Life in Charles

Charles County is one of the fastest growing communities in the state of Maryland. Since 2000, the County's population has grown more than 22 percent. Close to Washington DC, but a world away, Charles County is known for its rich history, scenic outdoors, panoramic waterfront views, great dining, excellent schools, and lower cost of living relative to the rest of the region. It has become an attractive place for young professionals and families looking for a vibrant community with many quality of life amenities and easy access to the surrounding major cities.

Other Fun Facts About Life in Charles

  • Waldorf, Charles County, was ranked in 2012 CNNMoney's "Best Places to Live"
  • Charles County is only 30 minutes from Washington, DC
  • It is 25 minutes from the National Harbor
  • Ranked in the top 11 highest-income counties in the nation
  • Home to one of the best master planned communities in the country

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Ignite Entrepreneurship: Tips for Connecting from a Local Broadband Provider

Published: Friday, September 22, 2017

In our latest “Ignite Entrepreneurship” blog, Daniel Thompson, CTO of the newly launched PeakeNet Broadband – a locally owned and operated internet service provider bringing connectivity to rural Maryland communities – shares his insights for other entrepreneurs in Charles County.

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“Charles County is a great central location for us to have access to all of our customers. We do business with NSWC Carderock, Naval Research Laboratory, NAWCAD Patuxent River, NSWC Dahlgren, and Indian Head Naval Support Facility, to name a few.”

Scott Decker
Director of Operations

Cardinal Scientific

“We are proud to be a key part of Charles County’s future and we heartily encourage other, cutting-edge companies to join us.”

Doug Egan
Chief Executive Officer
Competitive Power Ventures

“Charles County is where we started our company and where we grew and expanded. We now operate our managed print and managed IT solutions in five states and provide custom apps all around the globe. Our headquarters is still in Charles County, an excellent place to conduct business and recruit highly skilled individuals for our ever growing team!"

Joshua Justice
President

Just Tech

 

“We are proud to be a key part of Charles County’s future and we heartily encourage other, cutting-edge companies to join us.”

Katharine Tate
 Executive Director of Provider Engagement and Community Relations

Righttime Medical Care

“Charles County is a great place for businesses to start, grow, and thrive! We've worked with over 100 businesses since we opened our doors in Charles County, and I've witnessed the majority of these businesses achieve all three.”

Darlene M. Breck

Owner

Southern Maryland Business Center

“Charles County is a great place to do business because of the passion of the business community and the residents who strive to make it the best that it can be."

Andrew W. Welburn

President

The Welburn Organization