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Overview of Fort Washington

Located south of Arlington, Virginia, and Washington, D.C., the small community of Fort Washington is one of the most well respected suburbs in the Tri-State Area. The town gets its name from the historical U.S. Army fort that was built to protect American troops from the British during the War of 1812. The city is steeped in a rich heritage and so close to everything the D.C. area has to offer, so it is no surprise that Fort Washington apartments for rent are such a sought after commodity. With a 2010 population of nearly 24,000 according to the U.S. Census Bureau, this small community is a fantastic small-town refuge from the jostle of the city.

Living in Fort Washington, MD

Fort Washington was originally an Army post in 1809 to guard the nation's capitol. After it was destroyed, it was rebuilt in 1824 with extensive remodeling. Until the end of the 19th century, the community was largely a military area and served as the the only local protection from the Confederate Army for the Union during the Civil War.

According to The Washington Post, the median age is 33, making it a very youthful area full of promise for the future. The city prides itself on its diversity and multi-cultural population. The best ways to get around in the area include access to the Metrorail, which can easily transport residents to the D.C. area, according to the Prince George's County website.

Fort Washington Work and Study

The leading industry in the area is public administration. However, there have been significant gains in the educational, health and social services sectors, and professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services. According to simplyhired.com's Fort Washington trends data, the number of jobs in the area has increased by a staggering rate since late 2009, making this city a great place to find a job.

One of the largest schools in the area is Temple University, a mainstay in the community since 1884. Because the school attracts around 39,000 students every year, students looking for Fort Washington apartments should begin their search as soon as they are enrolled to secure the best deal on their perfect pad. This excellent institution offers 333 academic programs on a 186-acre campus. Temple is also home to an excellent research facility with a world-renowned faculty that is committed to educating the diverse population of the D.C. area.

Rentals in Fort Washington, MD and Cost of Living

Since the city's population and jobs are growing quickly in the area, the cost of living index in the city is higher than the nation's average. However, the median household income in Fort Washington is around $30,000 more per year than the average Maryland home. According to information from city-data.com, the median gross rent in the area was $1,424 per month.

Fort Washington Attractions and Special Events

The area is known for its many golf courses, and Henson Creek is one of the city's finest. Designed by Edmund Ault, this par 33 nine-hole course is located on a beautiful 53-acre spread of rolling hills and tree-lined fairways. Another popular place where you can work on your swing is Tantallon Country Club, a 18-hole, semi-private course that features over 6,600 yards of fun for the whole family. This challenging course is privately managed with a 72.5 course rating.

If you are looking for an apartment for rent or a house rental in Fort Washington, search for rental properties at Rent.com®.

Fairfax Square - Fairfax, VA 22031
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Fairfax, VA 22031

$1324 - $2404

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Fairfax, VA (Greater Fairfax)

(10)

$1324 - $2404

502 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

The Kingsley - Alexandria, VA 22314
30

Alexandria, VA 22314

$1800 - $3360

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Alexandria, VA (Old Town North)


$1800 - $3360

175 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

77H - Washington, DC 20001
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(6)

Washington, DC 20001

$1805 - $4627

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Washington, DC (NoMA, North Capitol Street)

(6)

$1805 - $4627

303 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Roosevelt Towers - Falls Church, VA 22044
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Falls Church, VA 22044

$1627 - $3160

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Falls Church, VA


$1627 - $3160

191 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

The Ashby At Mclean - Tysons Corner, VA 22102
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Tysons Corner, VA 22102

$1586 - $4520

1-3 Beds 1-3 Baths

Tysons Corner, VA (McLean, West McLean)


$1586 - $4520

256 Units 1-3 Beds 1-3 Baths

City Market At O Street - Washington, DC 20001
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Washington, DC 20001

$1867 - $4790

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Washington, DC (Logan Circle)


$1867 - $4790

400 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

View at Liberty Center - Arlington, VA 22203
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Arlington, VA 22203

$1730 - $4945

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Arlington, VA (Ashton Heights)


$1730 - $4945

257 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

The Seasons - Bethesda, MD 20814
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(61)

Bethesda, MD 20814

$1525 - $2775

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Bethesda, MD (Bethesda Row, Bethesda West...)

(61)

$1525 - $2775

247 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Avana Alexandria - Alexandria, VA 22302
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Alexandria, VA 22302

$1447 - $3629

1-4 Beds 1-2 Baths

Alexandria, VA (Alexandria West, Holmes Run)


$1447 - $3629

326 Units 1-4 Beds 1-2 Baths

Newseum Residences - Washington, DC 20001
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Washington, DC 20001

$1946 - $8781

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Washington, DC (Federal Triangle, Washington Mall)


$1946 - $8781

135 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

The Apartments at CityCenter - Washington, DC 20001
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(9)

Washington, DC 20001

$2442 - $9672

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Washington, DC (Penn Quarter)

(9)

$2442 - $9672

458 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Park Adams - Arlington, VA 22201
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Arlington, VA 22201

$1583 - $3153

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Arlington, VA (North Highlands)


$1583 - $3153

200 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Yale West - Washington, DC 20001
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Washington, DC 20001

$2062 - $4270

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Washington, DC (Mount Vernon Square, Truxton Circle)


$2062 - $4270

216 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Flats at Bethesda Avenue - Bethesda, MD 20815
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Bethesda, MD 20815

$2505 - $5785

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Bethesda, MD (Bethesda Row, Bethesda West...)


$2505 - $5785

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

The Acadia At Metropolitan Park - Arlington, VA 22202
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Arlington, VA 22202

$1708 - $9040

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Arlington, VA (Aurora Highlands, Pentagon City...)


$1708 - $9040

411 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

The View at Waterfront - Washington, DC 20024
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Washington, DC 20024

$1499 - $3050

0-2 Beds 1 Bath

Washington, DC (Southwest)


$1499 - $3050

256 Units 0-2 Beds 1 Bath

Virginia Square Plaza - Arlington, VA 22201
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Arlington, VA 22201

$1780 - $3695

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Arlington, VA (Ballston-Virginia Square, Virginia Square)


$1780 - $3695

225 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Elan Potomac Heights - Woodbridge, VA 22191
12

Woodbridge, VA 22191

$1411 - $2463

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Clayborne Apartments - Alexandria, VA 22314
32

Alexandria, VA 22314

$1822 - $4049

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Alexandria, VA (Old Town, Soutwest Quadrant)


$1822 - $4049

74 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Randolph Towers - Arlington, VA 22203
22

Arlington, VA 22203

$1685 - $3200

0-3 Beds 1-3 Baths

Arlington, VA (Ballston, Ballston-Virginia Square)


$1685 - $3200

509 Units 0-3 Beds 1-3 Baths

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