Prince George’s County
Average Home Price: $270,000
Population: 909,535 (July 2015)
Median Age: 34 years old
Prince George’s County is within minutes to our nation’s capital Washington, D.C., a 40-minute drive to Baltimore, and just 20 minutes to historic Annapolis. This community really puts you in the center of it all! With housing options in urban town centers, suburb comunities, and open farmland, there is a place here for everyone. Prince George’s County is home to Andrews Air Force Base and the President’s Air Force One aircraft, the Washington Redskins football team, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, and the University of Maryland.
Shopping and Entertainment:
There is no shortage of shopping and dining in the area. North Prince George’s County offers suburban staples of town center shops, restaurants, and grocery stores. Head towards D.C. and spend the day at the National Harbor, a waterfront village, enjoying views of the Potomac River, farmers markets, the Capital Ferris Wheel, sports bars, boutique shops, and boat rentals. Maryland’s only theme park, Six Flags America, is located in the county as well and is sure to entertain kids of all ages.
Get Outside and Explore:
The county provides plenty of outdoor activites for all ages and interests. Sports fans have easy access to watch the Washington Nationals baseball team, the Washington Redskins football team, the Washington Capitals ice hockey team, and the local Bowie Baysocks minor league baseball team. For history buffs, check out Fort Washington National Park, Oxen Hill Farm, or the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.
Transportation and Commuting:
Prince George’s County is a large county and does require a car for most transport. Local bus service is available as well as the metro rail, which has 15 stops in the county and provides easy access to Washington, D.C. for commuters.
Metro Bus Service: http://www.wmata.com
Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA): www.mwaa.com/reagan
Dulles International Airport (IAD): www.mwaa.com/dulles
Baltimore Washington International Airport (BWI): http://www.bwiairport.com/en
University of Maryland: http://www.umd.edu
Prince George’s County Public Schools: http://www1.pgcps.org
Prince George’s County Non-Public Schools: http://nonpublicschoolsdb.marylandpublicschools.org/nonpublic/nsab_directory/DisplayLocations.asp?County=Prince+George's
Library System: http://www.pgcmls.info