The seven square miles that make up lovely Beltsville, Maryland, are used efficiently and skillfully to construct a town that is friendly to both its residential and commercial areas. With plenty of attractive and compact town homes as options, as well as some notable three and four story houses that rise up out of the tree lined neighborhoods, home buyers have options. Beltsville offers many choices in terms of both family homes and one room apartments and communal living spaces.
The city houses around 17,000 residents, including the population of the unincorporated community of Vansville. Just seven miles north of Maryland’s border with Washington, D.C., Beltsville is convenient to both the nation’s capital as well as major areas of Maryland. Historically, 80,000 acres of the Beltsville area was given to a plantation farmer by an English lord. Farming and industry were the two staples of historic Beltsville, and many of the older, preserved buildings that still stand there today are from that era of blacksmithing and iron production. The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission has identified at least ten historical sites in Beltsville that remain today to honor its heritage.
Within the Prince George’s County Public School System, there are three elementary schools, one middle school, and one high school available to the children of Beltsville, along with some private institutions. Notable businesses like the Duron paint factory and many other industries as well as small businesses keep the population employed. Widely known resources like the National Agricultural Library are located in Beltsville, as well as the largest and most well respected center for agricultural science research in the world. With the utmost convenience to Washington D.C. combined with a distinctly small town feel, Beltsville is an excellent option for those who want the best of the big city and the historical district. And it’s all within a pleasant humid subtropical climate.