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Living in Fort Meade, MD

Fort Meade, Maryland, was built as part of the military infrastructure surrounding the Washington D.C., metropolitan area. Located within the gate of the post, the town of Fort Meade serves as the community for Fort George G. Meade and provides a variety of amenities to the 52,000 people who work at the fort daily. Positioned centrally between Washington D.C., Annapolis and Baltimore, Fort Meade provides residents and visitors with great opportunities to explore and experience so much of what the surrounding area has to offer.

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Things to Do in Fort Meade

Most attractions and dining in the area are found in the communities surrounding Fort Meade, Maryland, but there are many options just outside of town. There are nature trails at Severn Run Natural Environment Area and Patuxent Research Refuge. Residents here often take day trips to visit the monuments and museums in Washington, to enjoy the arts and great food of Baltimore, or to relax on the beach at Sandy Point State Park. Many amenities in the area are found directly on the base, including the National Cryptologic Museum, schools, restaurants and an arts and crafts center. The fort has created a community to support and enhance the quality of life for the military personnel, their family, and their friends.

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Housing Options in Fort Meade

Many residents have the choice between living on post or off the base and in the surrounding communities. The housing available in the on-post Fort Meade neighborhood varies from single homes to apartment-style living. While some of the Fort Meade real estate options on post are older, there are many new homes for sale. Schools are located on post and are run by Anne Arundel County.

Many new residents to Ford Meade, Maryland, who choose to live off base consider the communities of Odenton, Hanover, Laurel, Elkridge and Columbia to put down their roots. Homes in these areas vary in size and style. From single-family homes, to apartment-style homes, and to condos, the area surrounding Fort Meade has a lot to offer in terms of housing. Each of these communities has public schools available to residents.


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  • Built to support the military infrastructure surrounding D.C., Fort Meade has built a community structure with the focus to support members of the military.
  • Military personnel, their family and friends can find everything they need on base including restaurants, schools and an arts and crafts center.

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