Shady Side is a somewhat small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Maryland. With a population of 6,059 people and just one neighborhood, Shady Side is the 119th largest community in Maryland.
Real Estate Prices
Housing costs in Shady Side are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Maryland.
Occupations and Workforce
Shady Side is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Shady Side is a town of sales and office workers, professionals and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Shady Side who work in office and administrative support (14.52%), sales jobs (14.49%) and management occupations (11.79%).
Also of interest is that Shady Side has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Setting & Lifestyle
Because of many things, Shady Side is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Shady Side really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Shady Side perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
Shady Side is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.
One downside of living in Shady Side is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Shady Side, the average commute to work is 39.85 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.