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Old 12-21-2020, 07:38 AM
 
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We really loved the Town of Cheverly, but unfortunately we think it will be out of our price range. Instead, we have been looking at the Landover Hills Neighborhood, which to our understanding is the neighborhood directly north of Cheverly around Landover Metro. We're planning to have a child soon, but we also want to be close enough to the metro to quickly get to DC and Silver Spring for work once the purple line is up.

Is anyone familiar enough with this neighborhood to provide advice for a young family looking for their first home?

My specific questions --

- How is Landover Metro pre-pandemic? One of the things we liked about it was that parking is only $3, but we couldn't find much information about safety. Would it be safe to be at the metro station late at night?

- Is there any known development activity to the shopping centers in this area? We were able to find some plans from a couple years ago to revitalize the shopping center on Kilmer / Old Landover road, but we don't see any progress after those plans. Our agent feels this neighborhood is up-and-coming with a lot of houses being renovated but its a bit hard to gut check how substantiated that opinion is not being from the area.

Our target neighborhood, mapped - https://imgur.com/a/SX4xF4j

Thank You!
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Old 12-21-2020, 11:35 AM
 
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All I can tell you is that the three PG metro stations (out of 17) on the list for closure due to Covid are: Cheverly, College Park, and Morgan Blvd.
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Old 12-21-2020, 12:27 PM
 
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Landover Hills isn't quite Landover. They're a municipality, whereas "Landover" (dodge park, kentland, palmer park, and immediate areas) are just unincorporated communities. There may be some better local services provided, but I don't know. The neighborhood is a long way from being up-and-coming, so don't let your realtor use that as a selling point. I don't mean that in a negative way; I mean you're not about to see trendy elevated dining or mom&pop boutiques popping up anytime soon.

This station tends to have lower ridership compared to other stations, but that's because more commuters are starting their journey from New Carrollton. There's less people present, but also less activity happening so your risk of crime is low.

If you plan to catch the Purple line, I'd look at the cost of parking at New Carrollton since it only adds probably 3-5 minutes to your drive. Plus they have a garage and Landover doesn't for inclement weather.
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Old 12-21-2020, 01:47 PM
 
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Landover Hills isn't quite Landover. They're a municipality, whereas "Landover" (dodge park, kentland, palmer park, and immediate areas) are just unincorporated communities. There may be some better local services provided, but I don't know. The neighborhood is a long way from being up-and-coming, so don't let your realtor use that as a selling point. I don't mean that in a negative way; I mean you're not about to see trendy elevated dining or mom&pop boutiques popping up anytime soon.

This station tends to have lower ridership compared to other stations, but that's because more commuters are starting their journey from New Carrollton. There's less people present, but also less activity happening so your risk of crime is low.

If you plan to catch the Purple line, I'd look at the cost of parking at New Carrollton since it only adds probably 3-5 minutes to your drive. Plus they have a garage and Landover doesn't for inclement weather.
Thanks so much! This is exactly the type of information we were looking for to figure out if our agent was just calling everywhere "up and coming". Do you know anything about the area right around the Aldi, specifically to the south (the northern tip of Cheverly, which were were told is not in the municipality but still has the postal mapping of "Cheverly")?

Great point, it would definitely make more sense for us to go to New Carrolton when using the Purple Line, and it looks like we will pay the more standard 5.25 for parking at that station. Since (if we still work at the same places) one of us will be heading to DC and one to Silver Spring, we may just carpool to Landover .
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Old 12-21-2020, 02:56 PM
 
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Thanks so much! This is exactly the type of information we were looking for to figure out if our agent was just calling everywhere "up and coming". Do you know anything about the area right around the Aldi, specifically to the south (the northern tip of Cheverly, which were were told is not in the municipality but still has the postal mapping of "Cheverly")?

Great point, it would definitely make more sense for us to go to New Carrolton when using the Purple Line, and it looks like we will pay the more standard 5.25 for parking at that station. Since (if we still work at the same places) one of us will be heading to DC and one to Silver Spring, we may just carpool to Landover .
There isn't much that standouts for such a small area. There's an apartment complex, a takeout spot and some houses to the south. Then there's some office buildings west of the Walgreens.
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Old 12-22-2020, 11:38 AM
 
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There isn't much that standouts for such a small area. There's an apartment complex, a takeout spot and some houses to the south. Then there's some office buildings west of the Walgreens.
Thanks, that's about what we saw when we were there. This is the document our agent has quoted as evidence that this area and that shopping center at Landover and Kilmer is going to change soon -- Approved Greater Cheverly Plan

Page 52 and 53 (quoted below) talk about how Kilmer and Landover will be the heart of the Town, although I can't see any development from driving by and not too sure how this stuff materializes in Prince Georges County.

"Adopt a main street economic development approach to strengthening MD 202 (Landover Road) as a retail and commercial destination, with the first phase of improvements focused at the existing retail node centered around the intersection of MD 202 (Landover Road) and Kilmer Street."

Thanks again so much for the info!
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Old 12-27-2020, 10:43 AM
 
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https://www.landoverhillsmd.gov/

If you're interested in Landover Hills specifically this will give you more information about the town than the MNCPPC documents. The website is, however, sparser than you'll find for other towns in Maryland.

One of the issues, as with many of the towns in Prince George's and Montgomery Counties, is that they don't control their own Planning and Zoning functions but come under the MD National Capital Park and Planning Commission (MNCPCC). That can create a disconnect.
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