Named America’s Coolest Small Town by Budget Travel in 2014; Berlin, Maryland is one of the best places to live in the United States. Here are some of the top reasons you should consider a move to Berlin.
1. Berlin has a rich history.
Berlin first became a village in the 1790s. However, its history actually starts much earlier. Berlin’s Main Street is built over a path that once belonged to the Pocomoke and Assateague Indians before the colonial period even began. In 1677, the area became part of the 300-acre Burley Plantation. Berlin was formally incorporated in 1868. It is named for the Burleigh Inn, which was a popular stop for colonial travelers in the area.
Berlin is home to 47 individual structures included in the National Register of Historic Places. These structures hail from the Federal period, Victorian period and the 20th Century. Many of these structures are open for tours.
2. Main Street offers countless diversions.
From historical attractions to fine dining, Berlin’s Main Street offers plenty of activities for residents and their guests to enjoy. This area boasts a variety of unique shops selling everything from toys to bridal gowns. A variety of restaurants are also available to serve patrons who are interested in almost any kind of food. Options include delis, seafood restaurants, pizzerias, Italian restaurants, breweries and more. In addition, Main Street Berlin is considered a designated arts and entertainment district.
3. Berlin hosts exciting events throughout the year.
Every month throughout the year, Berlin schedules events for residents and visitors to enjoy. These events include regular art exhibits, festivals, parades, outdoor concerts, movie nights, fireworks and more. Some events are geared more toward adults, while others are family-friendly. Some of the most unique events hosted in Berlin each year include the annual Victorian Christmas celebration, bathtub races and Berlin Fiddlers Convention.
4. Berlin boasts a breathtaking landscape.
Berlin is responsible for the gorgeous scenery used in two popular movies: Runaway Bride and Tuck Everlasting. In addition, downtown Berlin is just a few short miles away from Assateague Island and Ocean City Beach. Berlin also offers several parks featuring nature trails, playgrounds, bike paths and sports facilities. Residents who enjoy kayaking, bird watching, hiking, spending time on the beach or almost any other outdoor activity, will find plenty of ways to entertain themselves in Berlin.
5. Berlin welcomes new residents.
The people of Berlin, Maryland are proud of their town and they are always welcoming new residents. Although Berlin offers a variety of attractions and exciting events, it still provides residents with a small-town feel and a strong sense of community.
6. Berlin is going green.
The town of Berlin is committed to conservation and environmental protection. In fact, Berlin has established a multi-year campaign designed to establish themselves as a model green community. The campaign, which is known as “Grow Berlin Green,” helped the town of Berlin to be the first municipality in Maryland to qualify for “Sustainable Maryland Certified” status from the University of Maryland Environmental Finance Center.
Are you ready to make the move to Berlin, Maryland? If so, contact Gull Creek today to learn more about this small town senior community.