Montgomery County's Fort Washington was known as Engardtown, before Gen. George Washington encamped there after the defeat at the Battle of Germantown. The town eventually was renamed for the president, ousting the area' s first settler as its namesake.  Median listing prices have been steadily rising in Fort Washington, sitting at about $619,000. These three homes are great examples of what can be had near that figure today.

$650,000

Monthly taxes: $1,081
Tell me all about it: It's no surprise that this four-bedroom home has major curb appeal. It starts with the custom-created front door. Inside, we love the master suite's private sitting nook and its en-suite bathroom with jetted tub and steam shower. The lower level is finished and includes a gym, game room, and bar. Bonus: The deck out back offers plenty of additional entertaining room.

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338 Dreshertown Road, Fort Washington

$560,000

Monthly taxes: $1,080
Tell me all about it: This three-bedroom Colonial features a brand new kitchen with built-in wine racks, high-end appliances, soapstone counters, and custom cabinetry. We also love the enclosed porch overlooking the wooded lot on which the home is situated, as well as the family room with its stone fireplace.

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$619,000

Monthly taxes: $1,270
Tell me all about it: We love this private, three-bedroom contemporary home, styled with wood walls and striking floor tiles. Its location overlooking a golf course makes the screened porch a real asset, and the fireplace is another cozy bonus.

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