Located in north-central Maryland within the Great Appalachian Valley, Hagerstown is home to more than 40,000 residents who enjoy the city’s appealing combination of small town living with big city conveniences. Situated at the crossroads of I-70 and I-81, Hagerstown is the county seat for Washington County and serves as the center for business and industry for the greater Tri-State area that includes parts of Maryland, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. The city’s stable, business-friendly economy supports more than 3,500 diversified businesses based primarily in retail, transportation, manufacturing, and healthcare and is powered by a civilian labor force comprised of approximately 65% of the city’s eligible population. Hagerstown offers attractive opportunities for homeowners, where the median value of the average single-family home is approximately $154,000, significantly lower than that of the national average.
Hagerstown boasts a wealth of opportunities for outdoor recreation and entertainment. The cityscape is dotted by parks, concert halls, and museums, as well as a number of historic sites located in the Hagerstown Historic District that include the circa-1926 Hagerstown Armory and the Colonial Theater, built in 1914. Hagerstown City Park was recently rated among the nation’s most beautiful city parks. The park features a 50-acre recreational lake, walking trails, picnic facilities, and natural areas, and is home to the Hagerstown Railroad Museum, Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, and Jonathan Hager House & Museum, original home of Hagerstown founder Jonathan Hager.
For outdoor enthusiasts, there are numerous hiking and biking trails located in and around the city. Nearby Greenbrier State Park features a 42-acre freshwater lake for swimming, fishing, and boating, as well as natural wooded areas for hunting and camping.
Regardless of whether you are just passing through or plan to stay awhile, Hagerstown has something for you!