Waldorf Community Information

The community of Waldorf is unincorporated and dates as far back as 1872 when the Baltimore and Potomac Railroad established a train station there. Waldorf began as a home for producers of tobacco and other agricultural products evolving into today?s active urban center. In the 1950s and 1960s, Waldorf was well known for its nightlife, nightclubs and performances by famous singers.

St. Charles is a 10,000-acre master-planned community bordering Waldorf. It is a community of tree-lined streets and surrounding schools, churches, shopping centers, and recreation centers. Children and adults can enjoy numerous playgrounds, swimming pools, fishing ponds, and miles of paved trails and paths for biking and jogging.

Charles County is loaded with early Maryland history. The life of the Piscataway Native Americans, and other tribes, before European contact is well documented at the Maryland Indian Cultural Center in Waldorf.

Besides fishing in the many area rivers, Smallwood State Park offers hiking and picnicking and is only one of four state parks in Charles County. A dense population of nesting Bald Eagles, acres of wonderful woodland, miles of shoreline, historical landmarks and districts, the freshest seafood, great golf, and the wildlife satisfy the nature, food, and history lovers in all Waldorf and Charles County residents.

Entertainment options abound with D.C. and Baltimore just a short drive away. With D.C.?s world-renowned museums, the Smithsonian Institute, theater, and the arts, Baltimore?s National Aquarium, professional sports teams like the Baltimore Ravens, Baltimore Orioles, Washington Redskins, Washington Capitals, Washington Wizards, Baltimore Blast, plus numerous concert venues highlighting popular artists of every interest, and much more?as a Waldorf resident, one will always have entertainment options.

With an excellent public school system provided by Charles County and several quality private schools to choose from (including Clinton Christian and St. Peter?s School), all education needs can be met in Waldorf or the surrounding areas. Local higher education is offered through Charles County Community College, the College of Southern Maryland, and the University of Maryland University College, to name a few.

Convenience (be it work or play), harmonious natural surroundings just minutes from the city, and a place to relax without too stressful of a commute are all wonderful reasons to call the Waldorf area ?home.?