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About Capitol Heights Maryland
With the great population increase within Washington D.C. in the late 1800s into the early 1900s, Otway Zantzinger purchased the vast open last that bordered it. He acquired over 400 acres, which he would divide into thousands of lots. This area would come to be known as Capitol Heights.
Those who worked within Washington D.C. moved themselves and their families out of the now over-crowded city into the quiet, safe, and friendly suburban town. Though Zantzinger imagines a commuter town that did not have streets and would only rely on the electric-rail system, which was still only an idea, his dream was short lived. Throughout the mid 1900s the residents moved to improve and update their infrastructure, adding roads, public works services, and much more. Capitol Heights finally got the long awaited electric rail system in 1970 and would begin its major local economic boom from that point on.
Today, Capitol Heights still holds that safe and friendly feel. The county’s public school system is ranked #2 in the state and is very competitive on the national level as well. The real estate market in Capitol Heights has been on a steady incline. The median home price within Capitol Heights sits around $300,000 with many beautiful homes found in any price range.