Detour to Crofton - Kentucky, not Maryland

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Real Estate Agent with Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.

Thinking of relocating to Crofton Maryland?  Don't get it confused with Crofton Kentucky, because there's a world of difference! 

En route home from Texas last week, my husband and I decided to take a 160-mile detour off our route across Kentucky to visit another Crofton, one of three in the United States (Kentucky, Maryland and Nebraska).  Unfortunately, we didn't get there 'til nearly dusk so our photos aren't the greatest, but you'll see Crofton Kentucky and Crofton Maryland have very little in common. 

Crofton Kentucky

Crofton Maryland 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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There's very much of a rural small-town feel to Crofton Kentucky, with a single blinking stop-light.  And yet, there are 14 places of worship.

In Crofton Maryland, as you drive into the community you see the Village Green with its shops and professional offices, Crofton Country Club with its large clubhouse, Olympic-size pool and championship golf course that winds through the community, and two of the community's five places of worship - all within a block.

Crofton KentuckyCrofton Baptist Church

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Crofton Diner is located on Main Street in Crofton Kentucky, one of six dining out options listed on the town's website.  A pretty impressive number, I think, for a population that numbered under 1000 people in the 2000 census.  

Crofton Maryland's population, by contrast, was over 20,000 in the same census.  Sly Horse Tavern, located on Crofton Maryland's Village Green, is one of our dining out options. 

Crofton Diner

Sly Horse Tavern in Crofton 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Crofton Kentucky does not have a library, but it has a Post Office and Fire House in the downtown area. There are two schools, Crofton Elementary and Crofton Amish Parochial School. 

In Crofton Maryland, we too have a Post Office - plus 3 elementary schools and a middle school.  Pictured here is the Crofton (Maryland) Library.

Crofton Kentucky post office

Crofton Library (Maryland)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Other interesting facts: 

  • Crofton Kentucky covers an area that is only .6 sq. miles, whereas Crofton Maryland is 5 sq. miles.
  • Income in Crofton Kentucky averages $25,625; in Crofton Maryland, it is $75,046.
  • Average age in Crofton Kentucky is 37; it is 35 in Crofton Maryland.
  • Crofton Kentucky's average family size is 2.37; in Crofton Maryland, it's 2.69.

What about leisure time, you may ask. 

squirrelThe only references to leisure time in Crofton Kentucky on the town's website are a link to Gordon Park - featuring tennis courts, a driving range, picnic pavilions, basketball court and an air-conditioned building - and a link to the announcement about squirrel hunting season, including a place for residents to post photos of their catches. 

In case you're interested, the season opens this weekend, August 16, and runs through February 28, except November 8 and 9.  (???) There is a daily limit of 6, with a possession limit of 12. The announcement includes a reminder to request permission before hunting on someone else's land and a reminder to always treat a gun as if it were loaded.

 

 

There are plenty of squirrels on Crofton Maryland's two golf courses, but no hunting allowed!  In addition to golf, there is swimming, fishing, and tennis, as well as several parks and athletic fields. Commercial recreational opportunities include Skate Zone, Capital Raceway, and Crofton Go-Cart Raceway. 

Not to mention we're less than a half hour from the Chesapeake Bay and its numerous tributaries for boating, fishing and beaching. 

 

 

Obviously, I'm partial to Crofton Maryland - that's where I live and work.  Yet I'm sure most Crofton Kentucky residents wouldn't trade their town or lifestyle for ours.  The world would be a very boring place if we all liked the same things, and if every community and person looked alike.

That being said... I hope you enjoyed this little detour.  It was probably the highlight of our drive home to Crofton, Maryland. 

If you're curious about Crofton Real Estate - Crofton Kentucky AND Crofton Maryland - be sure to visit www.FocusOnCrofton.com tomorrow, August 15, when I'll show a comparison of what you can buy for $280,000 in the two Croftons.

 

PHOTOS:  Squirrel by Istockphoto;  all others by MWoda

Detour to Crofton - Kentucky, not Maryland
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Patricia Kennedy
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Margaret, this is just a hoot!  That squirrel looks fat enough to feed a family - he'd better be careful!

Aug 14, 2008 02:08 AM #1
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Margaret, I was following this story on your FocusOnCrofton blog and found it interesting that you took this detour.  I'd have to take a detour all the way to Egypt to visit my city's namesake!

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Very funny, Margaret.  To each his own... some people would be happier in Crofton KY and others would be happier in Crofton MD.  I would probably prefer the conveniences of Crofton MD but would like to have a getaway in a place like Crofton KY.  I like your photos.

Aug 14, 2008 02:28 AM #3
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Patricia - Yes, I kinda wonder what they do with those 6 squirrels per day...  Feed a family, now that's an idea!

Brian - Now that's another good idea!  I'll look for that report from Egypt sometime soon.  But the next time I go to Texas, I'd be happy to come back with photos for you of Arlington, TX, home of the Dallas Ft. Worth airport, the Texas Rangers, Six Flags, and the new Cowboys Stadium.

Shirley - Good point - a weekend getaway!  If only it weren't so far away...

Aug 14, 2008 02:36 AM #4
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Wow ~ this is a terrific and very informative. Squirrel hunting? The picture of this cutie makes him look a little weary of the photographer! Hmmmm!! Have a great weekend.

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Margaret.....Bingo! What a post! (And not the only one you did today.....!)

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Terrie - I can't imagine squirrel-hunting!  But no kidding... the town's website has a page where hunters can post their "catches"...

Thom - 'Glad you enjoyed it.  It was a lot of fun to visit this place.  'Just wish it had been earlier in the day so pictures could have been better.

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Hi Margaret, It appears that there can be no confusion on the 2 Crofton's but it must have been fun to do the detour and compare then for your self. Did you check to see if anyone with your name is in the phone phone book. That would have been fun to make that call,:-). Hello, is Margaret Woda there? This is Margaret Woda as well. Are you from Crofton, So am I , hehehe. Maryland that is.

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No, I didn't, William - we arrived there at dusk after driving for 12 hours, and we were dying to find a restaurant before driving another couple hours that night.  When we visit Crofton NEBRASKA, I'll have to do some research in advance.  This was totally unplanned - a brainstorm that occurred to us after we'd been on the road a couple hours that day.

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It certainly looks like Crofton, KY and Crofton MD are worlds apart... but they both seem to have a certain charm.  I definitely enjoyed the detour... some of our best times have been while lost. :)

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I recently deleted a comment from this thread that suggested I was "making fun of" Crofton, Kentucky - Nothing could be farther from the truth!

My husband and I went hundreds of miles and hours out of our way to visit Crofton, Kentucky, (on a drive home from Dallas, TX) knowing it would be nothing like the suburban community where we live and work outside of Washington, D.C.  I am quite sure that any blogger from Crofton, Kentucky, who visited my hometown would be posting similar observations about the uniqueness of our two communities. 

I also posted several blogs about another Crofton, a paper mill town in Canada.  One of these days I plan to visit Crofton, Nebraska, or at least track down a REALTOR in that area who can tell me about that community.  And who knows... I may go visit some of the many Croftons in England some day.  I don't expect any of them to be similar, and that's what makes this interesting to me.  I think it is interesting to most of my blog readers, as well.

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