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Piscataway Park is a 5,000-acre home to wildlife, wetlands and meadows, with a public fishing pier and hiking trails for the active populace. The National Colonial Farm allows visitors to take a peek into the everyday life of an 18th century tobacco farm. Nearby Baltimore boasts over one hundred annual festivals, concerts and events. The Baltimore Aquarium and the Maryland Science Center also top the list of places to visit. Baltimoreís Inner Harbor is surrounded by historic neighborhoods with a booming nightlife, unique shopping and charming restaurants, with lively arts and culture around every turn. Accokeek is also within the DC metro area, minutes away from the monuments and museums of U.S. Capitol, the White House, Smithsonian, and the Big Mall.
Public schools are served by Prince Georges County School District. Local schools include the Henry Ferguson Elementary School, Eugene Burroughs Middle School and the private Beddow High School. Higher education is offered by the nearby College of Southern Maryland, University of Maryland at College Park, Georgetown University, George Washington University and Howard University, to name a few.
The federal government is a key sector driving the local economy in the Washington, DC, area. Additional job markets in the nationís capital include technology, construction, finance, international business, and hospitality. Nearly 50 of the major Fortune 500 companies have offices in the district. Baltimore remains strong in the service sector, in fields such as law, finance, medicine, hospitality, entertainment, maritime commerce and health. High-technology, retail and tourism have also created new jobs. Baltimore is an established center of medicine and biosciences, serving as a national headquarters for advanced medical treatment and research with two pioneering teaching hospitals, Johns Hopkins Hospital and University Hospital at the University of Maryland.
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