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Retirement Living in Bowie - Maryland

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Area Description

Located 15 minutes from beautiful Annapolis and the Chesapeake Bay. Located 30 minutes from Washington D.C. Located 40 minutes from downtown Baltimore. This is a sightseers paradise.

Region Characteristics

Area Amenities

Things to Do, Recreation & Fitness


Cultural Activities

The City of Bowie Arts Committee established and now maintains art galleries on the first and second floors of Bowie City Hall. The galleries, named East Gallery and West Gallery, include hanging space for photography and paintings, and two display cases for three-dimensional artwork.

Public transportation

Buses run from Bowie to a Metro hub 20 minutes away. Metro runs into Washington D.C. Also at the Metro hub is an Amtrak station with trains running up and down the east coast. There is also a train line that stops in Bowie for commuting to Baltimore and D.C. Baltimore-Washington International Airport is less than 30 minutes from Bowie.

Medical Facilities

Bowie has a Health Center, opened 24 hours a day, which is attached to a major hospital.


Monthly Temperatures / Rain / Snow

 Month  Low  Avg  High  Rain  Snow
 Jan  23.0  32.5  42.0  3.1 "  6.3 "
 Feb  24.0  35.0  46.0  3.0 "  4.6 "
 Mar  32.0  43.5  55.0  3.8 "  1.0 "
 Apr  41.0  53.0  65.0  3.5 "  0.0 "
 May  51.0  62.5  74.0  4.6 "  0.0 "
 Jun  61.0  72.0  83.0  4.3 "  0.0 "
 Jul  66.0  77.0  88.0  4.1 "  0.0 "
 Aug  64.0  75.0  86.0  3.7 "  0.0 "
 Sep  56.0  67.5  79.0  4.1 "  0.0 "
 Oct  44.0  56.0  68.0  3.6 "  0.0 "
 Nov  34.0  45.5  57.0  3.6 "  0.6 "
 Dec  27.0  36.5  46.0  3.2 "  2.4 "

Although we experience our share of humidity in the summer months, Bowie is in a very temperate zone and we experience very little in the way of natural disasters.

Natural Disaster Areas

Cost of Living for Bowie, MD

Bowie, Maryland cost of living for Housing, Healthcare, Transportation, Taxes, Utilities, etc.:

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Senior Housing Options

Senior Assistance in Bowie, MD

Bowie, Maryland offers the following assistance for seniors:

Curb-to-Curb Transportation
The City of Bowie offers curb-to-curb transportation for Bowie seniors age 55 and older to the Senior Center, to medical appointments, to scheduled shopping locations, and to senior clubs and other locations on a priority basis. Transportation is offered only within the Bowie city limits.

Daily transportation to the Center is offered between 8:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. with return home at 2 p.m. Curb-to-curb transportation for non-senior Bowie residents with disabilities for medical appointments and other trips within the City limits. Meals for homebound are delivered weekdays to Seniors upon request to the Prince George’s County Department of Family Services by calling 301-265-8450. A lift-equipped van is available for those in need. Please, let staff know if lift is necessary when making transportation appointment. Donation of 50 cents each ride.

Shopping Days

Mondays: Pin Oak Village shoppers
Bus picks up at POV at 10:30 a.m. and returns to POV at 12:45 p.m.
Tuesdays: Kohl's, Target, Wal-Mart
Shuttle leaves Senior Center at 10, 11, 12, and returns only at 1 p.m.
Wednesdays: Kohl's, Target, Wal-Mart
Shuttle leaves Senior Center at 10, 11, 12, and returns only at 1 p.m.
Thursdays: All Bowie food stores
Pick-up from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. to Giant or Safeway and return at 12 noon to home
Fridays: Bowie Town Center shuttle
Shuttle leaves Senior Center at 10, 11, 12 and returns only at 1 p.m. Shoppers are to purchase only what they can safely carry in two shopping bags. Drivers will assist with packages on/off the bus only

Medical & General Appointments

Medical appointments are on a first come, first served basis. Medical appointments have priority over other appointments.
Schedule appointments Monday through Friday between 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.
Appointments are scheduled for approximately one hour duration.
Request office staff to call Senior Center when ready to return home.
Drivers are not to enter any residences. Family members or escorts are required to bring the wheelchair occupant to the curb, and are to accompany the bus if the wheelchair occupant is unable to operate the chair at the destinations.
Please call the Senior Center to cancel transportation if your doctor’s appointment has been cancelled.

For more information or to schedule an appointment contact Sue O'Toole at the Senior Center at 301-809-2324.

Job or Volunteer Opportunities

We need volunteers for committees, projects, neighbors helping neighbors and more. See our volunteer page: www.cityofbowie.org/Index.aspx?NID=203

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