Looking for a diverse yet connected community in an ideal urban location? Look no further than New Carrollton, Maryland!
Located in Prince George’s County, the jewel that is New Carrollton features beautiful neighborhood parks, tree-lined streets, and the dwellings of a charming suburban community. New Carrollton, MD also offers residents easy access to the hustle and bustle of three major cities— Washington, D.C., Baltimore, and Annapolis.
Population of New Carrollton, MD
New Carrollton has a resident population of 12,000. Since its home to many large companies and government organizations, that number can grow to nearly 30,000 on any given workday. Furthermore, it is estimated that there was a 2.9% population growth from 2015 to 2020, with some parts of the city estimating growth of over 5%.
The city’s major employers include the Federal Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD). In addition, Kaiser Permanente is currently constructing its’ regional offices in New Carrollton.
Getting Around New Carrollton, MD
New Carrollton is located approximately eight miles northeast of Washington, DC, and provides convenient access to the Capital Beltway (Interstate 95), the Baltimore-Washington Parkway, and John Hanson Highway (U.S. Route 50).
There is a robust bus network that serves the city, as well as its very own Metro Station which also provides access to Amtrak rail service and The Maryland Rail Commuter Service (MARC). The completion of the Metro Purple Line by 2020 will connect New Carrollton with Bethesda, MD and will include stops at the University of Maryland campus.
Things to do in New Carrollton, MD
The city of New Carrollton has won the Prince George’s County Beautification Award four times. It has also been named “Tree City USA” by the Arbor Foundation because of its’ vast green spaces, including three major parks. Here are some other sites to see and things to do in New Carrollton, MD.
- Greenbelt Park: This 1,176-acre forested park, located on the border of New Carrollton, offers an escape from busy city life. With nine miles of trails, three picnic areas, and camping sites, Greenbelt Park is managed by the National Park Service. Its convenient location makes it easily accessible for a quick hike or an affordable family camping trip.
- New Carrollton Branch Library: This newly renovated, 58,500 square-foot library reopened to great fanfare in 2018. It now houses a collection of more than 50,000 items (including books, DVDs, audiobooks, and magazines)! The Discovery Reef children’s area features a 270-gallon saltwater aquarium and a story-time room that replicates a deep-sea habitat.
- NASA Goddard Space Flight Center: Explore the universe at Nasa Goddard Space Flight Center. It’s just a few miles from New Carrollton’s town center and boasts a variety of activities, exhibits, and events designed for all ages and abilities—free of charge.
- New Carrollton Recreation Club: Home to New Carrollton’s pool and swim club, the Recreation Club also has six lighted tennis courts and is located next to the New Carrollton Outdoor Hockey Rink.
The Cost of Living in New Carrollton, MD
New Carrollton’s median household income of $56,540, is slightly higher than the national average of $53,217. With all its amenities, New Carrollton’s cost of living is 20% higher than the national average.
Rental prices for a one-bedroom apartment in New Carrollton average $1,464. This is right in line with the national average, which is $1,468. New Carrollton’s average rental price is still well below the $2,234 that renters pay in Washington D.C. but slightly higher than the $1,283 average that renters pay for the same-sized space in Baltimore.
Apartment Communities in New Carrollton, MD
New Carrollton and the surrounding area has a collection of affordable and comfortable garden-style apartment options. Among these options are the conveniently located Fountain Club Apartments, the pet-friendly Chestnut Ridge Apartments in Lanham, and the serene Wildercroft Terrace Apartments in Riverdale.
Fountain Club Apartments is located just a stone’s throw from the New Carrollton Metro and offers convenient access to I-495, and I-295. Residents who call Fountain Club home are within easy reach of all that Washington D.C. and the surrounding Capital Area has to offer. Apartments range from 520 square foot efficiencies to 1,560 square-foot two-bedroom homes. Plus, there are discounts for the military, police, teachers, and students.
The pet-friendly community at Chestnut Ridge Apartments has on-site management, a playground, swimming pool, and in-building laundry facilities. Relax in your cozy studio, on your lovely balcony, or in one of Chestnut Ridge’s large three-bedroom, two-bath apartment homes.
Sign a lease and bring you special feline (cats only, please) to Wildercroft Terrace Apartments, where fully furnished apartment homes, featuring modern appliances, are available for a variety of lease terms. Wildercroft offers several floor plans, including spacious 2-bedroom duplexes, a roomy 3-bedroom option, and a sizeable 2-bedroom with a den. All of this is just minutes from the Beltway and close to New Carrolton Metro Station.
Experience the New Carrollton Lifestyle At Southern Management
Hopefully, now that you’ve gotten a taste of all the things to do in New Carrollton, MD, you’re ready to make a move. If you need help finding a place to rent, turn to Southern Management for the best guidance on navigating the many apartment options in Prince George’s County.
Our commitment to our residents and the surrounding communities is what differentiates our team from other property management companies. This Southern Management difference is apparent in our long-term relationships with our residents and our excellent reviews.