Damascus, Maryland 

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Population

15,698

-0.6% since 2020

Unemployment Rate

5.7%

Median Income

$115,605

Median Home Price

$457,700

Median Age

38.7

Comfort Index (Climate)

8.7 / 5.5

summer / winter

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Best Places to Live in Damascus, Maryland

National center - Along the Potomac River between southern Maryland and northern Virginia, inland from Chesapeake Bay. September, June and May are the most pleasant months in Damascus, while January and February are the least comfortable months.

Damascus, MD Housing Market
Lowest Priced HomesHOMES UNDER $250,000
Most Expensive ListingsHOMES $250,001 to $500,000
Largest HomesHOMES $500,001 to $750,000
Median Priced HomesHOMES $750,001 to $1,000,000
Pros
Uniquely attractive core
Arts and culture
Historic interest
Cons
Growth and sprawl
Cost of living
Summer heat


What Bert Has To Say About Washington-Arlington-Alexandria Metro Area

It would be an understatement to say that the nation’s capital is a unique place. The centrally located National Mall is an urban planning gem, with excellent open spaces, walking paths, and major monuments in a classic architectural style. Lining the mall is the Smithsonian museum complex, probably the best set of museums in the world in a single location. In reality, the whole mall setup is a museum in and of itself and a major destination for locals and visitors alike. Numerous government offices and first class hospitality venues surround the mall. To the northwest of the mall, but still within the city limits, lies the upscale residential and commercial enclave of Georgetown, home to Georgetown University, George Washington Hospital, and a variety of entertainment and nightlife amenities. But not all of the D.C. central city glitters; to the north and east in particular lies a considerable expanse of socioeconomically mixed neighborhoods and areas of urban decay.


QUICK FACTS

City: Damascus
Zip Codes: 20882 20872
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 26 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Damascus is 5.7% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Damascus jobs have increased by 0.8%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Damascus's cost of living is 27.6% higher than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Damascus's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
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VOTING
In the last Presidential election, Montgomery county remained overwhelmingly Democratic, 78.6% to 19.0%. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Damascus's population is 15,698 people. Since 2020, it has had a population decline of 0.6%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 38.6 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Damascus is Real Estate: $457,700. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 1.7%.

SCHOOLS
Damascus public schools spend $16,548 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 15 students per teacher in Damascus. More Education



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Housing Market in Damascus

It's a good time to buy in Damascus. Home Appreciation is up 14.3% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Damascus is $457,700.

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Reviews for Damascus   2 Reviews
Way too expensive for the offerings - 7/6/2008
Damascus is located in the "prestigious" Montgomery County MD, located between Washington DC and Baltimore MD. One of the problems is that Damascus is upper northern... Read More

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Philip Anderson on Damascus - 8/30/2006
beautiful surrounding countryside, lots of amenities concentrated nearby, and great natural recreation within 12 to 50 minutes: forest preserve, golf, C&O Canal tow... Read More


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ZIP CODES IN DAMASCUS, MARYLAND
20882 20872

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