Easton : Maryland

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What it's Like to Retire in Easton

Easton is a town of about 15,000 in Maryland, about 27 miles from Annapolis, but on the Delaware side.  It is located very near the Chesapeake, which automatically makes it a very good town for boating. Frederick Douglass lived here. The town has a number of interesting festivals including the Talbot County Fair and the Waterfowl Festival.  Picture of Third Haven Meeting House courtesy of Wikipedia and Czoller, picture of the Anchorage, a historic home in Easton courtesy of Wikipedia and Linda Roy Walls.


Where to Retire in Easton and Home Prices

According to City-data.com, the median sale price of a home was a little over $250,000, in late 2014.


What is special about Easton

This is an old and more peaceful part of Maryland. Being near the Bay is a plus.

What is not special about Easton

Easton is at a bit of a distance from big cities.

Who will like retirement in Easton

Those who like classic, Southern style and a sleepier lifestyle retire here. It's also a big community for golfers and boaters.

Local economy is driven by

Local economy is driven mostly by small businesses.

Climate and Physical Environment

Weather is typical of Maryland: mild.

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

The annual festivals and fair make for an interesting town. ArtHouse Live is a resident theater company.


Easton's crime rate is lower than the national average.


Medical facilities

Memorial Hospital at Easton



Baltimore/Washington airport is about 60 miles away.  Easton is considered a very walkable community.


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Facts about EASTON
  • State: MD
  • Environment: Small Town,Boating Community,
  • City Population: 10,000-25,000
  • Median age of Population: 25-44
  • Avg Jan Temperature: 21-40
  • Avg July Temperature: 60-80
  • Median HH Income: 41,001-60,000
  • Average Home Price (MLS): $200,001-$300,000
  • Annual Property Tax on a $200,000 house: Less than 2000
  • Total Crime Index: 91-100 (slightly below average)
  • Cost of Living Index: 101-110 (slightly above average)
  • Culture Index: 91-100 (slightly below average)
  • State Sales Tax: Yes
  • State Income Tax: Yes
  • Name of the Guide: boomer1

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