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Quality of Life
PHOTO BY MARCIA WARNICK
A Natural Paradise:
GARRETT COUNTY IS HOME TO A THRIVING ECONOMY
GARRETT COUNTY PROMISES ECONOMIC AND LIFESTYLE BENEFITS that are hard to match: world-class attractions and a ready workforce (where one in five residents
age 25+ have attained at least a bachelor’s degree*), an average commuting time of just 23 minutes, retail sales per capita that are $5,000 above the state average, high- achieving schools and quality healthcare facilities — and all of it ensconced in natural beauty and supported by a modern infrastructure for your very own Deep Creek Experience.
Some of the state’s most beautiful outdoor attractions and a vibrant business community make Garrett County highly appealing. Local residents and 1.2 million annual visitors alike love the county’s rustic charm and tight-knit community.
Though well-positioned in proximity to several major metropolitan areas, the county is largely
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rural, with an Allegheny Mountain setting dotted with charming towns surrounding Deep Creek Lake and situated along the highway. No Maryland county has a larger complement of publicly owned space, with approximately 20 percent of the more than 420,000 land acres preserved as state park, forest and wildlife management properties. An array of recreational activities are found virtually outside your door.
Residents of Garrett County describe an inviting, small-town feeling where a distinct family focus has deep roots. It’s easy for newcomers to become part of the community and make an impact on the boards of local institutions, organizations and charities.
For more information, go to visitdeepcreek. com.
*Statistics sourced from census.gov/quickfacts/ fact/table/garrettcountymaryland/pst045216.
Visit Historic Mountain Lake Park. Pick up “A Self-Guided Tour of the Historic District.” Pamphlet and CD are available at the Mountain Lake Park Association (Museum) building on G Street or at the Town Hall at 1007 Allegany Drive.
Quality of Life
Contents:
38 Education
40 Health Care
41 Economic Development
44Housing Options
52 Accommodations
54 State Parks & Forests and
Campgrounds
56 County Information
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