Who would not want to live here? The famous blue crab lives in the bay and feeds many voracious crab lovers, natives and tourists alike. Entire documentaries have been made about the history and business aspects of the blue crab. It must be a very intelligent animal to have settled in the bay area. In fact, Beautiful Swimmers: Watermen, Crabs and the Chesapeake Bay (1976) a Pulitzer Prize winning non-fiction book was written by William W. Warner about the Chesapeake Bay, blue crabs and watermen.
The scenery in just about every inch of the bay may even surpass the fascination of crab eating. There are film-ready tableaus everywhere and that is the norm. Flora and fauna are plentiful and enhance the natural beauty of the bay that is already tremendous in itself.
The two hundred mile-long bay has over 4600 miles of shoreline with all of its tributaries. The bay is an estuary since the ocean salt water mixes with the fresh water of the rivers that flow into it. Over a hundred rivers flow into the bay, and creeks, canals, coves and inlets form various kinds of habitats for humans, animals and plants.
Waterfront living is pleasant and exciting at the same time with all of the coastal charms and peacefulness of a site on the water. Birders are in paradise since there are waterfowl species on a grand scale. Thirteen counties in Maryland border the bay, so it's a good thing it is so large. Fishing and boating are prime interests, naturally, and there is plenty of room for everybody.
One estimate noted that housing ranges from about $299,000 for a fixer-upper to Twenty million for a large amount of water frontage and a spectacular home. Somewhere in between the two figures lies a possible site for almost anyone who wants to live on the water. People in landlocked areas are salivating by now, looking for the realtor's phone number.
There are quiet, rural home sites to busy urban neighborhoods, depending on the buyer's preference, but the choice is nice. The magical word, "waterfront" is the important part and it can be part of the description of the next home for many who are searching now. Join the waterfront crew and live life to the hilt.