The Best Place To Go Camping in Upper Marlboro MD - Watkins Regional Park

If you love camping and live in the Largo-Kettering Upper Marlboro area, there’s a hidden gem almost in your backyard.  Watkins Regional Park is well known for its annual Festival of Lights during Christmas season, but relatively unknown for its camping opportunities.

Watkins Regional Park also boasts 30 primitive campsites.  Primitive meaning there is no electric, water, or waste hookups for recreational vehicles (RV).  However, there is a facility with restrooms and showers inside the campsite area.

According to the park’s website, pop-up tent/trailer campers and self-contained “Winnebago” are allowed.  A Winnebago is actually a recreational vehicle (RV), but the website says no RV’s.  Sounds very conflicting to me. 

I camped here with my family this past summer.  We rented two campsites for only $12 (each) per night for residents and $20 per night for non-residents.  We set up 6 tents on both sites.  It was very comforting seeing the Park Police and maintenance crews making their rounds every few hours.  Other than the racoons lurking at night and the daddy long-leg spiders, we had a great time!  Here are a few photos from our two night stay at the campground.

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Angelo Rhodes, Realtor Taylor Properties 240-535-1855 email: [email protected]

Asphalt Paving Road Resurfacing on Rosaryville Rd Upper Marlboro MD

Always a pleasure to see my county tax dollars at work again.  A few months ago "The County"  (Prince Georges's County, MD Government) installed new sidewalks, curbs, and driveway aprons in the neighborhood of Hollaway Estates.  Four months later they are resurfacing/paving Rosaryville Rd with new asphalt.  Hats off to "The County" for road improvements and infrastructure upgrades!  Also a shout out to the heavy equipment operators on the steam roller, asphalt finisher paver, Bobcat and dump trucks.  The worked at least two days in hot, humid, 100 degree weather. 


Angelo Rhodes, Realtor Taylor Properties 240-535-1855 email: [email protected]

Prince George's County Maryland Property Taxes at Work

Over the last few weeks the county has been repairing sidewalks, curbs, and driveway aprons on Rosaryville Rd. in Upper Marlboro, MD (Hollaway Estates).  As a Prince George's county taxpayer I'm glad to see my dollars at work!  The contractors were truly skilled professionals.  They worked diligently and rapidly as they poured and laid the concrete each day.  The Bobcat operator whipped that vehicle around scooping up gravel, dirt and drilling holes like it was nothing to it.  Here are some photos I captured......

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Angelo Rhodes, Realtor Taylor Properties 240-535-1855 email: [email protected]

BALMORAL - Homes for Sale in Upper Marlboro MD | #GOWITHANGELO

Located at Route 301 and Governor's Park Lane, BALMORAL is an upscale community of luxury, elegant homes on ¼ acre lots in Upper Marlboro, MD.  Several amenities include a clubhouse, pool, fitness center, toddler lot, picnic area walking trails and athletic field. 

Recent homes sales in this neighborhood average $560K with prices ranging from  $480K to $700K.  The builder has sold out, however a few homes will come on the market in 2021 as re-sales.  

3802 Tudor Rose Ct $679,990
3901 Chancelsors Dr $480,000
3712 Chancelsors Dr $550,000
3805 Chancelsors Dr $564,000
3905 Perthshire Pl $699,863

Take a look at my YouTube video as I drove through Balmoral to capture the beauty and essence of the neighborhood.

If you have questions or are interested in buying or selling your home contact me at 240-535-1855.  Angelo Rhodes, Realtor.


Angelo Rhodes, Realtor Taylor Properties 240-535-1855 email: [email protected]

Houses for Rent in Bowie MD and Upper Marlboro, MD #GOWITHANGELO

Here's a list of properties for rent in Bowie and Upper Marlboro, MD as of January 1, 2021.    Contact me at 240-535-1855 for more details.  #GOWITHANGELO




$850 4506 Doctor Beans Legacy Cir FAIRWOOD
$1,750 15620 Everglade Ln #403 BOWIE TOWERS CONDO
$1,800 15612 Everglade Ln #301 BOWIE TOWERS CONDO
$1,800 2275 Prince Of Wales Ct LAKE VILLAGE MANOR
$1,825 3505 Emperor Ct EVERGREEN ESTATES
$1,875 15334 Norwalk Ct ALLEN POND TOWNHOUSES
$2,095 847 Saint Michaels Dr ENTERPRISE KNOLLS
$2,100 4743 River Valley Way #64 GLENSFORD CONDO
$2,490 12339 Quarterback Ct NORTHRIDGE
$2,495 1801 Plymouth Ct POINTER RIDGE AT
$2,650 2913 Needlewood Ln NORTHVIEW AT BELAIR VILL
$2,695 3517 Madonna Ln MEADOWBROOK AT BELAIR
$2,700 16304 Elkhorn Ln PIN OAK VILLAGE
$2,800 6314 Gwinnett Ln HIGHBRIDGE PLAT 11
$2,975 11701 Bishops Content Rd BISHOPS CONTENT VILLAS A
$3,000 1408 Golf Course Dr NEWBRIDGE PLAT SIX
$3,500 12604 Nichols Promise Dr FAIRWOOD


Upper Marlboro:

$1,300 6306 Johensu Dr EQUESTRIAN ESTATES -PLAT
$1,350 4428 Lord Loudoun Ct #13-8 LORDS LANDING VILLAGE CO
$1,725 8961 Town Center Cir #1-305 LARGO TOWN CENTER CONDO
$1,800 9805 Lake Pointe Ct #104 LAKE POINTE AT THE TOWNE
$1,900 13907 Courtland Ln VILLAGES OF MARLBOROUGH
$1,950 2 Cameron Grove Blvd #308 CAMERON GROVE CONDO III
$1,950 9716 Lake Pointe Ct #201 LAKE POINTE AT THE TOWNE
$2,200 3302 Brookshire Ct MARLBORO MEADOWS
$2,500 25 Joyceton Ter KETTERING
$2,500 615 Halifax Pl KINGS CREEK ESTATES-PLAT
$2,700 9302 Southmoor Ct MARLTON
$3,200 528 Bolin Ter OAK CREEK CLUB GOLF COUR
$3,200 14636 Hawley Ln OAK CREEK CLUB GOLF COUR
$3,650 308 Pemberton St KETTERING




Angelo Rhodes, Realtor Taylor Properties 240-535-1855 email: [email protected]

Houses for Sale in Bowie MD

This 3 level townhome in Bowie, MD has two master-suite bedrooms each with their own bathrooms.  The seller is in the process of clearing out the property.  More photos will be available very soon.  I will have it listed on the market next week.  Contact me for more information at 240-535-1855.


Angelo Rhodes, Realtor Taylor Properties 240-535-1855 email: [email protected]

Selling Fast! Capital Court Townhomes in Largo MD

These 2-4 bedroom townhomes have been selling rapidly since the developer began new construction in 2017.  Many units have been built and sold already and over 100 units are under construction as I write this blog post.  The builder (Stanley Martin) is offering three models:  The Hugo, The Jenkins, and The Everett priced from $359,990, $399,990, and $424,990 respectively.  


A really cool option is the upstairs loft which leads out to the rooftop terrace. 



Take a look at my video as I drove through this new construction neighborhood. 

Thinking about buying?  Call Angelo Rhodes at 240-535-1855 to schedule a showing.

Angelo Rhodes, Realtor Taylor Properties 240-535-1855 email: [email protected]

Marlboro Meadows Upper Marlboro, MD Real Estate Market Update for 2020

Marlboro Meadows is an older neighborhood in Upper Marlboro, MD.   

Located at the intersection of Route 301 and Village Drive, the Marlboro Meadows neighborhood had 39 homes that sold in 2020. 


The median vs. average sold price was $308K-$315K, respectively.  Most homeowners sold their properties for full asking price after an average of 32 days on the market.  The top selling price was $385K for a 4 bedroom remodeled Split Foyer style home as noted in the photo.


Two homes were sold as “short sales” and only one home sold as a foreclosure.  All other homes in Marlboro Meadows sold as “standard sales” indicating seller equity. 

The average age of homes here is 42 years.  The Split-Foyer and Colonial style homes have basements and were built between 1969 and 1997.  Most are all-brick, have original hardwood floors and were built solid.  Many sellers made many upgrades to their property to gain top-dollar before selling. 

If you are a Buyer looking to purchase a home in Marlboro Meadows, your mortgage payment on a $315K home would cost you around $2,060 per month if you put down $11,000 towards the purchase.

If you plan to sell your home next year in 2021, you can expect a gain of up to an additional 3% as compared to the 2020 selling prices. 

If you are thinking of buying or selling in the Upper Marlboro area give me a call at 240-535-1855.

Angelo Rhodes, Realtor Taylor Properties 240-535-1855 email: [email protected]

Is Your Upper Marlboro Home Worth More Than You Think?

Homes for sale in Prince George's county have been on the rise over the past 12 months.  Some properties have sold for more than the listing price and sellers are receiving multiple offers. 

As 2021 approaches, now is the time to begin asking questions while preparing to sell your home.  If you are interested in selling your home please give me a call at 240-535-1855.  I am offering a free Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) to help you determine a listing price.


Angelo Rhodes, Realtor Taylor Properties 240-535-1855 email: [email protected]

Deck Repair and Painting Costs

This deck in Upper Marlboro, MD was in need of repairs.  Several boards were warped and splintering.  I had the contractor replace 12 boards of pressure treated lumber (16 feet each),  2 cross sections, and a complete paint job which included the lattice below the deck.   I purchased a 5 gallon bucket of deck paint for $170.  We agreed on $850 total cost for materials, labor, and haul away old debris.  Good deal!  Here are some photos I took.


Angelo Rhodes, Realtor Taylor Properties 240-535-1855 email: [email protected]