St. Charles Companies Announces That Waldorf, MD Named in Top 10 Best Small Cities to Live for Military Veterans by Military Times

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St. Charles Companies has welcomed hundreds of military families who have made their home in St. Charles, MD over the past several decades, enjoying the ease of access to multiple nearby military installations as well as the walkable schools, shopping and recreation options and quality homes at affordable prices in the Washington, DC area. The St. Charles Companies is pleased to announce that in June 2015, Military Times released its rankings for “Best for Vets: Places to Live” and listed Waldorf, MD as 9th for Small Cities (population of 75,000 or less).

Hundreds of military families have made their home in St. Charles, MD over the past several decades, enjoying the ease of access to multiple nearby military installations as well as the walkable schools, shopping and recreation options and quality homes at affordable prices in the Washington, DC area. In June 2015, Military Times released its rankings for “Best for Vets: Places to Live” and listed Waldorf, MD as 9th for Small Cities (population of 75,000 or less). Citing military- and veteran-specific culture and services as primary considerations, the publication initially compared 577 cities that were then culled to only 75 – divided into large, medium and small cities. Waldorf was also considered “Best for Vets 2015” in special categories, Colleges, Business Schools, Employers, Franchises and Law Enforcement.

“St. Charles is privileged to be called home by a large community of active service and veteran families,” said St. Charles Companies President, Matthew Martin. “From our Military Day concerts each summer to our support of special tax and loan programs for military homebuyers to our participation on the local Military Affairs Council, we are fully committed to those who have served us so selflessly and are thrilled that our community has been recognized this way.”

According to Military Times, rankings were derived from key culture and livability factors including:

  • Veteran population and culture
  • Median home prices and rent
  • Livability factors such as crime, traffic and school quality

St. Charles, MD is the best-selling new home community in Southern Maryland and is considered one of the most successful master planned communities in the Country, recently ranked 42nd by industry data firm, John Burns Real Estate Consulting, in their independent ranking of the Top Selling Master Planned Communities of 2014 across the nation. Over the past few years, St. Charles was featured several times in The Washington Post and was profiled alongside the Washington area’s top master planned communities in The Washington Times (Master-Planned Towns, Age 50, Innovative Still). St. Charles has achieved record-level sales in recent years as buyers and renters recognize the advantages of a mixed-use community with unique features such as the Regency Furniture Stadium, the new West Waldorf library, and the new St. Charles High School. Named by CNN’s Money Magazine as one of the top twenty small cities to live in America, St. Charles is known for its diverse and abundant neighborhoods, lively retail centers, recreational opportunities and excellent schools. St. Charles appeals to all ages and lifestyles and was named by U.S. News and World Report as one of the nation’s top bargains for places to retire. St. Charles invites you to like us on Facebook at St. Charles MD or visit us at http://www.stcharlesmd.com.

The St. Charles Companies includes American Community Properties Trust, The Apartments of St. Charles, American Land Development and St. Charles Community, LLC. The St. Charles Companies’ lines of business include the residential and commercial development of St. Charles, a 9,100 acre planned community in Charles County, Maryland and the ownership of an operating apartment portfolio of approximately 2,500 units in St. Charles.

Federal Capital Partners® acquired The St. Charles Companies in December 2009. Federal Capital Partners (FCP) is a privately held real estate investment company that has invested in or financed more than $4.0 billion in assets since its founding in 1999. FCP invests, owns, develops and manages a portfolio that includes all real estate asset classes in major East Coast Markets. In addition, FCP provides equity, preferred equity and structured debt investments for commercial and residential real estate. The firm, based in Chevy Chase, MD, owns and manages in excess of $2.3 billion in assets. FCP is currently investing its third investment fund, a recently closed commingled, discretionary fund targeted at real estate markets on the East Coast of the United States. For further information on FCP, please visit http://www.fcpdc.com.

*Building Market Intelligence by John Burns Real Estate Consulting, January 16, 2015

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