Summerfield is a new neighborhood proposed for a 934-acre site on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, in the town of Snow Hill about 45 minutes southwest of Ocean City. Snow Hill has a population of approximately 2,300 people, which essentially this project will double the footprint of the existing town.
The site is particularly challenging from an environmental standpoint as it is adjacent to the Pokomoke River and has numerous wetlands scattered across the site. Other natural features include a number of tree stand areas and ponds. The plan calls for a large lake to be added and a number of ponds to be enlarged to provide limited recreational opportunities. Summerfield embodies the principles of New Urbanism. It is comprised of three neighborhoods with numerous connections to the town center through a network of pedestrian trails and vehicular streets. Each neighborhood has its own limited retail component with the highest concentration of retail around Lake Odachowski. The project is expected to house about 2,170 new residential units.