Named after the nearby Potomac River, the village of Potomac is well known for its “closer to country” suburban living corroborated by an affinity for horse farms. The Potomac area, including the city of Rockville, is located just northwest of Bethesda in Montgomery County, Maryland, and is in close proximity to neighboring DC.
Shopping, Dining, Entertainment – Enjoy upscale dining in Potomac Village, or on restaurant row in neighboring Bethesda. Great shopping, and the many attractions and national monuments of the greater DC area are easily accessible from Potomac, including the Kennedy Center, home of the National Symphony Orchestra and the Washington National Opera.
Every October the community celebrates Potomac Day. Festivities include a parade, good food, and a crafts show, all in celebration of the area’s accomplishments and goings-on during the year. Attractions for children often include bounce houses, climbing walls, pony rides, and games.
Parks and Recreation – Much of the Potomac area has 2-acre zoning catering to the area’s love for horses. But don’t be fooled. Equestrian endeavors aren’t the only recreational activity area residents enjoy.
If your passion is golf, Potomac is centrally located to many area golf courses. Among others, Potomac is home to the Avenel, voted one of the country’s top 100 golf communities nationally.
Montgomery County’s 30,000 acre park system features over 30 miles of trail through the country for walkers, joggers, and cyclists, and is wheelchair and stroller accessible.
Population – According to the 2010 census Potomac was home to 45,000 residents.
Schools, Health, Transportation – The Main campus of the National Institutes of Health and the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center are located in neighboring Bethesda, as are a number of corporate and government headquarters and top notch health service facilities.
The Suburban Hospital of Johns Hopkins Medicine is a not-for-profit community based hospital located in Bethesda that has been serving Montgomery County, Maryland for over 65 years.
Up-to-date information on local transportation and commuter services, including public transit and starting your own car pool is available through the Montgomery County website. Information on the area’s school system featuring sever high schools in the top 50 nationwide, as well as first-rate private schools can be found at the link below.
News: Potomac Local News
Schools: Potomac Schools
Facts and info: More Information
Chamber of Commerce: Potomac Chamber of Commerce
Weather: Potomac Weather
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