Suitland MD Homes For Sale
Just about a mile southeast of Washington DC is the community of Suitland, Maryland. Part of Prince George's County, this large suburb is sometimes associated with nearby Silver Spring. With a population of roughly 26,000 and a land base of 4.2 square miles, Suitland went through a period of decline in the 1980's with pockets of distressed properties. Things have been rebounding in recent years however, due to a concerted effort by local government and business leaders, along with support from the federal government. One of the core strengths of the community and its economy is the presence of numerous federal agencies as well as government contractors. For more information about Suitland MD homes for sale, contact us today!
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Like many parts of Washington Metro, Suitland has a lengthy history. Early settlers farmed the land for tobacco. In 1867 Samuel Taylor Suit bought 800 acres and built an estate known as Suitland with frequent visits from U.S. Presidents and other high-ranking officials as well as business and labor leaders. By the turn of the century the village expanded with additional homes, churches, a post office and a school. Still, it was mostly farmland until the beginning of World War II. As part of the expanding war effort, the government commissioned the development of office space known as the Suitland Federal Center. At the time, 437 acres of farmland and existing buildings were purchased. The landscape has changed but it's still home to the Federal Center, with agencies such as the National Maritime Intelligence-Integration Office, administrative branches of the Smithsonian Museum and the U.S. Census Bureau. The latter agency still occupies an old Colonial Revival-style home.
Ongoing revitalization efforts in Suitland have overlapped with the real estate and economic downturn that hit many parts of the country in 2007-2008. Home prices took a steep plunge here and still haven't shown a consistent rebound. Property types are mixed, with 58% single-family homes and 40% condos. Of the multi-family units, some date back to World War II era garden apartments that later converted to condo. Still others are townhouses, both old and new. Architectural styles overall are a mixed bag, including a scattering of old farmhouses, kit-homes and Colonials, plus numerous Ramblers and Split-levels. You'll also find some Cape Cods and new home construction. List prices tend to start in the low six figures and top out in the mid six figures. The affordability of real estate here is also influenced by a number of short sales and foreclosures.
Suitland is a community in transition. Revitalization programs are purchasing and rehabbing distressed homes and are also offering incentives to first-time buyers. The community is served by the Washington Metro Suitland Station which opened in 2001. The presence of the Federal Center along with a series of upgrades to the surrounding area is helping to encourage additional growth and new residents to the area. There's a new mixed-use Town Center project and lots of appealing greenspace, including the Suitland Community Park, Henson Creek Park, Suitland Bog Natural Area and the Bradbury Heights Community Recreation Center. With some of the most affordable real estate prices in the region and a commitment to sustainable economic growth, Suitland is an intriguing option for buyers.
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Listing information last updated on October 20th, 2018 at 10:32am EDT.