Ocean Pines, MD | Featured Smart Military Retirement Location Of The Week

Ocean Pines, MD, is ideally located about 130 miles from Washington, DC, to the east and 140 miles from Norfolk, VA, to the south.


This small beach community is quiet but not dull; the town hosts a farmers market, fun runs, and many skilled base public classes like knitting or photography are offered through the library or the Lions Club.



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As a beach town, Ocean Pines gives you access to many hiking trails, beaches, and marinas. The city is home to the Ocean Pines Golf Club, a swim and a racquet club.


Ocean Pines is the quiet suburb of bustling Ocean City, only 15 minutes from the entertainment and restaurants.


Dover AFB is the closest major military installation to Ocean City. The base is 60 miles away and offers access to an MWR, a Commissary, and a Space-A Air Terminal with frequent flights to Europe or major US towns.


Unfortunately, the quiet beach town of Ocean Pines does not have as close access to a VA hospital as another city on our list; a trip to Washington, DC, might be needed to get adequate VA care.


If your ideal retirement locale includes oceanfront property and breathtaking views, Ocean Pines might be the community where you want to be!


Ocean Pines, MD, is one of the 120 locations listed in our Smart Military Retirement Location Guide™. Filled with locations chosen based on data relevant to military retirees, our 2022 Smart Military Retirement Location Guide™ will help you find the location best suited for your ideal retirement. For more information and to purchase our guide, click here.




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