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Laurel, MD

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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.

Laurel Apartments

$1019-$1705

Middletowne
Beds: Studio-3
Baths: 1-1.5

$1015-$1305

Laurelton Court Apartments
Beds: 1-3
Baths: 1

$960-$1510

Steward Manor
Beds: Studio-3
Baths: 1

$965-$1170

The Dona
Beds: Studio-2
Baths: 1

$1299-$2135

Avalon Russett
Beds: 1-3
Baths: 1-2

$1075-$1770

The Villages At Montpelier
Beds: 1-3
Baths: 1-2

Key City Stats

The average age of Laurel, MD is
30 to 34
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  • Age Demographic of Renters
  • 25 to 29 years
  • 30 to 34 years
  • 35 to 39 years
  • Male
  • 9.09%
  • 8.32%
  • 11.81%
  • Female
  • 8.53%
  • 12.66%
  • 6.67%
$1214
is average rent in Laurel, MD
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  • Rent Range
  • $650 to $699
  • $700 to $749
  • $750 to $799
  • Percentage of household units
  • 0.43%
  • 1.01%
  • 1.33%
46.1%
of units are available for rent in Laurel
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  • Vacancy Status
  • For Rent
  • Rented, not occupied
  • Other vacant
  • Housing Units
  • 443
  • 67
  • 218
Getting Around in Laurel, MD

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Walk Score®
"Somewhat Walkable"
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The average commuter time in Laurel is:
30 to 34 minutes
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  • Time Range
  • 25 to 29 minutes
  • 30 to 34 minutes
  • 35 to 39 minutes
  • Percentage of workers
  • 4.28%
  • 14.53%
  • 4.2%

Laurel's Historical R

Laurel began as a mill town in the early 1800s and was originally known as Laurel Factory, with nearly everything in the town owned by one company. During the Civil War, the community divided, but tried to unify after the war. Although the factories continued to operate, manufacturing was no longer the base for the city's existence. As nearby Washington and Baltimore began to boom as major metropolises, Laurel became largely a suburban getaway for people to enjoy a more quiet life after commutes to the big city for work, a trend that continued into the 21st century.

A Theater Lover's Del

Looking for a little music or drama to light up your life? Look no further than The Venus Theatre, Maryland’s largest theatrical production company. The Venus focuses primarily on the retelling and adaptation of classics was founded in 2011 by Deborah Randall. Home to award-winning productions, this theater received the Best Drama Prize by the Maryland Theatrical Association, as well as accolades for Play of the Year, Director of the Year, and Actress of the Year by DC Metro Theatre Arts. Enjoy a night out of dinner and drama throughout the year with offerings from The Venus Theatre.

A Day at the Races

Place your bets on win, place, or show and spend some time at the track by visiting Laurel Park, a thoroughbred racetrack that began thrilling residents and visitors back in 1911. The most notable races held at this venue include the Maryland Million Classic, the De Francis Memorial Dash, the General George Handicap, and the Barbara Fritchie Handicap. From 1948 to 1990, the park was home to a harness racing track called Freestate Raceway. Movie-goers and book lovers will recognize this track's name for the several times it was mentioned in the book “Seabiscuit: An American Legend.”