La Plata, MD
La Plata, MD

For Sale in La Plata, MD

$1,300,000 | 5 Beds | 4.5 Baths
$825,000 | 4 Beds | 5.5 Baths
$724,900 | 6 Beds | 5.5 Baths
$699,000 | 4 Beds | 4/2 Baths
$674,900 | 4 Beds | 1 Baths
$569,000 | 6 Beds | 3.5 Baths
$558,704 | 3 Beds | 2.5 Baths
$554,500 | 4 Beds | 3 Baths
$547,900 | 4 Beds | 2.5 Baths
$545,000 | 5 Beds | 3.5 Baths
$544,900 | 4 Beds | 2.5 Baths

Sold Listings

$882,500 | 6 Beds | 4.5 Baths
$825,000 | 6 Beds | 5/3 Baths
8210 E FORK PL
$717,000 | 4 Beds | 3/2 Baths

La Plata, MD Real Estate

Homes for sale in La Plata, MD

Guide to La Plata, MD

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La Plata is mostly a residential town that is located in Charles County, Maryland. The neighborhood is a bedroom community for residents who work in DC and Virginia, while the town also features terrific housing opportunities and plenty of shops and restaurants.

South of Waldorf

The odd shape of La Plata is roughly belted by Hawthorne Country Club and the College of Southern Maryland to the west, Turkey Hill Park is to the north, Radio Station Road to the east and Old Stagecoach Road is the town’s most southern point. Port Tobacco borders La Plata to the southwest. Pomfret and Ripley are to the west, Bennsville, White Plains and St. Charles are to the north and Dentsville sits to the southeast. Areas like the Potomac River, Waldorf, Indian Head and Hughesville are all a short drive away.

Named for the La Plata River in Argentina

It is highly assumed that the town was given its name by Colonel Samuel Chapman, whose family owned much of the land in Southern Maryland, including what would become the areas of La Plata and Port Tobacco. It is believed the Colonel traveled to South America with his son, who had contracted tuberculosis, in search of a cure. Once arriving in Argentina, the Colonel was impressed by the La Plata River and so decided to name a portion of his property after the river. The town was founded in 1888, after the river flowing into the previous county seat, Port Tobacco, silted up and thus ending that town’s utility as a port. The new railroad line in La Plata made it an attractive option as the new county seat location and since then La Plata has become the county seat of Charles County.

Route 301 and Other Roads

In 1940, the bridge located on Route 301 now known as the Governor Harry Nice Memorial Bridge opened up and has since then carried residents over the Potomac River, and provided a link to Virginia. Traveling northbound on Route 301 is a direct shot to Waldorf, where the majority of shopping and fine-dining will take place. If you continue north you will eventually find Route 5 where major interstates like I-495 and I-295 become accessible. Route 6 is another important route in the community. Driving southbound is a quick hit to Port Tobacco, where the Potomac River and the Chapel Point State Park are located.

A Residential Community

La Plata is largely a residential community. Most residents work for the Charles County government, while others commute to Waldorf or Washington, DC. Over the years the town has seen a transformation and is slowly becoming a business and commercial center, thanks to development of office buildings and the town’s recent reconstruction. Some neighborhoods consist of detached homes and townhouses, while apartment buildings and vacant lots for sale are also common. The latter is largely popular as it provides homeowners with endless opportunities when constructing their dream home.

Travel to Waldorf for Food & Entertainment

The town of La Plata offers plenty of shopping and fast-food destinations, with most of these sitting along Route 301. Stores found in the area include Lowe’s, Giant, Wal-Mart, Target and Walgreens, with all of them providing some sort of appeal when it comes to the traditional errand-run. Local restaurants in La Plata worth mentioning are The Green Turtle, Texas Roadhouse, Red Oak Bistro and Casey Jones Restaurant. Located on Charles Street, this informal eatery offers an extensive menu of diverse American fare plus live music and wine classes. For a broader selection of shopping and dining establishments, travel northbound to Waldorf where you will find St. Charles Towne Center and plenty of other shopping malls.

At this large Towne Center, fashionistas can expect to find Macy’s, Kohl’s, JCPenney, H&M, Old Navy, Lane Bryant, Express, and NY & Company among others. There is a Chuck E. Cheese’s and an AMC Movie Theatre for entertainment as well, while some other name-brand stores around the area include TJ Maxx, Ross, DSW, Bob’s Discount Furniture, Burlington Coat Factory and Sports Authority. Carrabba’s Italian Grill is a popular, family-friendly restaurant located in Waldorf. Off of Route 301, this chain eatery and bar serves a diverse menu of classic Italian fare which include the seafood canelloni and calamari. Other bars and restaurants in Waldorf are Buca di Beppo, The All America Steakhouse and Hibachi Sushi & Supreme Buffet.

Local and State Parks

Laurel Springs Regional Park is located on Radio Station Road and is a wonderful neighborhood park offering a multitude of interests. The park features a playground, two small picnic pavilions with picnic tables, 2 baseball fields, 5 softball fields, 1 football and soccer fields. Most of these athletic fields are lighted which allow for evening play. Other local green spaces in La Plata include Clark Run Nature Area, La Plata Park and Hawthorne Country Club.

Chapel Point State Park is an undeveloped Maryland state park located in nearby Port Tobacco River, a tributary of the Potomac River. This large, multi-use park offers a paddle-in campsite, along with areas for fishing and hunting. Adjacent to the park is also the much visited St. Ignatius Church and Cemetery, the oldest continuous Roman Catholic parish in the United States, which also provides a scenic river view. Public schools in La Plata include La Plata high school, Milton Somers middle, Mary Matula elementary, and the College of Southern Maryland also sits within the neighborhood and is a popular community college serving three counties.

The county seat of Charles County, La Plata is roughly bounded by the Potomac River and allows for great recreational activities. The area is surrounded by Waldorf’s nightlife, while the area’s proximity to Virginia, DC and some amazing state parks are other reasons why many enjoy living in La Plata.

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Real Estate Market Stats

Basic Stats Overview

Data Source: MRIS Listing Data, Last Updated: 7/8/2020
Homes for Sale 47 -23.4% -134.0%
Months Inventory 1.59 -13.8% -131.4%
Contracts Pending 55 -7.3% -1.8%
Solds: 90 Day 97 +3.1% -14.4%
Average List Price/Sold Price 99.31% -0.5% +0.3%
Active/Pending Ratio 0.85 -15.3% -130.6%
Average Price M/M Y/Y
Active $493,244 +9.8% +17.2%
Pending $401,313 +4.1% +14.0%
90 Day Sold $387,198 -0.7% +9.1%
Median Price
Active $520,000 +19.4% +23.6%
Pending $375,000 -4.0% +6.7%
90 Day Sold $386,000 +2.8% +13.2%
Days on Market
Active 171.66 +20.3% +38.5%
Pending 47.10 -16.8% -28.3%
90 Day Sold 30.24 -27.3% -90.5%
Homes for Sale 46 -2.2% -115.2%
Months Inventory 1.88 -5.9% -133.0%
Contracts Pending 51 +3.9% +15.7%
Solds: 90 Day 85 +10.6% +7.1%
Average List Price/Sold Price 99.35% -0.4% +0.8%
Active/Pending Ratio 0.90 -6.7% -155.6%
Average Price M/M Y/Y
Active $497,664 +3.9% +15.5%
Pending $411,407 +1.8% +12.7%
90 Day Sold $404,205 -2.4% +5.3%
Median Price
Active $520,578 +11.7% +19.4%
Pending $389,900 -8.9% +7.9%
90 Day Sold $408,000 -2.1% +7.7%
Days on Market
Active 175.04 +8.1% +35.2%
Pending 48.64 -6.7% -31.7%
90 Day Sold 30.39 -32.2% -91.9%
Homes for Sale 1 -1,000.0% -1,000.0%
Months Inventory 0.23 -469.6% -552.2%
Contracts Pending 4 -150.0% -225.0%
Solds: 90 Day 8 -125.0% -300.0%
Average List Price/Sold Price 99.22% -0.8% -1.2%
Active/Pending Ratio 0.25 -340.0% -240.0%
Average Price M/M Y/Y
Active $289,900 -5.0% -3.1%
Pending $310,450 +10.6% +0.5%
90 Day Sold $284,537 -1.8% +3.0%
Median Price
Active $289,900 -17.9% -13.8%
Pending $318,900 +15.3% -3.0%
90 Day Sold $294,900 -6.4% +4.6%
Days on Market
Active 16.00 -110.3% -119.3%
Pending 28.33 -155.9% -80.2%
90 Day Sold 26.63 -17.6% -110.0%
Homes for Sale 0 N/A N/A
Months Inventory 0.00 N/A N/A
Contracts Pending 0 N/A N/A
Solds: 90 Day 4 N/A N/A
Average List Price/Sold Price 97.96% N/A N/A
Active/Pending Ratio 0.00 N/A N/A
Average Price M/M Y/Y
Active $0 N/A N/A
Pending $239,900 N/A N/A
90 Day Sold $231,125 N/A N/A
Median Price
Active $0 N/A N/A
Pending $239,900 N/A N/A
90 Day Sold $239,750 N/A N/A
Days on Market
Active 0.00 N/A N/A
Pending 52.00 N/A N/A
90 Day Sold 34.25 N/A N/A

How Much is Available?

Data Source: MRIS Listing Data, Active Inventory
The number of La Plata, MD homes listed for sale. Lower inventory favors sellers in negotiations.

How Many Months of Inventory?

Data Source: MRIS Listing Data, Months Inventory
The number of homes listed for sale in La Plata, MD divided by the number of homes sold in one month. Higher inventory favors buyers.

More Actives or More Pendings?

Data Source: MRIS Listing Data, Active/Pending Ratio
Ratio of homes in La Plata, MD listed for sale versus those under contract. The lower the number, the hotter the market.

Are Sellers Negotiating?

Data Source: MRIS Listing Data, List/Sold Ratio
Shows a comparison between the final sales price of homes sold in La Plata, MD versus their list price.

What is Average?

Data Source: MRIS Listing Data, Average Sale Price (90 Days)
Average list price of homes for sale in La Plata, MD

How Fast Are They Selling?

Data Source: MRIS Listing Data, Days on Market (Sold Listings 90 Days)
Average days from Listing Date to Sold Date for La Plata, MD homes that sold in the past 90 days.

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