Hagerstown has a County Commuter bus system, connecting Downtown with various shopping centers and outlets, as well as neighboring towns like Williamsport and Smithsburg. The buses do not operate on Sundays, and on the other days, stop running at 9:45pm. Passes are $50/month or $1.25 per ride. In general, living in Hagerstown means you should have your own car, or carpool with someone. In June 2012, the unemployment rate in Hagerstown was 10.3%, a bit higher than the national average. There are not a surplus of job opportunities in Hagerstown, though most will be able to find work. Salaries are low for most young professionals. About 80% of households in Hagerstown bring in less than 50K a year. The two big shopping malls and numerous retail centers provide many jobs for the locals and part-time HCC students.
We currently have apartments near Hagerstown Community College available for rent. If you're not sure how much an apartment will cost, the table below shows the average price by size.