Living in Bowie

A regular on lists of best places to live, Bowie, MD is ideal for families with children and young professionals.


Bowie, Maryland is located in Prince George’s County, nestled between Washington DC and Annapolis. Just shy of 60,000 residents, Bowie is considered a residential suburb of DC and offers upscale amenities and activities for all ages.

Bowie’s Town Center, for example, is a popular shopping destination. It boasts a quaint “Main Street” vibe but is home to over 70 modern shops and everyday conveniences.

If shopping isn’t your thing, catch a baseball game at Prince George's Stadium. Home of the Bowie Baysox, this stadium is a must-see for baseball fans.

History buffs and equestrian enthusiasts will love a visit to Belair Mansion – the colonial-era plantation home of Maryland’s first governors; and Belair Stable Museum – home of two Triple Crown winners. Hobbyists will also appreciate the collection of antique radios and televisions at the National Capital Radio and Television Museum.

For family-friendly outdoor activities year-round, you’ll find Bowie residents at the 85-acre multi-use Allen Pond Park. From playgrounds to boat rentals, this is the perfect spot for taking a stroll, fishing, jogging, or picnicking.

Reviewers on awarded Bowie with 4 out of 5 stars, for its welcoming feel, quiet neighborhoods, parks and activities, and close proximity to Washington DC and Baltimore. When it comes to schools, Bowie offers some of the best rated elementary schools in the state. In terms of higher education, Bowie State University ranks among the Top 20 HBCUs in the U.S.

If you are interested in a peaceful community within reach of major cities, Bowie, MD is the place for you.

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Housing in Bowie

If you are house hunting in Bowie, you’ll find a variety of architectural styles and price ranges to suit everybody’s budget and tastes. From colonials and Cape Cods to contemporary builds, Bowie features mostly single family detached homes with a sprinkling of condos and townhouses. 

Much of the city’s housing stock was built prior to 2001, and predominantly between 1970 and 1999. Many residents live in a 1960s planned community dubbed Belair-at-Bowie – a 2,000 acre development near Belair Mansion comprising 7,500 cookie-cutter homes. Saddlebrook and Woodmore Estates are two new-construction developments built after 2000.

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Neighborhoods in Bowie, MD

Popular neighborhoods in Bowie include: Woodmore, Collington Manor, Stewart’s Landing (Woodmore North), Queen Anne, Woodmore Towne Center, Huntington, Amber Meadows, Woodmore South, and Willow Wood Estates.

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Bowie, MD Zip Codes

20715, 20716, 20717, 20718, 20719, 20720, 20721