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Glen Echo
Glen Echo
Maryland
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Glen Echo is a town in Montgomery County, Maryland, United States, that was chartered in 1904. The population was 255 at the 2010 census. Glen Echo derives its name from Edward and Edwin Baltzley, who came up with the name c. 1888. Their advertising booklet for the town was titled "Glen Echo on the Potomac: The Washington Rhine". The town is famous for its Chautauqua cultural events and its old amusement park, the famous Glen Echo Park, now a U.S. National Park. Clara Barton, founder of the American Red Cross, lived in Glen Echo the last 15 years of her life.

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How did Maryland earn the grade of D+? We examined the state taxes based on how age friendly they are. Maryland has a state sales tax of 6.00%. Of particular interest is that Maryland does not have taxes on social security. There are estate taxes. There are taxes imposed on inheritance. Maryland has an effective property tax rate of 1.10%. Weighing these taxes and other taxes most likely to impact the aging population is how Maryland earned its state tax grade of D+.

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