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 Poké 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: Wikipedia

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: Wikipedia

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

Source: Flickr

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: Wikipedia

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: Flickr

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

Source: Wikipedia

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

Source: Wikipedia

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

Source: Flickr

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

Source: Wikipedia

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

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

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