Finding an Apartment for Rent in Glen Burnie, MD
For those looking for an apartment in Glen Burnie, there are a variety of different locations and atmospheres that can be found. With the variety of convenient shopping centers and stores along with easy access to both Washington, D.C. and Baltimore, there is something for everyone in the city.
The city is home to a Maryland District court house and easy access to the local airport. With attempts in the 1970’s to make the area more urban, the city center has a more ‘city’ feel while there also remain several areas that are more suburban. It is easy to find the type of environment that one seeks in Glen Burnie.
Top Neighborhoods in Glen Burnie, MD
There are several neighborhoods in Glen Burnie for people to choose from. Many people enjoy living in Point Pleasant, which offers a welcoming community and easy access to the major highways. Southgate is also a popular neighborhood with many, especially given the quiet atmosphere that many people speak of.
Some people who commute in and out of the city will enjoy living closer to the downtown area, but this also tends to be the areas of higher crime in the city. Those interested in living in the area will have to balance the benefits of living near the dining, shopping, and transportation hubs along with the risks of more urban living.
Transportation in Glen Burnie, MD
Glen Burnie is considered a suburb of Baltimore, but it is also about 35 miles from Washington, D.C., making it a prime location for commuters to both cities. For this reason, it is well connected by many of the local highways, including 695, also known as the Baltimore Beltway. Other major roads, such as Interstate 97, Route 10, Route 100, and Route 2 all help carry commuters where they want to go.
Since the city is a suburb of Baltimore, it has recently been added to the Baltimore Light Rail system. A Cromwell/ Glen Burnie Station now serves North Glen Burnie, making it even easier for commuters. In the past, the city used to be a major part of the Baltimore and Annapolis Railroad, which had brought people and freight from Annapolis to Baltimore, passing through Glen Burnie. As bus systems and cars grew in popularity, the railroad suffered. Hurricane Agnes also did significant damage, taking this system out of commission.
Glen Burnie is also served by local Anne Arundel County bus routes and rails. This includes the MARC rail, which brings commuters to Baltimore and D.C. There is also the MTA Commuter Bus Service, Young Transportation Service, and Annapolis Transit Bus service.
Those interested in flying in and out of the city also have easy and convenient access to the Baltimore -Washington Thurgood Marshall International Airport, also known as BWI. The airport is just six miles from the city center. Other airports in the Baltimore Washington area would be Ronald Reagan International Airport and Dulles International Airport.
Weather in Glen Burnie, MD
Like most of the D.C. metro area, Glen Burnie has a humid subtropical climate, which is characterized by hot, humid summers with mild to cool winters. According to the Weather Channel, the hottest month on average is July, with highs typically around 87 degrees Fahrenheit, and January being the coolest month with highs only around 41 degrees Fahrenheit on average. Precipitation tends to fall relatively evenly throughout the year, with the most rain falling in July, with an average rainfall of 4.07 inches and February being the driest month with 3.00 inches.
Glen Burnie generally avoids too much severe weather, although they do occasionally get hit with strong storms. In the summers, the hot, humid temperatures can produce strong thunderstorms. In the winters, occasional nor’easters will produce significant amounts of snow and white out conditions. The area generally avoids severe hurricanes, although Hurricane Agnes did hit the area pretty strongly and caused significant damage to the existing railways. Most hurricanes coming through the area have been significantly weakened by their move inland by the time they reach the Baltimore - Washington area.
Shopping in Glen Burnie, MD
Those in the Glen Burnie area will find many opportunities for shopping and finding exactly what they are looking for. The Centre at Glen Burnie, formerly known as the Glen Burnie mall, has been in the area since 1962. Today, there are a number of stores in the facility, including Target, Office Depot, hhgregg, Toys R Us, Chick-fil-A, Foot Locker, and more. Although the mall once contained a movie theater, it was closed in the 1980’s and converted into retail space. The area has gone under some redevelopment since the original anchor, Montgomery Ward, closed in 2000. It continues to be a popular area for shopping and enjoyment.
The other major shopping development in Glen Burnie is Marley Station, which first opened in 1987 and was expanded in 1993 and 1997. When it was first opened, Hecht’s and Macy’s were anchors, then then J.C. Penney and Sears were added as well, followed by the Hecht’s leaving. There are currently about 120 stores within the shopping center. The mall had contained an eight screen movie theater that were closed in February 2014 but are expected to open again in the summer of 2014.
In addition to these two major shopping centers, there are also a number of other major chain centers in the area, including a Big Lots, a Costco, and a Walmart. It is easy to find just about anything that one could want within the city.View Apartments in Glen Burnie, Maryland
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