SperlingViews - La_Plata, Maryland
Cost of Living,
66.26% of people are white, 26.72% are black, 2.66% are asian, 0.54% are native american, and 3.82% claim 'Other'. 3.11% of the people in La Plata, MD, claim hispanic ethnicity (meaning 96.89% are non-hispanic).
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Great Place to Raise a Family - 5/30/2012
We have lived here for several years now. The schools are good and the teachers have been excellent. There are also several good private schools available. The people are very friendly and there is a small town feel. It is very close to the water, so many people enjoying boating and fishing.
For the DC Metro area, the cost of a home here is relatively inexpensive and many have large lots. The commute time to downtown DC is about an hour. Weekend drives into the city or Alexandria are almost half of that.
For children, the boys and girls club offer football, baseball, soccer. The community college offers an indoor pool year round, as well as enrichment programs over the summer.
Because of the proximity to the water, there are many good seafood restaurants in the area.
The only downside to La Plata is the traffic and congestion in Waldorf. [read more...]
La Plata - You don't want to live here! - 1/28/2009
Terrible traffic, runaway growth, fast sliding into a slum.[read more...]
La Plata - Traffic Nightmare and Strip Mall Hell - 1/28/2009
La Plata WAS a nice place to live, but that is no longer true. Now it is a traffic nightmare and a strip mall hell. Unfortunately, it appears that the town government and/or council members were more interested in lining their pockets or the pockets of their friends through outrageous development and runaway growth than in preserving the quality of life. Too bad and shame on them for selling out the town and its citizens to corporate franchises.[read more...]
housing growth - 7/1/2008
I moved to La Plata in 2000 and noticed a tremendous push for new growth after the Tornado damaged the town in 2002. A local concern is the ability of the water supply to sustain the growth. Otherwise, it's a nice town to live in. It's approx. 27 miles to Washington D.C. It has a recently expanded Hospital in the middle of town, a Thespian theater, new eateries popping up every year, a Walmart, Lowes and several major grocery stores.[read more...]
country - 6/5/2007
We live in the country around welcome. we nice quite place.[read more...]