Known for its appealing urban meets suburban ambiance, excellent public school system, and fantastic shopping opportunities, Montgomery County has long been the preferred real estate market among many families, professionals, and high-net-worth individuals who enjoy a more relaxed lifestyle within commuting distance from the District. Although the county’s three most popular and populous cities, Rockville, Gaithersburg, and Germantown are the most conveniently located, with all three positioned only a short drive from Interstate 270, the Metro’s Red Line has stations in a number of other cities and towns, providing most county residents an equally quick and easy commute.
With a long and storied history, Montgomery County is not only home to many intriguing historic districts, but also offers potential homeowners to secure a piece of history by purchasing a stately Queen Anne, English Tudor, Colonial Revival, or Italianate house in one of the county’s more spacious, quieter communities. Should a more urban experience be preferred, Montgomery County’s bustling cities play host to many luxury condos and townhouses to suit nearly every budget and preference.
With Niche’s “Best Places to Live in Maryland” list almost entirely dominated by Montgomery County communities, it’s easy to see why most county residents take great pride in their hometowns and zip codes. Although many residents commute to work in the District, many choose to return to Montgomery County’s stunning public parks, green spaces, and the banks of the scenic Potomac River to take in the beauty of nature and unwind before embarking on a fun night out to some of the county’s best restaurants and bars.
There is a myriad of wildly popular activities and attractions for Montgomery County residents to enjoy. Avid shoppers are spoiled for choice, with the quaint Kentlands Market Square serving as a beloved staple of Gaithersburg’s retail scene. The center is a great choice for gift shopping, errands, and picking out home decor. Alternatively, Bethesda Row is a fabulous open-air shopping venue featuring globally acclaimed brands like Anthropologie, Madewell, and Kendra Scott. And, for those who prefer luxury brands, Clarksburg Premium Outlets is unmissable, hosting names such as Coach, Boss, and Calvin Klein.
Thanks to its active population, Montgomery County is also particularly well known for its great restaurants and bars. In North Bethesda, Pike & Rose offers a premier cinematic experience featuring a meticulously prepared dinner, as well as many beloved restaurants like the trendy Jinya Ramen Bar and the &Pizza store.
Residents of Montgomery Park have plenty to do, from exploring neighboring parks to taking an art class at Glen Echo Park. The venue also offers regular events like summer concerts and social dances. History buffs won’t want to miss the Glenstone Museum where modern and contemporary art is appreciated for its simplicity and oftentimes powerful underlying interpretation.
Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy a visit to Brookside Gardens, where guests can take in the venue’s distinct regions home to carried vegetation and plant life. And, if you’re simply looking to unwind with your four-legged friends, don’t miss Bark Social, a social club for dogs that also offers daily happy hours for humans.
Numerous Montgomery County Public Schools are consistently ranked as some of the best in the DC Metro area.
Some of the county’s best schools include:
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