Upper Marlboro, Maryland is a diverse community located not far from Washington, D.C. in Prince George’s County. For those who want to be close to the capital, this location is an affordable alternative to most of the other Maryland or Northern Virginia suburbs. There is an assortment of townhome communities, condominiums, older rancher style homes in long established neighborhoods and even larger new construction detached colonials, mostly with three or four bedrooms.
With its close proximity to D.C., Upper Marlboro residents can enjoy all the major cultural and historical attractions of the District. Visit one of the many free museums of the Smithsonian on the National Mall. Spend the day watching a baseball game at Nationals Park. Experience the power of democracy by touring the White House or the U.S. Capitol Building. Meet the resident pandas at the National Zoo. In the spring, stroll along the Potomac and witness the cherry blossom trees blooming. A popular community in this town, Villages of Marlborough, includes a large group of smaller neighborhoods such as Hampshire Hall, Saxony Square and Wellington. These communities contain condominiums, townhouses and single-family homes. They offer amenities like farmer’s markets, pool access, planned activities, parks and playgrounds. Other communities such as The Towns of Kettering and Marlton consist of townhomes and give tenants access to various recreational choices like tennis, bike trails and green picnic areas.
For federal government workers, access to the District is easy by car or by using the convenient Metro subway system. Popular federal organizations that employ many Prince George’s County residents are the Internal Revenue Service, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in nearby Greenbelt, Maryland and the Census Bureau. Beyond D.C., there are many additional employment prospects for residents of Upper Marlboro. The largest employer in this area is the University of Maryland at College Park. A close second is Joint Base Andrews Naval Air Facility located in neighboring Camp Springs. Those who live in this area have many choices when it comes to employment.