Lanham, Maryland

Lanham MD Real Estate, Lanham area and Community Information



Located in Central Maryland, you will find the community of Lanham. This is an unincorporated, census-designated area within Prince George's County. While Lanham is a somewhat small community consisting of only about 10,000 people (as of 2010), it is just minutes away from such thriving places as Baltimore and Washington DC.

History of Lanham

While the first known occupants of the community known as Lanham today were Piscataway tribes, English settlers began arriving to the area in about 1634. During these early years, settlers were mainly dependent on the tobacco industry. In fact, tobacco was often used in place of cash to purchase various types of goods.

It was in about 1678 that a man by the name of John Lanham purchased land in what was to become the town of Lanham. Many of his relatives soon followed him to the area and helped to build a prosperous community. Today, Lanham is home to a large variety of businesses, churches, schools and charming homes.

Parks and Recreation

There are dozens of beautiful parks located near real estate in Lanham where you can go to relax and unwind. A favorite park among people residing in Lanham MD homes is Accokeek Park, which you will find on Accokeek Road. This park features such amenities as playground equipment, a walking trail, a lighted soccer field, picnic shelters and a basketball court.

Another great park that is just a short drive from Lanham homes for sale is Birchleaf Park located on Birchleaf Avenue. Amenities of this park include a playground, a lighted basketball court, a football and soccer field, picnic shelters, a softball field, and a walking trail. Other parks near Lanham MD homes are Bell Acres Park, Chillum Hills Park and Fox Run Park.

Attractions and Activities

One of the perks of living in Lanham real estate is that there are many fabulous attractions nearby. You will find several historical attractions here including the Airmen Memorial Museum, Belair Mansion, Laurel Museum and Riversdale House Museum. Some of the more popular family-related attractions are the National Children's Museum, Dinosaur Park, Six Flags America and the Hurricane Harbor Waterpark.

If you are interested in exploring outdoor attractions near Lanham properties, you will love visiting Clearwater Nature Center, Watkins Nature Center, the National Wildlife Visitor Center and Merkle State Wildlife Sanctuary. The golf fans in your family will enjoy spending their spare time at such locations as Cross Creek Golf Club, Glenn Dale Golf Club, Henson Creek Golf Course and Paint Branch Golf Course.

Special Events in Lanham

Another benefit to becoming a Lanham home buyer is that you will have the opportunity to attend various special events held near the community every month of the year. One event you will want to attend is Six Flags America's Annual Fourth of July Celebration, which takes place July 4th through the 6th. Highlights of the celebration include live entertainment, inflatables, games and prizes, and a magnificent fireworks display.

If you have small children, you will not want to miss the Annual Kinderfest, which is held in early October. This event features such activities as hay rides, face painting, moon bounce rides, children's games and live entertainment. Other noteworthy events near Lanham properties are the Wildlife Festival (October), Winter Festival of Lights (December) and Tulip Time (April).

If you are searching for a beautiful home in Maryland that is in a location that offers plenty of job possibilities and fun things to do, take a minute to speak with Ed Haraway. There are several homes for sale in Lanham, and there is sure to be one that you will love. Call Ed Haraway today and find your new home!
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