Ranked in the 70th percentile


  • Bowie is ranked #156 in Maryland
  • Bowie is ranked #8,751 in the USA
  • Low Crime Rates
  • Sunny Weather
  • High Income per Capita
  • Stable Housing Market
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Best Neighborhoods In & Around Bowie, MD

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Mount Vernon Square, Washington6314.86,077
Shaw, Washington5614.313,782
Capitol Hill, Washington5614.355,592
Ledroit Park, Washington5414.111,683
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Catholic University-Brookland, Washington5412.557,481
Fort Totten-Upper Northeast, Washington5412.724,123
Brentwood, Washington5312.228,660
Stadium-Armory, Washington5313.221,142

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Hayfield, VA8525.94,453
Greenbriar, VA8534.68,568
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Reston, VA8530.560,070
Kingstowne, VA8525.915,779
Ashburn, VA8537.149,692
Rose Hill, VA8523.320,968
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If you're looking for quiet, & safe...Then you've found it in Bowie

Ok...I'm a lifelong NYC resident. I just retired January 1st 2016, as a NYPD Police Officer after 22 years, (my wife also as a Detective for 23 years).The reason I'm starting out with this, is because the safety & security of the neighborhood was "our" primary concern when we started looking for our new home, and I'm pleased to say that we've found that here in Bowie!!!Now don't fool yourself into thinking that you're gonna move into a totally crime free neighborhood, where you can leave your windows & doors unlocked and open, because that's just not gonna happen, no matter where you move, but here in Bowie, you're gonna be pretty safe.It's a mixed city, (meaning a little bit of everyone), but there's no hanging out on the street corners, there's no people walking around with their pants sagging below their underwear. And there's a strong police presence, (now its not the gestapo), but they're out here patrolling vigilantly. And there's a camera system in place at all the intersections, and plate readers/camera system throughout all of the different neighborhoods, which is a nightmare for burglars & thieves, but a win for the residents!!!There are very few "attractions" nearby, with the exception of Great Adventures in Upper Marlboro, (and surprisingly that has very little effect on traffic in the area which is a good thing), and while I'm on the subject of traffic, rush hour traffic is "very congested", and a lot drivers out here, (men & women alike), seem to be in an awful big hurry all the time!!!The accidents I've seen so far, speed & impatience seem to be the contributing factor.There are "PLENTY" of nearby malls & shopping centers within driving distance, with every single store and food variety you can think of. Mostly everything out here closes around 11pm, but there are several fast food places and gas stations that stay open way past that hour.If you're looking for a safe, clean, modern, family oriented city, then Bowie is the place for you!!!(if you want the fastlane life, go to NYC).Thanks for listening!!!
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Source: The Bowie, MD data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).