Communities throughout Maryland offer a broad range of amenities and lifestyles that are both attractive and affordable. Maryland boasts the lowest cost of living average for urban areas when compared to New York, Washington D.C., Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
Living costs on Maryland's Eastern Shore and in Western Maryland are generally near the national average, and compare favorably with other smaller metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas in the northeast and Midwest United States.
Real property is appraised at market value and taxed on assessed value. The Homeowners’ Property Tax Credit Program sets a limit on the amount of property taxes any homeowner must pay based on his or her income and is available to all homeowners regardless of age.