I have lived in Waldorf for over 16 years. Waldorf is a diverse bedroom community for those working primarily in Washington DC, Andrews AFB, and Northern Virginia. It is a large DC suburb In Charles County, MD with over 72,000 residents comprising nearly half of the county's population. A shopping and restaurant hub, it has numerous strip malls and supermarkets, nationally known chain restaurants, automobile dealerships, and the sprawling St. Charles Towncenter Mall. Other shopping centers include Waldorf Marketplace, The Shoppes at Waldorf, Shoppers World and others. The plethora of stores and restaurants draws people from all over Southern Maryland and traffic on the weekends can be a challenge to the uninitiated. Waldorf also has several recreation options including a popular AMC movie theater with large reclining seats and reserved seating, a recreation center known as the Capital Clubhouse, nearby White Plains Golf Course, Regency Furniture Baseball Stadium, home to the minor league Southern Maryland Blue Crabs, and the nearby Cedarville State Forest for the outdoor enthusiast. The MGM casino is only a short drive away in National Harbor. However, nightlife here is practically non-existent. Most residents travel to DC or the more close in suburbs to enjoy night clubs, high end restaurants and the like. Waldorf has several elementary and middle schools and four high schools: Thomas Stone, Westlake, North Point, and St. Charles. The College of Southern Maryland is minutes away in La Plata. Waldorf has several neighborhoods with many different types of housing. Most of the newer neighborhoods consist of colonial style single family homes and town homes. Most of the older neighborhood homes tend to be split foyers or ramblers. There are several new apartment complexes that have been built in just the last few years. Because Waldorf is a bedroom community, nearly everyone commutes to work. That means heavy rush hour morning and evening traffic. Commuting for all in the DC area can be difficult, and Waldorf residents are known to have some of the longest commutes in the COUNTRY!Waldorf does have it's issues, but I have liked living here overall. I find it to be a safe comfortable place to live with easy access to DC, Baltimore, and Northern Virginia. It's home!