About Laurel, MD
Founded in the early 19th century, Laurel experienced its economic first boom during the Industrial Revolution. Today, this northern Maryland city still maintains its downtown historic district highlighting its rich past. Laurel's economy gets a boost from playing home to Fort Meade Army base, as well as the National Security Agency. With its close proximity to major cities like Washington DC and Baltimore, this residential area offers a little bit of suburbia with bustling big city life a short drive away.