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Laurel, Maryland, 20707
1 Bedroom$1,439 - $1,755
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Laurel, Maryland, 20708
1 Bedroom$1,042 - $1,189
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Laurel, Maryland, 20723
1 Bedroom$1,177 - $1,308
2 Bedrooms$1,374 - $1,551
3 Bedrooms$1,732 - $1,981
Laurel, Maryland, 20707
Studio/1 Bedroom$940 - $1,140
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Household Income City State City Compared to State Less than $10,000 3.9% 6.9% -3.0% $10,000 to $14,999 3.2% 4.2% -1.0% $15,000 to $19,999 3.9% 4.5% -0.6% $20,000 to $24,999 6.7% 5.0% +1.7% $25,000 to $29,999 5.1% 5.2% -0.1% $30,000 to $34,999 7.5% 5.5% +2.0% $35,000 to $39,999 7.0% 5.3% +1.7% $40,000 to $44,999 7.2% 5.3% +1.9% $45,000 to $49,999 6.1% 4.8% +1.3% $50,000 to $59,999 10.5% 9.5% +1.0% $60,000 to $74,999 14.0% 12.1% +1.9% $75,000 to $99,999 12.1% 13.6% -1.5% $100,000 to $124,999 7.4% 7.6% -0.2% $125,000 to $149,999 3.0% 4.0% -1.0% $150,000 to $199,999 1.7% 3.5% -1.8% $200,000 or more 0.9% 3.0% -2.1%
Cost of Living
Share of Household Income Spent on Rent City State City Compared to State Less than 10.0% 4.8% 6.2% -1.4% 10.0% to 14.9% 11.8% 12.0% -0.2% 15.0% to 19.9% 17.8% 15.4% +2.4% 20.0% to 24.9% 15.1% 13.9% +1.2% 25.0% to 29.9% 13.6% 11.3% +2.3% 30.0% to 34.9% 10.8% 7.8% +3.0% 35.0% to 39.9% 6.0% 5.2% +0.8% 40.0% to 49.9% 5.1% 6.3% -1.2% 50.0% or more 11.6% 15.5% -3.9% Not computed 3.4% 6.4% -3.0%
Age Demographic of Renters
Age Demographic of Renters City State City Compared to State 15 to 24 years 9.2% 10.6% -1.4% 25 to 34 years 37.0% 28.2% +8.8% 35 to 44 years 24.8% 24.1% +0.7% 45 to 54 years 14.2% 15.3% -1.1% 55 to 64 years 7.4% 8.2% -0.8% 65 to 74 years 4.0% 6.1% -2.1% 75 to 84 years 2.5% 5.3% -2.8% 85 years and over 0.7% 2.1% -1.4%
Travel Time to Work
Travel Time to Work City State City Compared to State Less than 30 minutes 21.2% 24.8% -3.6% 30 to 44 minutes 24.6% 24.9% -0.3% 45 to 59 minutes 16.9% 17.4% -0.5% 60 or more minutes 37.3% 32.9% +4.4%
Source: 2000 Census
Located half-way between Washington, D.C. and Baltimore, this small city of about 22,000 people is an example of a mill town all grown up. Centered around a cotton gin and textile mill, it was truly one of the original company towns.
Housing, education, and health care were taken care of by the mill owners. As the ginning business died out, the town transformed itself into a prime location for people commuting to either of the nearby big cities.
Small Town Feel
Laurel has retained some of that historic charm in its downtown area. But today, it is a town of newer building and manages to keep its small town feel as it grows. You will find many choices when looking for a Laurel apartment. From simple buildings to high rises and complexes with every amenity imaginable, you'll find good value, convenience and a great small town lifestyle.
Riverfest and Horse Racing
Even in such a small town, there's plenty to do. The Laurel Mill Playhouse puts on excellent productions, there is a chorale society and an arts center. If you prefer outdoorsy pursuits, there are plenty of parks and facilities for most sports.
The Patuxent Wildlife Refuge Center can provide afternoons of trails and nature interests.Annually, there's a big riverfest as well as several other festivals. Laurel Park Racecourse offers thoroughbred racing in season and makes a great afternoon out.
Red, Hot & Blue!
Once in your Laurel apartment, you'll want to find out more about some of the town's good restaurants. Sapphire is considered one of the best Indian restaurants around, and for barbeque you must try Red, Hot and Blue! It's great!
There's a spot called Bottom of the Bay which is something of a dive but has really good seafood. The Ramshead Tavern offers up some good eats too. Pasta Plus seems to be everyone's favorite Italian place so try that one.
If getting out of your Laurel apartment at night is important, then you have choices there too. Oliver's Saloon is a great place to watch sports and yell for your favorite team. Sidepockets also has a big sporting crowd and many stay for the karaoke later in the evening. For big nights out, there are always the big cities. A lot of younger people who live in Laurel party hard in D.C. around the Dupont Circle area.
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Why should I move to Laurel?
Laurel is a great commuter town. It's right on the rail link between D.C. and Baltimore and is also serviced by D.C. bus service. It's got an historic old center of town and is also close to several big open spaces ad state parks. It's got the best of convenience and being surburban.
What's the weather like in Laurel?
Laurel is kind of on that cusp between Mid-Atlantic and Southern weather. It's hot in the summer and tends to be muggy while winters are fairly cold and temps stay in the 30s. But there are four distinct seasons which is really nice.
What areas of Laurel are safe for walking around at night?
The safest areas of Laurel are those on the western side of town. Old Laurel is a nice, safe neighborhood near Laurel High School with Victorian homes built during the 1890s. Some other safe areas of town include the Glens of Wellington, located near the Laurel Hospital, as well as the new apartments of the Russet neighborhood, and historic Laurel, with single-family homes and small apartment buildings.
How far is the airport from downtown Laurel and can I get there easily and cheaply?
The closest major airport to Laurel is Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI). This airport has international and domestic flights from Baltimore, Maryland and is about 11 miles, or a 25 minute drive, from the center of Laurel. At 20 miles from Laurel in Washington, DC, the next closest airport is Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA). Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) is 34 miles from Laurel and has international and domestic flights from Dulles, Virginia.
Will I need a car in Laurel?
Chances are, you won't need a car in Laurel. Over 12 percent of Laurel residents uses mass transit to commute to work on a daily basis. While this might not seem like a lot, this number is 29 percent greater than the Maryland average and 289 percent greater than the national average. Two MARC train stations on the Camden Line to Baltimore and Washington, D.C. are located in Laurel: Laurel Station and Laurel Racetrack Station, the latter with minimal service. Laurel Station is a particularly notable example of the stations designed by E. Francis Baldwin for the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) Metrobus service provides four lines into Laurel, and local Connect-a-Ride and Howard Transit bus service is available. Several taxicab and shuttle services also support the region.