La Plata, Maryland 

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Population

9,160

+7.8% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

4.1%

Median Income

$96,771

Median Home Price

$337,500

Best Places to Live in La Plata, Maryland

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

Pros
-Uniquely attractive core
-Arts and culture
-Historic interest
Cons
-Growth and sprawl
-Cost of living
-Summer heat

Local Listings in La Plata
 $250,000 
7520 Saint Marys Ave
Bed 4 | Bath 2 | 2352 SqFt
 $185,000 
8115 Fairground Rd
Bed 3 | Bath 1 | 975 SqFt
 $418,998 
9181 Crescent Ln
Bed 5 | Bath 4 | 3528 SqFt

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.


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QUICK FACTS

City: La Plata
Zip Codes: 20646
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 26 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in La Plata is 4.1% (U.S. avg. is 3.9%). Recent job growth is Negative. La Plata jobs have decreased by 0.6%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, La Plata's cost of living is 28.3% higher than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare La Plata's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
September, May and June are the most pleasant months in La Plata, while January and February are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

VOTING
Charles county voted Democratic in the previous five Presidential elections. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
La Plata's population is 9,160 people. Since 2010, it has had a population growth of 7.8%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 33 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in La Plata is $337,500. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 5.6%. Check out the homes in the area

SCHOOLS
La Plata public schools spend $14,785 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 15.5 students per teacher in La Plata. More Education


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Housing Market in La Plata

It's a good time to buy in La Plata. Home Appreciation is up 5.9% in the last 12 months. Browse La Plata Real Estate

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Reviews for La Plata   7 Reviews
expensive... - 10/18/2013
Nice little town, but very expensive to live here, especially if one is retired on a fixed... Read More

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Great Place to Raise a Family - 5/30/2012
We have lived here for several years now. The schools are good and the teachers have been excellent. There are also several good private schools available. The people... Read More

La Plata - You don't want to live here! - 1/28/2009
Terrible traffic, runaway growth, fast sliding into a... Read More


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NEW LISTINGS IN LA PLATA
$250,000
7520 Saint Marys Ave
Bed 4 | Bath 2

$185,000
8115 Fairground Rd
Bed 3 | Bath 1

$418,998
9181 Crescent Ln
Bed 5 | Bath 4

$389,900
11355 Gail Ct
Bed 4 | Bath 3

$320,000
5016A Skylark Dr
Bed 3 | Bath 3

$379,900
401 Butternut Ct
Bed 3 | Bath 2

$350,000
101 Peachleaf Ct
Bed 4 | Bath 3

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