Maryland is home to many walks of life. From the city lover to the country bumpkin, our lifestyles and personalities are so different. However, most of us have one big thing in common, we all love our state. Here are 16 types of people you may meet in Maryland.
1) The Sports Fanatic
Whether they root for the Ravens, Redskins, Orioles, or Terps, these spirited Marylanders own dozens of jerseys and have a basement full of memorabilia.
2) The Preppy Boat Kids
They or someone in their family owns a yacht and they most-likely live in Annapolis or St. Michaels. You can spot them by their Sperry shoes, fancy socks, and khakis.
3) The Camo Crew
You'll find many who wear camo around the Western MD area. Maybe they're actual hunters or maybe they just really love camo.
4) The Runners
This exhausting bunch can be found running all around the streets of Maryland when not competing in the hundreds of races our state has to offer.
5) The Craft Beer Connoisseur
They are very particular about which bars they will patron and prefer a glass that will let their brew bubbles breathe.
6) The Winos
Similar to the Craft Beer Connoisseurs, these Marylanders are picky about their wines and can waft with the best of them. You'll often find them at the vineyards throughout the summer.
7) The Rebels
Southern heritage is a big part of their upbringing. They can be found at reenactments or proudly waving their Confederate flags. They can also kick your butt in a history tournament.
8) The Ocean City Dwellers
This bunch either lives in Ocean City year-round or has a beach house they visit often. They're sick of the tourist crap and just want to spend their time relaxing on the beach or at their favorite local spot.
9) The Nature Lovers
Whether they're hiking, camping, or simply taking in the sights from a high overlook, the nature lovers of Maryland prefer a little quiet time surrounded by mother nature.
10) The Urbanites
They don't care what you say, the city is the best place for them to be. They love the thriving nightlife and don't mind the crowds.
11) The Forever Summer Weirdo
It's 20 degrees outside and these people are still wearing flip flops and shorts. You will never understand but you wouldn't change a thing about these special creatures.
12) The DMV Commuter
This group travels throughout DC, Maryland, and Virginia and sometimes consider themselves residents of all three states. 40% of their days are spent sitting in traffic. Don't bug them and they won't take out their road rage on you.
13) The Soccer Mom
This full-time mom is always on the go and always looks good doin' it.
14) The Eastern-Shore-for-Lifers
Whether they're crabbing or shucking oysters, the Eastern Shore residents prefer a simpler life. They know it's the little things that are the most important.
15) The Maryland Farmer
They spend their weeks doing farm work and their weekends at local county fairs. They have their share of old 4H t-shirts because they love rural life.
16) The Maryland Pride Patrol
No matter what part of Maryland they're from, the group is full of MD pride. They own flag shirts, shorts, hats, bathing suits, etc. Never speak bad about their state if you know what's good for you. Find these fun products and more at Route One Apparel
Did you fit one or several of these descriptions? Are there any you would add? Share your thoughts in the comments.