Close to the U.S. route 1 commercial district, Laurel, Maryland, is a city located in Prince George’s County. Laurel sustains an historic main street area complete with shops, restaurants, historic buildings and businesses. The homes in the Laurel region are primarily comprised of older townhomes from the 1980s with three or four bedrooms, garden homes or condominiums that have living space all on one floor, 1970s style rancher homes as well as many other different types of homes.
Laurel offers a diverse, international community and a wide selection of neighborhoods that provide amenities like parks, facilities and community events. Many of the neighborhoods in Laurel sprawl out from the center of main street, also known as Baltimore Avenue. Past Baltimore Avenue is the Contee Road neighborhood. This neighborhood is filled with townhouse complexes and single-family homes built in the last two decades. North of Contee Road is the Snow Hill Manor neighborhood, more of an urban community, with many older homes built before 1970. Within this community is an old manor house known as Snow Hill, now owned by the area’s recreation department. As you continue north, you come across the neighborhood of High Ridge. High Ridge is mostly filled with newer townhomes, and it contains attractive resources like High Ridge Park, with its playgrounds and ball fields, positioned along the Patuxent River. On the southern side of Laurel is the Montpelier community of larger single-family homes, which is also home to the historic Montpelier mansion, center of historical events and programs.
Laurel is close to many organizations that offer lucrative careers. One of the biggest employers in this area is the National Security Agency, which is located on the nearby Fort Meade army base. Another large organization that employs many in this area is the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, a few minutes away in Howard County’s North Laurel. Laurel is also convenient for commuters to the Washington, D.C. area, where a large amount of federal government jobs are available.