Laurel lies almost exactly between Washington, D.C. and Baltimore, Maryland. Though it is between these two metropolitan areas, it is a desirable locale in its own right. Nearly 30,000 people live in the town and enjoy neighborhoods filled with one- and two-bedroom homes as well as subdivisions with bigger, more recently built homes and condominiums starting at 800 square foot studio spaces.
Whether you are looking to commute or put down roots, Laurel has a lot to offer. Being surrounded by industry and urban areas has not forced Laurel into overdevelopment. Despite its growth, the establishment of new neighborhoods has been gradual. Professionals who commute from Laurel are attracted to the condominiums and townhomes available in the area’s Andover Heights neighborhood. Many of these are relatively new construction with modern amenities. There are also single family homes nearby and in the area’s other neighborhoods like Laurel Ridge, Annapolis Junction and Walden Woods. The ratio of condominiums to houses is fairly even, so no matter what style of living you are seeking, there is likely to be a home for you.
Since Laurel is surrounded by metropolitan areas, there are plenty of employment opportunities in and around the city. Private sector fields like manufacturing, healthcare, retail and information services employ thousands of people locally and within commuting distance. The public sector also thrives in Laurel and offers positions working for the city or working in one of the city school district’s five elementary, middle or high schools. These fields all contribute to Laurel’s growing economy and continue to draw residents to live in and develop the town. Commuters may also travel to jobs in the government sector that dominate Washington, D.C., which is a mere 20 miles South, or jobs in Baltimore, where several financial and healthcare companies operate and employ people. If you are looking for quiet neighborhoods and access to thriving metropolitan areas, Laurel has homes that will meet your needs.