ABOUT COLLEGE PARK
College Park, best known as the home to the University of Maryland, is located 10 miles North East of Washington DC, and 31 miles South West of Baltimore MD. The population of College Park in July 2011 was 30,587 and largely consists of University of Maryland students, faculty, and staff.
The city has experienced a boom in student housing development, with multiple apartment buildings either already operating or under construction along the Route 1 corridor. There are many high quality, student-friendly off-campus communities available in the College Park area to choose from.
Along with this residential development has come a growth in the shopping market. There are several shopping areas with plenty of restaurants, common fast-food chains, convenience and specialty stores. Some big-box stores, such as IKEA and REI, attract shoppers from miles around.