Upper Marlboro is the classic definition of a small town. This city has less than 700 residents and really does have a close-knit community. The city is filled with many different home style options. There are newer townhouses, typical family homes, like ranch homes and starter homes, and even some historic housing options.
The neighborhoods in Upper Marlboro seem to be dominated by newer construction, larger homes and wealthy inhabitants. However, there are still some areas with older homes and that are more blue collar in nature. The Crain Hwy/Chrysler Drive neighborhood is one of the newer areas. Most homes were built after 1999. The neighborhood looks and feels newer. The homes are mostly large, family homes with four or more bedrooms. In the Meadows/Mellwood neighborhood are the more expensive homes in the city. This neighborhood also has mainly new construction. One of the most quiet and welcoming neighborhoods in the city is Croom. This homes here are large family homes and almost all of them are owner occupied. An older neighborhood is Westphalia where the homes were mostly built from the 70s to the 90s. There are a mix of styles in this area including medium family homes and townhouses.
As the county seat of Prince George County, Upper Marlboro is home to many government offices and the County Board of Education office that offer various employment opportunities. In addition, tourism, retail, transportation and travel are also top industries. Due to the small size of the city, there aren’t many large businesses or companies located in the city limits. There are no real retail or restaurant locations, but many job opportunities in these fields can be found within a ten minute drive from the city. Many residents commute to nearby larger cities for employment. Washington D.C. can be a long commute, but offers many job opportunities for Upper Marlboro residents. In addition, the nearby cities of Largo and Clinton offer different employment options in retail, business and health care.