Halfway between Baltimore, Maryland and Washington, D.C. you find the remarkable community of Laurel, Maryland. Laurel is found nestled in northern Prince George’s County along the Patuxent River. Originally a mill town founded in the early 19th century, Laurel experienced marked growth after the arrival of the B&O Railroad. With the arrival of the railroad Laurel became a commuter town and has continued to be a popular destination for homebuyers planning to commute in the Baltimore metro area.
Primarily a residential community, Laurel provides its residents with a quiet, laid-back lifestyle with easy access to all of the area’s impressive amenities. Near Laurel you can find exceptional shopping, dining, entertainment, and recreation options, however Laurel also has its own great features. Centered on its Main Street, Laurel has a charming historic district. Just outside Laurel’s city limits is a thoroughbred horse race track, Laurel Park. Laurel residents are also in close proximity to the Johns Hopkins University’s Applied Physics Laboratory, the Fort Meade Army base, and the National Security Agency.
While the city proper has approximately 25,000 residents, Laurel encompasses numerous adjacent communities with a total population around 100,000 residents. Laurel, Maryland has wonderful real estate options with homes of varying sizes, styles, ages, locations and special features. While condos in Laurel can cost as much as $517,000, the average listing price for Laurel condo is around $229,000. Townhomes in Laurel can be as high as $635,000, however the average listing price for townhome in Laurel is closer to $271,000. Single family homes in Laurel vary in price as well, costing as much as $1.3 million, but with an average listing price around $467,000.
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