Lexington Park/ Great Mills

Lexington Park / Great Mills

Lexington Park and Great Mills, Maryland are the home of the Naval Air Station Patuxent River also known as NAS PAX River. This military installation is located on the Chesapeake Bay near the mouth of the Patuxent River. NAS PAX River operations include Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR), the U.S. Naval Test Pilot School, the Atlantic Test Range, and serves as a test and research facility for naval aviation. NAS PAX River is one of the largest employers in the region and provides fertile ground for several defense contractors that support defense activities.

Lexington Park, Maryland is considered a fast-growing “micropolitan” area. The population continues to expand in this community largely in part to the continued military growth at NAS Pax River. There are many shops and eateries found here; you’ll enjoy the conveniences of city living on a much smaller and affordable scale in Lexington Park.

Great Mills, Maryland is a suburb of Lexington Park. This unincorporated town is also seeing rapid growth as more industries and commuters arrive in and around Lexington Park and NAS Pax River. There are several small shopping centers and plenty of activity space found at Chancellor’s Run Regional Park.