Just 23 miles southeast of Washington, D.C., lies the city of Waldorf, Maryland. This mid-sized city, affectionately referred to as ‘Beantown’ in accordance with its former name, is home to a variety of residential options, from sensible and space-effective townhomes to larger family homes with three and four bedrooms. Colonial styling is prevalent in most of Waldorf’s homes and shared living spaces, as it is the dominant architecture of the general area.
While Waldorf is both semi-urban and semi-rural, it is also home to many distinctive residential communities and enclaves that make it unique. There are a total of 15 constituent neighborhoods within the city. While many of the subdivisions in Waldorf are quite affordable while still boasting excellent access to nearby schools and retail areas, some of the neighborhoods are very upscale. Some of the most affluent of these are Bennsville, Bel Air Acres, Pinefield, Saint Charles, and Deerwood Court. The neighborhood of Carrington, near Smallwood Drive, is also a highly desirable place to live, but is more accommodating to a diverse range of budgets. Those who are seeking larger plots of land or even farming opportunities may be attracted to the outskirts of Waldorf, which contain a number of farms that support the area, such as Middleton’s Cedar Hill Farm.
A great many Waldorf residents choose to live and work in two different places, residing in Waldorf but regularly commuting to Washington D.C. Still, within the city itself, many jobs are available in the industries of retail, business and professional services, government, and education. The St. Charles Towne Center, a popular nearby shopping mall, employs a significant workforce of local residents. The College of Southern Maryland and a number of public primary schools, along with three high schools, hire many teachers, staff, and administrators in the city. On the borders of Waldorf, much rural agriculture remains a major part of the region’s economy.