"Greenbelt: Breaking New Ground" Greenbelt by Tom_Fields

Greenbelt Travel Guide: 5 reviews and 16 photos

In the Spirit of the New Deal

President Roosevelt's New Deal programs included a lot of new public works, improvements to parks, and the creation of new planned communities. One of these was Greenbelt, Maryland.

Founded in 1937, Greenbelt was surrounded by woodland, hence the name. It's built around Roosevelt Center, an open-air business and shopping district. It has miles of hiking/biking trails, a large artificial lake, and a lot of trees. This community has served as a model for others like it (e.g. Columbia, Maryland).

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Great place for a family
  • Cons:Not quite so good for singles
  • In a nutshell:Nice day trip from Washington or Baltimore
  • Last visit to Greenbelt: Jul 2008
  • Intro Updated Jul 20, 2008
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  • Nov 10, 2009 at 8:31 AM

    Thank you for the nice words about Greenbelt. I plan to make additions at a later date. Must note that Greenbelt National Park lies entirely inside the Beltway, which is just north of the main entrance. Anne Meglis


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