Waldorf, Maryland is a rapidly developing community that is located in Southern Maryland. Many residents commute from here to Washington DC and Andrews Air Force Base. The area enjoys access to the cultural, entertainment and economic opportunities of a large urban region, while it is also has a close proximity to hundreds of miles of shoreline, small towns and agricultural and maritime heritage.
Waldorf is located in Charles County, Maryland approximately 23 miles southeast of Washington DC. The main thoroughfare is U.S. Route 301, a major highway that runs north to Baltimore and south to Richmond, Virginia. See a map of the area.
As of the 2010 census, the population of Waldorf was 67,752. The racial makeup was 33.2 percent White, 52.5 percent African-American, 5.9 percent Hispanic or Latino, 0.5 percent Native American, 3.9 percent Asian, 0.07 percent Pacific Islander, 0.2 percent from other races, and 3.8 percent from two or more races. The estimated median household income in 2009 was $91,988.
Van-Go, a bus system, is administered by Charles County. MTA Maryland has four commuter routes - 901, 903, 905, and 907. The closest Metro Station is Branch Avenue.
Attractions and Points of Interest
- Dr. Samuel A. Mudd Museum - The house and farm commemorate the life of the physician who treated the injured leg of John Wilkes Booth after he assassinated President Abraham Lincoln in April of 1865.
- Cedarville State Forest – The park has 19.5 miles of marked trails available for hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding. There are 27 campsites. Fishing and hunting is allowed.
- The Shops at Waldorf Center – The pedestrian-friendly retail center includes stores such as Michaels Crafts, Babies R US, hh Gregg, RoomStore, Ross Dress for Less, PetSmart, etc.
- St. Charles Town Center – The shopping center has 130 retail stores including Dick's Sporting Goods, Macy's, Macy's Home Store, JCPenney, Kohl's, Sears and more.
- Regency Furniture Stadium – The 4,200-seat baseball park is home to the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs, a minor league baseball team that plays in the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball.
- Capital Clubhouse - The 90,000 square foot indoor sports center features an NHL-size ice rink, rock climbing wall, two multi-sports courts, a fitness center, various classes, special events, a snack bar and party rooms.
Southern Maryland is a breathtaking region boasting a thousand miles of shoreline along the Chesapeake Bay and the Patuxent and Potomac Rivers and offers a variety of attractions including parks, beaches, museums, and much more. To learn more about the area, see a guide to the Top 10 things to do in southern Maryland.