Best Local Communities Around Ocean City, Maryland

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This charming and historic town located just outside Ocean City was named America’s Coolest Small Town in 2014. The town has grown into a trendy place that is home to various boutiques, galleries, restaurants and local shops. Berlin has numerous golf courses and four different parks. It's a great place to enjoy family time or to take relaxing bike rides. Farmer’s markets featuring local produce are hosted weekly, along with constant events that go on in town to really bring the community together. Visit to discover the attractions, upcoming events, where to get a bite to eat, and more in America’s Coolest Small Town.

Assateague Island

Located just a few miles south of Ocean City sits an island covered in sand dunes, pine forests and salt marshes, known as Assateague Island. It is divided into two sections, Assateague State Park and Assateague National Seashore. Assateague State Park happens to be Maryland’s only oceanfront park. It is a place where people come to enjoy camping, canoeing, kayaking, the beach, and gazing at the variety of wildlife, including deer, waterfowl and horses. The National Seashore offers off-road, drive-on access (passes are required), and some areas are even dog friendly. If you appreciate the beauty of the great outdoors and are a fan of nature, Assateague Island is a place you must visit. 

Ocean Pines

Ocean Pines is a waterfront community situated less than 10 miles from pristine Maryland beaches and nestled in the midst of 3,500 acres of wooded lands. The town provides four outdoor pools, one indoor heated pool, a community center, parks, playgrounds, and walking trails. Awesome for sports lovers, the community offers tennis, basketball, soccer, and baseball fields and courts. It also offers farmer’s markets, marinas, and a yacht club for dining and catered events. Just outside of the residential community are a number of fantastic restaurants, service oriented businesses and great shopping centers! Ocean Pines provides a premier resort experience with all of the comforts of home.


Salisbury is located about 30 miles from Ocean City, MD and is the largest city in the states Eastern Shore Region. The main attractions of the city include the Salisbury Zoo, the Youth and Civic Center, the eventful downtown, and all the Salisbury University sponsored events. Salisbury’s downtown has 13 restaurants, 5 galleries, a regional library, and is a place that hosts monthly events and live music. Attending the University sporting events and cheering on the teams is also a great way for residents to support the local community. Salisbury also offers a community shopping mall and has an abundance of globally recognized restaurants and businesses throughout the city to provide for all of your needs. Check it out and experience the warmth of the heart and soul of Delmarva.