Pros and Cons of Waterfront Property

Pros and Cons of Waterfront Property

Living on the water has both its pros and cons. Check them out here!

The Chesapeake Bay is a glorious body of water that is Maryland’s main geographical pride and joy. Many in Maryland dream to someday live on waterfront property along the Bay or one of its connected rivers. However, before one jumps into the house hunt, one should be aware of what they’re getting into when they buy a house on the water. Below are several top pros and cons of waterfront property.

A Harsher Climate

Life on the waterfront is fantastic, but it does come with a different vibe than that on the mainland. On the water, the temperature can be around 10 degrees lower than far ashore. Winds are also stronger here during stormy weather, though this factor could depend on where your house is situated along the Bay. 

Less Privacy

Waterfront properties generally have less property than some more rural Maryland communities. Houses may be of outstanding quality, but they are often closer together and have land extending down to the water rather than sideways. This might be no issue, however, if you are good friends with your next-door neighbors.

More Maintenance

Because of the proximity to Maryland’s brackish water, your waterfront property may need more maintenance. You may need more frequent exterior painting touch-ups, humidity and mold control, and erosion repair for metal components.

The Best Views

Despite its few cons, waterfront property has plenty of pros to balance it out for the better. Human beings have a natural attraction toward living on the water, perhaps because water is essential for life. A Chesapeake waterfront view is soothing, healthful for the soul, and beautiful.

Healthier Lifestyle

People who live on the waterfront are more likely to go outdoors, enjoy the weather, and join in the various outdoor water activities the area offers like sailing, boating, fishing, crabbing, biking, and much more. How can you resist the outdoors with such a view?

A Great Investment

A waterfront property also has a practical benefit. It is almost guaranteed to have the highest appreciation over time, and due to its timeless appeal, will generally retain its value over time. If you think living on the Chesapeake sounds good to you, Shore-Line Construction can help make it happen.


At Shore-Line Construction, we know that your home is a reflection of you. That’s why we strive to make each home we build as beautiful as the family who will live there. We work with each of our clients to design a home that fits their needs. The end result is a durable, energy-efficient custom home that the family will enjoy for generations to come. Shore-Line Construction has been serving our customers for over 25 years, and we look forward to the opportunity to help you!

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