Waldorf, MD

Predominantly a bedroom community for the greater Washington D.C. area, Waldorf gained its name in 1880 to honor of William Waldorf Astor the philanthropist. This town originally sprung up under the name Beantown and functioned as a tobacco market. As the agricultural needs changed in the country, so too did the town continue to find ways to attract residents and visitors. Between 1950 and 1968, the town saw continued growth due to legalized gambling that made Waldorf a gambling destination like Atlantic City, NJ. It only took a few years once gambling was outlawed that the town sought to gains funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to develop planned communities for the area. Today, Waldorf has many beautifully planned neighborhoods with their own specific homeowners’ associations and amenities. Another big draw for this area is the two-story shopping mall at St. Charles Towne Center; giving residents the option to shop bigger stores locally rather than drive to other malls in Annapolis, Maryland or Virginia.

If your next real estate lifestyle decision consists of affordable living with a small commute to the Washington metropolitan area, Waldorf is worth a look. Call Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices McNelis Group properties today to learn more!