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Hagerstown is a lively city in Maryland. The area is brimming with entertainment options for active adults that range from scenic parks to art museums. Hagerstown has plenty of community events and festivals throughout the year, as well as a number of shops and restaurants.
Climate & Geography
While Hagerstown experiences all four seasons, the city receives less snowfall than average and more rain than average. The rainiest months in Hagerstown are May and June.
Hagerstown is located in northern Maryland on hilly land, west of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Antietam Creek and Hamilton Run run through Hagerstown.
Recreation, Culture, & Entertainment
The Hagerstown area offers several scenic natural parks where residents can participate in a variety of outdoor recreational activities. Visitors to Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park can enjoy boating, hiking, and fishing along the canal. Hagerstown City Park is a popular destination for locals to go for a stroll along the lake.
Hagerstown has several options for dining and entertainment. Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, located within Hagerstown City Park, features artwork from around the world. Hagerstown Premium Outlets offers dozens of name brand stores that provides quality shopping to locals. Hagerstown additionally hosts a number of community festivals and events throughout the year. The Historic City Farmer’s Market is held every Saturday and offers fresh produce and goods to visitors.
Cost of Living & Taxes
The overall cost of living in Hagerstown is lower than the state and national averages. This is mainly due to the lower cost of homes and housing in Hagerstown, although health, utility, and transportation costs are all below the state and national averages as well.
Social Security is not taxed in Maryland, and sales tax is on the lower end of average, at 6 percent. Property taxes in Maryland are generally higher than average. Income tax ranges from 2 percent to 5.75 percent, and counties can levy additional tax.
There is one hospital located in Hagerstown, Meritus Medical Center, which is rated as high performing in two procedures and conditions by U.S. News.