Experience District 8
Welcome to District 8! There’s so much to experience and explore in our beloved Prince George’s County, MD. Whether you’re a new resident, visitor or business in our area, we have so much to share with the world. Even our long-term residents enjoy discovering new aspects of our community to rave about.
Our District 8 is rich with history and we’re constantly growing. So, we encourage you to visit our website regularly to understand why we take pride in our community and to stay abreast of our exciting new developments.
-- Council Member Anderson Walker
Our Amazing Communities
Prince George’s County’s District 8 is comprised of nine distinct communities with so much for you to enjoy. If you’re looking for a place to call home, or a site for your company, please contact us to learn why District 8 is the ultimate destination to live, work, play and do business.Learn more about our communities, by checking out the links below:
Visit our District 8 Community Resources page to learn more about our Community Groups, Homeowners Associations and Civic Groups. You can also access our District 8 Councilmatic map here.
Our Dynamic Schools
Our Prince George's County Public Schools (PCCPS) is one of the 25th largest school districts in the United States and the second largest school system in Maryland. Education makes for flourishing communities and we’re proud of our students, educators and institutions. Which is why ensuring a quality education is a top priority for District 8.
Allenwood Elementary | Apple Grove Elementary | Avalon Elementary | Barnaby Manor Elementary | Flintstone Elementary | Forest Heights Elementary at John Hanson Montessori | Fort Foote Elementary | Glassmanor Elementary | Hillcrest Heights Elementary | Indian Queen Elementary |J. Frank Dent Elementary | James Ryder Randall Elementary | Oxon Hill Elementary | Panorama Elementary | Rose Valley Elementary | Samuel Chase Elementary | Tayac Elementary | Valley View Elementary
Visit the Prince George's County Public Schools (PGCPS) website to learn more about our academic programs and events. If you're a resident or business interested in supporting our academic community through sponsored programming or partnerships, please contact Gina Anderson-Ford.
Our Thriving Business Community
In District 8, we're prime for business! Economic development is one of our key focus areas because we understand its importance in the development of thriving and sustainable communities.
We have thousands of acres of land and office space ready for development. Located just minutes away from Washington, D.C. as well as major airports such as Dulles International Airport (IAD), Ronald Reagan National Airport (DCA) and Baltimore/Washington/Thurgood Marshall International Airport (BWI) makes District 8 a natural choice for companies interested in establishing, relocating and growing their businesses here. Thanks also to our pipeline of highly-educated talent; innovation-rich utility companies; elaborate highway infrastructures and mass transit systems.
We welcome small businesses to Fortune 500 companies to District 8. Here are a few major organizations that call District 8 home:
Top Organizations HQ-ed or who have regional offices in District 8
Our Popular Places
There’s something for everyone in District 8. Visitors from around the world have found these venues to be their most memorable experiences:
MILLER FARMS is a 267-acre family-owned direct farm market and nursery. Since 1879, it has been a top attraction because of its wide array of fresh fruits and vegetables as well as its delicious baked goods and handmade ice cream.
NATIONAL HARBOR is situated on the banks of the historic Potomac River, just minutes from the nation’s capital. Featuring 350 acres of waterfront resort space, this favorite hot spot of visitors from all over the world is home to 160 stores, 40 restaurants, an iconic Capital Wheel and the best sunsets in the D.C. area.
EXPERIENCE DISTRICT 8 TODAY
Interested in being a part of what makes District 8 so great? Please visit our District 8 Events page; friend us on Facebook; or subscribe to our District 8 newsletter to learn how you can help us make a difference in the community and join in on the fun!