Welcome to Washington County, Maryland. Washington County is a perfect blend of city and country life. Residents enjoy excellent quality of life – filled with recreational, cultural and intellectual opportunities. Housing options are affordable, law enforcement and safety including emergency services are a priority, and our educational system is world class. In addition, Washington County is located in close proximity to Baltimore and Washington D.C., as a result, our community is an fusion of metropolitan culture with a rural lifestyle. We encourage you to  visit our great county – you will quickly see why we are proud of where we live, work and play.