Southern Maryland Neighborhood Information

Maryland

Southern Maryland is readily accessible from the Law Center and offers an alternative to those students who wish to live outside the city. (Note that clicking on a neighborhood will take you to a Website independent of Georgetown Law.)

State of Maryland

Bethesda/Chevy Chase

Both communities are located on the northwest border of Washington. Bethesda is one of the oldest and best known suburbs of Washington and Chevy Chase has tremendous residential appeal. Although there are some apartment complexes and a few townhouses, most of the area is dedicated to single family homes. These communities offer nature and horseback riding trails, several shopping malls, and a variety of specialty shops. The area is also home to the National Institutes of Health and the Bethesda Naval Medical Center.

Estimated Average Rental Rates

Studio/Eff. 1 Bdrm. 2 Bdrm. 3 Bdrm.
900 - 1900 1300 - 2100 1900 - 3300 1900 - 5000

Local Contacts & Points of Interest

College Park

Home to the University of Maryland at College Park, this area is full of recreational facilities, parks, and tennis courts. Housing styles vary from rich, stately homes to garden style apartments. Commercial development is not permitted, so the residents of this town are determined to maintain the community feel of the neighborhood.

Estimated Average Rental Rates

Studio/Eff. 1 Bdrm. 2 Bdrm. 3 Bdrm.
900 - 1500 1000 - 1800 1400 - 2400 1600 - 3200

Local Contacts & Points of Interest

  • CollegeParkMD.gov
  • Prince Georges County Schools - (301) 952-6300
  • Police Station - (301) 333-4000
  • Metro Stop - College Park, Cheverly
  • Average Commute - 35 minutes

Greenbelt

Greenbelt offers a planned community with tree-lined streets, sidewalks, walking/biking trails, and many recreational opportunities. Greenbelt has a variety of housing styles and types, including single-family homes, condominiums, townhouses, and apartment complexes. This community features the Historic Greenbelt town center, a variety of shopping centers and restaurants. There are inner-walkways and underpasses, common areas and woodlands, and playgrounds.

Estimated Average Rental Rates

Studio/Eff. 1 Bdrm. 2 Bdrm. 3 Bdrm.
1000 - 1500 1100 - 1700 1200 - 2400 1800 - 2700

Local Contacts & Points of Interest

  • City of Greenbelt
  • Prince Georges County Schools - (301) 952-6300
  • Police Station - (301) 333-4000
  • Metro Stop - Greenbelt
  • Average Commute - 30 minutes

Silver Spring

A prominent DC suburb since the early twentieth century, Silver Spring is located at the northern edge of Washington on the Capital Beltway (I-495). Frequent and efficient public transportation leads to an easy commute into the city. There are mostly older single family homes in this area, but in recent years, there have been numerous new developments of apartment complexes, condominiums, and townhouses. The area has grown into a large residential and business center. There are dozens of shopping centers, restaurants, and specialty shops in the area that cater to every culture and ethnicity. The metro is conveniently located near several apartment communities.

Estimated Average Rental Rates

Studio/Eff. 1 Bdrm. 2 Bdrm. 3 Bdrm.
900 - 1600 1000 - 1700 1200 - 2700 2100 - 290

Local Contacts & Points of Interest

Wheaton

Located several miles north of Washington, Wheaton has seen major developments in recent years, including a large commercial area and residential tract. There are 535 acres at Wheaton Regional Park with an abundance of activities from camping and fishing to arts and crafts. The housing types and styles in this area include single-family homes, a few apartment communities, condominiums, and townhouses.

Estimated Average Rental Rates

Studio/Eff. 1 Bdrm. 2 Bdrm. 3 Bdrm.
900 - 1600 1000 - 1600 1300 - 2400 1455 - 3700

Local Contacts & Points of Interest

  • Wheaton
  • Montgomery County Schools - (301) 279-3391
  • Police Station - (301) 279-8000
  • Metro Stop - Wheaton
  • Average Commute - 30 minutes