Cheverly | MD
Cheverly is located in the western portion of Prince George’s County, Maryland, just one mile from the northeastern Washington, D.C. border. Cheverly lies between two major road arteries—the Baltimore-Washington Parkway and Maryland Rt. 50. Established as a planned residential community, Cheverly is convenient to Washington, D.C. by Metro bus and rail, and to retail shopping centers in the surrounding communities. The Town’s acreage is 80% residential, 10% commercial and 10% open space. Capitol Hill and Washington’s major federal and commercial offices are only a 15-minute ride from Cheverly’s own Metro station. It’s 25 minutes by car via Route 50. The Washington Nationals are just a few Metro stops away at the Navy Yard station. The Baltimore Orioles are 40 minutes north and the Redskins are just three miles away to the east. And just 25 minutes to the east are Annapolis and the beautiful Chesapeake Bay.
Cheverly is well known for its very affordable, high-quality, small-town living. This close-knit, active community has its own Metro stop and all of the advantages of a friendly small town. Cheverly’s one and one-half square mile area is almost entirely residential. The heavily treed neighborhoods consist of mostly single-family, two-story dwellings, appealing to a variety of architectural tastes. Homes generally date from the 1920s to the 1990s. Cheverly was recently described by The Washington Post as a “pastoral community of largely professional people” where one can “find not only great buys but also a busy, unpretentious community.” Read another view from The Washington Post here.
The homes are among the most affordable in the Washington metropolitan area. Because of Cheverly’s location and quality of life, the houses have great resale value, too. Many homes are bought by folks who grew up in town. Despite its excellent services and amenities, Cheverly has one of the lowest property tax rates in the area. This is a winning combination when coupled with one of the lowest crime rates in the area. Cheverly has its own public and private elementary schools: Gladys Noon Spellman, Judith P. Hoyer, and St. Ambrose Roman Catholic. Nearby Bladensburg High School was reconstructed from the ground up and opened its doors in the Fall of 2005. It is a state-of-the-art facility for Cheverly High School students. Some Cheverly high school students may choose to attend Eleanor Roosevelt High School for their science and tech program, which is among the best in the nation, while others may select nearby parochial or other high school programs.