Resting in the Great Appalachian Valley, Hagerstown, MD is a charming city. The stone ridges running through its historic downtown are a slice of the Appalachian Mountains. The surrounding neighborhoods offer many new homes, including whimsical townhomes, single-family Colonials with stone detailing, and sprawling single-level Cape Cods. With options for adding fireplaces, second porches and other special details, Hagerstown’s newest houses are just waiting to be customized.
Hagerstown has buying options in its historic downtown, as well as in several beautiful new neighborhoods. Downtown, lines of beautiful redbrick townhouses offer newly renovated interiors. Some even have garages, unusual for their city location. Surrounding the downtown section, there are many neighborhoods of single-family homes, with plenty of storage space and comfortable yards. The new Westfields neighborhood lies on the outskirts of town, removed from the bustle of the city but still just a quick hop onto I-70. Residents can play a quick game of tennis or basketball, go for a swim, or stroll along a walking trail. Closer to I-81, the Greenfield neighborhood is filled with new townhomes constructed to meet EnergyStar certifications. New neighborhoods by Hagerstown’s North End offer attached garages, master suites, and cozy front porches from which you can gaze upon the surrounding rolling hills.
Hagerstown offers some of the greatest shopping opportunities in the area, which consequently provides employment to many residents of the town. The Hagerstown Premium Outlets and the Valley Mall have almost any store you might need. Downtown is home to quirky shops owned and operated by local people. Several companies also have their headquarters in Hagerstown, such as Aero-Sys Inc, Lehigh Phoenix and Maryland Paper. Hagerstown has historically had an industrial economy, and today many of its residents still work in manufacturing jobs. The rural surrounding area lends itself to an agricultural industry, which is another source of jobs for many people of the area. Hagerstown’s quaint setting and comfortable living spaces make it an ideal place to call home.