A Local's Guide To Living In Lusby, Maryland

A Local’s Guide to Living in Lusby, Maryland 

Lusby is located on the southernmost part of the Calvert County peninsula and is therefore bordered by the Chesapeake Bay on the east and the Patuxent River on the west. The bay side features steep cliffs and wooded area, while fields lead the way down to the river on the western side of the county. Its unique position allows for a variety of hobbies, including boating and fishing, hiking, bird watching and even fossil hunting. The natural beauty of the area draws in both tourists and homeowners, meaning there’s something for everyone- from live music, walks on the pier, delicious restaurants, a variety of shops, and any amenity a local would need. 

About Lusby

Lusby is within the Washington-Arlington-Alexandria Metro Area, with an average commute time of 42 minutes. Lusby is a small, unincorporated community with a population of 1,809 people. This article will also include information on neighboring communities including Solomons Island and Chesapeake Ranch Estates – Drum Point. 

Things to Do 

Lusby offers something for everyone. From being a seafood lover’s dream to fossil hunter’s playground there are lots of places of interest.  Lusby’s community park, Cove Point Park, has numerous baseball fields, tennis courts, a public swimming pool, and a public golf course. There are many marinas nearby to dock your boat. In addition to Lusby’s community park, here are some local favorite places we’re sure you’ll want to visit. 

Cove Point Lighthouse

Beautifully restored, this active lighthouse sits on seven acres of Chesapeake Bay coast. The keeper’s house is available to be rented as a vacation home and can sleep up to 16 guests. Open to the public during summer months, the lighthouse offers an excellent view of Calvert Cliffs. 

Calvert Cliffs State Park 

Serving as a geological time capsule, Calvert Cliffs expose fossils of prehistoric creatures like sharks, shales, rays, and seabirds that were the size of small airplanes. The state park here is a day-use park ($5 per vehicle) that features a sandy beach, an abundance of unique fossils including shark teeth, a playground fishing, both freshwater and tidal marshland, and 13 miles of hiking trails. A large portion of the park is forested, and over 500 area are open to hunting turkey and deer. The woods are also a birdwatcher’s paradise with 163 species of bird observed in the park. 

Solomons Island 

A waterfront village located where the Chesapeake and Patuxent converge, the area is ideal for seafood, shopping, and taking in sunset views from the boardwalk. There is opportunity to rent paddle board and kayaks, enjoy swimming at the beach, or go fishing and crabbing. Popular destinations include the Calvert Marine Museum and the Annmarie Garden Sculpture Park as well as the Chesapeake Biological Laboratory. Last but not least, Solomons Island Winery has a tasting room and seasonal events. 

Chesapeake Ranch Estates 

Since its inception in 1958, this estate is now comprised of over 4,000 homes. The estate property includes two private beaches, a freshwater lake for swimming and sailing, a private airpark with hangars and runway, wooded campground, garden plots, and an athletic field. 

Drum Point Lighthouse 

Open year round, this elevated lighthouse sits on the waterfront and is impossible to miss. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the decommissioned lighthouse has been beautifully restored and has become one of the waterfront’s main attractions. 

Lusby Public Schools 

Lusby public schools spend $14,390 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 15.6 students per teacher in Lusby. Review the links below for more specific information on test scores, student demographics, and academic progress for each school.

Patuxent Appeal Elementary:  


Dowell Elementary: 


Southern Middle:


Mill Creek Middle:


Patuxent High School:



Cost of Living in Lusby, Maryland

Lusby’s cost of living is 11.2% higher than the U.S. average. The median income is $76,700 with a median home price of $229,100, and an average monthly rent of approximately $1,500. Home appreciation is up 2.5% in the last 12 months, making it a good time to buy in Lusby.


A few of the communities in Lusby include: The Chesapeake Ranch Estates, Drum Point, Cove Point, White Sands, The Soundings, Rousby Hall Woods, Cove Point Woods, Brianwood, Hellen Cree, and Cove of Calvert & Spring Cove.


If your ideal weekend includes spending time at the beach, consider that many of the neighborhoods in Lusby are water privileged. Residents have access to either the Chesapeake Bay, Patuxent River, Lake Lariat, Mill Creek, or Fresh Creek.  These locations are great for enjoying swimming, fishing, canoeing & crabbing.

Offering a variety of home styles and prices, Lusby may be just what you’re looking for. To see a list of available homes and to schedule a tour, please review our listings and contact our office. 

Mandy Reeder Calvert County Real Estate Agent

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