Bowie enjoys a rich and diverse historic and cultural heritage. Its regional village centers, with thriving local businesses, offer residents a unique shopping experience without having to travel outside the city. However, if big city lights is what one craves, Washington D.C., in all its splendor, is less than a fifteen minute drive to the west, Baltimore is less than an hour's drive to the north and Annapolis is merely minutes away to the east.
Bowie's ideal location offers easy access to many amazing recreational activities such as a tour of the Smithsonian Institute or even the White House. Residents can also root and cheer in person for a variety of professional sports teams in some of sports newest arenas and stadiums. Basketball's Washington Wizards play in the MCI Center while football's Washington Redskins play in Jack Kent Cooke Stadium. If baseball is more like your cup of tea, or if the Redskins are your least favorite NFL team, then baseball's Baltimore Orioles or football's Baltimore Ravens provide attractive alternatives. Camden Yards and PSI Net Stadium are both located in strategically designed downtown cultural centers with first class shopping, dining and alternative entertainment as an extension of the athletic sporting events one may attend.
If one feels at home on the water, then spending the afternoon kayaking on the Chesapeake Bay or relaxing on a sailboat is an exhilarating experience. All this can be made possible by setting sail from any dock out of Annapolis, the sailing capital of the world. For those who prefer to keep their feet dry, a visit to one of many museums to learn about local maritime or to an art gallery to view famous paintings, ceramics and silver created by artists with Maryland roots is a pleasurable substitute. No matter how people decide to spend their day, sooner or later they are bound to dine in one of several famous waterfront restaurants eating some of the finest seafood the world has to offer.
Residents of Bowie are introduced, first hand, to a tremendous portion of our nation's history, lending to an educational growth for people of all ages. This awakening has a profound impact on the city's school system and on the students it serves to educate. Providing quality instruction in a safe, clean learning environment is a priority to local lawmakers. Efforts to constantly improve their educational system is evident not only in public schools, but in the many independent and private institutions situated throughout the Greater Bowie area.
Continuing education beyond high school is made easy for Bowie residents who have access to more than seventy colleges and universities in nearby communities and large cities. Three of the more prestigious universities in the world are located within forty minutes of Bowie. The first is Johns Hopkins University and Hospital in Baltimore. The second is the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis and the third is Georgetown University, nestled in the center of our nation's capital.
Bowie is a blossoming community whose economy is based on agriculture, technology and education. The occupation of a majority of the ever-growing population is similar to those in surrounding cities. These occupations mainly include managerial, executive, administrative and professional specialty. Employment opportunities range from industrial, agricultural to political.
With its unique culture, historical significance and community pride, Bowie makes for an attractive, affordable place to live. So, whether your pursuit is work, retirement or play, Bowie and its neighboring communities are ready to satisfy your needs.
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