Located in historic Prince George's County and adjacent to Washington, DC, Capitol Heights, Maryland is a small town with just under 5,000 residents. It has a long and colorful history, with roots that were established in 1904 by home buyers who were attracted to a picturesque view of Washington and the lure of easy transportation via an electric railway. Today, the town has many positive features combined with affordable housing.
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It took until 1980 to actually get the railway; it was then that Capitol Heights finally got its own station on the Washington Metro line. The town had had its ups and downs in the intervening years, but now residents had, for the first time, easy access to the entire metropolitan region as well as to national transportation. In addition to declaring part of the town an Enterprise Zone, the Mayor and the Town Council also came up with an inspiring motto: "One Town. One Vision. One Future." Since then, Capitol Heights has seen both its prosperity and popularity increase.
The exciting and easily reached city of Washington DC certainly has much to offer the residents of Capitol Heights in the way of history, the workings of government, entertainment, museums and nightlife. The town also has its own points of interest, with the Washington Redskins football stadium just to the east, and the newly expanded Kingdom Square shopping mall only a short hop away. The Capitol Heights Community Center offers a large variety of classes and activities, including yoga, Zumba, and a movie night. Also right in town, the Capitol Heights/Seat Pleasant chapter of the Prince George's County Boys and Girls Club supports children with after-school programs and athletics, along with mentoring boys and girls. A community garden adds to the friendly spirit of the town, and many community events are held throughout the year, with picnics, celebrations, parties and get-togethers. Special attention is given to the town's seniors with social groups, free flu shots and frequent luncheons. Capitol Heights offers a lot of features in a small and affordable package.