The Kent Island Area of the County is within an hour drive of Baltimore Washington International Airport, Reagan National Airport and the Port of Baltimore. Communities in north Queen Anne’s County are less than an hour from Philadelphia International Airport.
The Area is located directly over the Chesapeake Bay Bridge and is famous for its waterfront villages and subdivisions, the sizeable concentration of international businesses, Stevensville Art District, Chesapeake Bay and river views, Queenstown Premium Outlets, golf courses, bike trails, hotels, restaurants, wedding venues, shopping, wineries, and distilleries! Found on Kent Island, Chester is 7 square miles, 1.8 of which (almost 25%) is water.
In the 2000 United States Census, the population was just over 3,700 residents. As one of the most populated areas within Queen Anne’s County at over 5,800 residents (according to the 2000 United States Census), Stevensville is very desirable. The community is the eastern terminus of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge.
It was originally founded in 1850 as a steamboat terminal, and to this day, Stevensville has about 100 historic standing structures dating back to its earliest days. It is home to the Historic Stevensville Arts and Entertainment District which offers tax credits for artists.