Established in 1787, Cumberland was once the largest city in Maryland and thus nicknamed the “Queen City”. Over the years, the city grew into a transportation hub and industrial center, first as the starting point of the National Road and then as home to numerous railroads and the western terminus of the famous C&O Canal.
Situated in the heart of Western Maryland a little over two hours from Baltimore, Washington, DC, and Pittsburgh, Cumberland is renowned for our spectacular outdoor recreation opportunities. There are four state parks in close proximity to Cumberland. There are also 76 miles of bike trails along the C&O Canal and the Great Allegheny Passage, numerous trout streams, and fishing on Lake Habeeb and the Potomac River. Cumberland is both a designated Main Street Maryland community as well as an Arts & Entertainment district; and visitors to the area enjoy our numerous museums and historical sites.
Cumberland boasts safe streets, quiet tree-lined neighborhoods, and good schools. No commute to speak of. The convenience of living where you work gives you more time with your family, and more time to grow your business.