An hour south of Washington D.C., La Plata, MD, sits on the Potomac River. With much higher than average property value and steady appreciation even throughout the recent housing market collapse, La Plata is a city of wealth. Apartments, trailers and other multi-family dwellings are hard to find. Home ownership is the norm in this region, and the homes here are an excellent investment.
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La Plata is among the most prosperous regions in the entire country. The median income is $94,708 annually, towering above the national average of $53,046. Unemployment is lower than average and job growth has been positive, with a ten year growth estimate of 35 percent. D.C. is considered one of the educational capitals of the country, and this opportunity extends to La Plata. The city spends $1,000 per student more than the rest of the country and keeps the student to teacher ratio at a manageable 17 to one. Over 80 percent of the population completes high school with an impressive 29 percent completing an undergraduate degree or higher. To top it off, La Plata is a reasonable commute from Georgetown, one of the leading educational centers of the United States.
Enjoying yourself in this region is easy. The Potomac River offers boating and water sports. The city hosts Southern Maryland Blue Crabs Baseball, and outdoor recreation is a huge draw. La Plata is also home to some of the most diverse and exquisite dining in the country. Samples of food from just about every culture in the world are easy to find and delicious to eat. The international draw of DC also reaches down to La Plata, inundating it with rich and diverse culture. Its closeness to the nation's capital also gives you access to the best museums in the world with the Smithsonians. The rich history and monuments are available for your discovery, the depths of which will take years to see in their entirety. La Plata offers a truly wealthy environment, rich in opportunities both economically and personally.