Best Places to Live in Lanham, Maryland

National center - Along the Potomac River between southern Maryland and northern Virginia, inland from Chesapeake Bay
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.


QUICK FACTS

City: Lanham
Zip Codes: No Zip Codes Here.
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 26 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Lanham is 4.70% (U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Lanham jobs have increased by 1.62%. Learn More...
COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Lanham's cost of living is 17.90% higher than the U.S. average. Learn More... or Compare Lanham's Cost of Living
POPULATION
Lanham's population is 10,102 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 28.00%. Learn More...
TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 32 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...
REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Lanham is $270,300. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been -12.88%. Check out the homes in the area.
SCHOOLS
Lanham public schools spend $16,054 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 15 students per teacher in Lanham. Learn More...

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Housing Market in Lanham

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