The bustling coastal resort of Ocean City adjoins the Delaware beach community of Fenwick Island and becomes the second largest city in Maryland during the busy summer season. In fact, as many as 8 million people flock to Ocean City real estate each summer, making it one of the most heavily visited coastal resorts on the Atlantic coast. It is a summertime magnet of sorts for people from all walks of life, from college students seeking fun in the sun before going back to school in the fall, to young families getting away from it all and spending some quality time at the beach.
From the Delaware state line south to the resort’s inlet, Ocean City is just nine miles long and, in most spots, only a few blocks wide. In Ocean City homes for sale, you’ll find a great selection of homes that reflect the diversity of people who come here. From bayfront estates to cozy Cape Cod cabins, there’s room in Ocean City for all kinds of people.
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In the Ocean City real estate listings, you’ll discover dozens of attractive properties designed to bring residents the best in coastal living. With large decks and windows, even the most modest of these homes have been carefully built to take advantage of one of the state’s most sought-after locations. Sunny days and ocean breezes combine here to maximum effect. In the most luxurious Ocean City homes for sale, you’ll find attractive features like four-room master suites, brick ovens, private docks, hot tubs, and wine storage areas. These homes are often large enough to accommodate large families or the groups of guests who you’re likely to entertain during the heights of summer. Modern lighting systems and cathedral or vaulted ceilings further create a sense of spaciousness that you’ll appreciate, regardless of the footprint of the home you choose.
Mid-range Ocean City real estate includes a host of rambling Ranches, modular homes, and contemporary detached homes that are typically well-situated for taking advantage of the water and beach. Many of these homes have undergone upgrades or renovations designed to make them both cozy and comfortable. Some of these features include:
- Stainless steel appliances
- Granite countertops
- Sun rooms
- Wrap-around and rooftop decks
- Multi-zone heating systems
Ocean City is a dedicated resort town, so you can expect the home owners here to have gone the extra mile to enhance the livability of their spaces. Whether you’re directly on the water or a few blocks from the beach, Ocean City homes for sale make great launch pads for bright, brilliant summer days.
Living in Ocean City
At the southern end of the city is the resort’s main parking area, which is also the beginning of the city’s two-and-a-half-mile long boardwalk. The boardwalk is home to many of the resort’s most well-known food choices, including such mainstays as Fisher’s Popcorn and Thrasher’s French Fries, to the popular Dumser’s Dairyland and many, many more. On the southern end of the boardwalk is also one of Ocean City’s oldest and most popular amusement parks: Trimper’s Rides. Along with the Jolly Roger, this park still attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors every year.
Ocean City real estate has also become a haven for fishing in recent years, leading to its moniker as the “White Marlin Capital of the World.” Every August, the resort hosts the White Marlin Open, with fishermen from all over the world descending on southern Maryland attempting to win a share of the sizeable prize pool. Like most Atlantic coastal towns, Ocean City boasts more than its fair share of annual festivals. These popular yearly events include Sunfest, Springfest, Bike Week and the Christmas season’s Festival of Lights. Also a hotbed of activity is the Roland E. Powell Convention Center, which hosts events ranging from the annual World Championship Wildfowl Carving Competition to concerts featuring some of the nation’s most well-known artists and sporting events like boxing and professional wrestling.
The main road through Ocean City is Maryland Route 528, but is known throughout the resort simply as Coastal Highway. Condominium complexes dominate the northern end of the highway, along with an abundance of bars, fast food restaurants, retail stores and much, much more. It’s easy to get from Ocean City to rest of Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey.
Ocean City homes for sale are part of a beach resort that never sleeps during the Memorial Day to Labor Day high season. It’s high energy and never ending fun in the sun, so be sure to check it out on your next visit to the Delaware beaches.
If you’re interested in purchasing property in or near Maryland’s most popular coastal resort, Connect with The Oldfather Group today to learn about how you can live in one of these wonderful Berlin, MD homes for sale.
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