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Old 07-31-2017, 08:26 PM
 
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I agree. But Bowie is not mentioned in any of them. That's the point as we driving at. As a matter of fact, I've never heard Bowie mentioned in any of these lists besides being an overall nice place to live for all races.
Bowie is 47% Black and 37% white, That doesn't count as a black majority, as mentioned earlier the 20715 area code still has a white majority.
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Old 08-01-2017, 12:58 PM
 
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Speaking of Bowie....I was looking at Greenbelt/Beltsville/College Park...and saw that there isn't a Barnes and Noble or Borders anywhere in that area...closest place is actually BOWIE!

Which made me think...is that where Greenbelt/Beltsville people go generally...for bookstore and other types of interests? Or does Bowie mostly just attract the people that live further out?
so few people buy physical books anymore, the greenbelt/Beltsville people probably just do what nearly everyone else is doing - buy stuff online.
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Old 08-03-2017, 07:10 PM
 
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so few people buy physical books anymore, the greenbelt/Beltsville people probably just do what nearly everyone else is doing - buy stuff online.
That's really not true at all, lots of people still prefer physical media. Most people just buy books on Amazon and have them delivered.
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Old 06-07-2019, 07:59 AM
 
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There is a lot of incorrect or misleading information in these posts. Bowie's current population is about 45% White and Asian; 51% black and 4% Hispanic or other. So overall, the city is pretty evenly split. South Bowie is predominately black; northern Bowie is predominately white. So if being near one whites matters to you, you are looking at a city that is about half and half overall, with more white in the northern area. Hopefully you are enlightened enough to feel that education, class and income matter more than race.

Bear in mind that these stats are in flux. Route 450 and northern Bowie area has been going whiter as nearby Crofton grows, restoring Bowie to its older Bowie-Crofton link. Crofton was started by whites who had lived in Bowie, but wanted a city with a codicil that said no-blacks, no-Jews in its origin. That is of course now illegal, but the vestiges of it being more white than any other group remain. That is also rapidly changing, as more Hispanics and blacks move into Anne Arundel County.

Bowie was just voted the best place to live in Maryland by one magazine. I think the next 5 years will tell us how that plays out. Prince George's County needs to adopt stiffer zoning requirements on developers, slowing big box retail, stopping the appearance of Food Lions and other low end stores, and concentrating on more upscale stores and restaurants. Build homes protected by trees and woods, not the ugly townhomes and houses stuck in the middle of nowhere with no parks or greenery. That is the typical new development in Crofton, and sadly increasingly in Prince George's county.

The effort to build more green homes and upscale eateries and stores is definitely happening in Bowie along 450 and in the 20702 zip codes: great stores, a winery, restaurants, etc. and destination grocery: Harris Teeter and Wegman's near Woodmore.

The city needs to improve Bowie High. Scores need to rise; throw out the problems. Bowie would benefit from a charter school. Great private schools are in the city: Paul Pius X, Trinity Episcopal, Montessori and access to all Annapolis private schools is very easy. The weakness is at the high school and middle school levels.

The crime rate in Bowie is so much lower than Crofton's and Annapolis. Really. Check police stats. Annapolis Mall, Glen Burnie, and Anne Arundel in general much higher hit by the opiod addiction and related crimes. Remember, Annapolis has been the scene of 3 mass murders in the last 2 years.

The focus on black vs. white tends to make people assume the white area is always safer. But this is not the case with Bowie vs. surrounding jurisdictions. Bowie has excellent city services, parks and recreation, programs for families and children, and a general good vibe. Great, attractive, affordable housing at all price points, certainly compared to DC and Annapolis.
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Old 06-07-2019, 11:44 AM
 
Location: Bowie but New Orleans born and bred
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The city needs to improve Bowie High. Scores need to rise; throw out the problems. Bowie would benefit from a charter school. Great private schools are in the city: Paul Pius X, Trinity Episcopal, Montessori and access to all Annapolis private schools is very easy. The weakness is at the high school and middle school levels.
The city can't do anything about Bowie High as the schools are controlled by the County. Prince George's county needs to build another high school in Bowie as one of the main issues with Bowie High is overcrowding. There is already a site selected in south Bowie for it. The other major issue I would say are kids who attend Bowie High and don't live in Bowie. Bowie has a few highly rated elementary schools (Whitehall, Yorktown, Heather Hills) and these school zones tend to be the areas that are in demand as average and great homes don't sit on the market long compared to other parts of the city. Regarding weakness at the middle school level, Samuel Ogle is a pretty well rated school according to Greatschools while Benjamin Tasker is average. In Tasker's defense, it is zoned for pretty much all of South Bowie, which includes the 4 apartment complexes in the city and Princeton Square. Ogle on the other hand is zoned for an area of mostly middle/upper middle single family households and is fed into by Whitehall and Yorktown.
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Old 06-24-2019, 10:09 AM
 
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Default High School for Bowie

You are right. Bowie had an opportunity about 20 years ago to start its own school system, but Mayor Robinson declined at the time, because he did not think the city could afford it. I ran into him at the post office about 4 years ago and harangued him about what a mistake that was. Bowie's growth certainly means it could start its own high school now and afford it. Initially, Bowie voted against having its own police force and has now reversed that decision. A new high school owned by the city should go on a voter petition drive. I bet you anyone with a child would sign it. Bowie needs to work harder to discourage the presence of outsiders. The bring down the quality of education in the city.
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Old 06-24-2019, 01:37 PM
 
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You are right. Bowie had an opportunity about 20 years ago to start its own school system, but Mayor Robinson declined at the time, because he did not think the city could afford it. I ran into him at the post office about 4 years ago and harangued him about what a mistake that was. Bowie's growth certainly means it could start its own high school now and afford it. Initially, Bowie voted against having its own police force and has now reversed that decision. A new high school owned by the city should go on a voter petition drive. I bet you anyone with a child would sign it. Bowie needs to work harder to discourage the presence of outsiders. The bring down the quality of education in the city.
No, it didn't. The move at that time was for Bowie to detach from Prince George's and be annexed by Anne Arundel. That movement went exactly nowhere.

In order for Bowie to create its own school system an entire section in COMAR defining and delineating public schools would have to be changed. That was never going to happen.

Bowie always had the option, as do all incorporated municipalities in Maryland do, to support its own police department. For a variety of reasons it chose, like many municipalities in the state, to not do so but depend on the County Police. Eventually the Bowie City Council chose, after an advisory referendum, to form a city department. Mostly to have better coverage and more local control.
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Old 10-28-2020, 04:43 PM
 
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No, it didn't. The move at that time was for Bowie to detach from Prince George's and be annexed by Anne Arundel. That movement went exactly nowhere.

In order for Bowie to create its own school system an entire section in COMAR defining and delineating public schools would have to be changed. That was never going to happen.

Bowie always had the option, as do all incorporated municipalities in Maryland do, to support its own police department. For a variety of reasons it chose, like many municipalities in the state, to not do so but depend on the County Police. Eventually the Bowie City Council chose, after an advisory referendum, to form a city department. Mostly to have better coverage and more local control.
This answer is simply not factual
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Old 10-28-2020, 08:27 PM
 
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This answer is simply not factual
Half the stuff he says isn't factual.
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Old 10-28-2020, 08:31 PM
 
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There is a lot of incorrect or misleading information in these posts. Bowie's current population is about 45% White and Asian; 51% black and 4% Hispanic or other. So overall, the city is pretty evenly split. South Bowie is predominately black; northern Bowie is predominately white. So if being near one whites matters to you, you are looking at a city that is about half and half overall, with more white in the northern area. Hopefully you are enlightened enough to feel that education, class and income matter more than race.

Bear in mind that these stats are in flux. Route 450 and northern Bowie area has been going whiter as nearby Crofton grows, restoring Bowie to its older Bowie-Crofton link. Crofton was started by whites who had lived in Bowie, but wanted a city with a codicil that said no-blacks, no-Jews in its origin. That is of course now illegal, but the vestiges of it being more white than any other group remain. That is also rapidly changing, as more Hispanics and blacks move into Anne Arundel County.

Bowie was just voted the best place to live in Maryland by one magazine. I think the next 5 years will tell us how that plays out. Prince George's County needs to adopt stiffer zoning requirements on developers, slowing big box retail, stopping the appearance of Food Lions and other low end stores, and concentrating on more upscale stores and restaurants. Build homes protected by trees and woods, not the ugly townhomes and houses stuck in the middle of nowhere with no parks or greenery. That is the typical new development in Crofton, and sadly increasingly in Prince George's county.

The effort to build more green homes and upscale eateries and stores is definitely happening in Bowie along 450 and in the 20702 zip codes: great stores, a winery, restaurants, etc. and destination grocery: Harris Teeter and Wegman's near Woodmore.

The city needs to improve Bowie High. Scores need to rise; throw out the problems. Bowie would benefit from a charter school. Great private schools are in the city: Paul Pius X, Trinity Episcopal, Montessori and access to all Annapolis private schools is very easy. The weakness is at the high school and middle school levels.

The crime rate in Bowie is so much lower than Crofton's and Annapolis. Really. Check police stats. Annapolis Mall, Glen Burnie, and Anne Arundel in general much higher hit by the opiod addiction and related crimes. Remember, Annapolis has been the scene of 3 mass murders in the last 2 years.

The focus on black vs. white tends to make people assume the white area is always safer. But this is not the case with Bowie vs. surrounding jurisdictions. Bowie has excellent city services, parks and recreation, programs for families and children, and a general good vibe. Great, attractive, affordable housing at all price points, certainly compared to DC and Annapolis.


And good luck. That really depends on where.
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