Imagine yourself strolling along a charming downtown one mild summer evening. People are enjoying outdoor dining and live entertainment along the tree lined mall. Majestic church spires and mountain peaks rise above the downtown buildings, framing the handsome 19th century architecture. Sound like a dream? Perhaps you should consider your next dream home in Cumberland Maryland: A beautiful city with a wonderful atmosphere!
Cumberland Maryland is around 945 feet above sea level and that altitude contributes to the average 35 inches of snow that falls there each year. With cool mountain summers and mild winters it is a playground for outdoor enthusiasts. Close to several resorts and only 2 ½ hours from Washington D.C. or Baltimore, Cumberland can be in the middle of the action yet far enough away to be a mountain sanctuary.
Historically Cumberland was known as the “Queen City of the Alleghenies,” as it was once Maryland’s second largest city and is celebrated for its rich history as a transportation hub. Cumberland offers many historical places to visit including George Washington’s Headquarters, Fort Cumberland, The C&O Canal and a historic train station. The future looks bright because Cumberland Maryland has something here most people want – a great quality of life.
The City of Cumberland features excellent school systems, both public and private, and is home to Allegany College of Maryland; a two year undergraduate school. The new Western Maryland Regional Medical Center is located in heart of Cumberland and offers a range of comprehensive health services and has received multiple awards for their cardiac care.
Many recreational parks, playgrounds, sports fields and several community youth activities enhance the quality of life in Cumberland and provide safe, accessible, year round activities for its residents. Cumberland locals have great neighborhoods, culture, entertainment and all the conveniences one would expect in any urban area. Cumberland, however, still retains a small town atmosphere even though it is Western Maryland’s largest city.
Cumberland plays host to numerous festivals, music performances, literature events and art exhibitions with the county’s arts council located in the heart of Downtown. The city is packed with unique small businesses and interesting locations to visit and shop.
You too can find a great lifestyle within the “Queen” city of Cumberland.