Life in Charles County

Choose your adventure and pick your pace; it’s the Charles County way. If you crave stunning sunsets, retail therapy, or high-octane outdoor fun, our offerings match your mood.

DC’s energy electrifies our dining, cultural, and retail scene, keeping offerings diverse and dynamic. And while proximity has its perks, our 300 miles of shoreline and wide open spaces keep big city pressures a world away. Whether you like to climb, bike, sip, or shop your way to happy, Charles County is your gateway to go.

Waldorf is one of the “Top 100 Places to Live” (CNNMoney, 2012)

years of history

acres of open space

acres of county parks

miles of shoreline for boating, fishing, kayaking, and more

listings on the National Register of Historic Places

minutes from Washington, DC


Your gateway to go!


Views from Charles

Charles County Farmers Markets Kick Off 2021 Season

Published: Tuesday, April 13, 2021
Although some operations and layouts may look a little different, the 2021 Farmers Market season is underway in Charles County! Please know that our local farmers markets are still taking ...

“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

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


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


The Welburn Organization