Laurel MD Homes For Sale
Up at the northernmost reaches of Prince George's County in Maryland, is the City of Laurel. Measuring 4.33 square miles, it is home to approximately 25,115 residents. If you add in North, South and West Laurel, the population swells to nearly 60,000. How far north is it? Far enough that it also pokes into Howard County. This enjoyable city is centered on the fall line of the Patuxent River, one of the major tributaries of the Chesapeake Bay. Here you'll also find parks, lakes and protected wildlife refuges, as well as all the urban amenities. To learn more about Laurel MD homes for sale, check out the active MLS listings below:
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The land now known as Laurel once belonged to the Snowden family, one of Maryland's earliest industrial dynasties. The grand patriarch, Richard Snowden, Sr, arrived in this country in 1658 and founded the Patuxent Iron Works. Over time and with future generations, the family branched out into tobacco as well as the mill business, beginning with grain and expanding into cotton. At the time, the community was known as Laurel Factory and included worker housing, schools, shops, churches and a rail depot. In 1870, Laurel was officially incorporated, with a population of over 2,000 residents. Unlike some parts of Washington Metro, this city has continuously grown and developed since its earliest settlement.
Historic Laurel boasts some of the nicest homes in Prince George's County, ranging from old country manors to new custom construction. Single-family homes account for 67.8% of the properties with 28.7% comprised of condos and townhouses. The real estate market has been relatively consistent compared to some other parts of the state. Prices declined more gradually and have rebounded at the same even rate. The median sales price is fairly modest at around $300,000, reflecting the effect of a substantial condo inventory, as well as a nice stock of small starter homes. Prices for all properties combined range from $100,000 to around $850,000. There's a wide variety of architectural styles, including antique Victorians, large new Colonials, French Countryside, Cape Cod, Craftsman-style, Split-level, Ramblers and even some striking Modern designs.
Maryland has long been known for equestrian sports and that certainly holds true in Laurel, home to one of the nation's premiere horse racing facilities. Laurel Park opened way back in 1911 and hosted numerous champions, including Triple Crown winners War Admiral, Whirlaway, Secretariat and Affirmed. In recent years, the track has embarked on a $16 million improvement plan which includes clubs, restaurants, entertainment venues and Laurel Commons, a new backstretch housing project. As for other community amenities in Laurel, there's plenty of restaurants, sports bars, coffeehouses and shops. At the MARC train station you can buy tickets in the old historic Laurel Depot. Also worth mentioning is the current redevelopment of the Laurel Commons mall which will include significant upgrades and is due to deliver in 2014.
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Listing information last updated on December 16th, 2018 at 7:03pm EST.