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Cheverly, Maryland
Town of Cheverly
Location of Cheverly, Maryland
Location of Cheverly, Maryland
Country  United States of America
State  Maryland
County Prince George's
Incorporated April 18, 1931
 • Total 1.32 sq mi (3.41 km2)
 • Land 1.32 sq mi (3.41 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
955 ft (291 m)
 • Total 6,170
 • Density 4,681.34/sq mi (1,808.15/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP codes
20784 & 20785
Area code(s) 301, 240
FIPS code 24-16550
GNIS feature ID 0597234

Cheverly is a town in Prince George's County, Maryland, United States, located very close to Washington, though not bordering it directly. The town was founded in 1918, and it was incorporated in 1931. Per the 2020 census, the population was 6,170. Cheverly borders the communities of Tuxedo, Chapel Oaks, Landover, Landover Hills, Villa Heights, and Bladensburg.

Cheverly is home to the Prince George's Hospital Center, Prince George's County Health Department, Cheverly Professional Building, PepsiCo bottling plant, Judith P Hoyer Early Childhood Center, Cheverly American Legion, Magruder Spring Historic Landmark, ABC Supply Company Inc., Washington Woodworking Company, Cheverly Sport Fair Fishing Store, and Publick Playhouse Theater. The main ZIP code for Cheverly is 20785.


Cheverly was begun as a planned suburb in the early 1900s. The Cheverly area was first platted in 1904 for a 93-acre (380,000 m2) community called Cheverly Gardens. The land was subsequently purchased in 1918 by Robert Marshall, president of the Washington Suburban Realty Company. The Cheverly subdivision platted by Marshall was developed around the 1839 Magruder family homestead known as Mount Hope. Marshall became the first resident of Cheverly by taking up residence in the restored homestead in 1919. In 1923, the first road, now known as Cheverly Avenue, was completed and paved to connect the Pennsylvania Railroad line to Landover Road. 34 developer-built houses were constructed between 1921 and 1925. Most of the early houses were mail-order homes from Sears & Roebuck and the McClure Homes Company. Marshall lost control of the Washington Suburban Realty Company in 1927. Harry Wardman assumed the position until the company’s bankruptcy in 1929 due to the stock market crash.

Incorporation was granted in 1931 to address concerns for better roads and services. During the 1930s and 1940s, the streets were improved and lighting enhanced, and the number of residences increased from 135 to 650. Residential construction continued through the 1960s, creating a varied housing stock of early Cape Cod houses, with later ranch and split-level types. Two garden-style apartment complexes (Cheverly Terrace and Hanson Arms) were constructed in the early 1960s along Landover Road near the U.S. Route 50 interchange. The community center, town hall, and park facility was built in 1978. Industrial property was established in 1958 on the west side of town and adjacent to Route 50.

On April 29, 2006, the community held a 75th anniversary celebration at the town community center. The historic home Mount Hope has been the town's official symbol since 1931.

Historic sites

The following is a list of historic sites in Cheverly identified by the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission:

Site Name Image Location M-NCPPC Inventory Number Comment
1 Raymond W. Bellamy House (Belmar) 2819 Cheverly Avenue 69-024-22
2 Crawford’s Adventure Spring In Cheverly Nature Park, West of Belleview Avenue 69-024-14
3 The Magruder Spring East of Cheverly Avenue and South of Arbor Street 69-024-13
4 Mount Hope Mount Hope Cheverly Dec 08.JPG 1 Cheverly Circle 69-024-11 Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, 1978-11-29


Cheverly is located at 38°55′28″N 76°54′49″W / 38.92444°N 76.91361°W / 38.92444; -76.91361 (38.924478, -76.913488).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.35 square miles (3.50 km2), all of it land.

Bordering areas


Historical population
Census Pop.
1940 996
1950 3,318 233.1%
1960 5,223 57.4%
1970 6,808 30.3%
1980 5,751 −15.5%
1990 6,023 4.7%
2000 6,433 6.8%
2010 6,173 −4.0%
2020 6,170 0.0%
U.S. Decennial Census
2010 2020

2020 census

Cheverly town, Maryland – Demographic Profile
(NH = Non-Hispanic)
Race / Ethnicity Pop 2010 Pop 2020 % 2010 % 2020
White alone (NH) 1,752 1,929 28.38% 31.26%
Black or African American alone (NH) 3,479 2,871 56.36% 46.53%
Native American or Alaska Native alone (NH) 6 7 0.10% 0.11%
Asian alone (NH) 101 144 1.64% 2.33%
Pacific Islander alone (NH) 0 4 0.00% 0.06%
Some Other Race alone (NH) 24 28 0.39% 0.45%
Mixed Race/Multi-Racial (NH) 160 312 2.59% 5.06%
Hispanic or Latino (any race) 651 875 10.55% 14.18%
Total 6,173 6,170 100.00% 100.00%

Note: the US Census treats Hispanic/Latino as an ethnic category. This table excludes Latinos from the racial categories and assigns them to a separate category. Hispanics/Latinos can be of any race.

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 6,173 people, 2,287 households, and 1,568 families living in the town. The population density was 4,572.6 inhabitants per square mile (1,765.5/km2). There were 2,395 housing units at an average density of 1,774.1 per square mile (685.0/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 32.4% White, 57.1% African American, 0.1% Native American, 1.7% Asian, 5.3% from other races, and 3.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 10.5% of the population.

There were 2,287 households, of which 36.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.3% were married couples living together, 17.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 31.4% were non-families. 23.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 4.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.69 and the average family size was 3.17.

The median age in the town was 37.8 years. 23.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 28.7% were from 25 to 44; 30.6% were from 45 to 64; and 8.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 50.6% male and 49.4% female.

As of the American Community Survey of 2013, the median income for a household in the town was $95,274, and the median income for a family was $112,353. The median income for married-couple families was $123,218, and the median income for non-family households was $54,079.

Parks and recreation

  • Bellamy Park: a memorial to Raymond Bellamy, Sr. (Forest Road & Cheverly Avenue)
  • Boyd Park: playground, basketball courts, ball fields, tennis courts, barbecue grills, a 3-acre (12,000 m2) nature/fitness trail with exercise equipment stations, and (pavilion - available for reservation by residents only at the Town office.) (State Street and 64th Avenue)
  • Cheverly-East Neighborhood Park: playground, basketball courts, ball fields, tennis court. M-NCPPC Department of Parks and Recreation facility (6600 block of Oak Street)
  • Cheverly-Euclid Neighborhood Park (informally known as Pool Park): playground, basketball courts, ball fields, tennis courts. M-NCPPC Department of Parks and Recreation facility (Euclid Street & Crest Avenue)
  • Cheverly Swim and Racquet Club: private club with swimming pool and tennis courts, both clay and har-tru. (Euclid Street & Crest Avenue)
  • Cheverly-Tuxedo Park: playground, basketball courts, soccer field, softball field and picnic tables. (Belleview Avenue & Arbor Street)
  • Gast Park (Tot Lot/Cheese Park): playground. (Parkway & Inwood Street) NO DOGS ALLOWED.
  • Legion Park: memorial to those who died in military service. (Forest Road and Cheverly Avenue)
  • Magruder Spring Park: location of Magruder Spring, also known as Cheverly Spring. These springs were used by the British in 1814 as they marched on Washington. Both were designated in 1980 as Prince George's County Historic Resources. (Cheverly Avenue & Arbor Street)
  • Nature Park: woodland area containing Crawford's Adventure Spring. These springs were used by the British in 1814 as they marched on Washington. Both were designated in 1980, as Prince George's County Historic Resources. (Crest Avenue & Lockwood Road)
  • Town Park: playground, ball fields, basketball courts, tennis courts, barbecue grills, and pavilion (available for reservation by residents only at the town office). (6401 Forest Road)
  • Woodworth Park: playground, nature trail. (Wayne Place & Cheverly Park Drive)


Cheverly is served by the Prince George's County Public Schools system.

Public schools serving Cheverly include:

  • Elementary schools: Gladys Noon Spellman serves most of Cheverly, with small portions zoned to Bladensburg and Robert Gray
  • Most residents are zoned to G. James Gholson Middle School, with some zoned to William Wirt Middle School
  • Most residents are zoned to Bladensburg High School, with a small number zoned to Fairmont Heights High School.

Judith P. Hoyer Early Childhood Center is also in Cheverly.

Private schools:

  • Saint Ambrose Catholic School (6310 Jason Street)


Orange Line train arriving at Cheverly -02- (50659732667)
A Metro train at the Cheverly Station
2019-07-11 10 15 26 View east along U.S. Route 50 (John Hanson Highway) from the overpass for Maryland State Route 459 (Columbia Park Road-Tuxedo Road) in Cheverly, Prince George's County, Maryland
View east along US 50 from the overpass for MD 459 in Cheverly

The major freeways serving Cheverly are U.S. Route 50, which skims the southern edge of town, and the Baltimore-Washington Parkway, which brushes the west side of town. Both roads have interchanges with Maryland Route 202, which is the main at-grade highway crossing the town. In addition, Maryland Route 459 serves as a connector between US 50 on the south side of town and Maryland Route 201 just west of the town.

The Cheverly station on the Metro Orange Line is located in Cheverly just south of Route 50.

Notable people

  • Rushern Baker, Prince George's County executive
  • Michael Beasley, professional basketball player
  • Gabrielle Christian, film and television actress
  • Wayne Curry, former Prince George's County executive
  • Jeff Green, professional basketball player
  • Glenn Ivey, former Maryland State's Attorney, Congressional candidate, spouse of Jolene
  • Jolene Ivey, Maryland State Delegate, spouse of Glenn
  • Julian Ivey, Maryland State Delegate, DNC Delegate for Bernie Sanders, Cheverly Town Council Person
  • Jason C. Miller, musician and voice actor
  • Margaret Pittman, NIH researcher on typhoid, cholera, and pertussis vaccines
  • Tim Miles, basketball coach
  • Victor R. Ramirez, Maryland State Senator
  • Charles M. Robinson, producer and director
  • Andrea Seabrook, National Public Radio reporter
  • Gladys Noon Spellman, U.S. Congresswoman
  • Angela Stanton-King, American author, television personality, and motivational speaker
  • Substantial, rapper
  • Michael G. Summers, Maryland State Delegate
  • Michael Taylor, professional baseball player
  • Lexi Underwood, actress in LITTLE FIRES EVERYWHERE as Pearl

See also

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