Fifteen miles from our nation's capital, just east of the Beltway, Largo, Maryland is home to 10,700 people. A largely residential community, Largo enjoys easy access to the innumerable attractions in and around Washington, DC, one of the most visited areas in the country. While budget-friendly condos and modern townhomes line some Largo streets near shopping and restaurants, the area also has an abundance of single-family dwelling options, ranging from tidy ranch houses to large, stately manses atop sprawling lawns.
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While it is not the county seat of Prince George's County, there are nevertheless plans to move some county administration functions to Largo, and they've recently unveiled plans to build a 280-bed hospital in town. The Blue Line of the Washington Metro serves the Largo Town Center, which makes the District easy to get to for work and for play. FedEx Field, home of the Washington Redskins, is right across the Beltway, and there's a Six Flags in the Greater Upper Marlboro region, of which Largo is a part. Residents who wish to travel farther afield have the three Washington-area airports-Washington-Dulles, Washington-National, and Baltimore-Washington-and their vast array of domestic and international connection options at their disposal.
The Boulevard is a popular gathering place for Largo residents. Home to local and national brands, the large retail center also includes a variety of eateries and a Magic Johnson theater complex. The Boulevard also plays host to the Unity Thunder Car Club's Friday Night Cruise-In. Owners and admirers of custom, classic, and muscle cars from up and down the east coast gather in the parking lot every Friday through the summer months to take part in this tradition. Watkins Regional Park is popular with residents from around Prince George's County. Criss-crossed with walking trails, the park also has picnic areas, an antique carousel, an animal farm, and a nature center. The park's Wizard of Oz-themed playground is a favorite. Marked by a yellow brick road, it features an Emerald City playset and a ruby slipper slide. The park hosts a variety of festivals, including a fall hayride and a winter festival of lights. And don't forget: many of the museums and attractions in Washington, DC are free. If life in a small community close to a huge variety of things to do appeals to you and your family, check out our listings for homes for sale in Largo and Greater Upper Marlboro.