Daughter is a freshman a UMD - am I missing something or is there really no "college town" associated with the campus. I've been to the area just south of campus but seems more like a collection of strip malls Where do people who visit campus go for a decent sit down meal - is Applebee's really it? No "shopping" if you discount the CVS. Maybe I'm spoiled by my experiences at Rutgers and Penn State but both of these schools had actual towns (with shops and multiple local restuarants) you could walk to? Can't help but think I am missing something - how can a school that size not support a more rubust local economy?