Quality of Life

Queen Anne’s County is Where Shore Living Begins

Queen Anne’s County communities are centrally located on the Mid/Upper Shore region with easy access to metropolitan destinations like Annapolis, Washington D.C., Baltimore, Wilmington, and Philadelphia.

Our communities offer small-town living that attracts families, retirees, and those looking to live an Eastern Shore lifestyle.

Community life is concentrated around several unincorporated and incorporated towns. Below you can learn more about our communities of Stevensville, Chester, Grasonville. Centreville, Queenstown, Church Hill, Queen Anne, Sudlersville, Millington, Barclay, and Templeville.

Within our communities, you can enjoy and explore historic sites, entertainment venues, farm markets, art galleries, local shops, breweries, wineries, distilleries and more!


Stevensville & Chester

Kent Island begins at the eastern terminus of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge, and is famous for its waterfront villages/subdivisions, size-able concentration of international businesses, multiple business parks, the Stevensville Arts & Entertainment District, bike trails, hotels, restaurants, wedding venues, shopping, wineries, breweries and distilleries!

According to the 2010 United States Census the population counts are as follows:

Stevensville: 6,803           Chester: 4,167

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Truly representative of the Maryland lifestyle, Grasonville is a hub for our local waterman, family-owned restaurants serving fresh seafood, overnight accommodations and outdoor recreation. Out of the 5.2 square miles of land, 20 acres are water.

According to the 2010 United States Census, the population of Grasonville is 3, 425.

Queen Anne

According to the 2010 United States Census, the town is a total 0.13 square miles, and the population was a mere 222. Queen Anne is a pleasant town of residences and local rural commerce. The border between Talbot County and Queen Anne’s County runs through the middle of town.


According to the 2010 United States Census, there are less than 700 people residing in this quaint and charming town. The largest attraction is the Queenstown Premium Outlets located off of Routes 50/301. The outlets, home to over 65 stores bring in a large portion of business from travelers passing by.

Queenstown was the home to the first County seat (1707). In 1708 the original Courthouse was built. The County seat remained here from 1707-1782, at which time it was moved to Centreville.

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The County Seat, located at the head of the Corsica River has been the home to Queen Anne’s County Government since 1794. Centreville boast a beautiful historic downtown, waterfront park, restaurants, shops, service businesses, and a Class A Business Park.

According to the 2010 United States Census, this incorporated town is home to under 4,500 residents, and made up of about 2.45 square miles of land.

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Northern Queen Anne's

The rural small towns of Barclay, Church Hill, Millington, Sudlersville, and Templeville are known for their high concentration of farms, sizeable industrial properties, and several large-scale manufacturing operations.

According to the 2010 United States Census town populations are as follows:

Barclay: 120                    Sudlersville: 497

Church Hill: 745            Templeville: 138

Millington: 642