Town of Upper Marlboro
The historic Town of the Upper Marlboro should not be confused with Greater Upper Marlboro. The Town of Upper Marlboro began in 1695 and has been the County Seat since 1721 when it was a tobacco shipping port. Downtown Main Street is home to the Prince George’s County Courthouse and the County Administration Building, and the Old Mill Road Office Park. There is definitely a “small-town” ambiance here that approximately 700 residents and over fifty business enjoy within a 0.4 square mile radius!
Quality of Life:
Small town living is what residents like about the Town of Upper Marlboro. “The Landings,” their quarterly local newsletter keeps everyone informed about community events for the residents from movies to voter forums. The Town of Upper Marlboro received a Sustainable Community designation in 2014 that continues to increase public and private investment. The Town also uses social media platforms to improve communication within the community. The Town of Upper Marlboro is located north of Maryland Route 4, and south of Largo, near the Show Place Arena and the Prince George’s Equestrian Center. The people residing in Upper Marlboro benefit from the close proximity to Washington D.C. due to the ease of access. The town also has multiple colonial tourist sites including old jails and courthouses. New developments include a large lake with walking paths, county office buildings, and numerous educational facilities.
Residents access the District and surrounding communities using the Capital Beltway I-95/495, U.S. Route 301 and Maryland Route 4.