Upper Marlboro / Marlton / Croom

Upper Marlboro / Marlton / Croom

Proximity to the Nation’s Capital provide residents of this community a unique blend of modern conveniences, affordable lifestyle, and a rich history that standout in Maryland Real Estate.


Positioned on the Western Branch of the Patuxent River, Upper Marlboro was founded as a port town in 1706. Originally a bustling area for tobacco trade, the community has seen many instances of revitalization while protecting its historic past. The town has grown to have two zip codes (20772 & 20774), and in addition, the Greater Upper Marlboro area has three post office boxes (20773, 20775, & 20792); all combined these zip codes comprise close to one-third of the area in Prince George’s County.

A census designated place (CDP) in Prince George’s County that is a part of the greater Upper Marlboro area is Marlton. This planned community has two outdoor swimming pools, plenty of parks, green spaces, walking paths, and mixed property options from apartments to townhouses to single family homes. This development started in the 1970s and continues to add new segments. This community backs up to a shopping center that makes access to grocery and other retail needs convenient for residents. There is charm to Marlton, from the sections with mostly larger brick homes to the mid-sized contemporary homes found there; there really is a home style for all tastes that blend seamlessly together. Marlton is a popular choice for those with families that seek to be involved in a greater sense of community.

Croom is another part of the greater Upper Marlboro area that has retained much of its expansive homesteads that were once tobacco farms. While there are a handful of bedroom subdivisions to be found along Croom Road, Maryland Route 382, much of the historic character is still found here. The Maryland National Capital Park & Planning Commission (MNCPPC) operates the Jug Bay Natural Area and Maryland’s Department of Natural Resources (M-DNR) operates the Patuxent River Park in Croom. These areas highlight the beauty of the tidal hardwood swamps found by the Patuxent River.


The expanded area of Greater Upper Marlboro means that your forever home could be right around the corner. Call Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices McNelis Group properties today to learn more.