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StephenieandDavid Baker
· March 7, 2018
I am a life long resident of Washington County and have enjoyed The City of Hagerstown - Municipal area throughout my childhood & adulthood. There are many educational, family friendly activities to e...xplore such as Discovery Station. While downtown stop by the Visitors Welcome Center to purchase the GeoTrail Passport you can use at the beautiful Hagerstown City Park. Don't forget to stroll through the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts which is home to many beautiful art pieces and the Mansion House Art Gallery that features local artists. If you are looking for a unique evening on the town I would suggest Washington County Playhouse Dinner Theater & Children's Theater. We are also extremely fortunate to house Barbara Ingram School For The Arts in the Arts and Entertainment District where students perform at the historic Maryland Theatre and Maryland Entertainment Group (MEG) that perform at Maryland's first community college, Hagerstown Community College. Hagerstown has over 200 restaurants, majority are locally owned. Antietam Brewery was just awarded Washington County Small Business Award which put Hagerstown on the map in the craft beer catagory for visitors. The architecture is very sacred to Hagerstown and one example would be the Federalist style of the Miller House that the Washington County Historical Society resides where you can research your genealogy with its kinship Family Heritage Research Center. Our city is rich in history and since its inception in 1739 The Hub City has evolved from the largest Civil War calvary battle with award winning markers throughout the area to Hall of Fame Willie Mays playing his first professional game in Hagerstown at Hagerstown Suns Municipal Stadium. Our city's African American heritage is represented in the Doleman Black History Museum, Harmon Hotel, & street markers throughout Jonathan Street. It's very easy to focus on the negative, however, as you can see we have many positive attributes to celebrate in Hagerstown. Raise your children to see the beauty Hagerstown offers and expose them to our culture & history that is still vibrant. Teach them to be leaders to protect the historical architecture and explore & deliver innovative ways to help implement positive reinforcement in our community for years to come. It will not happen overnight but I can assure you that focusing on the positive will certainly overcome the negativity and Hagerstown will thrive. Change happens in how we educate our youth, our community, and ourselves. Won't you be the change? See More
Stephen Marc Beaudoin
· March 9, 2018
I moved from Oregon to Hagerstown, MD in 2017 to help lead the Maryland Symphony Orchestra - based in Hagerstown since 1982! - into a new era of opportunity, possibility, hope, and strength.

Here's w...hat I have come to love about Hagerstown since moving here:
- Creativity and culture are a key part of what makes this town great. From artisan makers and bakers (shout out to world class jewelry artist Doug Zaruba! Based right in downtown!) to musicians and artists and creatives of every stripe... From the Museum to the Symphony to BISFA; from the Cultural Trail and our dance schools to our blues and jazz scene (not to mention our stunning historic Maryland Theatre) - culture is key to Hagerstown's economic and educational health.
- Food and drink: it truly is remarkable the range and quality of great food and drink options here, from the many excellent authentic culturally specific restaurants downtown (Korean, Jamaican, Thai, German, Afro-Caribbean, Mexican) to the great pubs and American bistros and burger joints - there is so much to savor in Hagerstown.
- Access to outdoors: I love the many parks, trails, and outdoor amenities right in town or just 10-20 minutes in any direction. From the C and O Canal trail to the Appalachian Trail, from High Rock to the Potomac River... Not to mention so much important history, including the wonder and awe of Antietam National Battlefield. As a former Oregonian, I've been floored by the range of outdoor options.
- Little metropolis: more and more, Hagerstown feels like a big little town. Come by downtown during Wind Down or a Maryland Symphony show. Check out the Mummers Parade or the Doughnut Drop. We host big civic events that engage and entertain tens of thousands of people. And are hugely fun!

I could go on, but I'm headed out soon to get Bi Bim Bap at my favorite Korean joint up the street, then meeting friends for a movie night at Leitersburg Cinemas.

We have our challenges and opportunities, like any community.

But I'm proud of Hagerstown. Proud of our past and present. Proud to be a full time resident here. And excited for what the future holds.
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Laura Wallace
· March 7, 2018
To expect a change you have to be part of the change. This is why I chose to invest in bringing my business full time to City Center. When you walk downtown, you see the character of the buildings, th...e unique dining spots and all the amazing artwork that brings our community together. We are safe and can see the positive change happening daily. When you spend time down here every day, you see that it's a great place to be. See More
Dixie Moore
· November 29, 2017
First off I grew up in Hagerstown and lived there for most of my while life on and off and I think I have a ok to say that it has turned to complete shit! Everytime I go there I am disgusted with how ...dirty it is and the killings and drugs, it never use to be that bad. I'm ashamed to even say im from there. For the Hagerstown city council to have a man fired because of speaking the truth is ridiculous. Everything he said was true and y'all was just pissed because of that. If you dont like it then do something about it and change it. See More
Jill N Brian McGonigal
· February 21, 2018
The town has some good points and bad. I've lived the west end my whole life. My experience with the police dept has been nothing but great but we need more patrolling. As for the utilities, thanks to... the Water dept for 2x now trying to say I had a $700 water bill. Yea I dont think so. And now for 2018 my electric bills have more than doubled. Are you trying to push the legit bill paying residents out of here? Because I wont get a second job just to pay my house utilities. Big foul Hagerstown. And its not just me. See More
Lara Shepherd
· March 9, 2018
I grew up in Hagerstown, moved away to some other nice cities but came back to settle in my hometown. Affordable living, friendly neighbors, and family oriented activities. Beautiful City Park, artist...ic cultural trail & a great local baseball team: Hagerstown Suns. Plugged in & supportive schools and fun community events: Donut Drop, Water Slide & Christmas lighting at the park w/ activities in the Fine Arts Museum. Our community is rich in history & working towards great things for the future. See More
Amanda Gregg
· March 8, 2018
I have lived inside the city limits of hagerstown for over 10 years. I have enjoyed the area over the time I have lived here. I am close to everything and the discounted utilities don’t hurt! My neigh...bors are great I would encourage more to invest in living inside the city and making a difference in your community!!! See More
William Dutton Sr.
· March 11, 2018
We were informed by Jacinta Ingream General Manager/Sales Director Hager Hall Conference and Event Center that they decided to not have Hagerstown Bike Week because the City Of Hagerstown did not want... to help out, I bet you all help out for the Blues Fest, and AUGUSTOBER Fest. If this is true then you all running this city should be ashamed of your self. Yea Bike Week was never really that big, but it was ours. Shame on you all. I have never seen a place that hates bikers as much as this city. Ohhh Hagerstown will have a Bike night, this bike night Hagerstown has is a joke no venders, good band that’s it. Why can’t this city do anything right. You all are a joke l. See More
Christopher Howlett
· March 7, 2018
I was recently enlightened of the many hidden gems this city has to offer despite being a lifelong resident. More importantly, I learned how to be part of solutions that make change a reality. I wou...ld encourage others to come out and put forth the effort to see bigger and better things for the future of this great town. See More
Stephanie Stamper
· March 16, 2018
In any situation you can choose to see the good or the bad. Hagerstown isn't perfect, but nowhere is. I choose to see the good. Hagerstown is rich with history and has great downtown restaurants an...d entertainment. If you want something to change for the better, be part of that change. Doing nothing accomplishes nothing. See More
Brittany Whiteside
· March 6, 2018
One thing I love about the City of Hagerstown is the people. We are lucky to live in a community where there are so many people who care, and selflessly dedicate many hours to the betterment of the c...ity. While there is work to be done, there is progress being made which is a reflection of the hard work and dedication of many. It’s time we celebrate what is good about Hagerstown and recognize and support those who are taking action. I’m proud to be a part of this community. See More
Jeff Butts
· March 7, 2018
I was born and raised in Hagerstown. I am extremely proud to be from Hagerstown and call this area my home. The opportunities I had as a child to learn and develop were amazing. I have created many li...fe long relationships that will always be a part of me. Hagerstown is safe, it is progressing, people are investing in the area and it is ever changing for the better. If you want to see change then become a part of the solution. #benicetohagerstown See More
Roy Muse
· October 9, 2017
Needs to be cleaned up...And the section 8 push needs to stop...The only time we go into town is to go to the post office and thank god we don't have to do that often...You constantly see drunks and j...unkies stumbling down the streets...If it gets worse we will be another family moving out of MD �� See More
Lizette Pierce
· October 24, 2017
Needs better trash service and need to answer the phone. I pay for trash service and been calling for weeks to get them to pick up. Ridiculous! I'm not us a trash can until the trash guys start lookin...g in the thing to get the trash. See More
John Krowka
· March 7, 2018
The Mayor and City Council are doing a great job making Hagerstown a better place for all who live, work, and visit here. Hagerstown is a happening place.
Roy Miller
· September 16, 2017
Put the cameras that are on the streets online so that the citizens can watch them and Report crimes being committed or suspected crimes to help out the police so that the crime rate will go down and ...I guarantee the crime rate will go down if you do this but the city council and the police department don't want the crime rate to go down they spend all that money on the cameras and everything and when you ask them to look at the camera after a crime has been committed they tell you they can't do it why are the cameras there in the first place if they don't want to use them for the purpose they are to be used for get off your butts and let us help you not so we can be nosey before the reason we can be safe and make our city safe thank you See More
Dustin Randall
· September 13, 2017
City sucks. Nothing to do. Glad i escaped 10 years ago and everytime i go back to visit the place gets even worse. Run by a racist good ol boy crew and revolving-door politics. 1/10 people are on Just stay away the place is a cesspool. See More
Anthony Williams
· March 7, 2018
It is time to start actively being part of making Hagerstown a place for everyone to thrive! This is why I started my nonprofit in the Heart of Downtown!
Jill Frick Thompson
· March 9, 2018
I relocated from the Washington DC area to Hagerstown in Spring of 2011. I immediately noticed Downtown's beautiful architecture and bright future! City Park, the Washington County Museum of Fine Ar...ts, the Cultural Trail and the many community events are just a few of my favorite things in Hagerstown! See More
Lisa Marie Crider Exline
· November 16, 2017
You have a radio personality fired. Because he spoke the truth. You don't like the truth how about you out down your pencils and fix it.
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