AT HOME WITH LISA-SHOULD I BUY A HOUSE ON KENT ISLAND?
If you're looking for great schools, plenty to do, and just a short commute to Annapolis, Baltimore and DC, Kent Island is a top choice. Kent Island is all about the Eastern Shore Lifestyle. Surrounded by water and abundant wildlife such as nesting eagles, blue herons and nature trails with deer, fox, rabbit and the elusive Black squirrel. Kent Island allows one to simply relax and nurture one’s inner soul. Kayaking, crabbing, biking, strolling on beaches, collecting sea glass is a way of life on the quiet shores of Kent Island.
I have had many clients tell me once they decided to cross the Bridge (Chesapeake Bay Bridge), they feel the weight lift off their shoulders. That they can take a deep breath and breathe again. They can't explain it but I understand. I too crossed the bridge to move and live here on Kent Island.
What about the schools?
All the public schools on Kent Island are highly rated according to www.GreatSchools.org. Living in Stevensville & Chester, Maryland your children will have access to several public & private schools. They include Kent Island High School, Bayside Elementary School which is a Blue Ribbon School, Kent Island Elementary Schooll, Stevensville Middle, Matapeake Middle School and Matapeake Elementary Schools.
There are also two private schools located on Kent Island. Lighthouse Christian Academy is grade 1–8 and is located in Stevensville and Kent Island Christian School is PreK — 6th grade located in Chester. Like I said, visit www.GreatSchools.org to get the info you need to decide which school district you would be interested in.
Living on Kent Island gives you access to several great parks. One of the largest is Old Love Point Park in Stevensville, consisting of 30.5 acres of sports fields, tennis courts, and basketball courts. There is also a playground for children, a picnic pavilion, and concession stands. There are several other parks as well as fishing piers to visit as well.
In addition to the parks, there are two main walking and biking trails. The first is Cross Island Trail, which is 6.5 miles long and covers the island from east to west. It takes you through farmlands, forests, and meadows. The second is South Island Trail, slightly longer at 7 miles. The entire trail is paved and passes parallel to Route 8, running from Matapeake State Park to Romancoke Pier.
I could keep going. I could talk about the golf courses we have, the shopping, the restaurants and entertainment that's offered, two active communities for residents 55 and over and not to forget the history of Kent Island! I could do another blog or two just on that!
So, with all that said, should you move to Kent Island? I would give an affirmative YES!
I'm Lisa Longest with Realty Navigator. I am a full time Realtor® GRI® RENE® and PSA® in Anne Arundel and Queen Anne Counties. I am here for all your real estate needs. If you are looking to buy, sell or question me about the market in your area, feel free to contact me. My email is LisaLongest.RE@Gmail.com and cell is 443-786-4200