Prince George’s County

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Prince George’s County, or PG County for short is located in Maryland and borders the eastern portion of the nation’s capital, Washington D.C. The county is part of the Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, CD-VA-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area. The county has a number of nicknames including PG and Ward 9. The county motto is “Semper Eadem”, meaning “ever the same.” It is the second most populated county in the state of Maryland and its largest city is Bowie. The county seat is located in Upper Marlboro. The county is located on the Atlantic Coastal Plain and features rolling hills and valleys. The county is divided into five regions known as the Inner Beltway, the Rural Tier, South County, Central County and North County. The county is minutes from downtown Washington D.C. and just a short commute from both Annapolis and Baltimore. It is a well-educated county where over 30% of all adults have four-year degrees or more. It is a family-friendly county with a warm and welcoming atmosphere.

The county spans 499 square miles, with 483 square miles of land and sixteen square miles of water. Prince George’s County is among the highest income counties in the United States. In 2016, the county had a population of 908,049and a population density of 1,880 people per square feet. In 2010, the median household income was $71,260, the median family income was $82,580 and the per capita income was $31,215. According to the county’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for 2014, the top five employers in the county were, the United Parcel Service, Giant, Verizon, Dimensions Healthcare System and Marriott International. Many dinosaur fossils from the Cretaceous period have been found in a 7.5 acre patch in Dinosaur Park in the city of Laurel. In the Helocene Era the area that would one day be Prince George’s County was inhabited by Paleo-Native American tribes. Native tribes remained in the area from then on. At the time of the arrival of European settlers the area was inhabited by people of the Piscataway tribes. The county was founded in April of 1696 and named in honor of Prince George of Denmark. Prince George’s County was created by the Council of Maryland from portions of Charles  and Calvert counties. In 1791, some portions of Prince George’s County were give over for the formation of parts of the District of Columbia, our nation’s capital. Prince George’s County is among the oldest portions of our country and it is quite historic. The county features several properties that appear on the National Register of Historic Places.

Public education is provided by the schools of the Prince George’s County School System. The county is home to many parks which span over 6,000 acres of land. The county is home to four nationally protected areas; Greenbelt Park, Piscataway Park, Fort Washington Park and part of the Patuxent Wildlife Research Refuge. Public transportation is available and comes in the form of commuter bus and commuter rail services. Homes for sale range from small homes to sprawling family homes and even estate style properties. Other real estate options include apartments, condominiums, town homes and more for sale, lease or rent. To find the home of your dreams in beautiful Prince George’s County, call local real estate agent (insert name here) at (number here) today.

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      Prince George's County Schools

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      301-805-1000
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      301-918-3515
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      301-918-8660
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      KG-8
      301-805-6610
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      301-203-3200
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      PK-8
      301-390-0239
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      KG-6
      301-497-3600
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      301-925-1986
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      PK-6
      301-805-6600
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      KG-5
      301-350-6000
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      301-749-4350
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      301-888-1188
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      PK-6
      301-749-4052
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      301-931-2830
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      301-805-2750
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      301-599-2442
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      KG-6
      301-808-8160
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      KG-8
      301-572-0630
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      301-817-0300
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      301-805-2680
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      301-702-7660
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      301-513-5911
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      301-574-4020
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      301-513-5900
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      301-817-0455
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      PK-6
      301-218-3040
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      301-449-4970
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      301-390-0220
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      301-918-8542
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      301-749-4250
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      301-985-1898
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      301-497-3670
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      301-749-4780
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      301-333-0980
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      301-918-8792
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      301-817-0494
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      301-853-5694
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      301-390-0260
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      301-985-1450
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      301-445-8433
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      301-702-3931
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      301-513-5205
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      301-445-8423
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      301-499-3373
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      301-203-1114
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      301-952-7780
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      301-599-2500
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