Right now, even during the COVID-19 pandemic, the real estate market in Hagerstown is HOT! So hot in fact, that there is currently a limited inventory of homes in Hagerstown, which has created a “seller’s market.” A seller’s market can be defined as a Real Estate market where the seller can have the upper hand because buyers have fewer houses to choose from.
Many properties that are being listed are going into a multiple offer situation. In many multiple offer situations, a bidding war can ensue where buyers are offering more than the property is listed for. ie. There are more buyers looking for homes than there are homes available. So, once a property is listed for sale, all these buyers are rushing to see the property and submitting offers. Because of the COVID-19 situation, offers are being submitted without the buyer setting foot inside the property.
So, if you’re looking for a home of any type in Hagerstown, it is best to choose a Realtor with true local knowledge and expertise.
As a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic, there is the reality that there could be some foreclosures over the coming period.
We often have foreknowledge of these properties coming to the market. Contact Craig if this is something you would consider.
Hagerstown has many types of homes, different neighborhoods and different strategic locations that may be closer to the action and highways as well as some areas that are more remote. I will talk about some of the different neighborhoods and types of houses that are available. I will also showcase some of the most prestigious and expensive neighborhoods in the area and some of the most affordable.
Priced at $1,349,000, the most expensive house for sale in the Hagerstown area today is 20509 Shaheen Ln, Hagerstown, MD, 21742. If you drive past this house it looks like a castle. The house is 10,926 sq. ft, features 6 bedrooms, 5 full bathrooms, and 3 half bathrooms. But that simple description does not do this house justice.
Built in 2006 and situated on 1.66 acres, the home was built to provide several separate living quarters for a large, wealthy family of business owners. It was designed to accommodate the entire extended family under one roof and provide each family separate offices within the same estate. This is a dream home, something out of a magazine or fairytale.
The home on Shaheen Ln is located in the prestigious Black Rock Estates. Black Rock Estates has a small HOA which states that all homes must be brick built on all 4 sides. The lots range from ½ acre to 2 acres and the home prices range from $450,000 to $2,000,000.
Within the estate is the Black Rock Golf Course and a state park with baseball fields, tot lots, playgrounds, and pavilions. Black Rock feeds into the Boonsboro school district.
Pemberton is another prestigious neighborhood located on the east side of Hagerstown. Here, the average lot size is around 1 acre. Average square footage is 3500-5000 and prices range from $600,000 to $900,000. These are all custom-built homes.
Some of the most popular homes in Hagerstown are built by Ryan Homes, whose parent company is NVR Inc. Two favorite NVR neighborhoods are Hamptons of Brightwood, on the east side, and Paradise Manor to the west. Both neighborhoods consist of ½ acre to 1 acre lots and range from 2,500-5,000 sq. ft homes.
Typically, Ryan Homes are brick fronted with vinyl siding on the other three sides. There are many different floor plans and styles to cater for various sizes of families.
Several Hagerstown neighborhoods really are popular and sought after. So much so that there are times when it can be difficult to find anything for sale if you don’t have your ear to the ground.
The oldest, and most prestigious neighborhood in Hagerstown is Fountain Head which is to the north of the city. Building at Fountain Head started back in the 1950’s, around a golf course and a country club called Fountain Head Country Club.
The Country Club is for members only, and rumors are it comprises a large list of VIP’s from Hagerstown and surrounding areas.
Homes range in price from the low $200K’s, for some older homes that have not been updated, to around $2,000,000 for newer, more recently built homes. This is known as the “North End” of Hagerstown and feeds into North Hagerstown School District.
If you’re looking for a family home that is bursting with character and charm, and which also has huge rooms, then you must take a stroll around Hagerstown’s downtown area. There, you will find countless magnificent old colonial homes on streets like Potomac or Oak Hill.
These homes are grand mansions built in the early to mid-1900’s. Some of these mansions have been turned into apartments but many still retain their original glory.
Close to the town center, you can find more affordable homes. It's not difficult to find and purchase a home downtown for under $100,000. These are typically row homes or single families and built in the late 1800’s to early 1900's.
There are many townhome neighborhoods. One of the most prestigious is North Gate. This neighborhood has a swimming pool and tennis courts, sidewalks and streetlights. Most have a one car garage, and some have up to a 3-car garage.
These were built in the 90’s and the builder was way before his time in style and floor plan. Also there are neighborhoods called Robins Glen that range from $120,000 to $175,000.
Seneca Ridge is another such neighborhood with prices ranging from $160,000 to $200,000.
Let’s talk about neighborhoods with swimming pools. Westfields is located off highway 65. This is a beautiful new Hagerstown development. There is a swimming pool, club house, basketball courts and an elementary school in the neighborhood. Two builders are still building there, Ryan Homes and Dan Ryan. Home prices range from $300,000 to $550,000.
Northgate also has a swimming pool for the neighborhood. Hager’s Crossing has a swimming pool and has townhome and single families. Homes range from $175,000 to $500,000.
Emerald Point is another such neighborhood planned for seniors, 50 years old and over, and is still growing. There is 1 level living with the possibility of a 2nd level. These are all brick homes built by Paul Crampton. The neighborhood has a swimming pool and sidewalks. These homes range from $300,000 to $450,000.
There are so many options and different styles of living to choose in Hagerstown, with different price ranges and very different locations. I love Hagerstown and I specialize in helping people discover all it has to offer.
If you would allow me, I would love to be your tour guide and help you find your next home. Or, if you are looking to sell, I have a list of buyers waiting for me to call with a "heads up".
Read on to discover what else Hagerstown has in store...
Welcome to Hagerstown located in the north western part of Maryland, in Washington County. Hagerstown is home to about 41,000 of the county’s nearly 150,000 residents, and the county was the first to be named after George Washington.
Washington County was established in 1776 and is home to a long list of interesting historical sites. Among them is a French and Indian War fort circa 1756, an 1862 battlefield, twenty-four stone arch bridges, three national parks, seven state parks, fourteen county parks, and many remarkable cities, towns, and smaller communities. Among them is the county seat, Hagerstown, Maryland.
Hagerstown was first settled in 1739 by Jonathan Hager, a German immigrant who arrived at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania three years earlier. Starting with 200 acres of land that he bought from Daniel Dulaney he began to make his indelible mark on the area. After building his house, which became known as Hager’s Fancy, and which still stands as a museum, Hager began planning the town.
At the age of 26, he married Elizabeth, then aged 15. They had three children, only two of whom survived to adulthood.; Rosanna and Jonathan Jr. Jonathan named the town Elizabethtown after his wife died aged 40. In 1814, the City Council voted to change the name to Hagerstown.
To this day, Hagerstown retains strong links to its German heritage celebrating them with various events throughout the calendar year.
In addition to the many historical points of interest, Hagerstown has a delightful downtown and an Arts and Entertainment District. Collectively the two areas boast the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, the Maryland Symphony Orchestra, the Washington County Arts Council Gallery, the Maryland Theatre, and several other cultural attractions.
Sitting in a tristate location in Maryland, next to West Virginia to the west and Pennsylvania to the north, and because the city was intersected by the railroads it earned the nickname, “Hub City.” Today it retains that nickname because Interstate 70 and Interstate 81 intersect here. 70 passes the south of the city from Frederick to the south east, towards Hancock in the north west. 81 brushes the west of Hagerstown, and runs north to south, intersecting 70 south of the town.
The arrival of the National Road helped the city to grow, and today Hagerstown is the county’s largest city.
Hagerstown by rail
Amtrak Trains can take you pretty much anywhere across the country and the closest stations are Harpers Ferry and Rockville.
Hagerstown by air
For air travel, the closest major airports are:
Hagerstown Regional Airport which is 31 miles away,
Baltimore (BWI) (for Domestic and International flights) which is about a one hour fifteen minute drive eastwards,
Washington DC’s Dulles International (also domestic) which is also a one hour fifteen minute drive, but southwards
Washington National Airport (also known as Ronald Reagan, which is only Domestic flights) which, believe it or not, is also a one hour fifteen minute drive in the same direction as Dulles.
There is another international airport, Harrisburg International, which is across the border into Pennsylvania, and is approximately one hour and twenty five minutes north east.
Hagerstown is blessed with a number of parks and outdoor spaces. The main one, I guess, is beautiful City Park on Virginia Avenue, with its lake and museums.
Jonathan Hager House and Museum is located within the bounds of City Park. Right next to the original house is another house, again built by Jonathan Hager, which is called Hager’s Fancy. This is also available for the public to see.
Other places to visit within the vicinity of the park area are the Museum of Fine Arts which overlooks the lake from the top of the hill, Mansion House Arts Center which is found along Highland way and right by City Park Train Hub (Railroad Museum). The Railroad Museum is designed to be a fabulous treat for kids with a real steam engine and carriages to explore.
Hagerstown Sports Club and Fitness – Rosewood Village
Planet Fitness – 1121 Maryland Avenue
Onelife Fitness in Valley Mall
Regenerate Float Center – 5, Nottingham Road
Sagittarius Salon and Spa – 1136 Conrad Street
The Relax Zone – 620 Premium Outlets Blvd
Meritus Medical Center – 11116 Medical Campus Road
Robinwood Professional Center – 11110 Medical Campus Road
MedExpress Urgent Care – 1741 Dual Highway
You’ll also find many excellent restaurants from various cultural influences most notable of which are the German influenced eateries.
Schmankel Stube - 58 Potomac Street
Rik’s Café - 1065 Maryland Avenue
Café Del Sol - 1481 Salem Avenue
Hempen Hill BBQ - 13208 Fountain Head Plaza
Hummus Mediterranean - 11208 John F. Kennedy Drive
Dolce - 792 Frederick Street
Suite 710 – 19330 Leitersburg Pike
Broad Axe – 28 Franklin Street
Benny’s Pub – 61 Eastern Blvd N
Leitersburg Cinema – on Leitersburg Pike
Maryland Theater – 21 Potomac Street – (301) 790-2000
Washington County Playhouse Dinner Theater – 44 N Potomac Street (Rear)
There are two bowling alleys
Seven Ten on Leitersburg Pike and Turner's Dual Lanes on Dual Highway
In addition to the many appealing amenities, along with Hagerstown’s fifty acres of stunning outdoor space at Hagerstown City Park, other opportunities for outdoor recreation can be found at Fairgrounds Park, Claude M. Potterfield Pool, and Hagerstown Greens at Hamilton Run. Not to mention the southern border of the county is the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal and the Potomac River, and the majority of the state’s Appalachian Trail is also in Washington County.
Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park – 1850 Dual Highway, passes right through Hagerstown. It has a towpath that is 184 miles long and is visited, trekked, camped etc., by over 5 million people every year. There are canal boat rides, and even a mule-drawn packet boat, that you can take to experience the wildlife and history of the canal.
The all-encompassing Hagerstown Premium Outlets, with almost 100 stores, can be found at 495 Premium Outlets Mall. There you can find amazing deals when looking for famous brands.
Valley Mall, located at 17301 Valley Mall Road has nearly 80 stores.
Hagerstown Washington County Chamber of Commerce
1 Potomac Street, Hagerstown
Spherion Employment Agency – 120 Oak Ridge Dr (301) 739-6900
Tradesmen International – 931 Sweeney Dr c (240) 329-3346
Hagerstown Community College for undergraduate students is located at 11400 Robinwood Drive
Purdue University Global is located at 18618 Crestwood Drive.
Hood College in Frederick MD also serves Hagerstown.
North Hagerstown High School, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave
Fountaindale Elementary School, 901 Northern Ave
Bester Elementary School, 385 Mill St
South Hagerstown High School, 1101 S Potomac St
Barbara Ingram School, 7 S Potomac St
Washington County Technical, 50 W Oak Ridge Dr
Ruth Anne Monroe Primary School Secondary, 1311 Yale Dr
Funkstown Elementary School, 23 Funkstown Rd
Eastern Elementary School, 1320 Yale Dr
Western Heights Middle School, 1300 Marshall St
Northern Middle School, 701 Northern Ave
Potomac Heights Elementary School, 301 E Magnolia Ave
Open ⋅ Closes 4PM · (301) 766-8305
Antietam Academy - Alternative School, 40 W Oak Ridge Dr
Evening High School, 50 W Oak Ridge Dr
St. Mary Catholic School (Private), 218 W Washington St
Open ⋅ Closes 3:30PM · (301) 733-1184
Marshall Street School, 1350 Marshall St
St. Maria Goretti Catholic High School, 18614 Crestwood Dr
Open ⋅ Closes 4PM · (301) 739-4266
Jonathan Hager Elementary School, 12615 Sedgwick Way
Hagerstown Children's School (Preschool), 22 N Mulberry St #200 · In Mulberry Lofts
Open ⋅ Closes 4:30PM · (301) 739-6886
Truth Christian Academy (Private), 41 Bryan Pl
Open ⋅ Closes 3:30PM · (301) 733-0712
For all of these reasons, Hagerstown is a wonderful place to live. Hagerstown real estate is diverse and includes housing options for singles, couples, small and growing families, retirees, and everyone in between.
Hagerstown is bursting with truly characterful homes that reflect its genuine history and old charm.
Whether you are looking for your first home or an upgraded forever home, available properties in Hagerstown are sure to meet your unique needs.
For more detailed information regarding homes for sale in Hagerstown, Maryland, please do not hesitate to contact me, Craig, directly today or at your earliest convenience for a list of homes in Hagerstown, on (301) 875-5978.
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