Located within Virginia, United States, the municipality of Laurel is situated in the Richmond metropolitan area.
Most areas in Laurel are quiet, as there are usually low levels of noise from traffic - although that is not the case closer to the railway line. Parks aren't well-distributed, resulting in them being rather challenging to get to from most locations within the municipality. Despite that, there are a few green spaces close by for residents to check out.
The average year of construction for properties in Laurel is 1972. Single detached homes are the predominant housing type, representing about 45% of the dwellings in this municipality, and large apartment buildings, small apartment buildings, and townhouses are also present in the housing stock. The proportions of home owners and renters are about even. This part of the Richmond metropolitan area has a selection of housing size options, ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms.
It is a rather short walk to access both primary and secondary schools from any location in Laurel. Residents have the option of public and private schools at both the elementary and secondary school level. Regarding food, it is easy to access the nearest grocery store by walking in Laurel. Residents benefit from over 50 restaurants and cafes as well.
Driving is a great mode of transportation in Laurel. It is very convenient to park. In contrast, it is occasionally challenging for pedestrians to move around in Laurel because few common errands can be run without the use of a car.