About Our Community

We are located in St. Mary’s County on the southern tip of Maryland’s western shore of the Chesapeake Bay. Bordered on three sides by the Potomac and Patuxent Rivers, and the Chesapeake Bay, it is a boating, fishing, crabbing, camping, and water sports mecca.  Nearby Solomons Island is a major bay marina with waterfront dining and harbor activities.

The county has a rich history dating back to the colonists who made St. Mary’s City the first capital of Maryland; currently St. Mary’s City is an active archeological dig open to the public.  As a semi-rural area, Southern Maryland does not provide the hustle and bustle of large metropolitan locales, but offers family-oriented communities with thriving programs such as athletics, dance, and scouts typically found in suburban communities.  Washington D.C., Baltimore, and Annapolis offer extensive cosmopolitan and cultural attractions within an hour or two for easy day trips.  

The area’s economic base includes tourism, farming, and seafood, as well as engineering and technical support to the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) and the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR).  Virtually all technical projects associated with Navy and Marine Corps aircraft and support systems are headquartered at NAWCAD and NAVAIR, located at the Patuxent River Naval Air Station.  This Naval Aircraft Center of Excellence provides numerous opportunities for a steady and rewarding professional career.

Photo of E-2C is a U.S. Navy photo.

21610 South Essex Drive, Lexington Park, MD 20653