Greenbelt / Beltsville
Convenient access from Interstate 495 (Capital Beltway), the Baltimore-Washington Parkway (BW Pkwy), and MD Route 193 make residing in Greenbelt or Beltsville, Maryland increasingly desirable while being less than 10-miles from Washington D.C.
During the Great Depression, President Franklin D. Roosevelt commissioned programs as a part of his New Deal. One such program was the creation of the Greenbelt towns, US government planned communities, that would offer affordable housing for Americans displaced by economic hardships. Only three such towns ever came into existence and the first was Greenbelt, Maryland. The first residential candidates had to pass a rigorous application process before taking occupancy in late 1937. In the time since its inception, Greenbelt has expanded to over 6 square miles and the originally designed community is commonly referred to as Old Greenbelt with recognition as a National Historic Landmark District. Area attractions include Greenbelt Park, Buddy Attick Lake Park, and the Greenbelt Museum. Along the eastern side of Greenbelt is where you will find the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.
Slightly northwest of Greenbelt is where you will find Beltsville, Maryland. There is a blend of Victorian-style, Colonial Revival, and modest side-gable homes found in this community. With roots dating back to the mid-1600s, Beltsville has prospered into the thriving municipality it is today. Outdoor activity seekers enjoy the Little Paint Branch Trail that winds for a mile by the Little Paint Branch stream.
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