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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.

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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