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Laurel, MD Real Estate and Homes for Sale

Laurel Overview

Located in the Baltimore-Washington DC corridor, Laurel, Maryland, is poised in northern Prince George’s County. With the charm of small town America, just minutes from large city amenities, Laurel is a good place to call home.

With city and county government providing police and fire protection and more than 222 acres of parkland, Laurel offers potential homebuyers all the desired services of a small city.

Prudential Homesale YWGC Realty can provide you with additional information about Laurel real estate.

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Laurel, MD Real Estate Information

According to the 2010 U.S. Census there were 10,498 households in the city limits of Laurel. More than 5,695 families resided in Laurel proper. Of those 10,498 households, more than 30.7 percent had children under the age of 18 residing with them.    

According to city data, the 2011 estimated median value of a Laurel house was $240,602, a significant increase from $122,400 in 2000. The mean price of a home in Laurel was $426,315, according to city data.

More than 25,115 people call Laurel home. The communities of North Laurel, South Laurel, and West Laurel contribute to the area’s population, totaling more than 59,931 combined.

Laurel Recreation and Entertainment

Laurel’s parks and recreation department offers playgrounds, athletic fields, basketball courts, trails and two outdoor pool facilities. Additionally, the department offers diverse programs and events in six facilities and 19 park sites.

Laurel Park Racecourse, a thoroughbred racetrack was established in 1911 and continues today. This track’s importance was documented in the national best seller, Seabiscuit: An American Legend.

Laurel residents have easy access to Patuxent Greens Country Club and Laurel Pines Country Club. Shoppers enjoy convenient access to Laurel Shopping Center, Laurel Lakes Shopping Center, Laurel Centre Mall and Gorman Shopping Center.

Residents enjoy several cultural venues, including Venus Theatre, Laurel Mill Playhouse, Central Maryland Chorale, the Montpelier Arts Center and the WSSC Art Gallery.

Laurel, Maryland Schools

The majority of Laurel’s students attend the Prince George’s Public Schools. The district serves more than 125,000 students in Prince George’s County. It is the second largest school district in Maryland and the 25th largest district in the nation.

Prince George’s County Schools operate 204 schools and centers. The district employs an estimated 9,000 teachers, according to district officials. The district spends approximately $11,753 per pupil.

Laurel is served by Laurel Elementary or Scotchtown Hills Elementary. Both schools are located within the city limits. Students attend either Dwight D. Eisenhower or Martin Luther King Jr. middle schools. High school students attend Laurel High School.

There are several private school options available to Laurel residents including Augsburg Academy, Faith Baptist Christian School, First Baptist Church of Laurel, Julia Brown Montesorri School, Kiddie Academy, Kiddies Kollege Christian Center, Laurel Baptist Academy, Pallotti Day Care Center, St. Mary of the Mills School, and St. Vincent Pallotti High School.

Higher education is easily accessible to Laurel residents. Prince George’s Community College and Howard Community College share a campus in Laurel. Capitol College is south of Laurel.  

Laurel Transportation

Laurel is within 25 miles of the Baltimore Washington International Airport and the Ronald Regan Washington National Airport.

Laurel is served by two train stations, Laurel Station and Laurel Racetrack Station, which provide commuter transportation to Baltimore and Washington DC. Bus service is also available via the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority.

Prudential Homesale YWGC Realty for Laurel Homes and Real Estate

The City of Laurel and its surrounding area offers a wide variety of homes, including starter homes to estate living. Contact Prudential Homesale YWGC Realty for help finding your Laurel, Maryland home.


Prince Georges County Demographic Information

2010 to 2012 Changeup 2.1%
2010 Count863,420
2012 Estimate881,138
2010 Estimate863,420
Age Distribution (Years Old)
0 to 46.7%
5 to 1723.1%
18 to 6459.9%
65 and Older10.3%
White (not Hispanic)14.8%
Native American1.0%
Native Hawaiian0.2%
Place of Birth
High School Graduate, Age 25+85.8%
Bachelor's Degree or Higher, Age 25+29.7%
English is Second Language, Age 5+19.8%
English is First Language, Age 5+80.2%
Per Capita Income$32,117
Median Household Income$73,447
People in Poverty8.2%
Average Work Commute Time36 minutes
Total Housing Units329,794
Average Household Size2.78
Owner-Occupied Median Value$312,800
Building Permits
New Private Housing Issued 2012953
Years at Residence
1 Year or More84.6%
Less Than 1 Year15.4%
Business and Employment
Private non-farm Establishments13,991
Private non-farm Employment243,227
Private non-farm Employment Growthup 2.2%
Nonemployer Establishments63,169
Number of Firms72,759
Business Ownership by Ethnicity and Gender
Native American0.9%
Native Hawaiian0.1%
Business Production
Value of Shipments$2,504,675,000
Wholesale Trade$10,449,816,000
Retail Trade$9,209,683,000
Accommodation and Food Services$11,060
Sales Per Capita$1,205,022,000
Land Area482.69 sq. miles
Population Per Square Mile1,789

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