Introduction to Greenbelt, Maryland
Located in Prince Georges county, Greenbelt, Maryland, is 6 miles NW of Bowie, Maryland (center to center) and 11 miles NE of Washington, District of Columbia. The city has a population of 21,456 residents.
Greenbelt was one of the three "green" towns that were built as a part of President Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal (the other two green towns are Greendale in Wisconsin and Greenhills in Ohio); the primary reason behind these New Deal additions was that these green towns would create a housing boom, improving the nation's economic condition by creating job opportunities. Rexford Guy Tugwell, head of America's Resettlement Administration, planned the city of Greenbelt in 1935. The city was officially incorporated into the state in 1937. As of now, this historic planned territory, commonly known as 'Old Greenbelt', is situated within the Greenbelt Historic District.
Greenbelt and nearby Attractions
- Greenbelt Park
- Greenbelt Museum
- Arlington House
- Agricultural History Farm Park
- Audubon Naturalist Society Refuge
Things To Do In Greenbelt
Museums in the area include the Greenbelt Museum, Agricultural History Farm Park, and American Visionary Art Museum. The Arlington House and the Audubon Naturalist Society Refuge are close by. In addition, the Greenbelt Fall Fest is held by the city every October.
The closest airport to the city is Baltimore-Washington International Airport.
Greenbelt Higher Education
University of Maryland-University College, Catholic University of America, and Prince Georges Community College provide classes for higher education.