A Local's Guide To Living In Easton, Maryland.

Written By Malcolm Lawson

A small town and the county seat of Talbot County, Easton is popular with everyone from young professionals to retirees. The town is characterized by its antique shops, art galleries, and bed and breakfast hotels, which attract tourists from all over.

About Easton, Maryland

Easton Maryland

Easton was officially formed in the 18th century with the construction of the courthouse in what is now downtown Easton. The spot was chosen because it was near Pitt’s Bridge, which crossed the headwaters of the Tred Avon. This was a more convenient location for the county than the location of the courthouse at the time, which was near the headwaters of Skipton Creek.

In the 19th century, the town had a population of just 1,500. Today, it has grown to 16,500 and Easton has become an arts and cultural center. The town is also home to the Easton Ice Hawks, who play in the Chesapeake Beltway Hockey League. They play their home games at Talbot County Community Center.

Living in Easton, Maryland

Easton allows you to enjoy small-town living with all the conveniences of the big city. The town is just a short distance from Wilmington, Annapolis, Baltimore, and Washington D.C.

Within the eastern part of the town, U.S. Route 50 runs north to south, taking you northwest to Chesapeake Bay Bridge. The main street of the town is Washington Street, which connects to Maryland Route 565 in the South. There are also two airports in Easton. These are Easton/Newnam Field Airport and Ewing Airport.

Schools in Easton, MD

Schools are above average in Easton. In addition to the public schools Easton Elementary and Easton Middle, there is a private school called Ss. Peter & Paul Elementary for grades PK to 8. Easton High is the only public high school, but there are two private high schools: Chesapeake Christian School and Ss. Peter & Paul High School.

Learn more about these schools and see a complete list of all schools in Easton, Maryland at GreatSchools.org.

Parks and Outdoor Activities in Easton

Parks In Easton Maryland

There are several parks in Easton, including Idlewild Park, Tots Park, and Glebe Park. In addition, Easton has a lake called Papermill Pond, where you can fish for rainbow trout and largemouth bass.

Easton is also a top place for outdoor sports and other activities. You can practice skeet shooting, play golf at several courses, cycle the Tred Avon Circle, and head out on the water to go sailing, kayaking, canoeing, or even crabbing.

Shopping in Easton

You have three main options for shopping in Easton. The first is Easton Plaza Shopping Centre, which has close to 300 retailers as well as many options for dining. The other two are Talbottown Shopping Centre and Tred Avon Square Shopping Centre.

Things to Do in Easton

Things To Do In Easton Maryland

There is plenty to do all year round in Easton. For instance, theatrical performances and concerts take place in the evenings at the Avalon Theatre, there are plenty of pubs and restaurants to visit as well as the town’s bowling alley, Easton Bowl

The main tourist attractions, though, are the historic buildings. These include Avalon Theatre (the main venue in the entire Mid-Shore area for performing arts), the luxury hotel Tidewater Inn, and historic homes like The Anchorage. You’ll find even more centuries-old buildings in Easton Historic District.

Near Easton is Doncaster Town Site, an archaeological site with the first Catholic church on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Other important churches in and around Easton include Trinity Cathedral, All Saints’ Church, and the ruins of St. John’s Chapel of St. Michael’s Parish.

Cost Of Living In Easton, Maryland

The median home value in Easton, Maryland is $260,816 — lower than Maryland as a whole, which is $312,500. The median gross rent in Easton is $1,070.

Finding a Place to Live in Easton, MD

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