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Old 01-08-2010, 03:02 PM
 
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I would appreciate any information about Waldorf. I'm considering relocation with three children ages 13,9 & 6.

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Old 01-08-2010, 03:37 PM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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Charles County Government - Charles County Maryland

La Plata, Maryland (http://www.mdmunicipal.org/cities/index.cfm?townname=LaPlata&page=home - broken link)

Waldorf is an unincorporated area in Charles County.

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Old 01-09-2010, 09:19 PM
 
Location: 5 years in Southern Maryland, USA
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I have lived in this general area all my life, and currently in LaPlata, MD. Waldorf is an unincorporated city of about 80,000 people. It has no industry, but is largely a bedroom community for the Washington DC area, especially for Andrews Air Force Base personnel. It also has a 2-level shopping mall and is the shopping and dining hub of a 3-county area. It also has a minor-league baseball team, and an ice rink. Much of Waldorf consists of "Saint Charles", a huge planned community which has been gradually developed over the past 40 years. Waldorf has all kinds and sizes of housing. I take it, you are a nurse? Do you have a job in Waldorf, or will you be commuting to another community such as to a Federal or military facility?

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Old 01-09-2010, 11:15 PM
 
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Yes I'm a nurse, I would like to work as close to home as possible. I may consider correctional nursing at a facility in Prince George county, but I will look in to the hospitals first. If you have any suggestions regarding a certain community please let me know. I have started researching schools for the kids and I would like my daughter to attend North Point for high school.
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Old 01-10-2010, 01:14 PM
 
Location: 5 years in Southern Maryland, USA
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The 4 closest hospitals to Waldorf, are Southern Maryland Hospital Center in Clinton MD, Civista Medical Center in LaPlata MD (where I do volunteer work), Malcolm Grow Med.Ctr. at Andrews Air Force Base, and Fort Washington Hospital (very small) in Fort Washington MD.
North Point high school is one of 6 public HS's in Charles County. It is only about 2 years old and very large and modern. It is located several miles west of Waldorf near highway 228, and is a general HS for people of that neighborhood, as well as being a magnet school teaching high-tech classes to students from all over Charles County. It has an indoor pool. Housing near North Point includes singlefamily homes and also some very new townhouses about a mile from the school.
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Old 01-11-2010, 05:50 AM
 
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Waldorf ... is the shopping and dining hub of a 3-county area.
Sorry to go off on a tangent here, I'm just trying to get my head around this comment... You are talking about Charles County obviously and some parts of south PG, I guess - but what's the other county, Calvert? Seems to be a bit of a stretch to call it the hub of "a 3-county area" don't you think?
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Old 01-11-2010, 07:03 AM
 
Location: Warner Robins, GA
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Sorry to go off on a tangent here, I'm just trying to get my head around this comment... You are talking about Charles County obviously and some parts of south PG, I guess - but what's the other county, Calvert? Seems to be a bit of a stretch to call it the hub of "a 3-county area" don't you think?
The tri-county area is Charles, Calvert and St. Mary's... They comprise "Southern MD"...
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Old 01-11-2010, 08:04 AM
 
Location: 5 years in Southern Maryland, USA
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Sorry to go off on a tangent here, I'm just trying to get my head around this comment... You are talking about Charles County obviously and some parts of south PG, I guess - but what's the other county, Calvert? Seems to be a bit of a stretch to call it the hub of "a 3-county area" don't you think?
St. Charles Mall, to the best of my knowledge, is the ONLY enclosed shopping mall in the 3-county southern Maryland region. I have many friends who live as far north as the Beltway in P.G. County who habitually shop in Waldorf. While it's true that Calvert and St. Mary's County have Wal-Marts, Target, and Lowe's stores, theaters, and national chain restaurants, the St. Charles Mall is bigger and has even more stores (Waldorf also has more car dealers). Granted, I've heard many residents further south in MD say they avoid Waldorf which they perceive as having more crime and hoodlums, and for this reason they shop at Malls around the Annapolis area instead. Also for residents of King George VA, St. Charles Mall is equally distant for them as shopping in Fredericksburg VA.
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Old 01-11-2010, 09:45 AM
 
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The tri-county area is Charles, Calvert and St. Mary's... They comprise "Southern MD"...
Fair enough, Waldorf certainly is the largest town in those three counties.
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Old 01-11-2010, 10:16 AM
 
Location: Warner Robins, GA
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Fair enough, Waldorf certainly is the largest town in those three counties.
Absolutely, when I lived in St. Mary's county I always went to Waldorf to go to the mall and some of the restaurants we didn't have locally...

I also would like to note that Waldorf happens to be one of the biggest areas for crime in SOMD... Not that its that bad but it is certainly not as nice as it used to be...
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