A closer look at Indian Head

Real estate locator map of Indian Head, Charles County
Gene Thorp/The Washington Post
Friday, January 28, 2011; 11:11 AM

BOUNDARIES: The Potomac River to the west, Mattawoman Creek to the east and Naval Support Facility Indian Head to the south. The northern boundary is an irregular line from Parker Harley Place to north of Sixth Street and East Poplar Lane.

SCHOOLS: Indian Head Elementary, General Smallwood Middle and Henry E. Lackey High.

HOME SALES: In the past 12 months, 54 houses sold, with listing prices from $60,000 to $299,000. In town, there were 46 homes listed for sale recently, at prices ranging from $54,900 to $774,000 (the latter for a two-acre waterfront home), according to Norma and Skip Rice of Century 21.

AMENITIES: Kayak and bike rentals, the Indian Head Rail Trail, the Black Box Theatre (closed for renovations), commuter bus to Metro, and county van service (VanGo) to La Plata and around town. WITHIN WALKING DISTANCE: Restaurants, banks, churches, shops, veterinarian, florist, dance studio, post office, senior center, playgrounds, elementary school, parks and a boat ramp. WITHIN 25 MINUTES BY CAR: Urgent care, library, grocery store, Chapman State Park, Smallwood State Park, Fort Washington Medical center, Accokeek, Waldorf, La Plata, College of Southern Maryland.

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