Located directly outside of Washington, D.C., Prince George’s County is an incredibly popular place to live for those who work within the nation’s capital and seek a slower pace of life outside of the office. Filled with cultural and economic amenities and attractions, Prince George’s County is not only scenic but it also holds an urban flair that gives residents a taste of both worlds.

Spanning roughly 500 square miles, Prince George’s is home to a number of the region’s most beloved attractions, such as FedEx Field, the National Wildlife Visitor Center, the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center and Six Flags America.

Prince George’s history dates back to the 16th and 17th century and residents and visitors alike are able to relive some of the most important times in the county’s and country’s history everyday. This community is home to a slew of museums and historical sites, including the Surratt House Museum, Northampton Plantation Slave Quarters & Archeological Park and National Capital Radio and Television Museum.

Living and Working in Prince George’s County

According to statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau, the population of Prince George’s County as of 2013 was about 890,000. Being close to everything is a major pro for home buyers looking in the area, and it also lends to the region being prime for economic development. The area is a great one for business relocation and startups and overall job opportunities as well.

Some of the top employers in Prince George’s County include Arc of Prince George’s County, ASRC Research and Technology, ATK Space Systems, Best Buy, Bozzuto & Associates, Burger King, Chevy Chase Savings & Loan and Collington Services. Not only are there ample job opportunities within the county, residents of Prince George’s County are obviously a short commute away from Washington, DC and Baltimore. Bus and rail lines run daily for residents of Prince George’s County into the city via the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit with more than 70 bus routes in the county.

Through these high-quality transit systems, residents can visit all the best of Washington, DC, including the National Zoo, Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial, the White House, the U.S. Capitol, the Smithsonian Museum and so much more.

Recreation and Leisure in Prince George’s County

Those who really want to escape the hustle and bustle of city living will find a variety of parks and open greenspaces to get back to nature here. The National Wildlife Visitor Center is one of the nation’s largest environmental and science educational centers where people young and old can learn about nature’s wonders. This and other wildlife sanctuaries lean more toward the side of learning, whereas places like Bladensburg Waterfront Park and Cheltenham Wetlands Park offer a space to get close to wildlife.

Given the location it’s no surprise the county is home to more than a dozen golf courses, including The Courses at Andrews, Enterprise Golf Course, and Gunpowder Golf Club.



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