Communities 3-6 Miles from Campus

Communities 3-6 Miles from Campus

Beltsville (map)
Located along the Route 1 Corridor, Beltsville is an urban/suburban city that is approximately 15-30 minutes away from campus.   The city sits between Greenbelt, Adelphi, College Park, and Laurel, in Prince George's County.   Beltsville is a community comprised of more urban-esque apartments and shopping communities, as well as a recent increase in townhomes and single-family luxury homes.   Beltsville (and it's neighbor, Laurel) is also home to a large portion of the area's once-burgeoning tech industry, including businesses such as Digex and Siemens, located in the Ammendale Business Park.   With a population of 15,690, it is accessible via public transportation through Metrobus and MARC. Beltsville is home to many of the University's students, as well as families, and single professionals.

Greenbelt   (map)
Developed as a planned community in the 1930's, Greenbelt offers a wide variety of housing options from townhomes, garden-style apartments, and private developments.   It is known for its system of inner courtyards, numerous shopping centers, interior walkways, and its close proximity to the University via Route 193, the Baltimore-Washington Parkway, and public transportation via Metro and MARC.   There is also Shuttle-UM service that goes throughout the city.  There is not a shuttle that runs to the Greenbelt Metro Station.

Hyattsville   (map)
Located south of College Park, Hyattsville is a smart growth community.   It has a "small town atmosphere" with a population of 24,657 and a total of 6,030 housing units.   It is close to campus and easily accessible with public transportation, including Shuttle-UM's Silver Spring Metro and University Town Center routes, Metrorail and Metrobus, TheBus, Amtrak, and MARC.   The area's appeal includes its affordability, close proximity to Washington, D.C., shopping areas, and recreational facilities.

Landover   (map)
Landover is approximately 20-25 driving time minutes from campus via I-495.   It is also just 12 minutes outside of Washington, D.C. and is home to the Washington Redskins' stadium, FedEx Field. Adjacent to FedEx Field is the Wayne K. Curry Sports and Learning Complex.   This complex integrates a learning theme with a "state of the art" athletic training and competition venue for area athletes and caters to the recreational needs of area residents.   Landover provides easy access to attractions including the Publick Playhouse, Six Flags America, Watkins Park, and the Northampton Slave Quarters Archaeological site.

New Carrollton   (map)
Located in central Prince George's County, New Carrollton is a residential community, with several shopping centers.   It is an area with over 12,000 residents and numerous styles of homes, condominiums, and apartment complexes.   It is served by Metrobus F4/6 that comes directly to campus, AmtrakMARC Penn Line and is accessible to the Capital Beltway, I-95, the Baltimore-Washington Parkway, and U.S. Route 50.

Silver Spring   (map)
Located in Montgomery County, Silver Spring offers a variety of housing options in both older neighborhoods and newer developments.   It has apartment complexes of all sizes and styles. It offers a variety of recreational facilities, parks, golf courses, and libraries.   It is a sprawling residential and business community with a population of 76,540.   Silver Spring is home to many diverse restaurants and shopping areas.  Shuttle-UM's Silver Spring route connects to the Silver Spring Metrorail Station (Red Line) to the campus.   The Metrobus J4 route and numerous routes of Montgomery County Ride-On also serve Silver Spring well.

Takoma Park   (map)
Takoma Park is less than five miles from the university and has a population of approximately 17,000.   Located in Montgomery County, Takoma Park is accessible via public transportation on Metrobus F2F4/6, and J4 routes; Metrorail Takoma Station on the Red Line; and Montgomery County Ride-On. In addition to offering unique shops and restaurants, the city of Takoma Park has many wooded trails and parks.