Bowie: No Shortage of Fun in Fast-Growing City

Fans watching a baseball game

It’s a hit: The Bowie Baysox, the town’s very own minor league baseball team, have posted four consecutive winning seasons since 2007.

Bowie in Prince George’s County is the fifth-largest city in Maryland and according to the 2006-08 American Community Survey 3-Year Estimate, its population stands at an impressive 57,538, making it one of the state’s fastest-growing cities, as well.

There are a plethora of things to do here, and if you get tired of them, there’s always Baltimore to the north and Washington, D.C., to the southwest. And, if you’re still in a pickle, we might have colonies on the moon in a few hundred years, maybe even Mars, if you can wait that long.

Really, you don’t need to go anywhere because the apartment renter in Bowie has plenty to do.

Anyone into horse racing probably knows about the Belair Stud stable, which in its heyday produced father-son Triple Crown winners Gallant Fox and Omaha, along with 1955 “Horse of the Year” Nashua. Though it’s no longer active, you can still visit the Belair Stable Museum and pay homage to one of the top American horse stables of all time.

Bowie also has nearly 2,000 acres of open spaces and parks, including spacious Whitemarsh Park, a 182-acre lot that offers lighted sports fields, hiking and bicycle trails, and even the Bowie Playhouse.

And, with anchor stores Macy’s, Sears, Barnes & Noble and Old Navy, Bowie Town Center is there for shoppers.

A real highlight of Bowie would have to be the Bowie Baysox. A Double-A affiliate in the Eastern League, the Baysox are a Baltimore Orioles farm club and play at Prince George’s Stadium. Minor league baseball – that’s some good family entertainment.

But don’t worry your head none; Bowie has plenty of bars and restaurants for some grown-up shenanigans, too. Check out Apartment Showcase for more information and apartments in the area.

Scott D

Scott D

Scott is a local writer and has been with the Apartment Showcase blog since its inception in 2010.

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  • That pic sure doesn’t look like Bowie’s Prince George’s Stadium to me.