With Philadelphia and Baltimore both within arm’s reach, Cecil County is one that offers its residents a slow pace of life near world class amenities. Located just off Interstate 95 along the upper banks of the Chesapeake Bay, Cecil County is ripe with cascading hills and stunning countryside views. The peaceful community is an ideal getaway from the hustle and bustle of city time, whether residents are commuting in or opting for a new lifestyle away from the concrete jungle.

Cecil County has a deep-rooted history dating all the way back to 1608 and was established in 1674. Given the long and storied past of this community, the opportunity for residents to learn about the history of the area they love so much is abundant. Museums, historic houses and Civil War Trail markers span the region allowing people of all ages to transport back in time.

Residents of Cecil County embrace the simplicity of the past as well as the conveniences of modern life. With a population of 101,913 as of 2013, according to statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau, this high density region of Maryland makes its communities tight knit.

Wherever you travel in Cecil County you’ll be met with stunning manors, 18th century churches built with intricate architecture and unbelievable views of the landscape here.

Be active in Cecil County

Whether you enjoy unwinding along the shoreline or on the greens, you’ll have countless opportunities for outdoor enjoyment in Cecil County. This region is home to dense natural areas open to the public for uses such as horseback riding, biking, hiking, hunting and more.

Elk Neck State Forest and Park is a massive park with seasonal primitive campsite for those area residents who like to be one with nature as well as more modern sites with electric and water. The park has 14 miles of hiking and biking trails, including the stunning trail that leads to the historic Turkey Point Lighthouse.

Cecil County is also home to four golf clubs, two of which are championship 18-hole courses. But individuals who are more interested in the cultural activities in the region may find the small village of Port Deposit, listed on the National Historic Register, or its free music series to be more their speed. Art aficionados will find many galleries in Elkton and Chesapeake City to view local works of art on display.

Working in Cecil County

Being in close proximity to major metropolitan areas, roughly an hour’s drive from both Philadelphia and Baltimore, residents of Cecil County have plenty of opportunities for employment across a broad range of industries. However, for those who prefer to stay within the county lines the options are vast as well. According to the Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation reported that as of 2013 the top employers of the county were Bayside Community Network, Burris Logistics, C&S Wholesale Grocers, Calvert Manor Healthcare Center, Cecil Federal Savings Bank and Chesapeake Care Resources.

Cecil County attracts travelers throughout the year as well, given its rich history and stunning landscape. Because of this, there are many job opportunities within the hospitality and travel industry here as well.


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