The Neighborhoods of Hagerstown

Downtown Historic District
The Downtown Historic District in the City's center features a showcase of late nineteenth and early twentieth century residential and commercial buildings. The downtown area is home to City and County governments, the Maryland Theatre, the Washington County Public Library, the University System of Maryland at Hagerstown, as well as specialty shops, offices, and restaurants.
The Barbara Ingram School for the Arts, a public high school in renovated historic theater, offers specialized programs for students, grades 9-12, including instrumental music, vocal music, theater, dance, visual and literary arts.  


Housing in this area is predominantly row house style, with a variety of other townhouses and apartments. The two main streets, Washington and Franklin, have been enhanced with brick-lined intersections, trees, garden beds, and expanded parking facilities. Potomac Street features widened sidewalks and outdoor dining. Numerous historic churches serve downtown, and St. Mary's parochial elementary school lies within Downtown.

Moving east from downtown, the Potomac-Broadway neighborhood offers a variety of large houses sitting on spacious lots. The area contains a number of middle-size and large nineteenth century homes with historic significance, as well as more modest houses and duplexes, attractive apartments, and urban townhomes.

Jonathan Street
Just to the north lies the Jonathan Street neighborhood. Comprised mostly of smaller mixed-type homes, this tightly knit community includes nine churches, a playground, Wheaton Park, and a community center.

The Fairgrounds neighborhood contains compact, mature homes, including a smaller area of well-maintained historic row houses. Do-it-yourselfers will love the historic homes' potential to be converted into large single-family dwellings. The City of Hagerstown's 68-acre Fairgrounds Recreation Park lies within this neighborhood and is currently being redeveloped as a multi-use recreational and community activity open space. This past year, the City of Hagerstown resurrected its annual Fourth of July celebration with concerts and a fireworks display at the Park. With an ice rink, sports fields, BMX track, walking trails, and picnic areas, the new Fairgrounds Park offers residents ample opportunity to get outside and play!

Extending eastward from the Fairgrounds is the Pangborn neighborhood, bounded by Hamilton Run and the City's northeast boundary. Pangborn benefits from neighborhood conveniences including several churches, the City's Municipal Golf Course, and neighborhood shopping. Of special note is the newly restored Pangborn Park, complete with fishing pond, tennis courts, horseshoe pits, volleyball court, softball field, picnic pavillions, and formal gardens.

City Park and South End
South of Downtown, the City Park and South End neighborhoods are predominantly residential. They encompass two historic districts containing single-family homes and residential properties converted into apartments and offices. Residences facing City Park are largely late Victorian and early twentieth century. The main residential area between Highland Way and South Potomac Street has a mix of small to moderate-size detached single-family homes, with good access to Bester Elementary School and the South Hagerstown High School campus. The beautiful 50-acre City Park borders this area with a thre-lake waterway and a full array of activity areas including playgrounds, ball fields, picnic areas, walking trails, two museums, and a band shell.

Locust Point
The Locust Point neighborhood encompasses the area south of Downtown extending to Memorial Boulevard. The area supports a combination of residentiual, commercial, and light industrial uses. The residential area in the eastern portion contains modest single-family houses and is serviced by Bester Elementary School, which also provides open recreational space.

Wilson Boulevard
Along the City's southern edge, the Wilson Boulevard neighborhood offers a traditional residential setting of single-family homes. Plentiful neighborhood shopping and two churches service this area.

West End
The West End neighborhood offers a large residential area with older row homes and small-lot detahced homes, as well as mid-sized newer housing at its north end. This vibrant neighborhood includes nine churches, Winter Street and Salem Avenue elementary schools, Western Heights Middle School, and the Marshall Street Education Center. Neighborhoods in the West End enjoy access to Hellane and Rockwillow Parks, occupying 25 acres on either side of Salem Avenue, as well as two playgrounds. Several major thoroughfares and public transportation provide good accessibility for residents. Nearby neighborhood and regional shopping centers further enhance this area's appeal.

Carroll Heights
Carroll Heights
, located at the City's north-west corner, is a neighborhood comprised largely of single-family residences and some newer townhouse developments. East of Pennsylvania Avenue, the area includes North Hagerstown High School, Northern Middle School, and Fountaindale Elementary School. The community is also served by several churches and nearby shopping centers. Recreation areas include Hamilton Park playground and Mills Park.

Oak Hill
The Oak Hill neighborhood includes Oak Hill Historic District, approximately 8 blocks north of Downtown. This highly stable neighborhood is virtually all residential and comprised of detached, moderate to very large single-family homes. Overall, large lots with deep setbacks, open spaces, and curving tree-lined streets characterize this neighborhood. Potomac Heights Elementary School, St. Maria Goretti Catholic High School, three churches, and the Longmeadow Shopping Center serve north end residences.

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