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Pros

-Uniquely attractive core
-Arts and culture
-Historic interest

Cons

-Growth and sprawl
-Cost of living
-Summer heat


What Bert Has To Say About Washington-Arlington-Alexandria Metro Area


It would be an understatement to say that the nation’s capital is a unique place. The centrally located National Mall is an urban planning gem, with excellent open spaces, walking paths, and major monuments in a classic architectural style. Lining the mall is the Smithsonian museum complex, probably the best set of museums in the world in a single location. In reality, the whole mall setup is a museum in and of itself and a major destination for locals and visitors alike. Numerous government offices and first class hospitality venues surround the mall. To the northwest of the mall, but still within the city limits, lies the upscale residential and commercial enclave of Georgetown, home to Georgetown University, George Washington Hospital, and a variety of entertainment and nightlife amenities. But not all of the D.C. central city glitters; to the north and east in particular lies a considerable expanse of socioeconomically mixed neighborhoods and areas of urban decay.


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Quick Facts About Laurel


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Laurel is 5.60 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. Laurel jobs have Increased by 0.19 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Laurel's cost of living is 22.70% Higher than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Laurel's population is 25,026 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 15.94 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 34 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Laurel is $269,800. Home appreciation the last year has been 8.30 percent.
    SCHOOLS
    Laurel public schools spend $15,605 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 15.5 students per teacher in Laurel.

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Laurel Housing Market


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Comments


Terribly congested
Laurel as a whole is not a bad place to live. Housing is considerably cheaper than in many parts of the DC/Baltimore area. There are some nice shops and restaurants... (read more)
Terribly congested
Laurel as a whole is not a bad place to live. Housing is considerably cheaper than in many parts of the DC/Baltimore area. There are some nice shops and restaurants... (read more)
Too expensive to retire in Laurel
The housing prices and taxes are very high. The area is congested with people and traffic. However, it has many benefits in terms of things to do and... (read more)
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