I'm not sure in which price range you're looking, but my husband and I have a cute, 3-year-old home for sale in Howard County (great schools!) about a 10-minute drive from Fort Meade. It's not in foreclosure or pre-foreclosure, and not in danger of falling there, but it is vacant and in pristine, move-in condition.
Anyway, the house is located in a new, cozy subdivision of 12 houses, close to everything, and very family-friendly. Very sweet neighbors, too. Here's a link...and feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if I can answer any questions for you: