Kent Island is comprised of two towns, Stevensville and Chester. Kent Island is one of America's oldest and least recognized English settlements. It is also the largest island in the Chesapeake Bay.
Chester is a great small town that is an easy commute for those who travel to Baltimore, Washington DC and Philadelphia to work. Its also a quick drive to the Atlantic Ocean beaches for the vacationers. The main road which goes through the top part of the island is the U.S. Route 50/301 highway which connects Washington DC to Ocean City. There are two more bridges to the mainland, the Kent Narrows Bridge, which also carries the US 50/301 and the Old Kent Narrows Bridge, a drawbridge that carries the Maryland 18 into Grasonville. The Drawbridge raises on the hour to allow tall masts through the Kent Narrow channel.
Living in Chester gives you access to all things water: swimming, boating/kayaking, fishing, crabbing, paddle boarding, and sight seeing tours. On land you have running/walking trails, bike trails, parks, vineyards, golf, farmers market, annual festivals, arts and entertainment district, an abundance of restaurants and so much more.
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 School, 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.
You can find out more information on each individual school through Great Schools https://www.greatschools.org/
As for real estate, from condo's to townhouses to waterfront homes and estates, you will find a variety of real estate in Chester. Currently, the median home sold price for Chester is $418K. Kent Island also offers two active communities for residents 55 and over. Both communities offer maintenance-free living with a focus on social connections for the community residents.
So, 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. Whether you prefer moving to Stevensville or moving to Chester, reach out and I’d be happy to help.