These Are The 10 Best Places In Maryland To Catch Pokemon


These are the cities and towns in Maryland where you have the best chance to catch ’em all, based on the data of where Pokemon are traditionally found.

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So, you want to catch ’em all, huh?

Pokemon Go has swept the nation, and the app has broken records for the most downloads in the first week of release. All over the country, people are swarming, gathering, and all around going nuts, playing this interactive game.

Since we’re a data analytics website, and because we’re often cited as the ‘go to’ place for regional infotainment, we thought it was our duty to be as helpful as we can for people in Maryland who want to have the inside scoop as to where they should go if they want to dominate this addicting game.

After analyzing every place in Maryland, here is our list of the best places to catch Pokemon in the Old Line State:

  1. Cheverly (Photos)
  2. Glenarden
  3. Riverdale Park (Photos)
  4. Mount Rainier (Photos)
  5. Bladensburg (Photos)
  6. Walkersville (Photos)
  7. Fruitland (Photos)
  8. New Carrollton (Photos)
  9. Poolesville (Photos)
  10. Takoma Park (Photos)

As you might note, these are all smaller suburbs of major cities in Maryland. That’s because in smaller cities, there are a higher number of places per capita where Pokemon are traditionally found. Meaning you’ll find more Pokemon in a much smaller area. When you read the analysis below, this will all make sense. Trust us.

So, grab your avatars, cell phones, and your Poke Balls as we uncover the truly best places in Maryland in which to find the most Pokemon, based on data.

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How do you decide where the best place is to catch Pokemon?

In order to rank the best places in Maryland in which to catch ’em all, we had to determine which cities, towns and villages in Maryland have the most places to find Pokemon.

So we scraped the internet for those criteria, and it spit out the answer. Like magic.

How we crunched the numbers

We threw a lot of criteria at this one in order to get the best, most complete results possible. Using Google Maps, this is the criteria we used:

  • Number of parks per capita
  • Number of museums per capita
  • Number of churches per capita
  • Number of memorials and public gathering places per capita

If you’d like to see the complete list of cities, scroll to the bottom of this post to see a chart of the top cities.

Note: When measuring the locations listed above, we measured the locations within a short drive of the center of each place in Maryland.

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1. Cheverly

Cheverly, Maryland

Source: Public domain

Population: 6,307
Parks Per 1,000 People: 9.51
Museums Per 1,000 People: 9.51
Churches Per 1,000 People: 9.51
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 9.51

2. Glenarden


Population: 6,145
Parks Per 1,000 People: 9.28
Museums Per 1,000 People: 9.28
Churches Per 1,000 People: 9.6
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 2.93

3. Riverdale Park

Riverdale Park, Maryland

Source: Public domain

Population: 7,119
Parks Per 1,000 People: 8.43
Museums Per 1,000 People: 8.43
Churches Per 1,000 People: 8.43
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 8.43

4. Mount Rainier

Mount Rainier, Maryland

Population: 8,277
Parks Per 1,000 People: 7.25
Museums Per 1,000 People: 7.25
Churches Per 1,000 People: 7.25
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 7.25

5. Bladensburg

Bladensburg, Maryland

Source: Public domain

Population: 9,371
Parks Per 1,000 People: 6.4
Museums Per 1,000 People: 6.4
Churches Per 1,000 People: 6.4
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 6.4

6. Walkersville

Walkersville, Maryland

Source: Public domain

Population: 5,966
Parks Per 1,000 People: 6.03
Museums Per 1,000 People: 1.68
Churches Per 1,000 People: 10.06
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 2.35

7. Fruitland

Fruitland, Maryland

Population: 5,028
Parks Per 1,000 People: 3.38
Museums Per 1,000 People: 1.39
Churches Per 1,000 People: 11.93
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 2.59

8. New Carrollton

New Carrollton, Maryland

Population: 12,412
Parks Per 1,000 People: 4.83
Museums Per 1,000 People: 4.83
Churches Per 1,000 People: 4.83
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 4.75

9. Poolesville

Poolesville, Maryland

Population: 5,042
Parks Per 1,000 People: 7.93
Museums Per 1,000 People: 0.99
Churches Per 1,000 People: 11.31
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 0.99

10. Takoma Park

Takoma Park, Maryland

Population: 17,307
Parks Per 1,000 People: 3.47
Museums Per 1,000 People: 3.47
Churches Per 1,000 People: 3.47
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 3.47

There You Have It

If you’re looking at communities in Maryland where you have a much higher chance of catching Pokemon, this is an accurate list.

If you’re also curious enough, here’s how the larger cities in Maryland with the most reliable locations to catch a Pokemon rank, according to science.

  1. College Park (Photos)
  2. Hagerstown (Photos)
  3. Annapolis (Photos)
  4. Bowie (Photos)
  5. Rockville (Photos)

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Detailed List Of The Best Places In Maryland To Catch Pokemon

Rank City Population
1 Cheverly 6,307
2 Glenarden 6,145
3 Riverdale Park 7,119
4 Mount Rainier 8,277
5 Bladensburg 9,371
6 Walkersville 5,966
7 Fruitland 5,028
8 New Carrollton 12,412
9 Poolesville 5,042
10 Takoma Park 17,307
11 Hyattsville 18,049
12 Chesapeake Beach 5,816
13 Taneytown 6,738
14 Hampstead 6,342
15 Frostburg 8,802
16 Greenbelt 23,612
17 Brunswick 6,006
18 Thurmont 6,333
19 Aberdeen 15,137
20 College Park 31,387
21 Havre De Grace 13,360
22 Elkton 15,673
23 La Plata 8,903
24 Easton 16,541
25 Laurel 25,673
26 Cumberland 20,557
27 Mount Airy 9,333
28 Westminster 18,656
29 Hagerstown 40,295
30 Annapolis 38,599
31 Cambridge 12,511
32 Salisbury 31,334
33 Rockville 63,402
34 Bowie 56,335
35 Gaithersburg 63,491
36 Frederick 66,646
37 Baltimore 622,271
38 Hagerstown 40,295
39 Frederick 66,646

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