About Fort Washington Maryland
Fort Washington, Maryland is named after the military fort built in 1809 that had the sole purpose of protection the nation’s capital, Washington D.C. This fort would become notorious for its part in the War of 1812 and the American Civil War. Today, the old military fort is a part of a very large park with hiking paths and Potomac River views. 1960 would begin the growth of residences in the area and would also be the year that Fort Washington would become its own town.
Today in Fort Washington, Maryland, you find a very healthy mix of renovated older foundations and brand new development. The area gives a feel of both suburban and rural lifestyle while still bordering the city of Washington, D.C. Being one of the safest areas around Washington, D.C. and having high-ranked public schools makes Fort Washington one of the best places to reside in that state of Maryland. Like many of the neighboring towns in Prince George’s County, the real estate market in Fort Washington has been on the rise with the median sale price of home being around $415,000.