- 3 Beds
- 2.5 Baths
- 2,268 SqFt
Waldorf, MD Homes For Sale
A large, spread-out community measuring 36.5 square miles, Waldorf offers a rich history and lovely homes for sale at extremely competitive prices. Located in Maryland’s Charles County, this pleasant suburb with its gently rolling hills was tempting territory for developers who built a whole lot of upscale homes in very recent years. The problem is that they did it in the middle of a real estate downturn. The result was plunging prices in an otherwise affluent setting.
Like so much of Washington Metro, Waldorf’s roots lie in the tobacco trade. It was known as Beantown throughout the 1700s and up to 1880. While large in geographic size, it was small in population until the 1950s when gambling was legalized in Maryland. The area long US 301 became known as “Little Vegas”, with casinos, nightlife and top performers. Waldorf was one of the top locations along “Sin Strip” but in 1968, gambling was outlawed. Without the revenue from all those slots, the boom era subsided. In 1970, however, the Department of Housing and Urban Development funded a huge loan package, kicking off a new era of expansion. The first step was the construction of the large St. Charles master-planned community. Today, Waldorf, Maryland is home to around 68,000 residents. The expansion continues, with new schools, shopping centers, restaurants and plans for a new mixed-use town center. To learn more about Waldorf, MD homes for sale, call us today!
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- 3 Beds
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- 1,188 SqFt
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- 1 Baths
- 836 SqFt
More About the Waldorf, MD Real Estate Market
Yet with all the forward thinking and smart growth conversations, homes and condos for sale in Waldorf continue to list for well-below average prices. The simple truth is that developers and contractors may have overstepped a bit. You’ll find a lot of short sales and foreclosures, but certainly no blight. In other words, it’s a buyers’ paradise.
Condos for sale in Waldorf tend toward 1980s-era townhouses, although there are also newer high-end units selling for below market value. It’s the detached single-family homes for sale that get the most attention here, however, starting around $100,000 for Ramblers and Split-levels and climbing into the high six-figures for the largest estates. In-between, you’ll find all sorts of styles, including Colonial, Victorian, Mediterranean, Tudor, Cape Cod, and Craftsman-style.
Finally, don’t let the “high six-figure” wording discourage you—of the roughly 500 active listings in the area, five percent are priced about $500,000. In other words, there’s a ton of upscale homes for sale at bargain rates.