Lake Shore is situated near storied Chesapeake Bay on Hog Neck Peninsula. It's located east of Pasadena in Maryland's Anne Arundel County. According to the U.S. Census Bureau in the year 2010, there were 19,477 residents living in the greater Lake Shore area. The total area measures 17.6 square miles, of which 13.4 are comprised of land portions and 4.2 are made up of water sections. Owing to its commute-friendly proximity to the US government's administration offices in Washington, D.C., as well as its location's appeal and desirability alongside legendary Chesapeake Bay, the Lake Shore community has taken on the air of economic success.
While more than half of Lake Shore's residents have lived there more than five years (undoubtedly owing to its outdoor, almost vacation-like setting and its economic stability), there is a noticeable percentage of annual resident turnover. Accordingly, with ample time to thoroughly search the area through online, printed publications and various real estate rental and sales outlets, Lake Shore indeed has many places to live in should you wish to check out the scene before either permanently re-locating there or kicking back on a month to month basis in a Lake Shore house rental or apartment for the warm summer shore season. Yummy, can you just taste those fresh Chesapeake oysters now? Right out of the water and onto your plate. It doesn't get any better than that!
As you might already have worked out, the Lake Shore area is long on rural natural beauty elements, but the trade-off is a a diminished amount of typical daily convenience options. This is manifested in fewer shopping, dining-out and social entertainment choices. But not to worry! Mankind after all hasn't forgotten the living needs of the local residents.
Mundane necessities like shopping, banking, schooling, restaurants, medical treatment and health and fitness can be had but with a bit more effort and a few added miles to your car's odometer. Lakeshore Plaza on Mountain Road at Magothy Beach Road in Pasadena is an excellent example of a smaller size shopping mall in a country-like setting. A Safeway supermarket, Two Rivers Steak and Fish House restaurant, Ace Hardware, Dunkin' Donuts, UPS Store and a Subway fast food shop are just a few of the retail options available, thus eliminating the perception that it's necessary to drive to a distant big city for everyday shopping errands.
Many local branches of banks and additional restaurants, such as Hardee's, KFC and Friendly's, are in evidence in the local community. The Ziki Japanese Steak House in nearby Annapolis (home of the United States Naval Academy), The Grill at Harryman House in Reisterstown and The Grill at Quarterfield Station in Glen Burnie are a few of the more upscale dining-out options.
You can find 1, 2 or 3 bedroom apartments, or a single-family rental home in Lake Shore and Pasadena neighborhoods. Pricing depends on location and your bedroom requirements... by that we mean the number of bedrooms you need. If your intent is to rent long-term, typical yearly leasing arrangements are the norm for qualifying prospective tenants. For those inclined to soak up the rays on the nearby sunny shore, month to month agreements are more difficult to find but nevertheless negotiable and do-able from any party eager to rent their property. There's an important point to consider when contemplating a re-location to the Lake Shore area. A hot ticket in today's residential real estate buyer's world is the "rent-to-own" option. It offers the ability to first get thoroughly acclimated with both the local neighborhood community, as well as the prospective home, while first renting the property for a good look-see. This potential validation cuts down risk and indecision often related to such a major investment. You might prefer to pursue this option before taking the plunge into a final home purchase.