OLD TIME CHARM JUST SEVEN MILES FROM THE SHORE
Located just minutes from Ocean City, Maryland and Assateaque Island National Seashore, Berlin enjoys a superb location, in Worcester County; Maryland's only county bordering the Atlantic Ocean. Just 7 miles from Ocean City, offering the best of both worlds - fine dining, and shopping, in a peaceful, historic setting - all within minutes of the beach.
Forty-seven individual structures in Berlin are noted in the National Register of Historic Places and represent nearly two centuries of architectural heritage. These structures are well-preserved or renovated and date from three distinct periods: Federal, Victorian and 20th Century. The town center features mostly brick structures with compatible roof lines, proportionate window and door openings, uniform setbacks from the street and bulkheads beneath the lower windows. Magnolias, sycamores, tulip poplars, bald cypress and ginkgo trees add to the beauty of the town's settings.
The village of Berlin began in the 1790s around the original, 300 acre, land grant of 1677 that became Burley Plantation. It is believed that the name Berlin (accent on the first syllable) was derived from a contraction of Burley Inn, a tavern at the crossroads of the Philadelphia Post Road and Sinepuxent Road.
The town's residential areas preserve nearly two centuries of architectural heritage from the Federal, Victorian and American schools of architecture. Many of the historic homes are graced by mature shade trees and shrubs. Magnolias, sycamores, tulip poplars, bald cypress and ginkgo trees add to the beauty of Berlin's peaceful streets.
Berlin has all the special character of the southern Eastern Shore. Harmonious rows of red brick buildings line Berlin's downtown Main Street offering a number of antique, jewelry, and gift shops as well as several excellent restaurants.