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Old 07-23-2009, 06:01 PM
 
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We are looking at possibly buying a second (vacation) home in either Chesapeake City or Elkton MD. However we are noticing there is a good deal of difference in the availability of houses in the price range we are looking at. It also appears we may get more for our money in Elkton. Elkton has a good deal of homes available. Chesapeake City has very little. Is there a reason why? Should we avoid Elkton for some reason? Why?
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Old 07-23-2009, 09:47 PM
 
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what's your price range?
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Old 07-24-2009, 10:14 AM
 
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I think the reason is just because Elkton has more homes, period. Chesapeake City is much smaller than Elkton, in both population and area.

Elkton has a downtown and some suburbs, and also includes some more rural areas. Chesapeake City has a couple of blocks in its "downtown", has no suburbs, and is almost all rural.
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Old 07-25-2009, 07:27 AM
 
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Thanks for your responses. I guess the thing that concerns us about Elkton is that the homes that we have looked at that are pretty much the same style and type homes cost much more in Chesapeake City than they do in Elkton. (We are looking in the more rural part of Elkton near the river and closer to Chesapeake City. ) Why do the homes appraise for less in Elkton? Crime? Are the values of homes dropping in Elkton?
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Old 07-25-2009, 11:42 PM
 
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Hmm... that is a good question then. Just brainstorming here- Are the amenities any different? Some waterfront communities have nearby marinas and their own private beaches.

Chesapeake City is further down the river closer to the Chesapeake, so one would think it would be more desirable for boaters. That could make a difference.

According to greatschools.net, the Chesapeake City high school gets a higher ranking than the Elkton one. That could make a difference as well.
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Old 07-26-2009, 08:42 PM
 
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Chesapeake City is a touristy/artsy town on the C&D Canal. It is desirable for boaters, and bed&breakfasters.

Elkton is an ok town.
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Old 07-27-2009, 03:19 PM
 
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Thanks again for your feedback. We fell in love with Chesapeake City. This is the reason for the possible home purchase. We would be buying in Elkton just because of the cost difference and its proximity to Chesapeake City. Please keep any helpful info coming in. All is appreciated!!!
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Old 08-04-2009, 07:15 AM
 
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Default just entered a contract on a house in Elkton

My family is very excited about our upcoming move to Elkton. We bought on the Elk Neck Peninsula and just love the area. We looked at Chesapeake City, but felt it was too rural. The Elk Neck area seemed to be the right speed for us. Rural and beautiful, but not too isolating. We checked out the local Acme, which is immaculate and seemed to attract well-dressed people. I hear Redner's is just as good. Everyone we have met in the area is more than welcoming and the local deli guy could not be any friendlier. On top of all that, if you want to have a boat, I think being off the canal (and on the Elk River) affords you closer access to areas condusive to watersports. Best of luck in your search.
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Old 08-04-2009, 07:37 AM
 
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We live in De. but went to Chesapeake City the other night. It was awesome. I completely recommend Chesapeake Inn for dinner.
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Old 08-05-2009, 02:49 PM
 
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My family is very excited about our upcoming move to Elkton. We bought on the Elk Neck Peninsula and just love the area. We looked at Chesapeake City, but felt it was too rural. The Elk Neck area seemed to be the right speed for us. Rural and beautiful, but not too isolating. We checked out the local Acme, which is immaculate and seemed to attract well-dressed people. I hear Redner's is just as good. Everyone we have met in the area is more than welcoming and the local deli guy could not be any friendlier. On top of all that, if you want to have a boat, I think being off the canal (and on the Elk River) affords you closer access to areas condusive to watersports. Best of luck in your search.
Glad to hear you enjoy Elkton. That's just what we needed to hear. We also are looking near the Elk River. And the first thing my husband wants to get after we buy the home is a boat. Duh! We went to the Tap Room when we were in Chesapeake City. Very rustic but fantastic food! Loved it! There's a tour boat ride that runs every couple of hours, costs $10 a person. Very well worth it! It lasted for about an hour and a half. I got quite a few fantastic pictures. A husband and wife are the tour guides and know Chesapeake City like the back of their hands. They were just adorable!
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