With Several Transit Options, New Carrollton is a Commuter’s Dream

MARC train

Quick trip: New Carrollton is only one stop away from D.C.’s Union Station via MARC train.

Made famous (at least to me) by its metro stop on the Orange Line, Prince George’s County’s New Carrollton features a population of over 12,000 residents, as of July 1, 2009.

Better yet, if you’re looking at apartments for rent in New Carrollton and you’re a commuter, you’ll be pleased to know the town has a Maryland Transit Administration MARC train stop and an Amtrak stop. So, you could conceivably commute to Baltimore, too. This may be a good solution for the double-income household, where one person works in Charm City and the other in D.C.

Moreover, New Carrollton is only about five miles from the Washington, D.C., city limits, and its east/northeast border appears to be the I-495 Capital Beltway. So, driving to the capital or to the closer Maryland suburbs isn’t out of the question, either.

For shopping, there’s the New Carrollton Shopping Center, which features Foodway Supermarket and Staples. Adjacent to that is a Value City Furniture and Forman Mills discount store. There are further stores in and around that stretch of Annapolis Road, including a Shoppers Food & Pharmacy. Some of these stores are in the city itself, while others are not. But does it matter when you can easily jump on the beltway and go wherever you want? I didn’t think so.

New Carrollton has three parks, including Vera Cope Weinbach Neighborhood Park, which features lighted outdoor tennis courts and a street hockey rink. Sitting next to Vera Cope is the New Carrollton Pool.

There are also a number of city-wide events, including an Easter egg hunt and the upcoming New Carrollton Community Day on Sept. 11.

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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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