With just over 60,000 residents located in the heart of Montgomery County, Gaithersburg is one of the largest cities in Maryland. In Gaithersburg you'll find an excitingly diverse population living in a mixture of housing types in warm, welcoming neighborhoods. Gaithersburg combines a respect for its heritage, demonstrated by the revitalization efforts in our Olde Towne residential and commercial district, with thoughtful planning for new communities. Our businesses range from world renowned technology companies to family-owned service providers. And with indoor and outdoor aquatic facilities, performing arts venues, a skate park, miniature golf course, and award-winning recreational programs, people of all ages can enjoy an exceptional quality of life.
LOCATION & CLIMATE
Gaithersburg occupies approximately 10 square miles in the geographic center of Montgomery County, Maryland. The southeastern border of the City lies just 13 miles from the northwestern border of Washington, D.C.
The City enjoys average temperatures of 35°F in winter, 57°F in spring, 80°F in summer, and 60°F in the fall. Annual rainfall averages 40 inches and is spread evenly throughout the seasons.
Average temperatures in winter are 35°, spring 57°, summer 80° and fall 60°. An average of 40 inches of rain a year is spread evenly through the seasons.
Gaithersburg is a diverse and active community of more than 60,000 residents. There are several venues that interpret our history and promote fine arts, crafts and theatre, and throughout the year the City sponsors cultural events reflective of its diversity. Spring and summer months find the outdoor City Hall Concert Pavilion busy with concerts and musical theater, while the Arts Barn provides a setting for indoor cultural performances and art classes throughout the year.
The City also hosts "Celebrate Gaithersburg in Olde Towne," a lively street festival where residents gather to enjoy food, entertainment, arts and crafts while celebrating the City’s heritage.
At years' end, nearby Seneca Creek State Park is transformed into a winter wonderland as visitors meander through more than 380 animated and static light displays on a three and a half mile drive through the Gaithersburg Winter Lights Festival.
Promoting an active lifestyle for all ages, Gaithersburg offers a wide variety of recreational activities, including sports leagues for youth and adults, special interest classes, aquatics programs and a dynamic program for seniors.
Home to more than 2,000 businesses in the heart of the Washington-Baltimore region, Gaithersburg is in the middle of the fourth largest retail market in the U.S., and is central to the Boston-Atlanta Corridor. We are an internationally recognized center of biotechnology, capitalizing on our proximity to federal research facilities and regulatory agencies including the National Institutes of Health and the Food and Drug Administration.
Corporate growth in the last 20 years has concentrated in the technology industries, with major employers including Hughes Network Systems, IBM, Lockheed Martin, MedImmune, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gene Logic, Sodexo, Asbury Communities, and Digene.
Because of our proximity to the nation's capital and these major global industries, the City plays host to many international and domestic visitors. We also enjoy one of the highest educated labor pools in the country. In fact, among the 20 largest metropolitan areas, Washington and its suburbs have the fourth highest concentration of college and graduate students.
The City of Gaithersburg - http://www.gaithersburgmd.gov/
Housing and Community Development - http://www.gaithersburgmd.gov/poi/default.asp?POI_ID=1890&TOC=107;82;1890;