St. Charles is Maryland's Finest Master Planned Community. You'll See Why.

Monday, August 31, 2015

St. Charles, Maryland is booming; everyone who’s anyone wants to live there.

But it hasn’t always been this way. Have you ever wondered...

How did St. Charles come to be Maryland’s finest planned community?

St. Charles, Maryland has been the place to be for as long as we all can remember, but in reality, its history dates back just a short time to 1968. It was in that year that the land’s previous owner sold the undeveloped property to James Wilson, who went on to found and run the development company that placed St. Charles on the map. Before Wilson purchased the land, there were plans to build the now Virginia-based Dulles International Airport on site, and at least two residential developers who expressed interest, but lacked the financial partners to make an adequate investment.

Instead, it was James Wilson and his company American Community Properties Trust that managed to secure funding for this unique community — as one of just a dozen — through the New Communities Act; this federal program designed to encourage planned suburban growth also contributed to the success of Columbia, Maryland and The Woodlands, Texas.

What is St. Charles, and what will it become?

More than anything, St. Charles is committed to being a valued, responsible part of the greater Maryland community. And it’s as a result of this commitment that St. Charles has come to be known as one of the most successful planned communities in the country.

St. Charles is a master work in progress, designed to include nearly 25,000 homes in five villages, two of which — Smallwood and Westlake — are complete, while a third is under construction, and a fourth — the Village of Wooded Glen — recently opened its first neighborhood homes for sale. St. Charles residential mix is diverse, and includes luxury single family homes and townhomes, affordable apartments, age restricted communities, and fair market apartments.

Take St. Charles at a glance, and you’re soon to want more.

Maryland new homebuyers who choose St. Charles will enjoy:

• 2,400 acres of permanent open space
• Access to 10 neighborhood schools
• A professional baseball stadium
• 10 neighborhood centers
• 10 neighborhood pools
• Two public parks
• And more!

Learn more about St. Charles, Maryland today.

Come home to St. Charles, Maryland today.

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