Love DC but the housing prices don’t like you back? Buy a home in Brentwood, MD. Brentwood is a town in Prince George’s County, Maryland less than 1 mile away from Washington, DC. The municipality of Brentwood is located just outside the Northeast boundary of the District of Columbia and surrounding communities of Mount Rainier, Cottage City and nearby Hyattsville. Along the Route 1 Corridor, Brentwood is part of the Gateway Arts District.
Bartlett Park, has 12 exercise stations along the perimeter. 2 of these stations are dedicated to persons with disabilities.
The town was originally incorporated in 1922 in order to levy taxes for the construction of roads and repairs. It is named after the Brents Wood estate built in 1817 by Robert Brent, the 1st mayor of Washington, DC.
When incorporated, the houses consisted of small frame bungalows, of which many remain. The majority of homes in Brentwood were built during and after World War II and are mainly Cape Cod and Ranch style homes. There are two small service-oriented commercial areas. A focal point is Bartlett Park named for Captain Bartlett who deeded the land to the town. The park is home to the Wohlfarth Building, which serves as the Town Hall.
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