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Living a Boating Lifestyle in Cambridge, Maryland

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Where to Retire in Cambridge and Home Prices

 The Zillow Home Value Index was $185,403 in mid-2022. As with most waterfront communities, it's all about location, and prices can be much higher closer to the water.

What Is Special about Cambridge

Cambridge is a waterfront community with a lot of colonial heritage and maritme tradition, with a downtown that offers a variety of shops, cafes, and galleries.  The town is not far from large cities such as Baltimore, Washington D.C., and Philadelphia. The 400-room Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay resort, which includes a golf course, spa, and marina is a popular new addition to the town.

What Is Not Special about Cambridge

Cambridge  is a former commercial town  that relied on food processing for the local economy, but a lot of that business went away leaving Cambridge struggling for many years; It is cool during the winter months with an average January temperature under 40 degrees; the crime rate is above the national average; the nearest large airport is about 75 miles away.

Climate and Physical Environment

The average January temperature in Cambridge is 38 degrees and the average July temperature is 79 degrees.  It does snow in Cambridge and averages about twelve inches each winter.

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

Cambridge has a Historical High Street area walking tour.  It also has several museums which includes the Brannock Richardson Maritime Museum, and a park with boat docks, fishing piers, and playgrounds.  May through December there are many community events including festivals and a regatta.


The crime rate is higher than the national average.

Medical Facilities

Dorchester General Hospital


Amtrak offers bus service. The nearest international airport is 73 miles away in Baltimore, and there is a regional airport 40 miles away in Salisbury.

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