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What is Suitland-Silver Hill, Maryland?

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This article is sponsored by Maryland Injury Guys, the personal injury attorneys in Suitland-Silver Hill. Our law firm wants to help you learn more about what Suitland-Silver Hill really is.

History of Suitland, MD

The community of Suitland was named after landowner and businessman Senator Samuel Taylor Suit, who bought the land in 1867. The "Suitland" estate was a meeting place for important guests like U.S. Presidents Ulysses S. Grant and Rutherford B. Hayes. When Suit died in 1888, his estate was sold off. Arthur B. Suit, his son, operated a general store, bowling alley, bar, and community jailhouse on the three acres that were leftover.

By the turn of the 20th century, the Suitland community had an addition of churches, a post office, and residential houses. The first schoolhouse was built in 1891. Later in 1915, another one was built on Silver Hill Rd. From 1938 to 1941, "Skyhaven," a property owned by James West and Joseph Friday, became an airfield that hosted a flying club.

Suitland maintained its rural farming lifestyle until World War II. In the 1940s, in order to support war efforts, a new federal office building, the Suitland Manor apartments, and the Suitland Parkway was built. By the 1950s and 1960s, significant growth started happening in Suitland due to the emigration of new middle working-class families to the area. In 1973, after the Supreme Court's ruling on Brown v. Board of Education, Prince George's County became the largest school district. In the past two decades, a number of redevelopment projects were completed in Suitland. A Suitland station was added to the Washington Metro's Green Line. In 2004, Prince George's Redevelopment Authority, in partnership with Stavrou Associates, built a $45 million multi-family condominium complex called Windsor Crossing. In addition, two revitalization projects – the "Buy Suitland" initiative and the Green Suitland Neighborhood Stabilization Project – that they created to draw more people to the area.


In the 2000 U.S. Census, Suitland-Silver Hill was a census-designated place (CDP) in Prince George's County, MD. It's made up of two unincorporated communities – Suitland and Silver Hill. The population was 33,515. As of the 2010 census, Suitland and Silver Hill have officially separated into their own CDP.

As of 2000, the community of Suitland-Silver Hill has a population of 33,515 people, with a population density of 6,008.0 people per square mile. The racial makeup of this (CDP) is:

  • 93.01% African American
  • 3.86% White
  • 1.86% Latino
  • 1.56% Two or More Races
  • 0.64% Other Races
  • 0.6 % Asian
  • 0.31% Native American
  • 0.03% Pacific Islander

The 2000 census indicated 13,149 households in the CDP, with an average size of 2.55:

  • 39.9% had children under 18
  • 34.2% were non-families
  • 33.5% had a female householder
  • 27.5% were individuals
  • 25.8% were married couples
  •  4.4% were people living alone who were 65 or older.

The median income estimated in 2000 for a household was $41,870.

Interesting Landmarks

Although these landmarks aren't much of a tourist attraction, it does hold value for residents living in Suitland-Silver Hill and its surrounding area.

The Suitland Federal Center is home to the headquarters of the U.S. Census Bureau. The Suitland House that the bureau occupies is one of the places listed in the Prince George's County Planning Department's 2010 Approved Historic Sites and Districts Plan. Another federal establishment that's also located in Suitland-Silver Hill is the Joint Base Andrews Naval Air Facility Washington.

On a more low-key scale, a landmark that caters to the local Suitland-Silver Hill community is the Suitland Community Park School Center. The community park features a basketball and tennis court, computer and science lab, crafts room, fitness room, gym, kitchen, picnic areas, game room, and playground. Residents of all ages go there for recreation and games. Learn more about the area including the community of District Heights, MD.

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Contact our Suitland-Silverhill personal injury lawyers, if you or someone you know has suffered from personal injuries that are affecting your daily life. We want to help you secure the compensation you deserve. Schedule your free consultation to learn more.

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Aaron Blank Esq
Date Published: March 29, 2021
Aaron Blank is a patient safety advocate who holds the healthcare system responsible when it fails. He keeps businesses accountable if they choose profits over the safety of the community, and he ensures car insurance companies pay their fair share for the harm that reckless drivers cause. Aaron and his proficient legal team bring an approach based on dedication, guidance, and compassion through the difficult process of pursuing serious injury claims. He has dedicated his career to fighting for injury victims to recover losses from medical expenses, lost income, loss of enjoyment of life, or the loss of a loved one.
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