As you pass through the north or south gates to view this unique waterfront community nestled among the pine trees on 3,500 acres of former farm and wooded land, drive down Ocean Parkway to savor the breathtaking bay view of the Ocean City skyline. Since opening on July 12th, 1968, the development that began as a summer retreat for retirees now offers a diversity of lifestyle options for all ages. These range from starter homes, condominiums, town homes and age-restricted communities, all the way up to million-dollar estates.
More than 15,000 full time residents with approximately 7,500 more summertime residents make up the community of Ocean Pines and those lucky enough to live there, or just visit, enjoy the rewards of resort living year-round. The community boasts five swimming pools, an 18-hole Robert Trent Jones designed golf course, a yacht club, two marinas, a community hall, a tennis complex (hard and soft courts), soccer fields, baseball fields, basketball courts, several lakes, a marina, and numerous parks, playgrounds and walking trails.
The community also hosts holiday, family and special events throughout the year. Ocean Pines maintains its own professional police, fire and public works departments as well. The area continues to attract and support reputable businesses that positively contribute to the economic health and well being of this fine community.
Maryland's most famous resort, Ocean City, is only eight miles away, close enough to enjoy when you want some beach time, but far enough away to avoid the crowds when you prefer a peaceful environment. The historic towns of Berlin, Crisfield, Pocomoke, Salisbury and Snow Hill are nearby as well and offer entertaining tours of their quaint towns while you learn a bit of our nation's history. Crabbing, fishing, state parks, canoeing, hunting, shopping and cultural events await the visitor.