Overview of Bladensburg
Bladensburg apartments for rent can be found throughout town and can be excellent ways to join the growing population of more than 9,200 people. Bladensburg, MD is a beauty of Prince George County, and its close proximity to Washington, D.C., give residents the best of small town and urban living.
A residential suburb, Bladensburg shares its western edge with the Anacostia River, but it is also part of a larger group of communities called the Port Towns. The town is rich in history and is particularly family friendly, with nearly 27 percent of its population under the age of 18.
Living in Bladensburg, MD
People living in Bladensburg enjoy being residents of this historical town. The area was originally known as Garrison’s Landing and was renamed in honor of Maryland Governor Thomas Bladen, who served from 1742 to 1747. Until the river silted up around 1800, the town was a busy shipping port, exporting mainly flour and tobacco.
One thing that makes Bladensburg such a great place to live is the strong sense of community observed by residents. Bladensburg is proud to have a diverse community and it can be seen throughout its population, restaurant offerings and community landscape. Residents enjoy being close to our nation's capital and all of the history associated with it. The Anacostia River waterfront is also a considerable draw to residents, with the beautiful Bladensburg Waterfront Park hosting numerous community events and providing recreation year round.
Bladensburg Attractions and Special Events
Residents of Bladensburg apartments can enjoy a number of historical sites as well as the natural beauty which surrounds the town. Bladensburg Waterfront Park offers miles of riverways and land paths that residents can use throughout the year. The public fishing pier here offers a great locale to settle in to an afternoon of leisure, while the free interpretive pontoon tours provide a great scenic tour for all. The park is also home to the War of 1812, Battle of Bladensburg Visitor Center, which provides a wealth of historic local knowledge.
Historic sites located in Bladensburg include Bostwick, George Washington House, Hilltop Manor, Market Master’s House and the Magruder House.
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