Best Places to Live in Laurel, 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

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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: Laurel
Zip Codes: 20707
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 26 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Laurel is 4.20% (U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Laurel jobs have increased by 1.62%. Learn More...
COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Laurel's cost of living is 23.10% higher than the U.S. average. Learn More... or Compare Laurel's Cost of Living
POPULATION
Laurel's population is 26,215 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 34.87%. Learn More...
TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 37 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...
REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Laurel is $300,800. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been -12.78%. Check out the homes in the area.
SCHOOLS
Laurel 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 Laurel. Learn More...

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Housing Market in Laurel

It's a good time to buy in Laurel. Home Appreciation is up 7.0% in the last 12 months. Browse Laurel Real Estate.

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Reviews for Laurel    7 Reviews
Terribly congested - 8/2/2010
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)

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Terribly congested - 8/2/2010
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 - 6/14/2009
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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ZIP CODES IN LAUREL, MARYLAND
20707