Shady Side, MD Overview

South of Annapolis is the picturesque small town of Shady Side, where working boats still return with the day’s bounty from the sea.  Nearly every home site enjoys waterfront views and many provide water access.  Ranch-style homes blend with Cape Cods, bungalows, and colonials in charming neighborhoods.  Many residential areas have amenities like a fishing pier, a waterfront playground, and their own swimming beach.  Throughout the area, former fishing villages are transforming into bedroom communities in close proximity to one of the Chesapeake Bay’s largest marinas, Herrington Harbour North.  Local festivities draw South County residents together, from parades to tree-lighting ceremonies.


Population Growth (since 2000)7%
Population Density (ppl / mile)853.00
Household Size (ppl)2.583
Households w/ Children27%

Housing Stability

Annual Residential Turnover0%
5+ Years in Residency44%
Median Year in Residency4.53

Housing Inventory

Shady Side, MD Housing Inventory 3013411,9321,9323011,932

Market Overview

54 listings with an estimated median price of $307,500

$0 - 100K6
$100K - 200K12
$200K - 300K9
$300K - 400K16
$400K - 500K6
$500K - 600K4
$600K - 700K1
Property TypeCount
Single Family36
Lots and Land16

(Data as of 9/17/2021)

Population Demographics

The population of the community broken down by age group. The numbers at the top of each bar indicate the number of people in the age bracket below.

Shady Side, MD Population Demographics

Total: 5,765


Median Age: 45.00

Climate and Weather

The Temperature chart displays average high and low values for January and July, and is designed to provide an indication of both seasonal and daily temperature variability. The Weather Risk Index indicates the calculated risk of each type of weather event occurring in the future. This risk is based on historical localized storm events and weather patterns. The national average for each type of weather event equals a score of 100, so a score of 200 would represent twice the risk as the national average, and a score of 50 would represent half the risk of the national average.

Temperature (degrees F)

Shady Side, MD Temperature

Weather Risk

Shady Side, MD Weather Risk


The Community Educational Index chart is based on the U.S. Census Bureau's Socioeconomic Status (SES) elements. Factors used in creating the index below are income, educational achievement, and occupation of persons within the selected ZIP code. Since this index is based on the population of an entire Zip code, it may not reflect the nature of an individual school.

Education Climate Index

Shady Side, MD Education Climate Index

Highest Education Level Attained

Shady Side, MD Highest Education Level Attained 1,2101,0892661075446262221,2101,089266107544

Employment and Finance


Shady Side, MD Workforce

Income by dollar range (Median Income: $91,856)

Shady Side, MD Income by dollar range 42198418150158154772071583004601651591385950

Fair Market Rents

The Fair Market Rents show average gross rent estimates based on figures provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

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Smoking Ban

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The Crime Index compares the risk or probability of future occurrence of certain types of crime in this community as compared to the national average. The national average for each type of crime equals a score of 1.0, so a score of 2.0 would represent twice the risk as the national average, and a score of 0.50 would represent half the risk of the national average.

Shady Side, MD Crime

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