Dunkirk – population was 2,363 at the 2000 census. The area is very fast-growing, with many large estate homes. Considered one the wealthiest places to live inside the Washington, DC metropolitan area, with home prices starting at $500,000. The median house price is currently over $900,000. With a central shopping district and a spacious park located in the heart of town, it is easy to get around. The schools in Dunkirk have been rated as the best in Calvert County and in the top ten in the State. Maryland Route 4 runs thru the middle of the town, making it easy to jump on the highway and be in Washington DC within 30 minutes, Annapolis less than 30 minutes and Baltimore in 45 minutes. The town is located along the Patuxent River, with many homes on the water or waterfront communities, such as “Patuxent Palisades”, “Shore of Calvert” and “Calvert Estates”.
The Dunkirk Park and Recreation has tennis, soccer, lacrosse, football, basketball, baseball, cross country, and the park has a skateboard park. Not far from Dunkirk are the bowling alley, the county pools and a water park.