TOP THREE REASONS MILITARY FAMILIES CHOOSE BOWIE:
If you have PCS orders for duty in the D.C. area, you're probably both excited about the opportunity and nervous about the cost of living. Even though I grew up in the area, that's exactly how my husband and I felt when we were faced with a move from San Diego CA to Annapolis, where he would teach at the U.S. Naval Academy.
One of the first places we looked for a home was Bowie MD, and here's why:
1. LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION -
Bowie MD is less than a half hour to Andrews AFB, Fort Meade and the US Naval Academy. It's also home to military personnel stationed at the Pentagon, Bethesda Naval Medical Center, Walter Reed,and other installations in the Baltimore-Washington area. From the intersection of Routes 3 and 50 in Bowie, it's a straight shot to Washington, Annapolis and Baltimore. Talk about a convenient location!
2. AFFORDABLE HOMES -
Detached homes on quarter-acre lots, now priced under $300,000, are the norm in the Levitt-built community of Belair at Bowie. Larger and newer homes at a higher price point are available, as well, and it's not impossible to find a bank-owned or short-sale property closer to $200,000.
3. FUN THINGS TO DO -
Oh my goodness... the list takes at least three hands when I start counting the options! Parks, playgrounds, shopping, golf, tennis, swimming, ice-skating, skate-boarding, dining out, movies, live theatre, minor-league baseball, Bowie Boys & Girls Club, paddle-boating, walking/jogging trails, museums, and more. In fact, I recently started a series of blog posts highlighting "Fun Things to do in Bowie MD", so be sure to watch for them here on the Maryland Real Estate Blog.
No doubt those same factors are important to you! Who wouldn't want to live in an affordable home in a convenient location where there are plenty of fun things to do?
For a personal tour of Bowie MD - the neighborhoods, homes and fun things to do - give me a call. I'm always pleased to welcome military families to Maryland and help make the transition a smooth one!
This information was provided to you by Margaret Woda, an Associate Broker with Long & Foster Real Estate in Crofton Maryland. Contact Margaret today for general real estate information or to learn how she can help you buy or sell a home in Annapolis, Bowie, Crofton, Davidsonville, Gambrills, and Odenton.
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