Upper Marlboro, Maryland: The Jobs-Friendly Suburb

by Jamey MortonFebruary 2, 2017

One of The DC Areas Best Kept Secrets

The South Maryland town of Upper Marlboro, one of the last remaining Colonial Era settlements in the southern part of the state, is fast becoming one of the best kept secrets on the Mid-Atlantic seaboard. Located conveniently between DC and the Chesapeake Bay, this former tobacco hub, thanks to its deep-water river port, is thriving as it grows into one of the Capital region’s most desirable bedroom communities.

With a pedigree that can be traced back to the 1720s, when the town was founded and named after one of Winston Churchill’s forebears—the Duke of Marlborough, Upper Marlboro is steeped in American Colonial history and architecture. The county seat of Prince George county and the birthplace of the first Catholic Archbishop of America (and his brother—one of the signatories of the Declaration of Independence), Upper Marlboro is as quiet, respectable, and charming as you would probably expect.

That and it’s got a great job market and an even better real estate market. If you are considering a move to the greater DC and Baltimore area, make sure to put Upper Marlboro on your list.
living in Upper Marlboro, Maryland

Finding Your Place on Main Street

Upper Marlboro is a quintessentially American town. With just over six hundred residents and a thriving Main Street, complete with owner-run shops and restaurants, this little suburb of the DC area in South Maryland is cut from the cloth of another era. If a quiet and relaxing place to recuperate from your high-powered job in the nations capital sounds good to you, check out Upper Marlboro.
living in Upper Marlboro, Maryland

Great Jobs Are Waiting

The greater DC area is a fantastic place to work. Upper Marlboro is in a prime location to take advantage of opportunities in the Nations Capital without living in the gridlock and crime that so many associate with the neighborhoods directly surrounding the Capital Mall. With a median household income of over $50,000 and with a relatively low cost of living, the data shows that Upper Marlboro residents know how to have their cake and eat it too.

The Housing Market Is Heating Up Fast

Upper Marlboro is fast becoming one of the Mid-Atlantic’s most desirable places to live. In fact, things are heating up so fast in the Upper Marlboro real estate market that internal data at Homes.com reveals that “Upper Marlboro’s listing average is 15% higher than the highest listed city in Maryland, Baltimore.”
But don’t worry, just because the listing average is higher doesn’t mean that regular folks are being priced out. Check out this stunning three-bedroom four-bath home in Upper Marlboro for less than $300,000, or this two-bedroom townhouse for just over $100,000.
living in Upper Marlboro, Maryland

Get Into Upper Marlboro While You Can

If you’re looking to relocate within the greater DC/Baltimore area or moving to the area for the first time, you owe it to yourself and your family to check out the good life in Upper Marlboro while its still available.

Internal data at Homes.com shows that the housing market in this sleepy, historic town is already heating up, so try to get your slice of Mid-Atlantic paradise while you can.
living in Upper Marlboro, Maryland

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About The Author
Jamey Morton
Jamey has been a writer since he discovered science fiction and fantasy in the fourth grade. His early love for all things strange and mysterious has translated into a passion for writing about haunted mansions and other intriguing topics related to real estate and homeownership. Jamey loves nothing more than finding a medieval castle in the middle of New Jersey or a chalet on the coast of Florida. When not researching otherworldly real estate, Jamey can be found writing his series of outer space horror novels in his home in Seattle.

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