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California Maryland? Is there such a place? Yes, and while it might seem confusing, most of us around here know what you're talking about when you say California. California Maryland is not necessarily a city but a census designated community in St. Mary's County and home to about 14,000 residents. It's been growing with the spread of population from the older adjacent community of Lexington Park and jobs and growth that the Patuxent River Naval Air Station.
Of course, the community was named after the state of California prior to 1897 and legend has it that a family from the state of California moved to the area using materials from their home state to build their new house. They called the area there California farmstead, and eventually, the name stuck as California Maryland.
This is small, waterfront town offers hometown charm and because of its close proximity to Alexandria Virginia, and Washington DC, it's a fast-growing area for those that live and work in the neighboring metropolitan cities. It's located just across the Gov. Thomas Johnson Bridge from Solomons Maryland and is home to many folks that work at the nearby Patuxent River Naval Air Station. It's a combination of older homes as well as brand-new communities currently available in recent development projects.
Living in California MD
California saw major growth and development from 2000 to 2010. It's been considered one of the better places to live in the state and offers a suburban feel with a spread-out design or most residents own their own homes. The population has young families, retirees, and young professionals with excellent schools, moderate home prices, and affordable rents.
California's part of the Lexington Park area, which forms recently defined it as a new Metro statistical area made up of several communities in St. Mary's County. This quiet residential community offers a few shopping centers along Highway 235, restaurants, and a few big-name department stores. Folks love it because you don't have to travel far for restaurants and shopping, yet it doesn't give you that major metropolitan city vibe.
Residents of California Maryland love the abundance of nature and outdoor opportunities such as St. Mary's River State Park, ideal for fishing, hiking, biking, and even horseback riding. Just across the river is the resort town of Solomons offering a Riverfront Boardwalk, boating options, art galleries, a few museums, and the Anne-Marie Sculpture Garden and Art Center affiliated with the Smithsonian Museum.
Residents have a wide range of shops and restaurants to choose from such as the delicious Mission BBQ on MacArthur Boulevard. Slow-smoked meats, creamy coleslaw, and delicious corn on the cob can easily be found any day of the week. Blue Wind Gourmet is a fantastic deli and sandwich spot with Caesar salad wraps and something they call the garbage sandwich. Looking for a little ethnic cuisine? Check out Bollywood Masala for authentic Indian cuisine, spicy goat dishes, and to eat garlic naan.
But that's not all; there are Thai food places, sandwich shops, pizza and sub restaurants and much more. Along Highway 235 is most of the amenities and services such as a Lowe's, Walmart, Hobby Lobby, Best Buy, Michaels, JCPenney's, and the Wildwood Center. From theaters and restaurants to markets and shops, folks don't have to travel far for all the amenities of a full-service city.
California MD Weather
California, MD, experiences a temperate maritime climate characterized by mild winters and warm summers. Located in St. Mary's County, this charming town enjoys pleasant weather throughout the year, with average temperatures ranging from the 30s°F (single digits °C) in winter to the 80s°F (around 30°C) in summer. While winters can bring occasional snowfall and chilly temperatures, spring and fall offer mild, comfortable weather ideal for outdoor activities. Summer brings warmer temperatures, with plenty of sunshine for enjoying the nearby beaches and outdoor recreational opportunities. Overall, California, MD, boasts a delightful climate that appeals to residents and visitors alike.
Is California MD Safe?
As of the latest available data, California, MD, is considered a relatively safe place to live. While no community is entirely free from crime, California maintains a lower crime rate compared to many other areas. The town benefits from a strong sense of community, law enforcement presence, and various safety measures implemented by local authorities. Residents can enjoy peace of mind knowing that efforts are made to ensure their safety and well-being. However, it's always advisable to stay informed about local safety resources and take necessary precautions to safeguard oneself and property.
What do residents think about living in California?
"I love living in California, Md. It is a very small town and the community is amazing. It is amazing being able to go outside and see wildlife, trees, and the water. I couldn’t imagine a more relaxing and beautiful place to live."
"Great quiet outdoors. Nice community and great people. I love it here, and love rising my kids in this community."
"California is a secluded town north of the base. You are close to shopping and it’s away from crime and a friendly family place." -Niche.com
California Maryland Schools
Residents of California MD are part of the St. Mary's County public school district, and most school-age children attend the Evergreen elementary school or the two private schools, Thee Christian School and Starmaker Learning Center, the Esperanza middle school, and the Leonardtown high school. Most of these schools are between 1 to 5 miles from most homes and developments in California.
"Leonardtown prides itself on our community, academics, and sports. Leonardtown is a high school with wonderful staff that are willing to provide the best experiences for students. Examples of this would be spirit weeks, lunch activities, diverse clubs, monthly events, clean classrooms, and welcoming spaces for all. There is something for everyone at LHS arts, sports, and much more! WE ARE RAIDER STRONG!" - Niche.com
California Maryland Real Estate
The median home value for California MD real estate is about $270,000 and 64% of residents own their own homes. It has a higher median rent than a lot of places around St. Mary's County, currently at about $1500 per month. You'll find single-family homes and historical Victorian properties starting at around $300,000 to newer homes, townhouses, and duplexes between $400,000 and $700,000.
Looking for a place to call home in California, MD? You're in luck! From charming older designs to newly refurbished homes and brand-new communities, there's something for everyone in California, Maryland's real estate market. Explore all available listings on our website, including California MD homes for sale, California Maryland homes for sale, California MD houses for rent, and California MD real estate. When you're ready to take a closer look, contact us anytime to schedule a showing. We're here to help you find your perfect home in California, Maryland, or any other community in St. Mary's County.
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