Elkton : Maryland


What It Is Like to Retire in Elkton

Elkton is located on the colonial highway of America in Maryland, and sits at the north headwater of Chesapeake Bay. The historic town played a part in both the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812, and has been the county seat since 1787, with many of colonial structures still remaining throughout the town. Cecil College is located here, making it a college town. Photo of View of Main Street courtesy of Wikipedia and Jcantroot (public domain); photo of Cecil County Circuit Courthouse in Elkton, courtesy of Wikipedia and Dough4872 and photo of Elk Landing, on the National Register of Historic Places, courtesy of Wikipedia and Smallbones, Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0/

Where to Retire in Elkton and Home Prices

Zillow reports the median home value to be $290,874 in late 2021.

What Is Special about Elkton

Elkton is a historical town and offers many parks, an historic covered bridge, an orchard and farmers market.

What Is Not Special about Elkton

Elkton may be too small for some and not a lot to do, chilly winters, high crime

Who Will Like Retirement in Elkton

Retirees looking for a small/mid-sized town but not far from a large city (Philadelphia or Baltimore), may enjoy it here. The town has a library, hospital, a community center with events, and a college that offers Lifelong Learning and Personal Enrichment for Adults & Seniors along with many sporting events to attend.

Local Economy Is Driven by

Construction, Healthcare and Finance/Insurance

Climate and Physical Environment

January's average temperature is 33 degrees, with July's average at 79 degrees. Elkton gets about 15" of snow annually.

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

There are several restaurants located in Elkton, but for restaurants of all types and a vibrant cultural scene you can head to Philadelphia, about 40 miles away or to Baltimore, about 50 miles away.


The crime rate here is high.

Medical Facilities

Union Hospital is located here.


Cecil Transit is operated by the county, and DART also provides public transportation; the nearest international airport is in Philadelphia, about 45 miles away.

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