The unincorporated community of Fort Washington, Maryland, offers an affluent, enjoyable environment only minutes outside of the thriving metropolis and United States Capitol in Washington, D.C. When it comes to square footage, Fort Washington homes offer far more bang for the buck than their neighbors in the District of Columbia, and this includes numerous waterfront and water-view properties as well as smaller condo and townhouse options.
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Those who crave the creature comforts and lively entertainment opportunities of the big city but shun long commutes will enjoy life in the Fort Washington area. While commute times are substantially lower than those experienced by Washington, D.C. residents and workers, those who do drive to and from the city each day will be enamored with Fort Washington's sprawling, aesthetically pleasing properties and attractive and eye-catching landscape designs. The area also boasts a strong school system and crime rates are consistently low throughout the Fort Washington area, making it an ideal place for singles and seniors as well as for families with small children. From shady, tree-lined streets to parks and stunning views of the Potomac River, the Fort Washington area offers an abundance of draws within minutes of where the country's bigger movers and shakers convene, and only steps from where some of the biggest and most groundbreaking decisions are made.
As ideal for work as it is for play, the Fort Washington area offers far more than just close proximity to the nation's capital, although that in and of itself is a major draw. City residents are generally fit, healthy and gainfully employed (the city also has a particularly high concentration of telecommuters), and they take every opportunity to enjoy the vast resources, both natural and cultural, that this region has to offer. Take a stroll back in time while perusing the relics of historic Fort Washington Park, or learn more about the many African-American contributions to the community through an African-American Heritage Tour. Explore the rich history of the region along the waterfront at Fort Foote Park, or take a sun-kissed kayak or canoe tour along some of the area's many waterways. While the nearby nation's capital offers an abundance of cultural, social and educational opportunities, the Fort Washington community offers easy access to all of these without any of the negatives often associated with city life. For a comfortable, convenient place to call home and an attractive community that caters to those who live within it, consider Fort Washington.