Attractions & Points of Interest
Lake Arbor is situated near a variety of attractions that are fun for the whole family. For screams and thrills, Six Flags America in nearby Mitchellville features seven heart-stopping roller coasters, over a dozen regular non-coaster rides, fifteen kiddie rides, and the water attractions of Hurricane Harbor, a water theme park.
Also located in Prince George’s County is FedEx Field, home of the Washington Redskins football team. With a max capacity of 91,704, FedEx Field is the place to be for cheering on the Redskins as every seat in the house is a prime one.
If you’re looking to take in some tee time, Lake Arbor is located near quite a few golf courses including Lake Arbor Golf Club, Enterprise Golf Course, and Country Club at Woodmore.
Nearby, the Woodmore Towne Center recently opened in late 2010 and includes a variety of stores such as the 140,000-square foot Wegmans grocery store, Costco with gas station, Best Buy, and an additional 700,000-square feet of retail space, including JCPenney. When completed, there will be over 900 housing units, a conference center and two hotels. The Woodmore Towne Center is located in Prince George’s County in Landover at the I-495 and Route 202 just north of the Largo Town Center, The Blvd at Capital Center, Magic Johnson Theater, and Inglewood Business Park.
Cultural and entertainment events from nearby Baltimore, Annapolis and Washington, DC, offer a diverse range of options for Lake Arbor residents. Baltimore boasts over 100 annual community festivals, concerts, and events, while famous museums such as the Baltimore Aquarium and the Maryland Science Center top the list of places to visit.
Top Employers in Prince George’s County, MD
Residents of Lake Arbor have many employment opportunities presented to them as the county is home to a number of successful public and private companies. In the private sector, United Parcel Service, Giant, and Verizon are the top three companies that employ residents of Prince George’s County, while the University System of Maryland, Andrews Air Force Base and the County of Prince George’s are the top three public sector employers.
The Prince George’s County Public Schools system serves the educational needs of students living in Lake Arbor, MD. One hundred ninety-seven schools serve almost 130,000 students, making PGCPS the second largest school district in the state and the third largest district in two metropolitan areas: Washington, DC and Baltimore-Washington. Additionally, the district is well renowned by a variety of national publications, winning such accolades as Newsweek’s America’s Best High Schools (June 2010) and U.S. News & World Report’s Best High Schools (since 2008). The awards don’t stop there as many of the schools from PGCPS have received both the National Blue Ribbon and Maryland Blue Ribbon for excellence. Lake Arbor’s students are served by four schools located within the community: Lake Arbor Elementary School, Ernest Everett Just Middle School, Largo High School and Flowers High School.
Nearby Colleges & Universities
Lake Arbor’s scholars have many choices when it comes to continuing their higher learning endeavors as there are about half a dozen colleges and universities located within 10 miles from the heart of the community. These include Prince George’s Community College, University of Maryland-College Park, Bowie State University, Catholic University of America, University of Maryland-University College, Georgetown University, and Howard University. Many more institutions of higher learning can also be found in the Washington, DC and Baltimore metropolitan regions.
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