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What is Charles County like?

If you are searching for somewhere to live around Washington DC, Charles County may be a good place to look. Located in Maryland, it is about 20 miles to the south of DC, which means an easy commute. Apartments in Charles County are easy to come by, with about 9,600 rental properties. If you want to live in a region with a smaller population, this could be the perfect spot. There are about 140,000 people in the area, which means less of a crowd, but there are still plenty of amenities to go around for those who live there.

The top five attractions here are the Potomac River, Dr. Samuel A. Mudd House Museum and Civil War History, the Thomas Stone National Historic Site, St. Ignatius Church and the Port Tobacco Players Theater. Parks and recreational areas include Chapel Point State Park, Oak Ridge Park, Purse State Park and Smallwood State Park, and there are many others as well. There are also a number of annual events that take place in the county, such as the Charles County Fair, the Old Durham Church Festival and The Indian Head 100 Bicycle Ride.

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