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About University Park


Overview

Town Hall
Incorporated in 1936, University Park is a small, picturesque community of 923 single-family homes
situated along the Route 1 corridor of
northwestern Prince George’s County, Maryland. Only two miles east of the nation’s capital, with easy access to the Capital Beltway and two Metro stations, University Park provides an attractive location for commuters. University Park provides a “small town” atmosphere with urban convenience
and amenities. The Town has its own municipal
government and provides police and sanitation services. A large wooded park, tennis courts, and playing fields are all maintained by the Town. University Park Elementary School is a special point of pride for the residents. All of University Park has been listed on the National Register of Historic Districts. The historic district is significant as a large and essentially intact example of an early twentieth century, middle class, automobile suburb. It is one of the first in Prince George’s County designed specifically to accommodate automobiles as indicated by free-standing garages, usually placed toward the rear of the houses.

The words of a 1924 advertisement for the University Park Co. development ring true today, “…all the modern conveniences will be enjoyed in the perfect environment of gorgeous woodland, out of the whirl and bustle of Washington — and yet a scant thirty minutes from the city’s center.”
Contact

Town Hall
6724 Baltimore Avenue
University Park, MD 20782

Office: (301) 927-4262
Email: townhall@upmd.org


More information

University Park Walking Tour

University Park History 1936-1976