Living in Bowie, MD

The central Maryland town of Bowie offers its residents easy access to major metropolitan centers and, at the same time, the woodsy ambiance of a quintessential small American town. With its roots in the pre-Revolutionary War era, the evolution of America's railroads and the elite world of horse racing, Bowie, Maryland, is a fascinating town to call home.

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Space and Nature in Bowie

Bowie, Maryland, residents and visitors alike can experience the wonder of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, located just west of town. Immediately southeast of town is the Six Flags Amusement Park, which offers thrill rides for all ages. For nature lovers, the Patuxent Research Refuge is within a few minute's drive.

All that play will work up an appetite. Bowie restaurants offer an international mix of options, including Japanese sushi and hibachi, Mexican moles and mesquite and some of the best Chesapeake Bay crab and seafood in the area. The Bowie Town Center mall mixes its more casual dining fare with dozens of shops and services. Bowie's Center for the Performing Arts acts as both a theater and a community center, and hosts plays, concerts and workshops year-round.

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Convenient Bowie

Bowie is a convenient, centrally-located home for commuters. They enjoy the easy-care opportunities of town homes and condominiums that are set close to train stations and U.S. Route 50, which runs through town. To the north and south of the central core lie quiet suburban streets, lined with trees and populated with single-family homes.

Bowie, MD, is an award winner for its smart and innovative energy-use policies, and its commitment to its citizens "healthy eating and active living" lifestyles. In 2014, Money Magazine ranked Bowie one of America's 50 Best Small Cities. That praise was based on the high quality of annual town festivals that celebrate its diversity and arts culture, and its many public recreational facilities, including an ice arena, boat rentals and playing fields.

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American History Lives in Bowie

Living in Bowie, Maryland, connects residents directly to America's historical past. In the late 1600s, this central Maryland area was rich farmland for tobacco. In 1745, one of the first colonial plantations, Belair, was established within current town lines. Bowie's 20-mile proximity to the nation's capital placed it at the heart of both the Revolutionary and American Civil Wars. The rail service established in 1872 between Bowie and Washington remains an integral part of Amtrak's Northeast Corridor.

With its central location, strong civic focus and excellent transportation options, Bowie Maryland, is an eclectic and enriching city to be savored by residents and visitors alike.


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  • NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center offers the opportunity for kids and adults alike to explore unique and informative exhibits, climb inside a Gemini space capsule module or participate in monthly model rocket launches
  • Thrill seekers seek out their next adrenaline rush at Six Flags, an amusement park which features thrilling rides and fun attractions for people of all ages.
  • International cuisine is just a short drive away. Or, simply enjoy what Maryland is best known for—Chesapeake Bay crabs and seafood.

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Bowie Real Estate at a Glance

  • 349 Homes Sold*
  • 97 Avg. Days on Market*
  • $349,900 Median Price*

*over last 3 months

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