8811 MAPLE AVE BOWIE, MD 20720
- 3 Beds
- 2 Baths
- 1519 sq.ft.
Bowie / Mitchellville
Bowie, Maryland is served by U.S. Routes 3, 50, and 301, and MD Routes 197, 450, and 564 making it a convenient place to live for commuters to the Washington metropolitan area. Bowie is the largest municipality in Prince George’s County, covering an area 16 square miles.
The town takes its name from Oden Bowie was the 34th Governor of Maryland between 1869 and 1872. The town grew thanks, in part, to the Baltimore and Potomac Railroad Company bringing the railroad system into Southern Maryland. The addition of the railroad also fostered the creation of the Bowie Race Track that was open for live racing from 1914 to 1985; now the one-mile track serves as a training center for Thoroughbred racehorses.
Bowie, Maryland is home to Bowie State University, the oldest historically black university in the state of Maryland, having opened in 1865. A fun spring and summer evening attraction in the area is the Minor League Baseball team called the Bowie Baysox; Double-A affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles. If amusement parks are more your speed, you won’t want to miss Six Flags America with its coasters and waterpark for hot summer days and evenings. There are many public parks scattered throughout the area, as well as the Bowie Golf Course that offers memberships and public rates.
The modestly sized Mitchellville, Maryland is slightly southeast of Bowie and covers an area of 5 square miles. Mitchellville offers mixed living from apartments to townhouses to single family homes. This bedroom community is ideal for those that want to be close to the action while retaining their privacy and larger lot sizes.
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