High in the Appalachian Mountains in the northwestern part of Maryland amid the flowing rivers and gentle sloping hills is the picturesque region known as Allegheny County. This land is part of the Maryland and West Virginia Metropolitan statistical area of Cumberland. As a matter of fact, the county seat is called Cumberland.
The Native Americans named the area Allegheny which translates roughly to beautiful stream or best flowing river of the hills. This explains why several counties and appellation region have the same name. The region was settled in the 1600s and was originally part of Prince George’s County. In 1974 Allegheny County received a home rule form of government.
Allegheny County is bordered to the north by the Mason-Dixon Line. West Virginia hugs its border to the south and Garrett County to the west. The current population is roughly 75,000 with 29,322 households. There is plenty of space here in Allegheny County, the average per housing unit density per square mile is only 78.
The real estate market in Maryland is still experiencing fluctuation. There has been a 3.9% downward shift over the last year and the Allegheny County region is still experiencing gradual change. Homes are still selling in the area. Home values continue to move up and down monthly but buyers are taking advantage of the current market as well as the attractive lending rates to secure great deals. Allegheny County offers families a great environment to thrive with space to grow.