Naval Air Station Patuxent River
United States naval air station
47123 Buse Rd, Patuxent River, MD 20670
At Naval Air Station Patuxent River, the summers are warm and muggy, the winters are very cold and windy, and it is wet and partly cloudy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 29°F to 87°F and is rarely below 18°F or above 94°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best times of year to visit Naval Air Station Patuxent River for warm-weather activities are for the entire month of June and from mid August to early October.
Cost of Living
Compared to other cities in Maryland and cities across the country, the cost of living index in Chesapeake Beach, MD is 127, which is 6% higher than the Maryland average and 27% higher than that for the entire country.
Goods and services that are a necessity regardless of location provide an accurate general sense of the cost of living in one city versus another. The cost of retail goods and services in Chesapeake Beach, MD are 1% lower than the average for Maryland and 9% higher than the rest of the country.
Getting to Know the Area
The Patuxent River is a tributary of the Chesapeake Bay in the state of Maryland. There are three main river drainages for central Maryland: the Potomac River to the west passing through Washington, D.C., the Patapsco River to the northeast passing through Baltimore, and the Patuxent River between the two. The 908-square-mile (2,352 km2)  Patuxent watershed had a rapidly growing population of 590,769 in 2000. It is the largest and longest river entirely within Maryland, and its watershed is the largest completely within the state.
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