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Landover is a unique town with a combination of an urban setting and rural character. Prince George’s County has pristine creeks, rivers and woodlands, allowing residents the opportunity to live an outdoor lifestyle with big-city attractions very close by. With a population of less than 24,000 residents, Landover maintains a close-knit environment that is enjoyable for businessmen and families alike. Look for Landover apartments for rent, and find one of Maryland’s hometown communities.
Landover was named after the town of Llandovery in Wales. Prince George’s County has a rich history dating back more than 10,000 years. Captain John Smith first sailed up the Potomac River in 1608, and over the next 25 years English traders explored the area for commerce and fighting. The new county flourished as residents left the confines of St. Mary’s City and created new settlements nearby. Families from all over Europe built new homes here with the help of indentured servants. A large tobacco industry generated wealth in Prince George’s County, allowing residents to build large plantations, educate their children and support the work of local religious leaders.
Prince George’s County did not experience extensive military action during the Revolutionary War, but the local landscape took a huge toll during the War of 1812. Although tobacco production remained the dominant contributor to the local economy, residents began to experiment with new crops, great machines and mass production. The area experienced a large population boom lasting almost a century, and by the late 20th century the landscape was very similar to what it is today. Local residents heed new changes but are constantly reminded of the past.
Landover is home to Fortis College, which offers skilled trade training in the fields of healthcare, business, cosmetology and information technology, among others. Fortis College has campuses in 10 states and also offers online classes, making the school an accessible option for students around the country. Regardless of previous educational background, Fortis College provides the perfect education and training to qualified applicants who want to improve their prospective job opportunities. Fortis College joins a number of traditional college opportunities located 11 miles away in Washington D.C.
The largest employer in Landover is the headquarters of Giant Food Inc, a supermarket chain with 171 stores in Maryland, Delaware, Virginia and Washington D.C. Local residents work in a range of positions at Giant Food Inc to create and support the company’s infrastructure.Landover apartments also provide the perfect home for people working in Prince George’s County’s successful businesses. The largest employers in town are Dimensions Health Corporation, Doctors Hospital, Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center, Safeway, Shoppers Food Warehouse, Southern Maryland Hospital, Target, UPS, Walmart and others, offering jobs all across the professional spectrum.
With a close proximity to some of the greatest attractions in the Northeast, residents in Landover pay relatively high rent prices. United States Census Bureau statistics show that the standard apartment in Landover costs $1,142 a month, which is very consistent with the Maryland state average. Combined with a high cost of rent, everyday living expenses are also very costly in Landover. The city received a cost of living index of 132.6, which is significantly higher than the United States average of 100.
The Washington Redskins football team’s home field at FedEx is located in Landover. Residents and visitors flock to the stadium to cheer on their favorite team. Landover also hosts the annual Harlem Renaissance Festival, hailed as the best cultural history and arts festival in Prince Georges County. The festival is dedicated to the notion that building strong minds in local children will allow them to define their role in society based on positive knowledge of their heritage and African American culture. With three outdoor stages, an indoor discussion area, museum displays, a health fair and other attractions, this one-day festival has something to offer to people of all ages.
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