Laurel, MD is located Prince George’s County, the center of the nation’s fourth largest market and is midway between Baltimore and Washington, DC, 5 minutes from the Washington Beltway, and 20 minutes from Baltimore/Washington International airport, and 25 minutes from Baltimore.
The climate in Laurel, MD is generally warm during summer with average daytime temperatures in the 70s, and during the winter the daytime temperatures tend to be in the 30s. July is the hottest month where temperatures reach a high of 88 degrees Fahrenheit. The coldest month is January with a minimum temperature of around 24 degrees Fahrenheit.
The annual average precipitation at Laurel is 46.40 Inches and fairly evenly distributed throughout the year. However, May is the wettest month with an average rainfall of 4.75 inches.
Laurel, a unique mill town surrounded by agricultural endeavors, was established in 1870 as “Laurel Factory” with about 1,000 residents. It was a true company town with a school, shops, and the worker’s homes were owned by the company. Five years later, though, “Factory” was officially dropped from the name. However, Laurel’s history actually reaches back to the1630s when the Calverts arrived at St Mary’s City, and Richard Snowden followed several years later to occupy his 10,000 acres in northern Anne Arundel County. Today the town's population totals over 19,000 and it maintains a small town atmosphere.
Public education is provided by Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS), the second largest school district in Maryland with 128,356 students enrolled 200 schools for the 2009-10 school year. Newsweek Magazine named five of PGCPS’s high schools in its “America’s Top Public High Schools” list. Two community colleges share a campus in Laurel, Prince George’s Community College and Howard Community Collage. Capitol College is located just south of Laurel.
ACTIVITIES IN LAUREL
Laurel’s Parks and Recreation department, and the Boys and Girls Club, sponsor adult and youth seasonal sports leagues in 11 city parks, three athletic fields, and three community centers. The city also operates tennis courts and a public swimming pool.
The Fairland Sports and Athletic Complex at Fairland Regional Park offers gymnastics, swimming, racquet ball, tennis, as well as weight training and childcare. Fairland Regional Park also has facilities for ice rinks for all types of ice skating activities. They have recently added basketball and lacrosse to their activities list. Laurel also has bowling centers and roller skating rinks.
LAUREL MD HOMES FOR SALE
Laurel MD homes for sale offer homes in a median price range of $365,000. One aspect of the Master Plan of the city of Laurel is to provide for quality living by encouraging a range of housing types in order to provide a wider variety of alternatives for its residents.
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