Cottage City

BOUNDARIES: CSX railroad tracks to the west, Anacostia River Park to the north, Bladensburg Road to the east and Eastern Avenue to the south.

SCHOOLS: Rogers Heights Elementary School, William Wirt Middle School and Bladensburg High School.

HOME SALES: In the past 12 months, eight houses have sold in the neighborhood, at prices ranging from $45,000 to $190,000, according to David Maplesden of Long & Foster. Six of those homes were foreclosures, Maplesden said. There are currently six houses actively on the market, with asking prices from $80,000 to $169,900, and three houses under contract, with prices between $65,000 and $209,000.

TRANSIT: Cottage City is served by Metrobus lines along 38th Street and Bladensburg Road. The Rhode Island Avenue, West Hyattsville and Cheverly Metrorail stops are nearby. MARC rail has a stop in Riverdale Park.

WITHIN WALKING DISTANCE: Colmar Manor Shopping Center, Anacostia River Park and its bicycle trail.

WITHIN 15 MINUTES BY CAR: Downtown Washington, University of Maryland, Prince George’s Hospital Center, Mall at Prince Georges.