscale, Bridges Restaurant on Kent is the place to go. The restaurant overlooks the Kent Narrows and the food is fresh, made from scratch, and it’s one of the best places to visit by car or boat! There are many places to eat in and around Grasonville, and the Bridges is consistently good, you won’t be disappointed. 

Things to Do in Grasonville, Maryland

Here’s the thing about living in Grasonville, Maryland, you get all the benefits of living in a quiet area with easy access to plenty of activities such as fishing, kayaking, biking trails, and golf courses—yet you are within an hour of Washing, D.C. and Baltimore. Many places claim they offer the best of both worlds, but Grasonville delivers on providing the best of a small-town atmosphere, waterfront living, and access to big-city amenities.

If you enjoy playing golf and the benefits of a premier golf country club, check out Prospect Bay Golf Club in Grasonville. The club offers full memberships, social members, and more. Members have access to a beautiful championship golf course, swimming, tennis courts, and dining.

The location of Grasonville gives residents easy access to places like the Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center, Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge, Love Point State Park, and Sand Point Beach.


Golf courses near Grasonville, Maryland

Prospect Bay Country Club


Shopping in Grasonville, Maryland

As you might expect, I’m not big on shopping; but, since people ask me often about some of the best places to shop, I make a special effort to learn the ins and outs of the shopping scene. So, let’s get started because some of the best shopping in Grasonville is downtown! You will find a spectrum of cool antique stores, specialty shops, and coffee houses in downtown Grasonville. 

Grasonville, Maryland, maybe a small town, but it’s filled with charming shops that cater to diverse tastes. One standout venue is the Queenstown Premium Outlets. The Premium Outlets offer several well-known brands and designer stores providing everything from fashion and accessories to home goods at discounted prices. Additionally, those living in Grasonville, Maryland, have access to some cool locally-owned boutiques and specialty stores. Places like The Eastern Bay Trading Company make custom-made to-order farm tables, doors, barn doors, and all kinds of stuff. 

Another great place is the family-owned and operated Hunters Crab; you can get some amazing seafood here!

Many residents living in Grasonville, Maryland, attribute the town’s charming atmosphere and small-town feel to its locally-owned small businesses. 

Moving to Grasonville, Maryland

If you are thinking about moving to Grasonville, Maryland, all it will take is a few hours to know if the allure of this charming waterfront community is right for you. Living in Grasonville, Maryland, is about slowing down, enjoying a picturesque setting, and being able to dock your boat at some of the best waterfront restaurants in Maryland. If you would like to look around, I’m happy to help. 

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