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Old 01-20-2011, 08:49 AM
 
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I remember when I was growing up Waldorf was a pretty ruff area. There were a lot of security issues. I also remember a lot of night clubs were there. I got a job in D.C. and a couple of people told me waldorf has became a "bedroom" community. I have a wife and two children. I don't want to expose them to bad schools.
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Old 01-20-2011, 08:33 PM
 
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The nightrclubs flourished, during the days or legal slot machines (1949 - 1968). They just demolished the famous "Wigwam" this month on highway 301, as a matter of fact.

Waldorf since 1970 when the "Saint Charles" planned community started up, has steadily grown into a city of some 70,000 people, as "Saint Charles" continues to develop more sections of housing. Waldorf has a 2-level shopping mall (which gets rough on Fri and Sat nights), an ice rink, a new minor-league baseball stadium, several national hotels, and every chain restaurant imaginable. Racially the city is now up to about half black and half white, and the schools about average. Many Air Force families live there. If you read the forum messages here Southern Maryland Online™ - Your on-line community for Calvert, Charles, and St. Mary's Counties.™ the people from further down in So. Md. really bash Waldorf - but they greatly exaggerate.
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Old 01-20-2011, 10:31 PM
 
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More specifically, the link to that forum is Life in Southern Maryland - Southern Maryland Community Forums

Waldorf is truly a bedroom community for commuters to Andrews AFB and the general DC area, since there are really no major employers in the immediate Waldorf area, as big and populous as it is. You can find statistics on individual schools here GreatSchools - Public and Private School Ratings, Reviews and Parent Community . Commuter bus information is here http://mta.maryland.gov/services/commuterbus (broken link) North Point is a high school there with high-tech classes, that opened a couple years ago, and still another high school will open in a couple more years. LaPlata, MD is considered a better town with better schools but it's even further to commute to DC.

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