South County Region
Temple Hills and a few other communities are located in the South County region of Prince George's County. The area is best described as a harmonic balance between a green, rural atmosphere with newer housing developments. Parts of South County enjoy the Potomac River waterfront which includes ferry rides, conventions at the National Harbor, hotel accommodations, dining and shopping. Several historical areas of interest can be found here, including Oxon Hill Manor, the historic home of His Lordship's Kindness, Mt. Vernon, and Fort Washington Park.
Local Schools and Nearby Colleges
Students living in Temple Hills may attend Bishop McNamara, Crossland, or Potomac Senior High Schools, with several elementary and middle schools located nearby. Students may also attend any number of private schools in the area, including Full Gospel Christian School, Holy Family Catholic School, and Henson Valley Montessori, to name a few.
Once students are ready to embark on a college career, several colleges and universities are located nearby and are ready to help students achieve their higher learning goals. These include University of the District of Columbia, Prince George's Community College, Catholic University of America, George Washington University, Howard University, Georgetown University and University of Maryland-College Park, among many others.
Economy in Prince George's County
Residents of Temple Hills are fortunate to live in a county where the economy is strong and the work force is highly educated and dedicated. As of 2009 and according to Prince George's County's Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, some of the top public employers in the county include: the University System of Maryland, Andrews Air Force Base, Prince George's County, Internal Revenue Service, and the United States Census Bureau. The top private sector employers in the county include: United Parcel Service, Giant, Verizon, Dimensions Healthcare System, and Safeway. Furthermore, residents have quick and easy access to the Capital Beltway (I-95 and I-495), the Metrorail Green Line, and the recently widened Woodrow Wilson Bridge, making it convenient for commuters to travel to work in the Northern Virginia area as well as throughout the county.
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