Prospective homebuyers searching for a place to settle down in the Washington, D.C. area should consider the beautiful real estate in Fort Washington, Maryland. Fort Washington is situated in Prince George’s County and is a charming, little, unincorporated area and census-designated place. Home to approximately 24,000 residents, the CDP is just south of the downtown area and borders D.C. It is just west of Maryland Route 210, and among its many desirable qualities, it has a long, intriguing history that dates back to the early 1800s when the Fort for which this community was named was completed.
Though initially the sole defensive fort protecting the capital, during the War of 1812 Fort Washington was abandoned. Today it is a beautiful park providing visitors with picturesque views of the Potomac River and offering opportunities for recreational activities such as fishing, hiking, and picnicking. Beyond the Fort-turned-park, the community is also home to a variety of other attractions including two swimming pools, a golf course, a country club, and two marinas.
Located in the 20744 zip code, Fort Washington is comprised of roughly seventeen square miles. Although the average commute for residents is slightly higher than the national average, around forty-one minutes, the rich history and abundant natural beauty continue to make this place an appealing prospect for homebuyers in the Washington, D.C. metro area. Many of the homes for sale in Fort Washington have wonderful views and are riverfront homes or in the vicinity. Fort Washington real estate includes many home options ranging from small, low-maintenance townhouses, to larger and more luxurious single-family homes. The median home price in the area is quite reasonable, but Fort Washing listing prices vary depending on the location, size, age, and condition of the home. If you are interested in learning more about available properties in Fort Washington, Maryland, please contact us at your earliest convenience so we can assist you in your home search.