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Explore Greenbelt, Maryland - A Suburb of Washington DC


Greenbelt, Maryland is a suburb of Washington DC, located just 13 miles northwest of the downtown area. Although the area is best known as the home to Goddard Space Flight Center, the historic planned community, known as Old Greenbelt, was one of three "green" towns planned in 1935 under the United States Resettlement Administration. The city maintains a small town atmosphere and operates recreation facilities that include two recreation centers, a community center, an indoor and outdoor swimming pool, a fitness center, extensive ball fields, 23 playgrounds, and 190 acres of parkland.

Greenbelt is located in Prince George’s County, Maryland. The city has convenient access to the metropolitan area with its location near the interchanges of the Capital Beltway (I-95/I-495) and the Baltimore-Washington Parkway (I-295). Bordering communities include Beltsville, Berwyn Heights, College Park, Goddard, Lanham and New Carrollton.

As of 2010, Greenbelt has a population of 23,068. The population is 25.9% non-Hispanic white, 47.0% non-Hispanic black, 0.3% Native American, 2.6% Asian Indian, 7.1% other Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 0.3% non-Hispanic of some other race, 3.3% from two or more races and 14.3% Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Attractions and Points of Interest in Greenbelt

  • Goddard Space Flight Center – 8800 Greenbelt Rd. (301) 286-2000. This is NASA’s home office, a center for innovative developments in Earth science, astrophysics, heliophysics, planetary science, engineering, communication and technology. A Visitor Center is open for public tours and special events.

  • Greenbelt Park - 6565 Greenbelt Road. The park offers picnic areas, hiking trails and a 174 site campground.

  • Greenbelt Museum - 10B Crescent Road. The museum is open on Sunday afternoons only. Tours of the house provide visitors with a view of home life for ordinary Americans during the Great Depression and World War II.

  • Greenbelt Arts Center - 123 Centerway (301) 441-8770. Greenbelt. The community theater presents performing arts, musical concerts and art exhibits.

  • Buddy Attick Park - 555 Crescent Road. The park has a 23 acre lake, picnic pavilions with grills, tables and benches, a playground, and restrooms.
Metrorail – Green Line
Metrobus – Routes C2, R3, T15-T17, Z, 81-86, 87-89
MARC Train - Camden Line between Washington's Union Station and the Camden Station in Baltimore, Maryland
TheBUS Transit – routes serve Prince George’s County

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