I lived in Waldorf, MD for 19 years in the neighborhood of Carrington. Waldorf is a suburb of southern Maryland and is very close to Washington D.C. This city is considered a mattress town for military and other government workers working in or around Washington D.C. Waldorf has a population of 68,947 so there are a lot of franchised restaurants and stores. Any store you can think of is in Waldorf. There is a mall called St. Charles Town Center. This is a good size mall with a lot of stores and a large food court. Finding a house or apartment will not be an issue because apartments and houses are constantly being built. This city grew very rapidly and there are no city planners, therefore, there is no organization to the city. There is no downtown, just a lot of strip malls that can make driving around very confusing. Growing very fast in the early 2000s also increased the crime. The older suburban neighborhoods became unsafe to live in and many families moved to newer neighborhoods of Waldorf.
Waldorf does have a lot to offer besides restaurants and stores. They have a hockey/ ice skating rink, movie theatre, bowling alley, kids sport leagues, a Maryland University campus, and gyms. Just outside of the city is a minor league baseball team called the Blue Crabs? The night life to the city is not great. There are restaurant and bars, however, if looking for a dance club this is not the city. Many people go out to Washington D.C. to enjoy the night life. There are a lot of churches and community clubs if you enjoy meeting new people. Overall Waldorf is a good city to live in if you enjoy the ease of shopping and not too involved in the night life.