With a small population and a location near Annapolis, Washington, DC and Baltimore, Laurel offers its residents the best of both worlds. Easy access to both I-495 and I-95 makes Laurel an excellent choice for those who commute to one of its larger neighbors, but wish to live in a smaller community. With beautiful homes, large lots and convenient access, Laurel is worth considering in your search for the perfect home.
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Laurel is home to 25,115 people whose average age is 33.7 years. Popular with young adults and families, Laurel offers a pleasing mix of homes with single family properties, large estate homes, row houses and condos available. Around its downtown, historic row houses line the street and many homebuyers enjoy living in these historic areas. Farther from downtown, newer subdivisions and planned communities provide condos and single-family homes. This variety means there is something for everyone in Laurel. The average sales price is around $300,000, but prices can vary significantly based on the size and type of home. Search the newest real estate listings in Laurel, MD.
Families who live within Laurel's city limits are served by Prince George's County Public Schools. For young children, Laurel Elementary School or Scotchtown Hills Elementary School are the schools of choice. After graduating elementary, students move on to Dwight D. Eisenhower and Martin Luther King Jr. middle schools, followed by Laurel High School for high school. After high school, the Laurel College Center, which houses both Prince George's Community College and Howard Community College, offers schooling after graduation from high school.
Laurel is largely a bedroom community with people taking advantage of its location to find employment in some of the surrounding communities. Within Laurel itself, the defense industry is strong. Fort Meade Army Base and the National Security Agency are all near Laurel, providing employment options for some of the city's residents. Other than these, Laurel does not have any major employers, but retail and restaurant jobs are easy to find in the community.
Life in Laurel is rarely boring. The Department of Parks and Recreation has a number of sports leagues for adults and youth sports organizations provide opportunities for sports as well. Many of these activities are held at the Fairland Sports and Athletic Complex located in Fairland Regional Park.
Laurel is known for its festivals. Each year the city gathers for LakeFest and the Main Street Festival in May, Independence Day in July and RiverFest in October. These are excellent times for the community to get together and celebrate what makes Laurel great.
The REALTORS® at BHHS Homesale Realty are ready to help you find the right home in Laurel or one of the surrounding communities. Contact Homesale Realty to get started today.
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