Overall Niche Grade
- Public SchoolsA-
- Good for FamiliesB+
- Cost of LivingB
- Health & FitnessB+
- Outdoor ActivitiesA-
Washington County is located in Maryland with a population of 149,811. In Washington County, most residents own their homes. In Washington County there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Washington County and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Washington County are highly rated.
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Washington County Reviews
Crime in Hagerstown isn't as bad as neighboring cities such as Baltimore or DC. We have our problems with drugs being brought in from the cities around us and that is probably the biggest thing. Washington County is becoming more influenced with heroine and it is very sad. Unlike other cities we don't have much gang violence which is great. Our police officers are doing a great job protecting the city from much harm. They are quick to respond to calls, they catch a lot of the drug dealers in town fairly quickly and they have a lot of respect from the rest of the community unlike some cities. They treat everyone with respect and don't abuse their power which is a big relief.
The overall experience in Hagerstown Maryland is definitely different. The atmosphere depends on where you live in Hagerstown; It could be a great or terrible atmosphere. I live in a part of town where its close to everything such as food places, and the grocery store and down the road from the community college. I currently live with my parents who own 3 acres of land with a nice house. I feed the wild life such as deer and ground hogs in my parents yard. I would move here by myself if I built a house. If I were to live in downtown Hagerstown I would not live there. I would choose anywhere else but there. Downtown is dirty, Over populated with people who don't take pride in their town and it is now full of illegal drugs. I stay away from downtown as much as I can. Hagerstown has potential to be an amazing place, but we need more people to care for this town. If it keeps going the way it is going, downtown will become a place where no one would want to live and everyone would move into the suburbs where I live and it could bring down the area.
I have lived here for more than 15 years and my education experience has been great. There isn't much to do to keep people entertained and not a lot of job options at all. Fort Ritchie use to keep the community going, but is now closed and has been for over 17 years. Putting that area to good use could bring this town back to life.