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District Heights Information and Highlights

District Heights is an incorporated city in Prince George’s County, Maryland that resides near Maryland Route 5. It is a little less than ten miles away from central Washington D.C. Nearby areas also include Capitol Heights, Forestville and Sutiland. Originally, District Heights was largely farm land that was owned by Major Leander P. Williams, purchased as four patented Lord Baltimore tracts known as: “Good Luck, “Magruder’s Plains Enlarged”, “the Levels”, and “Offutt’s Adventure”. These names coincided with grants given by King Charles I of Great Britain that belonged to Colonel Ninian Beall, Benjamin Berry, and Alexander Magruder. District Heights would evolve from one of said patents, and be farmed and developed over the years by numerous people who worked to turn it into the small, charming city that it is today.


The District Heights area, as well as its surrounding communities, cities and neighborhoods, all fall under a humid subtropical climate categorization. The summer seasons tend to be on the longer side, and especially hot and humid, with average daytime highs being from eighty-three to ninety-one degrees Fahrenheit. Winters, by comparison, tend to be mild to cool. The wind factor off of the water in certain areas in District Heights also attributes to occasional chilling winds in the winter, and residents and visitors alike can also expect occasional thunderstorms, especially in the more humid summer months.

Recreation / Things To Do

District Heights is one of the best areas you can find on the East Coast to get out and enjoy some of Maryland’s beauty and rich history. The area is surrounded by nature, and those who want easy access to the capital of the country and other local gems can find no better area than District Heights.


District Heights is a shopping experience that fashion gurus and fashionistas dream of. This trendy area is host to plentiful amounts of fashion boutiques, retail outlets, and shopping malls that are sure to fill any shopping spree with plenty of retail therapy to indulge in. You can easily take a trip down memory lane as well with the vintage vibe in District Heights, as well as indulge in the vape culture.


District Heights has a fantastic mix of exotic cuisines coming together to form one phenomenal dining experience. With its classic American offering and exotic cuisines from all over the world coming together on your plate, you can hardly find a better experience. From Caribbean to some down home subs and wings, it’s hard to go wrong in District Heights.

  • Caribbean Grill – 6041 Marlboro Pike – (301) 420-4555
  • Wing Heaven – 5805 Silver Hill Rd – (301) 568-1111
  • Fishouse – 6112 Marlboro Pike – (301) 736-6112
  • Moonstone Pizza & Subs – 1407 Ritchie Marlboro Rd – (301) 333-0715


District Heights might be small, but it has a lot of personality, come day or night. Night owls will find themselves with no shortage of bars, breweries, pubs and clubs surrounding the small town. District Heights is a place that makes it easy to get out and enjoy the night life in style.


The District Heights area is highly praised for its school systems throughout its many suburbs. Those looking to raise a family, or to further their own education, need not worry about a shortage of schools, both conventional and unconventional; it’s the perfect opportunity to learn in one of the most bustling areas that Maryland has to offer.

  • Suburban Cooperative Nursery School – 7210 Hidden Creek Rd – (301) 229-1465
  • Francis Scott Key Elementary School – 2301 Scott Key Dr – (301) 817-7970
  • Walter Johnson High School – 6400 Rock Spring Driver – (301) 803-7100
  • Bishop McNamara High School – 5705 Old Silver Hill Rd – (301) 735-8401


  • Population: 5,870
  • Population density: 6,334
  • Median Age: 39.8
  • Male/Female ratio: 0.8:1

Local / Notable Employers

For those who are looking to make the move to any area within the District Heights area, the local job market is not in short supply, nor is the income many residents can expect. There are a feature of many big names and hubs, as well as smaller boutiques, shops and restaurants that can make use of all kinds of varying talent residents might have to offer.


If you want to step out for a bit and enjoy some local history or culture, the District Heights area is in the perfect place to do so. Not only is there a rich appreciation of the sacrifices made by soldiers, but a rich history of the trials and tribulations that America has gone through surrounding the area.

  • Washington National Cathedral – 3101 Wisconsin Ave NW – (202) 426-6841
  • District Heights National Cemetery – Memorial Dr – (877) 907-8585
  • Dupont Circle – 9 Dupont Cir NW
  • The Pentagon – 1400 Defense Pentagon – (703) 228-3988


District Heights might have started out as small farmland run under British rule, but it stands as a proud gem of the Maryland / Washington D.C area to this day, and is truly one of the best small cities you can explore in the area. With plenty to offer in the way of recreation, eateries, retail and entertainment, District Heights is one city that you’ll be glad you ventured into.

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