Washington County is located in the western part of Maryland. The county borders southern Pennsylvania to the north and northern Virginia to the south. Washington County also borders the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia to the south and west as well. There are aproximately148, 000 residents living in the county which cover 467.55 square miles of land and waterways. The county is located in the Appalachian Mountains, stretching from the Ridge-and-Valley Country in the west to South Mountain in the east, which is an extension of the Blue Ridge.
Washington County was the first in the Nation to be named for President George Washington. The county was formed on October 1, 1776 prior to his inauguration. Hagerstown is designated the county seat. Washington County is a perfect blend of historic country charm and modern suburban living.
There has been a major increase in the local population over the last few years. This is one of the fastest growing counties in the nation according to real estate analysts. This course, that rapid increase of new residents influences the real estate market with positive growth. Home values continue to increase and housing sales continue to fluctuate each month as more individuals buy or sell homes.
Its proximity to the Washington-Baltimore metropolitan area makes it ideal for city dwellers who are looking for a more tranquil lifestyle. There are many opportunities for securing the right price for a home in the county because of the constant weekly fluctuations. Work closely with a real estate agent to find the best deals available.
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