Landover is a Census-designated place in Prince George's County, Maryland in the State of Maryland in the United States of America. It is an unincorporated area, with no official status, but the United States Census Bureau considers it a part of the Greater Landover Census-designated place. Landover is home to the corporate headquarters of the Giant supermarket chain and FedEx Field, home of the Washington Redskins, and was also home to the now-demolished US Airways Arena (originally known as the Capital Centre), formerly used for major concerts, professional basketball and hockey games, and where the cult-classic video documentary Heavy Metal Parking Lot was filmed. The community is also known for its heavy use of Go-Go music. The Prince Georges County Sports and Learning Complex is in Landover. Though small, Landover houses many neighborhoods which include: Glenarden, Brightseat, Palmer Park, Kentland, Dodge Park, Columbia Heights, Belle Haven, Lansdowne, and Village Green. Metrorail's Orange Line (Washington Metro) and blue line pass through the community. Landover Hills is a separate, incorporated community a few miles away.
The Landover (Washington Metro) Washington Metro station serves the area on the Orange Line (Washington Metro).
I-495/95, the Interstate 495 (Capital Beltway), crosses U.S. Highway 50 in Landover. The Beltway also has junctions with Maryland (Landover Road) and Brightseat Road, which leads directly to FedExField.
Landover is a part of the Prince George's County Public Schools system.
The Prince George's Sports & Learning Complex is located on approximately adjacent to FedEx Field.
The Boulevard at the Capital Centre opened in 2005 on the site of the Capital Centre. Woodmore Town Center is also set to open in 2008. Just 0.50 Miles East of the Landover Area.
See also Edit
- List of people from the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area