- 6 Beds
- 5 Baths
- 2,650 SqFt
University Park, MD Homes For Sale
University Park is a bit of an anomaly in Maryland’s Prince George’s County. How so? Homes for sale in this charming little town somehow sailed through the recent real estate downturn unscathed. List prices inhabit a fairly narrow but solid range, starting in the mid-$300s and rarely rising above the mid-$600s. With only 2,550 residents, the town is listed in the National Register of Historical Places, and offers a nice blend of architecture—minus the recent trend of Maryland McMansions.
Dating way back to the 1700s and early colonial days, University Park didn’t really expand its residential development until a massive plantation known as Bloomfield was purchased by the University Park Company in 1923. At that point, new homes for sale began cropping up. However, the developers built around the stately columned manor, leaving it intact. The house remains standing, today. For more information about University Park, MD homes for sale, check out the listings below:
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- 3 Beds
- 2 Baths
- 1,639 SqFt
More About the University Park Real Estate Market
Homes for sale in University Park, MD were built over a period of time, with a construction boom in the 1940s, and with a second spike in the 1950s. Architectural styles include Colonial, Tudor, Dutch, and Sears “Craftsman” catalog homes. Also worth mentioning is the liberal use of brick siding for Cape Cod-style homes built during the 1940s, as well as 1950s Ramblers.
There isn’t much in the way of recent construction—development in this small town was pretty much finished by the 1980s. You also won’t find condos for sale here. Instead, University Park is just exactly as it seems—a nice residential community with lovely homes for sale, quiet tree-lined streets, a couple of churches, a town hall and the quaint, aptly-named Town of University Park.
As you might suspect from its name, University Park is close to the University of Maryland which lies to the north. It’s also bordered by historic Route 1 to the east, allowing for restaurants, coffee shops and the Gateway Arts District. For those that prefer roaming indoor retailers, there’s the Mall at Prince George’s, in next-door Hyattsville.