Welcome to the Avalon Shores Civic Association’s (ASCA) community web portal. Avalon Shores is a water-privileged community located on the Shady Side peninsula on the West River and the western shore of Chesapeake Bay. Residents have access to a community field and playground area, a gated boat ramp and pier, a fishing pier, a community beach with a swimming platform, and picnic tables. We are the only water privileged community on the Shady Side peninsula that continues to maintain a sea nettle net during the swimming season.
Avalon Shores is close to Maryland Rt 214, Rt 2, Rt 4, Rt 50, Rt 301, I-97, I-95/495 (the Washington Beltway), and within a convenient commuting range of Washington, DC (30-35 miles), Fort Meade (33 miles), Annapolis (18 miles), Arlington, VA (37 miles), and BWI Airport (38 miles). We offer excellent housing opportunities in an affordable water-privileged community for those searching for a second or vacation home as well as those looking for a primary residence.
The community was established in 1932 as a summer vacation community of small cottages owned primarily by residents of the greater Baltimore and Washington areas. Since then, the community has grown to become a vibrant neighborhood of approximately 580 residents, most of whom are year round residents. Avalon Shores is a Maryland Special Community Benefit District (SCBD); therefore, we do not have a homeowners association (HOA). The community is administered by the Avalon Shores Civic Association’s elected Board of Directors.
The board publishes an annual newsletter and maintains this web portal to keep residents updated on many aspects of community life. Residents are encouraged to be involved in the association, to serve as board members, and to attend quarterly open community meetings.