Originally a port city named Le Havre de Grace ("Harbor of Grace"), Havre de Grace, MD is today a thriving city of over 12,000 located at the head of the Chesapeake Bay and the mouth of the Susquehanna River. It is named after Le Harve, France.
Those who choose to call Havre de Grace home enjoy a diverse range of activities, amenities, events, and opportunities—from museums to orchards to beautiful suburban neighborhoods. Take a look at everything life in Havre de Grace has to offer.
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Bel Air: 27 min
Wilmington, DE: 40 min
Baltimore: 50 min
Major Roads: U.S. Route 40, I-95
Zip Code: 21078
Median Home Price: $275,800
Spotlights of Havre de Grace
Havre de Grace is a place of rich history, much of which can still be seen today. One such place is a museum that includes the Lock Keeper's house and remnants of the Susquehanna Canal. Built between 1836 and 1840, the canal provided navigation between Havre de Grace and Wrightsville, PA. Competition from the railroads resulted in a decline in operations after 1885.
Tons of Attractions
From the Chesapeake Bay, which includes marinas, a promenade, and a boardwalk, to the city's museums highlighting rich historic details of the area, Havre de Grace is a popular tourist destination. It even boasts a charming Downtown area filled with shopping and dining.
Havre de Grace is situated along I-95, allowing for easy transportation to just about everywhere. It's 40 miles to Baltimore, 65 miles to Philly, and 75 miles to Washington, DC. There is an Amtrack and a MARC station only 10 miles from town. The Aberdeen Proving Ground is 10 minutes from the city, and Harford Mall is 30 minutes away.
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What You'll LOVE in Havre de Grace
The residents of Havre de Grace enjoy a variety of cultural venues as well as the arts, fine dining and shopping due to a favorable location within the county.
Early industry in Havre de Grace consisted mainly of the harvesting of oyster and crabs. From 1912 until the 1950s, Havre de Grace was a stop for those traveling from the south to New York City, and one of its most popular spots was the Havre de Grace Racetrack, which closed in the late 1950s. The 80s were a time of redevelopment, and many historic properties were renovated. New construction, including townhouses, were built on cleared farmland.
Residents of Havre de Grace are served by the Harford County Public School District. Students attend top-rated schools such as Meadowvale Elementary, Harford Technical High School, Havre to Grace High School, and more.
Tons of Amenities
From big-box retailers to locally owned boutiques and eateries, Havre de Grace has it all! With companies big, small, and eveywhere in between, this little city has more than enough to meet your needs and satisfy your food cravings and retail fixes.
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