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What Hagerstown is like for active adults

Hagerstown is a growing community in northwestern Maryland, not far from the PA and WV borders. It is located on the old National Highway, US 40, and very near Interstates 68 and 81.  The town is important because of its strategic location and the roads and railroads that go through it (its nickname is the "Hub City"). Now it is more rural and does attract some tourists. The population was just over 40,000 in 2013. Photos courtesy of Wikipedia: downtown by Vpuliva and Burnsides Bridge (site of important Civil War battle) by Jim Strongin.

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Where to Live & Real Estate Values

There is at least 1 active adult community in the area (see link at top right). Median home price was about $145,000 in late 2014, making it one of the lower priced areas in Maryland.

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What is special about this retirement community

It is historic and peaceful with attractive home prices.

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What is not special about this retirement community

People have criticized Hagerstown because of its rural flavor; you will not find everything you expect in suburbia.

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What kinds of people like retiring here

People looking for a peaceful place to retire might like it here.

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Local economy is driven by

There is a diverse economy with many large companies nearby - although unemployment is relatively high.

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Climate and Physical Environment

Located in northwestern MD near the WV and PA borders. The average Jan temp is about 30 and the average July temp in the mid 70s.

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Restaurants & Cultural Scene

There are numerous parks and museums, many of them connected to the historic civil war battlefieds (Battle of Antietam was fought nearby). The Maryland Theatre plays host to the Maryland Symphony Orchestra. The city also has the Washington County Playhouse. The new Academy Theatre Banquet & Conference Center, located downtown, houses the community theater group Potomac Playmakers.

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Crime rate is slightly below average.

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Medical facilities

Meritus Medical Center provides emergency services, while nearby Waynesboro (PA) and Martinsburg (WV) provide additional medical services.

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There are 2 Interstate highways with good connections to more. Hagerstown Regional Airport offers limited commercial operations plus air taxi.

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Valuable Links

Hagerstown Convention and Visitors Bureau

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Facts about HAGERSTOWN
  • State: MD
  • Environment: Rural,Small-mid Sized City,
  • City Population: 25,001-50,000
  • Median age of Population: 25-44
  • Avg Jan Temperature: 21-40
  • Avg July Temperature: 60-80
  • Median HH Income: 41,001-60,000
  • Average Home Price (MLS): $100,000-$200,000
  • Annual Property Tax on a $200,000 house: 2000-4000
  • Total Crime Index: 91-100 (slightly below average)
  • Cost of Living Index: 91-100 (slightly below average)
  • Culture Index: 81-90 (low)
  • State Sales Tax: Yes
  • State Income Tax: Yes
  • Name of the Guide: boomer1

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