Bowie MD Homes For Sale
A bustling city of nearly 55,000 residents, Bowie is the largest municipality in all of Prince George's County. Covering 18.5 square miles, it's also the third-largest city by area in the entire state of Maryland. Bowie was originally farm country but the arrival of the Baltimore and Potomac Railroad in 1853 led to its establishment as a major junction town, including a spur to Washington, DC. It wasn't long before new homes and businesses were springing up all over. By the turn of the century the B&P Railroad was purchased by the larger Pennsylvania Railroad. In 1908 electric trolley service arrived, further fueling the city's residential and commercial expansion. To learn more about Bowie MD homes for sale, start browsing the active home listings below:
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History has its place but what about modern trends and coffee shops and movie theaters and bookstores that actually exist as places you can walk into instead of simply clicking an online tab? Given that it's the fifth-most populous place in all of Maryland, it's not surprising that Bowie has the requisite bells and whistles. There's interesting coffeehouses and bakeries such as Panera, the Cakery and Simple Pleasures Ice Cafe. There's shopping at the Bowie Town Center, movies at Regal 14 and even though Borders closed there's still a large and very popular Barnes & Noble Bookstore. As for staples such as groceries, there's a Giant, a Safeway and MOM's Organic Market.
When it comes to homes for sale in Bowie, there's more inventory than you're bound to find anyplace else in Prince George's and the prices are a bit higher than average for the state. The median list currently stands just over $350,000, compared to a Maryland average of $279,500. And while Prince George's was generally hit hard by the 2008-2009 real estate crash, Bowie in particular has weathered the storm nicely. As for property types, the housing market is made up of 75% single-family detached homes and 25% condos and townhouses. Single-family home styles include Colonial, Victorian, Tudor, French Country, Cape Cod, mid-century contemporary, new custom designs and more.
Bowie has often been associated with equine sports. The Prince George's Racetrack opened in 1914 and was later renamed Bowie Racetrack. It one of the first in the country to host winter racing – a large yellow snowplow kept the track clear through the most inclement of conditions. Similarly, Belair Stable was known as one of the country's premiere breeding and training farms for many years. Horse racing's heyday seems to have passed however, and like many tracks and thoroughbred farms across the country, both Bowie Racetrack and Belair, shuttered operations some years ago. The track has continued as a training facility but that too may change – city planners and developers have been considering purchasing the facility for commercial redevelopment. If and when that happens is up in the air but one thing is certain, the onetime tobacco community continues to grow and evolve.
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Listing information last updated on October 16th, 2018 at 1:54pm EDT.