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Living in Fort Washington, MD

The Fort Washington neighborhood blends history with nature. It offers the intimacy of a small town, but with a large selection of things to do and places to eat. Residents of Fort Washington, Maryland, are never without something new and exciting to discover.

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Fort Washington, Maryland Activities

Living in Fort Washington means living near a vibrant downtown, but also within a couple miles of beautiful nature. The National Harbor is located in Fort Washington and sits right on the Potomac River, giving residents easy access to kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, and other water sports. There are dozens of wonderful restaurants to choose from, ranging in cuisine from Italian to Thai; there are also cafés that are perfect for breakfast or coffee meetings and steakhouses ideal for a fancy night out. For some retail therapy, visit the Tanger Outlets, where you will find a shopping extravaganza with many brand name stores. The National Harbor attracts out of town visitors for a conferences or just as a fun weekend getaway. Residents and visitors alike are excited about the new MGM National Harbor hotel and casino.  

Fort Washington, the historic landmark for which the town is named, remains where it was built more than 200 years ago. Originally built in the 1800s to defend against enemies entering via waterway, the fort is now an historic park run by the National Park Service. The park within its walls offers an abundance of trees and riverside views.

Ferris Wheel and boat on water in Fort Washington, MD

Transportation to Washington D.C.

Whether residents work in Washington, D.C., or simply want a fun evening out on the town, getting there is a snap from Fort Washington, Maryland. The town is only 19 miles south of the large metro area of Washington D.C. on I-295. It's so close that residents can even hop on public transportation. The red line picks up from Farragut North Metro Station, and with one easy transfer to the green line, passengers will arrive in the heart of D.C

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Fort Washington Real Estate

This small town is growing. Homes for sale in Fort Washington are not hard to find. There's a market for everything from five-bedroom family homes to smaller, two-bedroom houses, townhouses, condos, and more. For those who would rather start building from scratch, there's also land available for purchase, on which newcomers can design and build their own homes. With so many options, no matter what homeowners are looking for, now is an excellent time to buy in this historic little town.


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  • Water enthusiasts love the fact that Fort Washington is located right along the Potomac River, providing easy access to kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, fishing, and other water sports.
  • Fort Washington park was once a first line defense against attacks along the river, but now stands as a protected habitat for many of the Mid-Atlantic wildlife.


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