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Fort Washington Information and Highlights

Fort Washington is an unincorporated area and census-designated place in Prince George’s County, Maryland. It borders Washington D.C, the capital of the United States of America, and sits just south of the downtown district. Fort Washington has been noted as a prosperous community with an African American majority population. It is located to the west of Maryland Route 210, as well as several areas like Capitol Heights and District Heights, as well as others. The community is obviously named for Fort Washington, which saw its completion in 1809 and was the only defensive fort protecting Washington D.C. During the War of 1812, it was abandoned due to a British Advance. In the present, For Washington is home to an extensive park with gorgeous views if the Potomac River and hiking paths. Nature lovers are sure to enjoy this beautiful area for all that it has to offer, and then some.


The Fort Washington area, as well as its surrounding communities, cities and neighborhoods, all fall under a humid subtropical climate categorization. The summer seasons tend to be on the longer side, and especially hot and humid, with average daytime highs being from eighty-three to ninety-one degrees Fahrenheit. Winters, by comparison, tend to be mild to cool. The wind factor off of the water in certain areas in Fort Washington also attributes to occasional chilling winds in the winter, and residents and visitors alike can also expect occasional thunderstorms, especially in the more humid summer months.

Recreation / Things To Do

Fort Washington is one of the best areas you can find on the East Coast to get out and enjoy some of Maryland’s beauty and rich history. The area is surrounded by nature, and those who want easy access to the capital of the country and other local gems can find no better area than Fort Washington. The park itself has so much to offer that becoming bored is rarely an issue.


Fort Washington is a shopping experience that fashion gurus and fashionistas dream of. This trendy area is host to plentiful amounts of fashion boutiques, retail outlets, and shopping malls that are sure to fill any shopping spree with plenty of retail therapy to indulge in. Of course, there is also plenty in the way of outlets, antiques and other treasures for shoppers of all kinds to find in Fort Washington.

  • Cigars 210 – 12754 Old Fort Rd – (301) 292-8050
  • Tanger Outlet – 6800 Oxon Hill Rd – (301) 567-3880
  • Tiffanie Finds Consignment Shop – 7511 Allentown Rd – (301) 485-6047
  • The Black Dog – 141 Waterfront St – (301) 485-1786


Fort Washington has a fantastic mix of exotic cuisines coming together to form one phenomenal dining experience. With its classic American offering and exotic cuisines from all over the world coming together on your plate, you can hardly find a better experience. From Caribbean to some down home subs and wings, it’s hard to go wrong in Fort Washington.

  • SaPoDilla’s – 11396 Livingston Rd – (301) 292-8367
  • Bangkok Golden – 9503 Livingston Rd – (301) 248-8810
  • Lumings LLC – 9201 Livingston Rd – (301) 265-9500
  • Charlie’s Pizzaria Restaurant and Carry-Out – 12760 Old Fort Rd – (301) 292-0655


Fort Washington might be on the smaller side, but it has a lot of personality, come day or night. Night owls will find themselves with no shortage of bars, breweries, pubs and clubs surrounding the small town. Fort Washington is a place that makes it easy to get out and enjoy the night life in style.


The Fort Washington area is highly praised for its school systems throughout its many suburbs. Those looking to raise a family, or to further their own education, need not worry about a shortage of schools, both conventional and unconventional; it’s the perfect opportunity to learn in one of the most bustling areas that Maryland has to offer.


  • Population: 23,717
  • Population density: 1,400
  • Median Age: 44.3
  • Male/Female ratio: 0.8:1

Local / Notable Employers

For those who are looking to make the move to any area within the Fort Washington area, the local job market is not in short supply, nor is the income many residents can expect. There are a feature of many big names and hubs, as well as smaller boutiques, shops and restaurants that can make use of all kinds of varying talent residents might have to offer.


If you want to step out for a bit and enjoy some local history or culture, the Fort Washington area is in the perfect place to do so. Not only is there a rich appreciation of the sacrifices made by soldiers, but a rich history of the trials and tribulations that America has gone through surrounding the area.

  • Washington National Cathedral – 3101 Wisconsin Ave NW – (202) 426-6841
  • Fort Washington National Cemetery – Memorial Dr – (877) 907-8585
  • Dupont Circle – 9 Dupont Cir NW
  • The Pentagon – 1400 Defense Pentagon – (703) 228-3988


Fort Washington has a lot of history behind it, and a lot to offer both visitors and potential residents. With its beautiful nature, waterside views and thriving community, those looking to settle down and raise a family near the capital can hardly pick a better spot. Anyone who comes to Fort Washington can get a fantastic experience, without question.

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