Familiarizing Yourself with Greenbelt MD
With beginnings as a public cooperative community back in 1937, the city of Greenbelt stands today as a community that proudly shouts its history. Occupying a total land area of 16.42 square kilometres, it is the actual site of the historic planned community locally known as the Old Greenbelt which was declared as a National Historic Landmark in 1997 and dubbed as the Greenbelt Historic District. The city successfully survived few alterations and now carefully preserves the relics of its past.
The historic district houses the Roosevelt Center and other buildings that boast of the Art Deco style. These buildings are local crowd-drawers due to the magnificence in their architectural designs. Tourists alike never miss setting foot in the historic corridor taking selfies and other Instagram-worthy photos when opportunity permits.
Population within the city is seen at a steady growth of about 4% in 2016 which according to the US Decennial Census was at 23, 909. African Americans are the dominant race in the city. This is backed up by the statistics from the 2010 census which showed that they constitute nearly half of the city’s population. The remaining half of the population was comprised by Whites, Native Americans, Asian and other races. Despite the variations in races and cultures, the city still remains to be an ideal place to live into.
Education is well-served by three public elementary schools, a middle school, and a senior high school. There is also a public magnet school which uses language immersion anchored on French instructions. A public charter school serving K through Grade 8 is known to use the Hyde process of character development. From these schools alone, the residents can already have great options when it comes to assuring that their kids get quality education.
While employment opportunities abound in nearby cities, the city of Greenbelt itself can already offer sustainable living through the jobs produced by local employers. For instance, the city government remains to be a top employer to around 500 personnel. Aside from this, local employment opportunities can also be found from the city’s schools, restaurants, and supermarkets.
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Data last updated: Dec 3, 2020 5:14:am.