College Park MD Homes For Sale
As you might imagine from the name, College Park is a town that has long been associated with higher learning. First founded in 1856, early community life revolved around both agriculture and the Maryland Agricultural College which opened its doors in 1859 and later became Maryland University. The fledgling town which featured B&O Railroad's College Station stop, was platted for extensive residential development in 1872 and re-platted again in 1889. Today, this densely populated community in Prince George's County measures 5.68 square miles with approximately 30,413 residents. For more information about College Park MD homes for sale, contact us today!
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Communities throughout Washington Metro all seem to have their own rhythm and timelines when it comes to development. Sometimes it's a question of locale, often it has to do with available mass transit or local economies. Some are more recent subdivisions, others are tied directly to the region's seminal beginnings. For College Park, the railroad and the presence of a quickly expanding educational system made all the difference. There were residents seeking to find refuge from overcrowding in Washington DC and those that were directly involved in the new school, from educators to support staff to the students themselves. Early architecture featured Queen Anne, Colonials, kit-homes that arrived via rail and other assorted cottage-styles.
The University of Maryland, College Park is a public research university and the flagship institution of the Maryland University System. It has gone through a lot of changes over the years, including wars and fires. In 1916 the agricultural school became Maryland State University and in 1920 it changed to the present Maryland University. Commercial development came to College Park in the 1920's, while the 1930's brought a continued expansion of residences including off-campus housing for students. The town officially incorporated in 1945. There are a number of neighborhoods within the community and homes for sale are reflective of a long and steady expansion, featuring a wide variety of architectural types. Like much of Prince George's County, property values took a hit in the aftermath of the national real estate downturn and are now beginning to climb back. While 89% of properties are detached single-family units, there are condos, both in multi-unit apartment conversions as well as some townhouses.
The median list price in College Park is $200,000 with a higher average sales price of $247,700. Homes for sale rarely hit the $500,000 mark and most reside in an affordable $200-300,000 range. There hasn't been a lot in the way of new home construction over past two decades – at less than 6 square miles and with a substantial population, the land is largely developed except for tear-downs or rebuilds. You'll find everything from old Victorians to Ranchers, Capes, Split-levels and boxy Colonial-styles. There's plenty of parks, golf courses and recreational areas as well as the college town staples – bike shops, coffeehouses, cafes and retail. The Capital Beltway is found at the town's northern end and curves around to the east. There's also two metro stations – College Park – University of Maryland, and Greenbelt Metro.
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Listing information last updated on February 15th, 2019 at 4:33pm EST.