Historically a railroad town, Bowie, Maryland, is now a mild-mannered suburb offering any store, restaurant or pastime one could desire. Those looking to settle in Bowie have many choices. Brick exterior condos boast such details as back decks and walk-in closets. Rows of townhomes in cheery pastels have plenty of windows, perfect for enjoying some sunshine. Stately colonials, cozy Cape Cods and spacious split-levels line the neighborhood streets, so there are styles available to suit any taste.
Belair at Bowie is one of the largest neighborhoods in the city. It is a planned community offering its residents a pool and tennis courts. Uniquely, its streets are divided into alphabetical sections. The homes’ comfortable yards are perfect for socializing with friends and family. Another large neighborhood is Fairwood, a newer community offering both condos and detached houses. Fairwood has seven miles of walking and biking trails winding through its various sections, which are interspersed with playgrounds and sitting areas. This neighborhood also has a clubhouse and a swimming pool. Several of the homes in Fairwood have environmentally friendly aspects incorporated into their designs. Back decks and well-kept sidewalks make the streets feel inviting. Both Fairwood and Belair at Bowie are conveniently located to numerous shopping and dining options, as well as major roadways that connect to the D.C. Metropolitan area.
Bowie offers its residents a diverse selection of employment opportunities. The largest employer in town is Inovalon, a technology company employing over 2500 people. Prince George’s County Public Schools is another large employer, as is the City of Bowie. The most common industries in recent years have been the public administration industry, the professional, scientific and technical services industry and the retail trade industry. One reason for the prevalence of the retail trade industry is the presence of Bowie Town Center, a large shopping complex that has over 70 stores and is the source of many jobs. For Bowie residents who are willing to commute to work, Washington, D.C. is approximately 20 miles away.