Quality of Life
A quarter of a million visitors come to Western Maryland each year -the smart ones figure out a way to stay. Enjoy the good life that Western Maryland has to offer - scenic beauty; outdoor activities; friendly, safe communities and life at a pace you can enjoy.
Western Maryland is rich in natural resources that provide the perfect setting for outdoor activities. Its mountains and nearby state parks are great for camping, hiking, fishing, boating, canoeing, hunting, swimming, and biking. Within an hour's drive are popular ski resorts that offer both downhill and cross-country trails. Allegany County has four golf courses, including a Jack Nicklaus signature golf course that overlooks Lake Habeeb at Rocky Gap State Park.
A wide range of cultural activities is available locally through Frostburg State University, Allegany College of Maryland, and the Allegany Art Council. Broadway productions come to life at the Cumberland Theatre, the region's only professional theater. Downtown Cumberland is home to a growing number of artisans and galleries. And the vast array of cultural events in Washington, D.C., Baltimore and Pittsburgh is only about two hours away.
Western Maryland boasts a cost-of-living far below metropolitan standards, and your housing dollars will go farther. All types of housing possibilities exist - from a home in a historic district of Cumberland to a contemporary home in a pleasant neighborhood to a home with a fantastic view in a pastoral setting.