The lovely town of Burkittsville, Maryland, was originally a service center for the surrounding rural areas. That charming atmosphere has been well-preserved and the town’s late 18th-century/early 19th-century American townscape has remained virtually unchanged. In its beginning, trade establishments, churches, and homes dotted Main Street and were bordered by fields in the rear while the mountains stood to the west. Today, those visual characteristics are still present, with the buildings on Main Street still bordered by dairy farms and fields or crops. Perhaps one of the few changes is there are no longer any commercial businesses in Burkittsville. However, nearby there are many convenient opportunities for shopping, dining, entertainment, and recreation.
This well-established community began in 1810 when Henry Burkett, who later changed the spelling of his name to Burkitt, purchased a section of the “Merryland Tract.” After Joshua Harley settled nearby, a village began to grow in the area. In 1820 Joshua Harley established a store, then in 1824, he became the village’s first postmaster. A few years later Henry Burkitt surveyed and platted the area that would later become the community that now bears his name. Burkittsville today maintains a thriving sense of community through its many town meetings, special events, social activities, and services. Many residents enjoy the town’s slower pace and charming small-town ambiance and don't mind the commute to nearby metro areas for work.
Homes for sale in Burkittsville include historic properties and newer residences. Almost all available real estate in Burkittsville is comprised of single-family homes, however, there is relative diversity in the properties’ ages, sizes, and architectural styles. Because of the variety of Burkittsville homes, listing prices fall across a broad range and include options for first-time homebuyers, as well as those looking to upgrade their forever home. If you would like to learn more about Burkittsville, Maryland real estate, please let us help you and contact us at your earliest convenience.
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