- The Washington Times - Friday, July 31, 2009

Maryland’s Eastern Shore, with its wildlife and water views, beckons Washington-area residents in search of peace, a charming village, a fishing spot, a boat launch or maybe just the perfect crab cake.

What potential homebuyers may not realize is that there are new home developments clustered near Cambridge, Easton, Denton, Chestertown, Kent Island and Tilghman’s Island that offer properties priced from the upper $100,000s to more than $1,500,000.

Some of these homes have direct water views, while others are within walking, biking or a short drive of the Chesapeake Bay or one of the many creeks and rivers that pass through this section of Maryland.

Cambridge

At Deep Harbour, Beazer Homes Corp. is building condominiums in elevator buildings that have a variety of floor plans, as well as town homes that have front porches and a one-car garage. The waterfront community on Cambridge Creek includes a swimming pool and a private marina and is convenient to the town of Cambridge. The condominium homes, priced from the low $200,000s, have two bedrooms, two baths and a one-car garage. The town homes, also priced from the low $200,000s, have two or three bedrooms, two baths and a one-car garage. Call 800/779-5449 or visit www.beazer.com.

At the Residences at River Marsh, Beazer is offering luxurious single-family homes with four to six bedrooms, three to five baths and a two- or three-car garage. The development, part of the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa and Marina, will include sandy beaches, a club and bike paths. Residents also can take advantage of the spa services, tennis courts, golf course and marina at the Hyatt. The homes are priced from the low $600,000s to the upper $700,000s. Call 410/901-2961 or visit www.beazer.com.

Sturbridge Homes is building town homes and condominiums at the Towns and Residences at Waterside within walking distance of downtown Cambridge. This waterfront community includes town homes with decks and water views, each with three bedrooms; and condominiums with two or three bedrooms. Boat slips are available for residents.

Now that the development is nearly complete, the remaining homes are being sold at auction on Aug. 16. For more information on the auction, visit www.maxspann.com. For information on the homes, call 410/901-8384 or visit www.sturbridgehomes.com.

Chestertown

At Coventry Farms, Ryan Homes is building single-family homes on wooded homesites in a scenic setting near the shops, antiques stores and restaurants in historic Chestertown. The Chester River and the Chesapeake Bay are nearby for boating and fishing. The homes come in multiple styles, including ranch-style homes and two-story homes, with up to 4,200 finished square feet. The homes, priced from the upper $190,000s to the mid-$200,000s, have up to five bedrooms and 4 1/2 baths with a two-car garage. Call 410/778-4795 or visit www.ryanhomes.com.

Centreville and Denton

Richmond American Homes Inc. is building single-family homes at two Eastern Shore communities. At Northbrook in Centreville, a community close to Route 50 and about halfway between the District and the Atlantic Coast beaches, the development includes soccer fields and tot lots in a family-oriented community. The homes, which have 1,683 to 2,644 finished square feet, have four bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths and a two-car garage. Prices range from the upper $200,000s to the low $300,000s. At Ashworth in Ridgely near Denton, the homes will be built on 1-acre sites and include four bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths and a two-car garage. Prices start in the low $300,000s. Call 301/399-2316 for both communities or visit www.richmondamerican.com.

At Sandy Meadows in Denton, Cypress Homes is building both single-family homes and town homes not far from the Choptank River. The 29 single-family homes, built on quarter-acre homesites, have 1,600 to 3,535 finished square feet with four or five bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths and a two-car garage. The builders recently added a rambler-style model to their available homes, with 1,750 square feet and a base price of $239,900.

The other models are base-priced from $279,400 to $409,900. The town homes, which have three levels and more than 2,300 square feet, have a one- or two-car garage, a stone front, a fireplace and a large master suite. The town homes are priced from $199,900. Call 410/479-3993 or visit www.cypresshomesllc.com.

Easton

At Lakelands at Easton, Lennar Corp. is building three-level town homes in a community with a swimming pool. This development includes homes priced from the low to mid-$200,000s for three or four bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths and a garage. Call 888/214-1878 or visit www.lennar.com.

At Douglass Landing in Easton, PCS Homes is building garage town homes in a community within walking distance of historic downtown Easton. Located near golf courses, parks, shopping areas and marinas, this development features town homes with 9-foot ceilings on the first floor, three bedrooms, two baths and a one-car garage. Call 410/819-8222 or visit www.pcshomes.com.

Easton Village, a waterfront village on the Tred Avon River, includes trails, a marina, wetlands, a 6-acre park with a pavilion, community piers (including a kayak launch) and a club with a swimming pool and fitness center. This planned community has multiple builders, including Ryan Homes, Peninsula Construction, Ilex Homes, K&P; Builders and Montgomery Builders, building single-family homes in a variety of styles and ranging in price from the mid-$300,000s to more than $1,000,000.

In addition, the community has finished lots, priced from $145,000 and up, for buyers who want to reserve a lot and build a home later. Call 800/290-9240 or visit www.eastonvillage.com.

At Leeward at Cooke’s Hope in Easton, residents can enjoy a small craft marina, miles of walking trails, an indoor swimming pool, a fitness center, a tennis court, a putting green, a picnic pavilion and wildlife and waterfowl sanctuaries.

Single-family homes are being built here by ILEX Construction & Development Corp. Each home in the community will be built on a lot of half an acre or more. The homes are built to “Super E” standards, which means that they have been designed for energy efficiency and healthier air quality and comfort for residents. The homes have three or four bedrooms with 3 1/2 or 4 1/2 baths, with base prices from $875,000 to $895,000. Call 410/443-1109 or visit www.ilexhomes.com.

Kent Island

NVHomes, Peninsula Construction, Covell Communities and Lundberg Builders are building homes at Gibson’s Grant on Kent Island, a planned community with 55 acres of preserved wetlands and miles of nature trails.

Plans call for a community center, fitness center, swimming pool, kayak launch and a pier for fishing and crabbing. The community is near shopping areas on Kent Island, along with public boat launches, marinas, waterfront parks and beaches with views of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge. The single-family homes are priced from the low to upper $400,000s. Call 877/585-4543 for NVHomes, 410/820-4577 for Peninsula Construction, 888/673-1097 for Covell Communities and 410/490-8837 for Lundberg Builders or visit www.gibsonsgrant.com.

Tilghman Island

Tilghman-on-Chesapeake is located 25 miles from the Chesapeake Bay Bridge by boat and 65 miles by car. The community includes a yacht club with a boat dock, swimming pools, a club and tennis courts.

Nearby are golf courses and multiple state and national parks as well as recreation areas. Residents can explore St. Michaels and other nearby Eastern Shore towns for shopping, dining and entertainment.

Lovell Homes is selling lots for custom homes in this community priced at $200,000 and up, and single-family homes (including the lot) starting at $565,000. For Lovell Homes, call 800-RELAXED or visit www.tochesapeake.com.

Many of the homes are set on waterfront or waterview lots. Keswick Homes, the custom home division of Brookfield Homes Corp., has a 4-acre homesite with a luxury home available for $1,559,990. For Keswick Homes, call 800/735-2933 or visit www.keswickhomes.com.

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