College Park, MD is well known for being the home of the University of Maryland Terrapins. As the flagship institution of the University System of Maryland, UM is the largest university in the state and Washington, DC area creating a vibrant residential atmosphere. There are plenty of housing options in the area most of which are older single-family homes ranging from colonials to bungalows to cape cods. Many of the homes have been renovated or expanded over time to appeal to the next generation of homebuyers. With the University in your backyard, there are plenty of activities to partake in including sporting events, a university golf course and theatrical performances. And the area is not short on shopping and restaurants as there are plenty of options all along the Rt.1 corridor.