Hagerstown : Maryland


What It Is Like to Retire in Hagerstown

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 in the public domain courtesy of Wikipedia: downtown by Vpuliva and Burnsides Bridge (site of important Civil War battle) by Jim Strongin.


Where to Retire in Hagerstown and Home Prices

There is at least 1 active adult community in the area (see link at top left). The National Association of Realtors reports the median selling price to be $226,200 in the 1st quarter of 2021, in the Hagerstown-Martinsburg MD WV area.


What Is Special about Hagerstown

It is historic and peaceful with attractive home prices.


What Is Not Special about Hagerstown

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


Who Will Like Retirement in Hagerstown

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


Local Economy Is Driven by

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


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.


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.



Crime rate is slightly below average.


Medical Facilities

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



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


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