3 Communities in Laurel

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Overview 

Quiet, rural Laurel, Maryland is a great place for active residents who enjoy the outdoors and prefer warmer winters with little snow. The cityscape is filled with historical buildings making this town a great place to relocate for American history enthusiasts. 

Climate & Geography 

Laurel is located on the Patuxent River bank and has soft rolling hills though, it is primarily flat. Temperatures range in the 40s during the winter and in the high 80s during the summer thanks to the humid subtropical climate.  

Recreation, Culture, & Entertainment 

Laurel, rich in history, has a variety of activities residents can enjoy. Laurel Park Race Track, Montpelier Mansion, the Laurel Museum, Dinosaur Park, or Patuxent Research Refuge, to name a few, are the most popular places in Laurel. The city is filled with historic sites like Snowhill, Old Laurel High School, Avondale Mill, or Duvall Bridge for example. Laurel is also a short drive away from large cities like Washington D.C. and Baltimore

Cost of Living & Taxes

The cost of living averages above the rest of the state and the country largely due to housing. However, Maryland does not tax Social Security benefits. Residents over the age of 65 can claim exemptions if they are disabled for 401(k) distributions, as well as public and private pensions. Additionally, the state of Maryland levies a sales tax, income taxes, and property taxes. 

Health Care

Laurel Maryland is located close to nationally ranked Johns Hopkins Hospital which specializes in a vast array of specialties ranging from cancer to cardiology, and pulmonology. Local health care providers include Laurel Regional Hospital, and UM Laurel Medical Center.

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