Located on the Eastern side of the Potomac River, just south of Washington DC’s downtown district is Fort Washington, an unincorporated area in Prince George’s County. Living in Fort Washington, MD combines the vibrant big city life, with DC’s downtown so close by, with beautiful nature and parks available within its border.
A town with such a rich and impressive history attracts many visitors but the safety of Fort Washington makes it a good place to live for over 24,000 residents. Retirees also have many opportunities to spend time outdoors and families can also choose Fort Washington over D.C. as it is safer. With lower crime rates and a less hectic way of life, Fort Washington, being only 34 minutes away from Washington D.C. can be used as a suburb for the nation's capital for those working in the big city as there are plenty of homes for sale in town.
Fort Washington manages to maintain its safety rates lower than the national average. When it comes to property crimes, with a national median at 24 for 1,000 residents, Maryland stands slightly better with 20.33 crimes. In Fort Washington, the number drops further to 15.48 for 1,000 residents. The difference isn’t very big but if in Maryland you have a chance of 1 in 49 to fall victim to property crime, in Fort Washington, the chances are 1 in 65.
As for violent crimes, in Maryland, there are 4.69 crimes for 1,000 residents, while the national median for violent crimes is at 4 per 1,000 residents. For Fort Washington, MD there are 2.29 violent crimes for 1,000 residents. This means that while there is a chance of 1 in 213 to fall victim to violent crimes in Maryland, the chances diminish by more than half in Fort Washington with a 1 in 437 chance.
Overall, Fort Washington is safer than 34% of other U.S. cities, this town can offer the intimacy of a small town with a multitude of things to do either within the city or in the cities near-by.
When looking for a place to live, location is very important and if you contact real estate agents in Fort Washington, MD you might be able to use the many proximity advantages that the town has to offer.