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

Views from Charles

Ignite Entrepreneurship: Tips for Success from the College of Southern Marylandís Entrepreneur and Innovation Institute

Published: Monday, July 17, 2017

In our newest blog series, “Ignite Entrepreneurship,” we profile local entrepreneurs to learn more about what “ignited” their success, and also gain insights about being an entrepreneur in Charles County. For the first blog of this series, we sat down with Thomas Luginbill, director of the College of Southern Maryland’s newly-established Entrepreneur and Innovation Institute (EII).

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“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’s strategic location in the DC Metro region affords us networking and business opportunities with some of the top names in our industry."

George Nash
Director of Business Development