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Living in Damascus, MD

Damascus, Maryland, is best known for its small-town charm. It's a place where kids are active in 4-H and equestrian activities are popular. Damascus is located in Montgomery County, Maryland, approximately 40 miles from Baltimore, Maryland, to the east and Washington D.C., to the southeast. It was ranked thirty-first on Money Magazine's Best Places to Live 2015 list and is well-known for its highly rated school system.

Historic downtown in Damascus, MD

Damascus Real Estate

In the early 1800s, Damascus, Maryland, was a center of activity for the surrounding rural communities. Today, the area is known for its rural heritage that nestles snugly in a suburban oasis. There are numerous subdivisions within Damascus, ranging from condominium communities to neighborhoods where the homes offer over 4,000 square feet of living space.

If you're looking at homes for sale in Damascus, you'll probably notice many of the neighborhoods were established in the 1970s and later. You'll also find a selection of lots and acreage where you can build your dream home from scratch.

Street with single family homes in Damascus, MD

Outdoor Fun

Many people living in Damascus enjoy the area's opportunities for outdoor fun, and with the area's pleasant climate, there's lots of time to enjoy the beautiful countryside.

The Damascus Recreational Park is a popular destination, and the park offers tennis courts, a basketball and volleyball court, and fields for baseball, softball, soccer, and cricket. It's also a lovely place to rent a picnic shelter for an outdoor gathering. In addition, the nearby Magruder Branch Stream Valley Trails are accessible from the Recreational Park. These trails consist of 4.2 miles of asphalt and boardwalk and 2.2 miles of natural surface. The trails are shared by bikers, hikers, and equestrians, and they offer peaceful views of the surrounding upland forest. Many Damascus residents are drawn to the trails because of the fantastic bird-watching opportunities.

John Haines Park in Damascus, MD

Things to Do 

Damascus, Maryland, home owners have a peaceful landscape, but they also have a range of easily accessible amenities. The town of Damascus offers a variety of restaurants, ranging from fast food to Asian delicacies to seafood and more, while shopping and entertainment within the five neighborhoods are also conveniently located. In case you want to explore the region further, you can head out to nearby Washington D.C., and Baltimore to admire all the art and culture available in these vibrant cities.

The small-town feeling keeps residents active within the community as well, since two major events in town include the Damascus Art Festival and the Damascus Fair. Today, most residents "farm" for a hobby rather than for a living, but the Damascus Fair gives everyone a chance to showcase the result of their hard work in backyard gardens.


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  • Known for its small-town charm, Damascus ranked as one of the best places to live by Money Magazine and is also known for its highly rated school system.
  • Outdoor activities abound around town including tennis, basketball, volleyball, softball, soccer, and cricket at the Damascus Recreational Park.
  • The Damascus Art, Music, and Craft Festival recognizes the handiwork and craftsmanship of local artists, while the Damascus Fair features livestock shows, arts and crafts, homemade foods, scavenger hunts, and live demonstrations.


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