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Overview of Bowie

Bowie, Md., is part of Prince George's County and is located near Annapolis, Baltimore and Washington, DC. When newcomers visit Bowie, they might notice plenty of parks and preserved open space. This city encompasses 18 square miles of land, has more than 1,100 acres set aside for parks and features over 22 miles in walking paths.

The U.S. Census Bureau reports that Bowie was home to 54,727 residents in 2010 and had about 2,970 people per square mile. This city is a top spot for many professionals and nearly 95 percent of its residents who are 25 years of age or older were high school graduates between 2006 and 2010.

Exploring the Bowie apartments for rent provides a better feel for what it's like to be a resident of this city. Bowie features an ice arena, a playhouse, a famous mansion, museums and more.

Living in Bowie, MD

In the 17th century, Bowie featured a wide array of colonial churches, farms and plantations. The area was ideal for crops and tobacco, which led many newcomers to settle in the region. Belair Mansion, which was constructed in 1745 as a 2,500-acre plantation for Governor Samuel Ogle, is a popular attraction in the city that provides insight into what life was like during this period.

The area's proximity to Baltimore and Washington, DC, played a role in its growth during the 18th and 19th centuries. Bowie is roughly 30 miles southwest of Baltimore and 18 miles northeast of the nation's capital, and developed around transportation to these areas.

Those who seek apartments for rent in Bowie, Md., can take advantage of various roads in or near the city. U.S Routes 50 and 301 and Maryland State Highways 3, 193, 197, 214 and 450 are among the main thoroughfares available to commuters traveling into or out of Bowie.

Bowie Work and Study

Prince George's County Schools district serves students in Bowie. This school system includes 204 schools, 9,000 teachers and 125,000 students.

Bowie State University is one of several educational institutions available to those seeking associate's, doctoral or master's programs. This school is among the 10 oldest in the country and hosts 5,400 students. Students can choose from 23 undergraduate programs, along with 35 doctoral, master's and advanced certification opportunities.

Rentals in Bowie, MD and Cost of Living

It's likely that you'll pay more for rentals in Bowie than in other areas of the country, which is a reflection of the higher-than-average median household income in this city. The U.S. Census Bureau notes that the median household income for Bowie residents was $101,671 between 2006 and 2010, while the state's median household income was $70,647. Many Bowie apartments are available for between $1,200 and $1,800 per month.

Bowie Attractions and Special Events

The National Capital Radio & Television Museum in Bowie offers a fun learning environment for visitors of all ages. This museum opened in 1999 and features exhibits that give patrons a glimpse into the history of radio and television.

Visit the Bowie Ice Arena to enjoy indoor ice skating. This arena was established in 1971 and offers residents the chance to skate from July to April.

Check out the Bowie Community Theatre to see the area's local talent. This theater was incorporated in February 1967 and past casts have performed The Glass Menagerie, The Importance of Being Earnest, Marvin's Room, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.

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