Overview of Beltsville
The neighborhood of Beltsville is located in central Maryland, approximately 19 miles northeast of Washington, D.C., and five miles southwest of Laurel. It is in Prince George's County and considered part of the Washington-Arlington metropolitan area. Beltsville apartments for rent are excellent options for joining the growing population of more than 16,700 residents living across 6.63 square miles.
The community has easy access to many major roads, including Route 295 and Interstate 95. College Park Airport is less than five miles south of Beltsville and Ronald Reagan National Airport is less than 40 minutes away by car.
Living in Beltsville, MD
The Beltsville community developed at the intersection of the railroad and Baltimore Turnpike, originally consisting of just a few residents, a church, several small stores, a blacksmith and a wheelwright in the early 1830s. In 1891, the Beltsville Land Improvement Company worked diligently to develop the South Beltsville subdivision as a grid of streets.
Today, the area is highly marketed to professionals looking to escape the congestion of Washington, D.C., and offers a diverse mixture of Victorian-era style homes and Colonial Revival houses. The cost of living in Beltsville is rather high compared to the national average, assigned a value of 132.9 points as of March 2012, which is nearly 33 percent higher than the national average. City-Data information revealed that the estimated median household income as of 2009 was $68,561 and median gross rent was $1,178.
Beltsville Attractions and Special Events
Residents living in Beltsville apartments and residents have a wide array of attractions and community events to enjoy. The Cross Creek Golf Club is a popular area attraction for a day on the links and the Beltsville Community Center provides a wealth of recreational activities for residents of all ages. A particularly popular attraction for residents is the Gardens Ice House, which offers ice skating activities that range from adult hockey leagues to figure skating programs for children.
Other nearby popular attractions for a taste of culture and history include College Park Aviation Museum, Montpelier Mansion, Laurel Museum, Belair Mansion and Pope John Paul Li Cultural Center.
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