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Bowie Information and Highlights

Bowie is a city that resides in Prince George’s County in Maryland. It has grown from a small railroad stop over the years to the largest municipality in Prince George’s County. In 2014, CNN Money ranked Bowie twenty-eight in its Best Places to Live in America countdown. Bowie is definitely a city that still carries a small town charm to it as well as the expanded amenities of a growing city. The beginnings of Bowie trace back to 1854, when Colonel William Duckett Bowie obtained a charter from the Maryland legislature to construct a rail line. The construction of the rail line began in 1869 via the Baltimore & Potomac Railroad Company. As the years went on, Bowie would evolve from a small stop along the rail way into a city with plenty of history, opportunities and rank as one of the top fifty best places to live, as mentioned before. While it may had had humble beginnings, Bowie is a lovely city with plenty of opportunities for residents and visitors alike today.


Bowie is a part of the Atlantic Coastal Plain and is relatively flat, leaving it lying within the humid subtropical climate zone. This will mean especially hot, humid summers, cooler winters and a generous amount of precipitation year-round. Its low elevation and proximity to Chesapeake Bay allows for the area to have a more modest spring and summertime temperatures and less frigid winters, fortunately.

Recreation / Things To Do

Even with its humble beginnings, Bowie has developed into a city with no shortage of activities, areas to explore and natural beauty. Those looking to get out on the town, or on the water or in the woods, can certainly enjoy Bowie for all that is worth and all that it offers.


If you want small town charm mixed with big city amenities, you need look no further than Bowie. With a mix of big chains and small boutiques, mom-n-pop shops and unique antiques, Bowie is a city that can satisfy any kind of shopper: tourist, window shopper, retail warrior or fashionista alike.


Whether you are looking for fine dining, a trendy café or just somewhere where the picky in-laws will appreciate, Bowie has you covered. With a fantastic mix of foods from all over the world blending into one area, diners will have no only their choice of fantastic foods, but also a variety of trendy, gorgeous restaurants to impress their palettes and dinner guests alike.


Bowie might have started small, but now the city has swinging jazz lounges, breweries, pubs and wine bars for the night owls out there. If you want to get out on the town after sunset, you will find no shortage of things to do, especially if you need a night with the girls or a cold one after work.


Bowie isn’t just a great place to retire, it’s also a great place to raise a family. With a fantastic school system in place for any age, Bowie can keep your kids in a nice educational program while you head off to enjoy the scenery or some shopping.

  • Kiddie Academy of Lanham – 9845 Greenbelt Rd – (240) 241-4925

  • Washington New Church School – 11914 Chantilly Ln – (301) 464-5602

  • Chapel Forge Elementary School – 12711 Milan Way – (301) 805-2740

  • Samuel Ogle Middle School – 4111 Chelmont Ln


  • Population: 54,727

  • Population Density: 2,969.5

  • Median Age: 40.1

  • Male / Female Ratio: 1.0:1

Local / Notable Employers

For those who are looking to make the move to Bowie, the local job market is not in short supply. There are a feature of many big names and hubs, as well as smaller boutiques, shops and restaurants that can make use of all kinds of varying talent residents might have to offer.


Bowie really is a wonderful place to explore. It is surrounded by history, natural beauty, and a great pride in it from residents. There is, without a doubt, plenty to see and explore, with local landmarks and sights being only a short trip away. No matter what sort of adventure you are looking to have, you can find it in Bowie.

  • Bel Air Mansion – 12207 Tulip Grove Dr – (301) 860-0269

  • Marietta House Museum – 5626 Bell Station Rd – (301) 464-5291

  • Taoping Castle – 6921 Lady Anne Ct

  • Montpelier Mansion – 9650 Muirkirk – (301) 377-7817


It is no mystery why CNN Money ranked Bowie the twenty-eight best place to live in America in their 2014 poll. Bowie is an area of opportunity, where humble beginnings have led to growth, beautiful homes and architecture, retail expansion and a higher quality of living for residents. With its shopping opportunities, expansive restaurants, vibrant local culture and fantastic school system, it is hard to go wrong in the city of Bowie. Whether you are a house hunter looking to settle down, a career warrior looking for a new path or someone who just wants a beautiful home and setting to retire to, you can find it here. Bowie is a must see. 

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