Owings – Owings’ center is just east of the Maryland Route 2 and Maryland Route 260 intersection. The area is considered exurban by the Washington Post. It includes a mix of farmland, single-family detached homes and sub-divisions. Aerial maps show that about 50% of the Owings CDP is wooded. The place center lies on the former Chesapeake Beach Railway line, which was converted to the roadway Maryland Route 260. Route 260 extends from Maryland Route 4 to Chesapeake Beach, Maryland. Owings was a stop on the railway local service. Hall Creek originates in the Owings vicinity, forms about half of the CDPs northern border and winds west until it empties into the Patuxent River. The creek bed cuts a significant valley across the hilly central ridge of the Calvert County peninsula, until it reaches the flood plains of the on the Patuxent’s East banks, where it becomes more marshy. Owings is surrounded by Anne Arundel County to the north and Chesapeake Beach to the South. Owings utilizes the shops and parks in Dunkirk, only 10 minutes from town center. Owings has many neighborhoods on the Patuxent River such as, “Friday’s Creek” and “Lower Marlboro”. Many estate homes have been built in the last 10 years, in neighborhoods surrounded by open space. Owings, Maryland is just 30 minutes from Annapolis, 40 minutes from Washington DC and 45 minutes from Baltimore. The schools in Owings are the best in the State, most being Blue Ribbon Schools. There is a private school, “Cardinal Hickey Academy”. There is a library, dance studios, exercise gym, restaurants, veterinarian, karate studio, auto shops, day care centers and more.