Maryland’s Coast

Community. Opportunity. Affordability.
Lifestyle. … and the Beach!

Long renowned as a fantastic vacation destination, Worcester County is an even better place to launch a career, build a business and plant roots. Discover how our enviable coastal lifestyle has helped businesses thrive for generations – and why we’re a magnet for entrepreneurs and new enterprises.

Quality of Life

Thanks to excellent public schools – including nine that boast the prestigious “Blue Ribbon” designation – Maryland’s Coast is a great place to raise a family. Strengthened by safe communities, affordable homes and outstanding recreational facilities, we enjoy an exceptional quality of life. Two excellent health systems serve our 53,000+ year-round residents: Atlantic General Hospital and TidalHealth. And our affordable tax structure is a big plus for retirees and business owners.

Accessible Location

As Maryland’s only seaside community, we’re strategically located in the heart of the Delmarva Peninsula, offering ready access to major metropolitan markets – just 2.5 hours from Washington DC, Baltimore, Philadelphia and Norfolk.

Low Taxes

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With the second lowest property tax rate and lowest piggyback taxes in Maryland, Worcester is a highly attractive business location. We offer incentives to job creators locating or expanding in three Enterprise Zones: Berlin, Snow Hill and Pocomoke City. The entire county is an SBA-designated HUBZone and a local revolving loan fund offers low interest financing for working capital and fixed assets.

Live the Dream on Maryland’s Coast

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Live, work or play in our charming historic towns. Harness your love for outdoor adventure by boat, bike or on foot. Experience lively entertainment and nightlife in a thriving ocean resort.

Great Public Schools

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Worcester County’s renowned public education system is comprised of 14 exceptional schools serving 6,500 students. Nine are designated National Blue Ribbon Schools by the U.S. Department of Education. The County also has five private schools. There are three higher education institutions located in close proximity: University of Maryland Eastern Shore (Princess Anne), Salisbury University and Wor-Wic Community College (Salisbury).

Outstanding Parks & Recreation Facilities

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Worcester County’s flagship Recreation Center is a 60,000-sq.-ft. multi-purpose fitness facility with indoor racquet courts, running track, classrooms and exercise gym. We have more than three dozen parks including the Pocomoke River State Park and world-renowned Assateague Island National Seashore. Our exceptional county park system also includes two nature parks at Isle of Wight and Herring Creek and 15 boat ramps.