Damascus (zip 20872), Maryland 

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Best Places to Live in Damascus (zip 20872), Maryland

Living in 20872 Damascus, MD is a unique experience that allows residents to enjoy the best of both worlds. On one hand, the community is nestled away in a quiet and peaceful rural area that gives residents a sense of natural beauty and tranquility. On the other hand, it's close enough to downtown Baltimore, DC and other large cities so that access to restaurants, entertainment, shopping, employment opportunities and more are just a short drive away. Residents also have access to excellent school districts as well as local parks, libraries and other amenities. All in all, living in 20872 Damascus offers a great quality of life for those looking for both a rural retreat and urban convenience. National center - Along the Potomac River between southern Maryland and northern Virginia, inland from Chesapeake Bay.
Zip Codes: Damascus (zip 20872)
Cost of Living: 26.8% higher
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 26 ft above sea level

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Damascus, Md Housing Market
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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.


The unemployment rate in Damascus (zip 20872) is 5.7% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Damascus (zip 20872) jobs have increased by 0.8%. More Economy

Compared to the rest of the country, Damascus (zip 20872)'s cost of living is 26.8% higher than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Damascus (zip 20872)'s Cost of Living

September, June and May are the most pleasant months in the 20872 zip code, while January and February are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

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

Damascus (zip 20872)'s population is 13,264 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 1.2%. Learn More...

Average Commute time is 37.8 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

The median home cost in Damascus (zip 20872) is Real Estate: $501,000. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 5.6%.

Damascus (zip 20872) 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 (zip 20872). More Education

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It's a good time to buy in Damascus. Home Appreciation is up 5.6% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Damascus is $501,000.
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