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Kent Island

Friendly island town on the Chesapeake Bay

Welcome to Kent Island

Known for being the largest island on the Chesapeake Bay, Kent Island is peaceful, friendly, and rural. Located just 25 minutes away from Annapolis and just under an hour away from Baltimore, you’re never too far from big-city action when you live here. Even with its close proximity to major locales, Kent Island feels a world away from the busy pace of everyday life.


In addition to the tree-lined country roads and farmland, residents can take in gorgeous views of the water. Surrounded by bays on either side, the island is known for its delectable seafood, fishing charters, and boating. While out for a day on the water, you can check out nearby islands that are accessible only by boat — including Johnson Island, Philpots Island, and Little Island.


Real estate here is a fantastic value when compared to properties in the city. On Kent Island, you can easily find beautiful single-family homes for $500,000 and under. Waterfront properties fetch a more premium price — nearing $1 million in some cases.


What to Love

  • Rural scenery and a tranquil environment
  • Spacious island surrounded by the water
  • Fantastic seafood restaurants

People & Lifestyle

Individuals who desire life in a country setting will adore all that Kent Island has to offer. The vibe here is friendly and laid-back, making it a fantastic place to unwind and get away from it all. Roads are peaceful, homes are situated on spacious lots, and there are ample bodies of water to see and explore.


What is perhaps most surprising about this area is that it is so close to the city. With Annapolis located across the Bay, commuters can live on Kent Island and still have an easy drive to work. Residents love having the best of both rural tranquility and nearby conveniences.


Dining, Shopping & Entertainment

Even though Kent Island is close to major shopping and dining hot spots in Annapolis, it can hold its own. This is especially true when it comes to fresh seafood restaurants.


On the island, you’ll encounter quaint local shopping. In season, plan stops at the Kent Island Farmers Market and A Little Farm and Nursery. For a leisurely day out with friends or family, enjoy the variety of red and white wines produced by Cascia Vineyards & Winery. Also, don’t miss out on the small-batch spirits — including rum, vodka, and rye whiskey — at Blackwater Distilling.


If you plan to dine in town, get ready to fill up on some of the freshest oysters, crabs, and clams that you can buy. Top local eateries include Kentmorr Restaurant, Harris Crab House, Fisherman’s Crab Deck, and The Narrows Restaurant. All serve fantastic seafood dishes that island residents can’t get enough of.


Things to Do

If you revel in days spent on or near the water — or in nature — you should definitely consider Kent Island as your new home. Whether after a long day of work or during your weekend leisure time, you’ll never be more than a few minutes from a place to walk, hike, or participate in your favorite water sport.


When the weather is warm, you can go for a swim, enjoy a fishing charter, lay out on the boat, or do some stand-up paddleboarding. Every third Saturday in May, residents celebrate the founding of the island with Kent Island Day. The event is full of food, activities, music, and a parade down Main Street.


Year-round, there are many other opportunities to get outside. You can take a walk down the area’s country roads, explore the sights at Terrapin Nature Park, or go for a hike on The Cross Island Trail.



Kent Island is home to several excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include:

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Overview for Kent Island, MD

8,359 people live in Kent Island, where the median age is 41.1 and the average individual income is $49,356. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

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Schools in Kent Island, MD

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The following schools are within or nearby Kent Island. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Demographics and Employment Data for Kent Island, MD

Kent Island has 3,204 households, with an average household size of 2.61. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Kent Island do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 8,359 people call Kent Island home. The population density is 1,297.64 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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48.64 / 51.36%

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