Fort Washington MD Homes For Sale

Running along the banks of the Potomac River is Fort Washington in Maryland. This historic community is in Prince George's County, to the south of the District of Columbia. Measuring 16.6 square miles, the waterfront community has a long somewhat rectangular shape, hugging the coastline and its various coves and inlets. Home to nearly 24,000 residents, Fort Washington offers a wide range of properties for sale, from modest cottages and ranch-style homes to large waterfront mansions.

Fort Washington's history is squarely tied to the stone structure of the same name – a fort built in 1809 which was the last line of defense for the nation's capitol. Perched above the Potomac, Fort Washington never saw much action. During the War of 1812, President James Madison and his Cabinet joined the conflict at the Battle of Bladensburg. Overwhelmed by the British and their “rockets' red glare”, the U.S. forces beat a hasty retreat. Fort Washington itself was abandoned and destroyed by its own troops in order to keep it from British hands. It was later rebuilt and garrisoned for the Civil War but never integrally used. The fort served for a variety of training, staging and administrative purposes through the two World Wars and became a national park in 1946. For more information about Fort Washington MD homes for sale, contact Andre Perez today at (202) 709-9222.

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Fort Washington MD Homes For Sale Of course, Fort Washington is a community as well as a military installation. Up until 1946, its resident population had close ties to the fort itself. Fort Washington began a residential expansion in the 1950's and that has continued through to the present. Homes from most styles associated with Washington Metro architecture are represented here – there's Colonials, farmhouses, Cape Cod saltboxes, Tudors, bungalows and lots of Split-levels and Ramblers. Newer custom homes represent a significant segment of the inventory and there's also townhouses ranging from entry-level to large, upscale units. There are even some unique modern-style homes to be found. Of course, given the coastline location, there are also some wonderful waterfront homes as well. 

The array of prices is as wide as the architectural styles in Fort Washington. Detached single-family homes make up the majority of properties at 90%. The median list price of $235,000 is heavily influenced by the large number of Split-levels and Ramblers built during the post World War II years and up into the 1970's. Like much of Prince George's County, home prices took a tumble after the market downturn. There is a solid rebound in place however, with values climbing 11.2% over the past year. As for community life, there's parks and recreation centers, golf, tennis, boating and fishing and plenty of stores and restaurants. With the Capital Beltway just to the north, this community continues to enjoy a strategic location to Washington DC.

 

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Listing information last updated on October 16th, 2018 at 11:03am EDT.